• (4.6) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $30,680–$36,790
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 114 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 107-hp, (electric)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2017 Nissan Leaf

Our Take on the Latest Model 2017 Nissan Leaf

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 107-mile estimated range
  • Battery-electric drivetrain
  • Five-seat compact hatchback
  • Stereo with 5-inch screen standard
  • Backup camera standard
  • 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger for faster charging available

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Significant Standard Features

  • 107-horsepower electric motor
  • 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Locking and lighted charge port on car's nose
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • 5-inch multimedia screen
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Available direct current quick-charge port can recharge battery to 80 percent capacity in about 30 minutes
  • Small solar panel atop the SL trim's liftgate spoiler trickle-charges 12-volt battery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 7-inch multimedia screen
  • Navigation system
  • 360-degree camera system

Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 16 reviews

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Very reliable car

by Brian Le from Tukwila , WA on November 15, 2017

This car met all my needs daily commuting around town.. Best part is no gas..no oil change.. and no engine noise...This is my second Nissan Leaf that I own.. The First 2015 Nissan Leaf I bought new I... Read Full Review

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3 Trims Available

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2017 Nissan Leaf Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Leaf S

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Leaf S

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
M
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Small overlap front
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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