2022 Nissan Leaf

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2022 Nissan Leaf
2022 Nissan Leaf

Key specs

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The good:

  • Lower starting price for 2022
  • Driving range in Leaf Plus
  • Leaf Plus acceleration
  • Brake pedal feel
  • Useful e-Pedal system
  • Effective ProPilot Assist technology

The bad:

  • Cheap interior quality
  • Inconsistent range estimates
  • Ride harshness
  • Backseat comfort for adults
  • Huge ledge where cargo floor and folded backseat meet

5 trims

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Notable features

  • All-electric, five-seat compact hatchback
  • Standard EPA-estimated 149-mile driving range
  • Leaf Plus version has up to 226 miles of range
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • ProPilot Assist driver-assist safety system available
  • Nissan Safety Shield 360 standard

2022 Nissan Leaf review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Nissan Leaf?

The Nissan Leaf is a five-seat four-door hatchback powered by a standard 147-horsepower electric motor and a 40 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Stepping up to the Leaf Plus brings a bigger battery and a more powerful electric motor. EPA-estimated driving range also improves to up to 226 miles versus 149 miles in the regular Leaf. The front-wheel-drive Leaf competes with other electric cars like the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3.

What’s New on the 2022 Nissan Leaf?

Nissan has knocked more than $4,000 off the Leaf’s starting price, which is now $28,375, including a $975 destination charge. That price doesn’t include a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, which the Leaf is still eligible for as of publication. The base Leaf S also adds a quick-charge port.

What Features in the 2022 Nissan Leaf Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking

Available features include:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • ProPilot Assist driver-assist system

Should I Buy the 2022 Nissan Leaf?

A lower base price could put the 2022 Nissan Leaf on more car-shopping lists, especially as awareness around electric cars increases. The regular Leaf’s range is lower than many other current electric vehicles, but it may still be enough to meet your everyday driving needs. Leaf downsides include ride harshness, backseat comfort for adult passengers and low-grade cabin materials.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.2
  • Interior design 3.2
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 3.2
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews


EV is way to go

I purchased a new 2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus in 2019. As of June 30, I have done zero maintenance other than rotate the tires. The vehicle has exceeded all of my expectations. I will never purchase another passenger vehicle with a gasoline engine. EV is to way to go...


Excellent City/Commuter Vehicle.

We leased a Nissan Leaf in 2013 and again in 2020. They were almost giving them away in 2020 since gasoline was $2 under Trump's watch. We got ours for $149 a month, zero down, no other fees. We really like the Leaf. Excellent commuter and City car. The company I work for has free L2 chargers so it's a win-win. Car is quiet, solid, and no squeaks or rattles.


Good choice for low-cost entry into EV world

The car has exactly what I wanted which is environmental friendliness, low purchase cost (with gov't rebates), low fuel cost, and minimal maintenance requirements. I don't recommend it for long trips because CHAdeMO DCFC is obsolete, but I rely almost exclusively on home recharging. I think the S+ is the best choice because it has the longest range and it lacks driver assistance, which I believe is too immature as a technology.

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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
Hybrid electric
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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