2011 Nissan Leaf: How Much Can The Trunk Hold?
May 12, 2011
At first glance, it would appear that the Nissan leaf has a small trunk, but it actually holds more than you might think. I went to Costco and Target last night, and had plenty of groceries to put it to the test. One item to note is that some of the Leaf's useable trunk space is taken up by its portable charger (black bag on the right). The rear seats can fold down, but your options are limited by the position of the battery, which sticks up pretty high.
With the seats and charger in place, I was able to fit a case of water bottles, a box of trash bags, a 40 pound container of cat litter, three bags of groceries, a big box of chips and 36 rolls of toilet paper.
Nissan has not released the cubic feet measurement for the trunk, but in our formalized testing, the Leaf was able to hold four small pieces of carry-on baggage or one large one.
When I closed the rear hatch, the cargo cover did pop up slightly, but it shut easily. Not all my groceries fit in the trunk (the rest went in the backseats), but I was still impressed with how much the Leaf could hold.
Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 2,206 miles