A Review of the All Electric Nissan Leaf Car

The 2013 Nissan Leaf has established itself as one of leaders in an all-electric, small car design. The emphasis on performance and economy make the Nissan Leaf one of the more attractive all-electric vehicles on the market today. With only a single-speed transmission, the Nissan Leaf still achieves many of the design intentions for a small electrical car that is aimed at the urban commuter market.

Advantages of the Nissan Leaf

Range: With a range of up to 75 miles on a single charge, the Nissan Leaf is one of the leading small cars in terms of reach. This makes it a wonderful choice for commuting to and from work. According to the EPA, the Leaf gets an estimated 129/102 mpg in terms of electrical vehicles, which is actually higher on the scale compared to many of its rivals. Interior: For a small car, the interior is quite spacious and provides plenty of room for the drivers and passengers. In addition, the cabin area has an almost futuristic feel to it, unlike many conventional automobiles. One reason for the expanded interior is the repositioned onboard charger which takes up less space. This also means more cargo room as well. Comfortable Ride: The overall smoothness of the ride was noted, especially considering that smaller vehicles are usually a bit rougher on the road than their heavier counterparts. In addition, the handling of the vehicle is also smooth and very responsive, making it quite easy to handle in situations where a quick reaction is needed. Intuitive Features: The gauges and information displays on the Leaf are easy to read and understand making finding the gauge or information area you want simple. Also, standard features on the Leaf include the following;

  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Four speaker stereo system

Disadvantages of Nissan Leaf

Admittedly, most of the disadvantages fall out of the range of the Nissan Leaf’s design. Since it can only go 75 miles, it was not designed as a long distance vehicle. However, there were a few notes about some items in the Leaf which could stand improvement. Range: What is a plus is also a minus for the Nissan Leaf. 75 miles will be on the edge for many drivers, especially when having to make extra stops on the way back home. Back Seat: As with most small vehicles, the Leaf’s back seat area is rather small despite the overall increase in interior room.

Conclusion. Take home message

leafOverall, the Nissan Leaf must be considered a true success when it comes to an all-electric small car. In addition to the neat standard features are very desirable optional ones that include the Around View Monitor which uses several cameras to give you a complete view all the way around the car. For the standards and optional features, plus the overall performance of the Nissan Leaf itself, this vehicle comes highly recommended as a short range commuter car perfect for travelling to and from work along with running errands. For those who live in the city, this may be the answer that you are looking for when it comes to travelling where you need to go and is highly recommended.