2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Leaf: Proton Sauce

May 20, 2011


"Oh. My!" exclaimed my wife as I hit the accelerator in our Leaf from a stop light. She was expecting to get a lot more gray hair before arriving at Target. It's not chirping tires or laying patch with it's meats, but this little alt-fuel machine can actually accelerate at a pretty respectable rate. Add to that the fact it rushes forward nearly silent just brings a grin to my face. It's just silly.

We recently tested it at a 10.2 0-60. Not a barn burner, but still pretty good for all electric. To keep things relative, in our testing the Honda Insight got a 10.9 while a Toyota Prius got a 10.1 0-60. Both boosted by gas engines.

The more I drive, the more I like our Leaf.

Scott Jacobs, Sr Mgr, Photography

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