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About the 2017 Nissan Leaf

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2017 Nissan Leaf. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit nhtsa.gov/recalls to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
4/5
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Overall
4/5
Front Driver Side
5/5
Front Passenger Side
3/5
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Overall
4/5
Driver
5/5
Rear Passenger
3/5
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Overall
4/5
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
5/5
Back Seat
3/5
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
4/5
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover
10.9%

Reviews for 2017 Nissan Leaf

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Hope I never go back to gasoline car!

My favorite car I've ever owned! The car is extremely quiet and smooth compared to an internal combustion engine (ICE). The horsepower, acceleration, and top speed compare favorably to an ICE car. Initially, I was concerned about the range (~90 miles total with full charge and perfect driving conditions). Like any car, driving habits make a huge difference in efficiency. Charging at home on 110v/15AMPs gives about 4-5 miles per hour on the charger. A level 2 charger (220v/30AMPs) at home or around town gives a full charge in a few hours. Given the length of my commute and school drop-off/pic-up (~6 miles one way), I find myself charging once or twice per week either overnight at home or while I work remotely from a cafe (never installed the at-home level 2 charger). Driving past fuel stations with prices at $3/gallon, I feel very good about not stopping in to refuel a couple times per week. Since 1 gallon of gas produces about 20lb of CO2 emissions, I estimate that I've saved at >1 ton of CO2 emissions to date. The interior space is slightly smaller than our Nissan Rogue, but since this is intended for short commutes, the smaller leg space is not a major issue. Storage behind the back seats is quite large; perfect for grabbing groceries and small to medium hardware runs. A simplified transmission means no gear changes as you're driving. GPS route navigation is great, but since you're driving mostly in familiar areas, it isn't as useful as in other cars. Using the cabin heat or A/C decreases range since it pulls energy from the battery. If you use the heated seats and steering wheel, there is no effect on the range and you stay plenty toasty. With the regenerative braking, and noticeable effects of driving habits on efficiency, you'll likely adopt a more casual/slower driving habits to extend range. If charging at home on a 110v/20AMP circuit, you should ensure no other devices are pulling on this circuit as you charge or you may trip a breaker.

Pros

  • Braking: regenerative braking saves wear and tear on pads
  • Cabin Noise: MUCH quieter than any gas or diesel car I've been in
  • Cost to Maintain: Far fewer moving parts means less maintenance!

Cons

  • Weather Versatility: battery seems to drain faster in cold weather

- Lance Bollinger, 2017 Nissan Leaf

Great Starter EV

My old car suddenly died and I decided to dip my toes into an EV, with a cheap starter model. So far, so great. Range anxiety is real but moderate since I don't commute and there are fast charging stations all over these days. Never want to go back to gasoline. Make sure to do your research (especially in hot climates), but if you know what you're getting into it's delightful.

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: Free from fossil fuels! (Most electricity where I live is as well)
  • Value: All the basic necessities for cheap!

Cons

  • Power: Not a long hauler or a sports car. (But with a little planning you can get where you need)

- Peter Kowalczyk, 2017 Nissan Leaf

Great car, mileage could be better

I drive quite a bit and even with the lacking highway mileage/no built-in GPS/black color, I’m very happy with this car. Easy to charge, pretty much silent, very smooth ride.

Pros

  • Ride and Handling: Smoothest driving experience ever.
  • Cost to Maintain: Pretty much nonexistent, maintenance-wise.
  • Value:

Cons

  • Fuel Economy: Just on the highway; otherwise, it’s very good.
  • Styling: Headlights, etc. are... interesting in terms of design.
  • Technology and Entertainment: Not sure why a GPS system isn’t built into this model, since it is for earlier models.

- Molly B, 2017 Nissan Leaf

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