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2025 Nissan Leaf Unchanged, Loses EV Tax Credit

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The Nissan Leaf remains the most affordable electric vehicle in the U.S., but it is also among the EVs with the lowest range. A fully redesigned Leaf is rumored to be on the way for 2026, and we imagine Nissan is intent on retaining the former distinction while shedding the latter. But for 2025, the electric hatchback is unchanged. Its base price creeps up just $45 from 2024, to $29,280. (All prices include $1,140 for delivery.) However, the Leaf loses its $3,750 federal EV tax credit for 2025 models, though new 2024 models manufactured in 2024 still qualify for up to $3,750 in federal EV tax credits if other eligibility criteria is met.

Related: Which Electric Cars Are Still Eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit?

Powertrain Specs and Range

Nissan offers the Leaf with two battery packs: The entry-level Leaf S has a 40-kilowatt-hour battery feeding a 147-horsepower electric motor, and the Leaf SV Plus gets a 60-kWh pack and 214-hp motor. Both variants are front-wheel drive. The S is good for an EPA-rated 149 miles on a charge, while the SV Plus manages 212 miles. With a relatively weak 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger, the Leaf makes more sense as a commuter that gets plugged in every night than a long-range EV, as the S needs about 40 minutes to replenish to 80% charge, and the SV Plus takes approximately 60 minutes.

Availability and Pricing

The 2025 Nissan Leaf is on sale now. Pricing is as follows:

  • S: $29,280
  • SV Plus: $37,330

Safety Equipment and Trim Level Features

Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard on the Leaf. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot intervention and rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking.

The Leaf S rides on 16-inch steel wheels and lights its way with old-school halogen headlights — although it does feature LED taillights. Inside are manually adjustable black cloth seats and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and four speakers.

In addition to its larger battery pack and more powerful motor, the Leaf SV Plus includes Nissan’s ProPilot Assist, which combines adaptive cruise control and active lane centering for a degree of hands-on semi-autonomy on the highway, a 360-degree parking camera and a driver attention monitor. The SV Plus rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels and gets LED front lighting, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, navigation and two more speakers. The NissanConnect EV app, which allows for remote charging management, is also standard on the SV.

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