2017 Nissan Leaf

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$30,680

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2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Drives like a regular car
  • Spritely acceleration
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Low fuel cost
  • 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

    $30,680

  • SV

    $34,200

  • SL

    $36,790

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2017 Nissan Leaf trim comparison will help you decide.

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

2017 Nissan Leaf review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Nissan Leaf is a pure battery-electric hatchback. It is available in three trim levels — S, SV and SL — and competes against the BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Volkswagen e-Golf.


The base S trim level gets a 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack that increases the EPA-estimated driving range from 84 to 107 miles.

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

2.1

Least reliable car!

I have owned alot of cars in my life and I have NEVER had the problems that I have had with my 2017 Nissan Leaf. Lots of major and minor failures. Ridiculous!

5.0

The car of the future!

I am so excited to have an electric car and be able to kick the gas and oil habit. The ride, handling, and acceleration are just as good as the Mazda 3 I used to have. Plenty of interior space too!

5.0

Great So Far

I love it so far--it's my first EV. Very quiet, good pickup, and good for the planet! It's fun to drive and bigger than expected, especially the trunk.

See all 28 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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