2015 Nissan LEAF  -  $29,860


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,860
Base Invoice: $28,336
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 4dr HB S
Transmission: Transmission: Single Speed Reducer
Engine: Engine: 80kW AC Synchronous Motor

Pros

All-electric powertrain, 100-mile nominal range on an 8-hour charge, driving characteristics of a conventionally powered car


Model Highlights

The Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to be built on a large scale by a major automaker. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius, the LEAF runs on electric power only, with four doors and room for five. Three trim levels are available: the S, the SV and up-market SL.

Motivation for each comes in the form of a 107-hp 80kW AC electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan claims this combination allows for a 100-mile range between charges, which can be done via either a 110-volt or 220-volt household outlet. At 110 volts, a complete recharge takes around 20 hours, while a 220-volt outlet achieves a full battery in just 8 hours. The LEAF comes only with a single-speed transmission that is said to function transparently, much like a conventional automatic.

A total of 48 battery packs are located centrally in the chassis, which helps provide a good balance and decent handling. Torque from the electric motor is always instantly available, so the LEAF is no slouch; Nissan compares its performance to that of a similar car fitted with a 2.5L gasoline engine. City streets with stop-and-go driving are where the LEAF is most at home, although it's capable of 90 mph -- albeit at a significantly decreased range. Braking is achieved via standard 4-wheel power assisted disc brakes, which are also regenerative, providing power back into the system.

On the outside, the LEAF features unique styling and "Zero Emissions" markings, as well as special aerodynamic underbody panels and diffusers to help reduce parasitic drag. Inside, the LEAF features a 6-way adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way passenger's seat, both of which are adjusted manually. In keeping with the LEAF's green cred, the seats are made of partially recycled fabric.

Safety features include those that might be expected on any small car on the market today. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and an anti-skid system are all part of the package, as well as dual-stage front side airbags and curtain side airbags.

The LEAF S is the most basic trim level but still comes with electric windows and door locks, a push-button start with Intelligent Key, automatic temperature control, RearView Monitor and a 3.6kW onboard charger.

Both the SV and SL come with navigation. The SL features a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls and a 6.6kW onboard charger. SL models add fog lights, a roof-mounted solar panel to charge batteries that run accessory items, automatic headlights and an available "quick charge" port that can bring the batteries to 80% charge in just 30 minutes. Nissan's CARWINGS system allows remote connection into the LEAF's computer via cell phone, which can monitor charging status, start a charge and even activate heating and air conditioning systems to prepare for an upcoming drive.

A Premium Package is available on SV and SL models. It includes Nissan's Around View Monitor system and a 7-speaker Bose stereo.


Model News

There are only a few changes to the LEAF in 2015. A hands-free text messaging assistant is available on SV and SL trimmed cars, while the SV trim also gets a new set of 17-inch wheels as standard. A "B-Mode" which concentrates on generating extra battery power from the brakes, is now standard across all trims, while a new color has also been added.


Value Writeup

Nissan has broken new ground with the LEAF, which is the company's first all-electric subcompact. Unlike the Tesla roadster or smart electric, this electric car has room for five. Additionally, the LEAF is manufactured on a much more massive scale than any other fully electric car available. With an MSRP of $29,010, the LEAF offers pure, practical, full-electric driving in a more affordable package than the nearest competitor, the Chevrolet Volt, which stickers at over $34,000.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Engine Type
Electric

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.94

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114

Battery Range
84 mi

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.4 ft³

Front Head Room
41.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Front Hip Room
51.7 in

Second Head Room
37.3 in

Second Leg Room
33.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.5 in

Second Hip Room
50 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
175 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in

Height, Overall
61 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
24 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
30 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3256 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 in

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V119000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 28, 2016

Component
SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected
46859

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 LEAF vehicles manufactured November 19, 2012, to July 31, 2015. During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the vehicle down.

Consequence
If the brake relay fails, longer distances or additional brake effort would be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Intelligent Brake Control Unit software, free of charge. The recall began on March 28, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 18, 2012 to JUL 30, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V244000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 25, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3296947

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF, Sentra, and Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, INFINITI QX60, QX60 Hybrid, and Q50 Hybrid, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue and INFINITI Q50, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Murano Hybrid, and Chevrolet City Express, 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2013 INFINITI JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, INFINITI Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. Interim notices were sent to owners on May 31, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, INFINITI customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 18, 2012 to MAR 22, 2016

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V253000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 12, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
25283

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 LEAF and 2014, 2015 and 2017 Sentra vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error within the air bag inflators, the passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in the event of a crash.

Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag doesn't deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury to passengers.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 11, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture
SEP 19, 2014 to DEC 12, 2016

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 80kW AC Synchronous Motor

Transmission: Single Speed Reducer

Front-Wheel Drive

7.94 Axle Ratio

Battery w/Run Down Protection

4193# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/3.3 kW Onboard Charger, 21 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V and 7 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Wheels: 16" Steel w/Covers

Tires: P205/55R16

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Lip Spoiler

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps

LED Brakelights

Radio: AM/FM/Single In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA -inc: display audio w/4.3" color LCD display, CD-ROM playback capability, auxiliary input jack and USB connection port for iPod and other devices, XM satellite radio and 4-speakers

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and External Memory Control

Integrated Roof Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver and 4-way manual front passenger seats

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Heated Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Traction Battery Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Heated Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Keyfob Charge Port Door

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Back-Up Alarm

Smart Device Integration

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

1 12V DC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
GUN METALLIC
$0

 
GLACIER WHITE
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER
$0

 
CAYENNE RED
$0

 
MORNINGSKY BLUE
$0

 
PEARL WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[F01] CHARGE PACKAGE
$1,770

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
[E10] SPECIAL PAINT - PEARL WHITE
$395

 
[B10] SPLASH GUARDS
$190

 
[N10] HOLOGRAM KICK PLATES
$130

 
[B93] PROTECTION PACKAGE
$245

 
[L92] FLOOR MATS & CARGO AREA MAT
$180

 
[M92] CARGO COVER
$300

 
[M93] CARGO NET
$25

 
[M94] RECYCLING/ORGANIZATIONAL PACKAGE
$230

 
[Z66] ACTIVATION DISCLAIMER
$0

 
[S92] SAFETY KIT
$75


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