2014 Nissan Leaf

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2014 Nissan Leaf
2014 Nissan Leaf

Key specs

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The good:

  • Drives like a real car
  • Sprightly acceleration
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Low fuel cost
  • Many tax incentives
  • Remote charge control

The bad:

  • High floor in backseat
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Charger installation can be pricey
  • Limited public charging infrastructure

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S


  • SV


  • SL


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Nissan Leaf trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Available 6.6-kW onboard charger option for faster charging
  • Pure battery-electric car
  • Five-seat compact hatchback

2014 Nissan Leaf review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Leaf is a purely battery-electric mass-market car. With no onboard range-extending generator like the Chevrolet Volt’s, the Leaf has an EPA-estimated range of 75 miles before it needs to be recharged. A five-seat compact four-door hatchback, the Leaf is eligible for federal and state tax incentives. Competitors include the Ford Focus Electric and Mitsubishi i.
New for 2014
A backup camera is now standard across the lineup.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with covers; 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels available
  • Rear spoiler
  • Locking and lighted charge port on nose of car
  • LED taillights; available LED headlamps
  • Available fog lamps
  • Small solar panel atop the SL’s liftgate spoiler trickle-charges 12-volt battery

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; leather-trimmed seats available
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Dash screen shows range and energy usage
  • Available Pandora integration for iPhone
  • Available navigation system has an Eco Route mode that suggests energy-saving routes

Under the Hood

  • 107-horsepower electric motor
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 24-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack
  • 3.6-kilowatt onboard charger recharges car in seven hours on 240 volts or 21 hours on 120 volts
  • Available 6.6-kW onboard charger cuts charging time to four hours at 240 volts
  • Available direct current quick-charge port can recharge battery to 80 percent capacity in about 30 minutes

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system 
  • Traction control
  • Backup camera
  • Lithium-ion battery pack disconnects upon airbag deployment, water intrusion

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Excellent little car for around town

the perfect car for commuting if you don't have to drive long distances. Smooth ride, comfortable seats, has a lot of zip, lots of interior space for a small car. Very economical: electricity is less expensive per mile than gasoline, never needs an oil change or tune up because it has no engine, never needs an emmissions test because it has no emmisions.


Extremely reliable, quiet, and economical

2014 has a range of 80 miles and charges overnight on a 110 volt circuit. Most quiet car I have ever driven. Nissan lined the entire bottom of the car to reduce road noise. The Nissan Leaf, since it's inception, has developed a reputation for longevity and being very dependable. If you like quickness, this car is very fast.


This is my dream car!

The Leaf SL is Nissan's top-of-the line Leaf, with many nice features that distinguish it from other trim levels: Bose audio system, leather seating, front-and-back seat heaters, heated leather steering wheel, AroundView Monitor (four-direction “backup” cameras great for close parking situations), 440v Quick Charger port, premium wheels, etc. This is a gem with 11-bars and lots of life left in the battery. Perfect commuter car. Charges to full 80+ miles overnight using a regular 120v outlet and the included charger. Acceleration is phenomenal (quiet and fast).

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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