2012 Nissan Leaf Consumer Review: Excellent first electric vehic

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SV 4dr Hatchback (0-cyl. Electric 1-speed Direct Drive)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Excellent first electric vehicle
By flymia on


2012 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


Have been driving the 2012 Nissan LEAF SV for three months now.
So far very impressed and glad to be driving electric.
Car is smooth, responsive and has many of the features I would like.
My only shortcomings are lack of telescoping steering wheel, poorly designed Carwings telematics with limited functionality, and inability to view % state of charge (2013 model offers this).
The car design takes a bit getting used to and offers poor visibility when backing up if not equipped with back up camera.
Otherwise a solid choice, great reliability and performance so far.
Range varies considerably especially with highway driving drains battery fast (about 65 miles)

Best Features

-Navigation System -RSS Feeds -Heated seats & steering wheel -LED headlights

Worst Features

Make serious reliability and functionality improvements to Carwings and mobile app. Chevrolet, Ford, and Tesla apps all provide greater functionality (like ability to lock and unlock doors) and display % state of charge remotely. Software update for onboard trip computer to display % SOC would also be a welcomed enhancement for 2012 owners.
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