2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Nissan Leaf: Nice Big Greenhouse

May 12, 2011

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The Leaf bucks the unfortunate trend toward teeny tiny greenhouses (the byproduct of high beltlines) by giving us one that's for the most part, very functional and relatively big. It's only appropriate, really, for a green car to feature a greenhouse that lets the outside in. On sunny days like the ones we've been having, the Leaf's airy cabin makes cruising around town all the more pleasant.

Still, when it comes to green cars with large greenhouses, the Leaf has nothing on this white-hot hunk of automotive sex appeal...

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2011 Nissan Leaf: How Much Can The Trunk Hold?

May 12, 2011

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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.

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2011 Nissan Leaf: Could Use Some Flippers

May 05, 2011

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The more time I spend with our Leaf, the more I like it. There are only a few things I could complain about, and those items are admittedly negligible. Case in point: the rear headrests.

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