2011 Nissan Leaf: Also a Top Safety Pick
April 26, 2011
On the same day, the Volt crash tests results came out, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its findings for the 2011 Nissan Leaf. These ratings were also stellar, as the Leaf is rated "Good" for frontal-offset and side-impact crash safety, along with roof strength and head restraint effectiveness.
Lest you think this is in relation to other subcompact or compact cars, note that the IIHS considers Nissan's EV midsize based on interior volume, so these ratings are directly comparable to the Volt, Accord, Sonata and other family cars.
More details on the Leaf's crash test performance can be found here, and there are more photos and video after the jump.