Is the 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2012 Leaf Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including SV, SL, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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2012 nissan leaf Hatchback Gas Mileage
2012 nissan leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 99 combined MPG 106 city MPG/92 highway MPG
2012 nissan leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 99 combined MPG 106 city MPG/92 highway MPG
2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback Overview
The all-electric 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback utilizes an electric motor and is available in the following styles:
The SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with an electric, front wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 3 yr./ 36000 mi., a Not available roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
The SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with an electric, front wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 3 yr./ 36000 mi., a Not available roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a used 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback?
Save up to $192.5 on one of 8 used 2012 Nissan Leafs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $6300 as of Jan 22, 2018, based on data from 7 dealers and 58 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2012 Nissan Leaf trim styles:
The used 2012 Nissan Leaf SV is priced around $9750 with average odometer reading of 29923 miles.
The used 2012 Nissan Leaf SL is priced around $7715 with average odometer reading of 45486 miles.
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What do people think of the 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2012 Leaf Hatchback a 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2012 Leaf Hatchback.
Review I am not your prototypical Leaf owner. For one, I live in Connecticut...one of two Leaf owners in the state...I have a long commute (45 miles one way) and, at the moment, I don't have a Level 2 charger where I work (I'm working on that, but the Chevy Volt has made convincing my company to get one very difficult). After a few rookie mistakes (driving 70 mph to work in the cold w/o a full charge), one of which found me driving into my garage with 4 miles of charge left, I have learned to drive back and forth to work with no range issues. The Leaf definitely makes you think about the way you drive and makes you think about your trips before you go anywhere. That being said, I love my Leaf.