2011 Nissan Leaf SL Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Nissan Leaf - Road Test Specs

2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

(0-cyl. Electric 1-speed Direct Drive)


Model year2011
StyleSL 4dr Hatchback (3-phase, 4-pole electric DD)
Base MSRP$34,470
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$34,470 (not including applicable tax credits)


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeAC electric motor-generator
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)107 (80 kW)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)207 (280 Nm)
Fuel typeElectricity
Transmission typeSingle-speed direct drive


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelEcopia EP422
Tire typeAll-season, low-rolling resistance
Tire size, frontP205/55R16 89H
Tire size, rearP205/55R16 89H
Wheel size16-by-6 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers, plus regenerative braking through electric motor/generator
Brakes, rearVentilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Not released. Manufacturer claims 100 miles of nominal range in urban driving
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)Laminated lithium-ion battery, 24 kWh capacity

Dimensions & Capacities

Length (in.)175.0
Width (in.)69.7
Height (in.)61.0
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Seating capacity5


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemDirect pressure measurement

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