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Includes 40kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 147 hp via the electric motor, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, push-button start, driver aids, and more.
Adds 50kW quick charge port, adaptive cruise control, heated mirrors, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, six-speaker audio system, and more.
Includes all features of the S trim, with a 62kWh lithium-ion battery that increases horsepower to 214, plus a 100kW quick charge port.
Includes all features of the SV trim, with a 62kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 214 hp.
Unlocks 62kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 214 hp, ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, leather seats, Bose® audio, and more.
Electric is a great choice when it comes to future-proofing your vehicle. With the 2021 Leaf, that future is here. It's a fully electric hatchback with a striking design and a range of battery size choices. And, while the Leaf's electric credentials might have caught your interest, it's the great features that will make you consider it for your next used car.
Space can be a precious commodity, especially if you live a busy lifestyle where you regularly need to transport passengers and cargo. The 2021 Nissan Leaf stands out, with nearly 24 cu-ft of cargo space. You can load up your band equipment or go camping without thinking twice. Plus, the back seat is spacious enough for your friends to tag along.
You'll love the long list of standard driver-assistance features on the 2021 Nissan Leaf. It's equipped with blind-spot monitoring, emergency braking, and lane-keep assist, plus newer features including a rear seat reminder. If you want more driver aids, shop for a model with the available ProPilot Assist, a partly autonomous driving system that will do some of the braking, accelerating, and steering for you in certain conditions.
The 2021 Leaf comes standard with tech features to keep you connected on the road. You'll get an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, and three USB ports. Since the Leaf makes it easy to connect wirelessly or with a cord, you'll never have to be without your favorite podcasts or music. This makes it a great choice if you love weekend getaways or simply have a long commute.
Since the Nissan Leaf is electric, it delivers instant acceleration. With the standard 147-hp electric motor and 40kWh battery pack, the 2021 Leaf accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). With that power, your daily commute can become a little livelier.
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The Mini Cooper SE Electric was introduced in 2020. 2020-2022 models come standard with a 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor that produces 181 hp. The Mini Cooper SE Electric is ideal if you want a compact car and don't need much rear legroom or cargo space.
Here's what you'll find standard on the 2020-2022 Mini Cooper SE Electric:
Synthetic leather upholstery and heated front seats
Apple CarPlay connectivity
Navigation and 6.5-inch display screen
The Kia Niro is a hybrid or fully electric SUV that's great if you want to reduce your impact but also need to maximize your space. The fully electric option was introduced with the 2019 model. Electric models from 2019 have a 64kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a motor that produces 201 hp.
Here's what you'll find standard on 2019-2022 Kia Niro electric models:
Heated front seats
Seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
The Chevy Bolt is an electric hatchback that was introduced in 2017. 2017-2021 models come standard with a 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack and motor that produces 200 hp. The hatchback design gives the Bolt 16.3 cu-ft of cargo space, so it's a great option if you need some extra room.
Here's what else you'll find standard on the 2017-2021 Chevrolet Bolt:
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
Six-speaker audio system
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Range when new (EPA estimate)
Estimated range today
196 - 235 miles
Est. range in 3 years
181 - 221 miles
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Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.1"/R 33.5"
F 41.2"/R 37.3"
With the standard 147-hp electric motor and 40kWh battery pack, the 2021 Nissan Leaf has an EPA-estimated range of 149 miles on a single charge. With the optional 62kWh lithium-ion battery that boosts the horsepower to 214, the 2021 Nissan Leaf has an EPA-estimated range of 215 miles (SV Plus and SL Plus) or 226 miles (S Plus) on a single charge.
Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.
The 2021 Nissan Leaf with the standard 40kWh battery pack and 147-hp electric motor has a top speed of 90 miles per hour when new.
The 2021 Nissan Leaf has a battery life icon near the other instruments. It will show you the remaining battery range, similar to how a gas gauge shows the fuel level for internal combustion engine vehicles. You can also check the health of the battery through the car's menu.
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The 2021 Nissan Leaf comes standard with cloth seating, though leather seating is available on the SL Plus trim. The 2021 Leaf has 41.2 inches of legroom in the front seats and 33.5 inches in the rear seats, which is fairly roomy for a hatchback. If you live in a cold climate, opt for the SV or SV Plus trims, which give you heated front seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The 2021 Nissan Leaf has LATCH anchors on each of the rear outboard seats. Two car seats can fit in the Leaf. However, if you're installing rear-facing seats, you might find that the front passenger or driver could feel a bit cramped.
Because it has an electric motor, the 2021 Nissan Leaf has snappy acceleration that makes driving away from stoplights or merging onto the highway exciting. All 2021 Nissan Leafs have the same motor; the battery pack determines their horsepower. With the standard 40kWh lithium-ion battery, the 2021 Leaf produces 147 hp and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 90 mph (according to the manufacturer, when new). With that battery, the 2021 Leaf has an EPA-estimated range of 149 miles on a full charge.
2011-2017 Nissan Leaf (first generation)
The first generation of the Nissan Leaf debuted in 2011. The 2011 model has a 24kWh lithium-ion battery and a motor that produces 107 hp. In 2016, a 30kWh battery was introduced, and it came standard in 2017. With that battery, the Leaf still produced 107 hp. Until the 2015 model, heated seats and steering wheel were standard, but they became an available option in 2016.
2018-present Nissan Leaf (second generation)
The second-generation Leaf is larger and has more cargo space. It also has more power, with a 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack that produces 147 hp. In 2019 a more powerful 62kWh lithium-ion battery pack was introduced, which resulted in 214 hp and a longer EPA-estimated range.
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