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2019 Nissan Leaf
Select a Different Model (6 Available): S Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 31452
MPG (EPA) 124 CTY /99 HWY
Horsepower 147
Torque 236
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2019 Nissan Leaf MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2019

Nissan will add a line-topping higher-range model on the 2019 Leaf. The Nissan Leaf was completely redesigned in 2018.

Trim Levels

The Leaf is Nissan's only EV and one of two hatchbacks offered by the automaker (the other being the Versa Note).

The current 2018 S, SV, and SL trims will likely return for 2019. Added to the mix will be a longer-range variant with a larger battery pack and more power. A sporty NISMO version will also be introduced soon, but possibly for the 2020 model year.

Standard features on the base S model should continue to include the e-Pedal system (one-pedal driving), a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, automatic climate control, a 5.0-inch multimedia display, a rearview camera, and automatic emergency braking. The SL trim on the 2018 model added LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, leather-trimmed seating, an eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a surround-view camera system, a Bose audio system, a driver attention alert system, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert for 2019. The optional ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous drive system will return.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Nissan Leaf utilizes a 40-kWh battery pack that powers a 147-hp, 236-lb-ft of torque electric motor backed by a one-speed transmission. This powertrain has an EPA-rated (2018) driving range of 151 miles (112 combined city/highway mpg-e) on a full charge. A 60-kWh battery pack should be added for 2019, not only increasing the driving range (potentially over 200 miles, like the Chevrolet Bolt EV) but also the power output. Recharging a depleted battery using a level-2 charger will take approximately seven hours, but using a DC fast charging station will take 40 minutes to charge the battery to 80 percent.

Safety

The driver assist safety features in the 2018 Leaf should continue into 2019 and include the standard automatic emergency braking and the available automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, a driver attention alert system, and ProPilot Assist. ProPilot Assist combines adaptive cruise control and a lane centering system to make highway driving easier. Reverse automatic braking—found in the 2019 Nissan Altima—could be added to the list of available safety features.

Technology

The Leaf's multimedia system features SiriusXM satellite radio as well as available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The standard display is a 5.0-inch LCD screen that can be upgraded to a 7.0-inch touchscreen. A 7.0-inch instrument panel display is standard on all trims and a seven-speaker Bose system is available. The NissanConnect app gives owners the ability to connect to the Leaf remotely and view the battery's charge level and/or charging status, can start vehicle charging, and can turn on climate control. The e-Pedal feature allows for one-pedal driving, meaning the accelerator pedal uses regenerative braking to slow the Leaf down as soon as the driver lifts off the pedal.

What We Think

In a three-way EV comparison, the Nissan Leaf placed last against the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3. In that compare, we said: "The Leaf's display seemed about 10 years behind Tesla's for resolution and fluidity of operation. But the second-gen Leaf is a substantial improvement in most areas—it's very easy to drive, and the steering has good feel," we said. When it gets the bigger 60-kW-hr battery pack, it will be a credible Bolt alternative. But for many people, having only two-thirds of the Bolt's range may not cut it," we continued.

Having said that, for those who don't want to pay the much higher base price for the Chevrolet or Tesla, the 40-kWh Nissan could make some sense.

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2019 NISSAN LEAF SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Motor, Single Electric
Transmission Name
Transmission, 1 Speed Automatic
Trim
S Hatchback
Class
Passenger Car
Horsepower
147
Standard MPG
124/99
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Electricity
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Protection Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Clear Charging Port Protector; Rear Bumper Protector
Opt $265

S Charge Package

INCLUDES: Battery, High Power Charger; Charging Information: Fastest Charge: 240V / 0.67 hours; Quick Charge Port
Opt $1690

S All Weather Package

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Mirror, Heated Driver; Mirror, Heated Passenger; Passenger Seat, Heated; Rear Heater Ducts; Steering Wheel, Heated
$395 $450

Motor, Single Electric

Std Std

Transmission, 1 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Brilliant Silver

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Gun Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Super Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Glacier White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Clear Charging Port Protector

CONTAINED IN: [B92] Protection Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [M93] Cargo Organizer (PIO)
$20 $30

Cargo Organizer (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [M92] Cargo Net (PIO)
$183 $235

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Quick Charge Port

CONTAINED IN: [F01] S Charge Package
Pkg Pkg

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 5.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 8.193

Std Std

Battery, 40.0 Kwh Lithium Ion

Std Std

Battery, High Power Charger

CONTAINED IN: [F01] S Charge Package
Pkg Pkg

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Charging Information: Fastest Charge: 240V / 0.67 hours

CONTAINED IN: [F01] S Charge Package
Pkg Pkg

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

Electric Driven Wheels

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Plug-In

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Charging Information: Fastest Charge: 220V / 0.67 hours ; Domestic Supply: 220V / 7.50 hours

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$157 $200

Illuminated Grille Emblem (PIO)

$271 $360

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [B93] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear Bumper Protector

CONTAINED IN: [B92] Protection Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Passenger

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Floor Mats & Cargo Area Mat (PIO)
Std Std

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Floor Mats & Cargo Area Mat (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats & Cargo Area Mat (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Carpet
Opt $195

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Cargo Cover

$100 $150

Kick Plates

$106 $130

Rear Heater Ducts

CONTAINED IN: [X01] S All Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [X01] S All Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Tilt Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Heated Driver

CONTAINED IN: [X01] S All Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Heated Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [X01] S All Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Automatic Emergency Braking

Std Std

Emergency Road Kit

CONTAINED IN: [S92] Safety Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

First Aid Kit

CONTAINED IN: [S92] Safety Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Safety Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: Emergency Road Kit; First Aid Kit
$68 $80

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stability Control

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Warning System, Pedestrian Audio

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [X01] S All Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [X01] S All Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Screen

Std Std

Four Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P205/55HR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 16" Steel with Wheelcovers

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Nissan announces special APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019
$500 Nissan announces a Customer Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$1000 Nissan announces a Captive Cash offer on select models when financed with NMAC. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$0 0% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Nissan announces special APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 0.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 48, 60 Months - Nissan announces special APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019
$11825 Nissan announces a NMAC Lease Cash offer on select models when financed with NMAC. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019