2011 Nissan Leaf Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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What customers liked
Cabin Noise, Cost to Maintain, Fuel Economy
What they didn't
Reliability, Braking, Fuel Economy

I love this car!

I absolute love this little car! It's fun to drive, handles well, takes no gas, is super quiet, has a lot of power, and is super comfortable! It's absolutely perfect for my daily commute to and from work and for short errands. It's a perfect second car for our family!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

It's electric! The only time I stop at a gas station is for snacks.

Power

This little car has a lot of pep! I usually drive it in eco mode so I don't accident get lead foot!

Cabin Noise

It's so quiet! People do a double take every time we drive by!

Cons

Interior Space

The back seat doesn't have much passenger space for tall passengers! Smaller passengers are fine.

Reliability

As long as you remember to charge it and are mindful of the range it's fine. The range is closer to 80-90 miles with climate control on. My commute is only 40 miles total and there are charging stations close by, so it's perfect for me, but it might not work for everyone's lifestyle.

Cargo Space

There's is a divided cover over the back cargo space and if you don't plan for hauling stuff and take it out before hand it can be annoying.

I am a Leaf on the Wind

I never want to drive a gas-powered vehicle again. The Leaf is so quiet, smooth, roomy, comfortable, powerful, agile, has good visibility, and is so cheap to operate. The range (80 miles per full charge at 44 thousand miles on the odometer) is perfect for in town errands, visiting relatives, and quick jaunts into the next city. Quick charger stations have made it possible to drive across the state without worrying about running out of battery. I can't wait til there are chargers everywhere!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

Agile!

Cabin Noise

Silent!

Cost to Maintain

So cheap! No oil changes or gas!

Cons

Styling

It has a badonk-a-donk.

Great Commuter Car around town

Awesome for running around town. Super low maintenance. Just plug in to recharge 4-5 hours @ 240 volts at home at night. Less than $40 a month for 1000 miles. Range is 50-55 miles per charge which is MORE than enough around town. Public charging in LV is free at Nissan and most public stations...Use Plugshare app for stations.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cost to Maintain

About 350 KW/month for 1000 miles.

Power

Good acceleration...never a problem with hills

Fuel Economy

AT 25K miles, the range is about 50-55 miles per 100% charge. Awesome commuter car for around town

2011 Nissan Leaf - All Electric car

Don't need to buy gasoline, super quiet, very comfortable drive, almost no maintenance. Fantastic for driving around the city, as long as you don't need to drive more than 85 miles per day. Need to buy a used Leaf as the prices are great, about 1/3 price of new one. Extremely happy with my purchase

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cabin Noise

Great car....if you understand it

Range can be a bit of an issue, but once you get use to it, the Leaf can be a lot of things. Interior space is bigger than the outside would suggest. It handles grocery runs and trips to soccer games. And, if you're so inclined, the electric torque and relatively flat cornering can make for a surprisingly fun experience.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cabin Noise

Can hardly hear any of the outside noise

Cost to Maintain

Haven't needed to put any money into maintenance in the almost year I've owned the car

Value

Lower priced than the quality of build. No oil changes or smog ever needed. Relatively easy to find public free charging stations

Cons

Braking

Brakes can be grabby from time to time.

Fuel Economy

Range is a claimed 73, ends up closer to 45 in real world driving.

Never go to the Gas Station Again

I've driven my 2011 Nissan Leaf for 21,000 miles commuting 64 miles a day. This is a refined, comfortable car that gets me into the carpool lanes and has slashed my gas costs. I love not having to buy gas. I charge at home overnight. I get about 75 miles of range and it does bounce around so sometimes it's hard to tell how far you can go. But it requires a little planning and I'm okay with that. I highly recommend this as a commuter car or a second car for around town errands.

Would recommend to a friend

Disappointed

This car is AMAZING!!! Has an amazingly smooth ride, super quick acceleration and purely a joy to drive. Downside...the mileage per charge isn't even remotely close to what the manufacturer reports. Many a day I maxed out at only 36 miles on a full charge. :-( Very disappointing if I can't even drive my car cross town and back. Most days I would get close to 50 miles of drive time. Mileage isn't true miles either, it would take me 30 miles of charge to go less than 8 miles. I don't know why they call it miles, when they aren't true miles. Great errand car, but could never be used to travel outside the city limits. 6 months into my purchase and I am going to have to get rid of it. Such a disappointment because this cars is such a pleasant surprise to drive.

Would recommend to a friend

Good local car... Useless on longer drives...

You can't go far with this car. Maximum mileage you can in real life is 50 miles.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cost to Maintain

No gas means saving money

Ride and Handling

Rides smooth as gliding on an ice link

Technology and Entertainment

Fully equipped so no need to add options

Cons

Reliability

Can't go no where with max 50 miles in real life

Power

If you need to pass on freeways, go behind instead

Dashboard

Dash board could use some styling.. It's ugly

Makes an excelent commuter/2nd car.

This can makes a great commuter (if you have enough range). Not paying for gas is nice. It is actually fun to drive with a low center of gravity and lots of low-end torque.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cost to Maintain

VERY low cost of ownership

Cabin Noise

Extreamly quiet... even at high speeds.

Technology and Entertainment

Lots of bells and whistes, the backup camera and bluetooth are my favorites.

Cons

Fuel Economy

By "Fuel" I'm referring to the charge in the batteries, you only get so far and then it takes a while to charge. Just be aware of your needs and make sure you have plenty of range.

The Best car!

Fully electric, no gas, comfortable, roomy, drives wonderfully, lots of power

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Technology and Entertainment

Dash, stereo, navigation,

Seat Comfort

Roomy and very contortable

Ride and Handling

Great excelleration, great turning radios, handles verry well

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