2017 Nissan Leaf

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2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf

Key specs

Base trim shown


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


  • SV


  • SL


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 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Love my 2017 Nissan Leaf

Love my zero emission EV. Only gripe not enough charging stations in my area I live in Elizabeth City ,NC. Other than that Love my car.


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!


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!

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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/36,000 miles
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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