Used 2013 Nissan LEAF for Sale

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  • $5,991Great Deal!| $3,869 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    74,461 miles
    Pacoima, CA
    No accidents

    Karplus Warehouse - Pacoima / California

    Located 2,273 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    2013 Nissan LEAF 4dr HB S......Wholesale Prices Available to Public now! Hurry these amazing great deal will end soon, Lowest Prices in the Market..."...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 3 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CPXDC421883
    Stock: Y421883
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 10-12-2021

  • $7,991Good Deal!| $2,822 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    31,116 miles
    Pacoima, CA
    No accidents

    Karplus Warehouse - Pacoima / California

    Located 2,273 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    2013 Nissan LEAF 4dr HB SV......Wholesale Prices Available to Public now! Hurry these amazing great deal will end soon, Lowest Prices in the Market......

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Tire Pressure Warning.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP4DC401872
    Stock: D401872
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 12-22-2021

  • New Listing
    $8,495Great Deal!| $2,113 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SL Hatchback

    63,048 miles
    Tucson, AZ
    1 Accident

    AutoNation Honda Tucson Auto Mall - Tucson / Arizona

    Located 1,926 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Leather Seats Navigation System Keyless Start Bluetooth Connection Rear Spoiler Black; Leather Seat Trim Pearl White This vehicle includes a Money-B...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Accident History: 1 Reported Accident

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Lease Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SL with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP4DC404819
    Stock: DC404819
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-25-2022

  • $9,990Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    45,778 miles
    Portland, OR

    Ron Tonkin Toyota - Portland / Oregon

    Located 2,315 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Gorgeous Leaf SV with Navigion, Heated Seats & Low Miles! Leaf SV, 80kW AC Synchronous Motor, Single Speed Reducer, Cayenne Red Metallic. Cayenne Red ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary Unavailable.

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP9DC402340
    Stock: PF17910
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 12-14-2021

  • $5,951Fair Deal!| $620 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SL Hatchback

    105,717 miles
    Temecula, CA
    No accidents

    DCH Honda of Temecula - Temecula / California

    Located 2,224 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    METALLIC SLATE exterior and Light Grey interior, SV trim. Heated Seats, NAV, CD Player, Keyless Start, Smart Device Integration, Bluetooth, Heated Rea...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 4 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SL with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP4DC402956
    Stock: DC402956A
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-10-2022

  • Price Drop
    $9,488Fair Deal!| $554 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    59,303 miles
    Portland, OR
    No accidents

    Dick Hannah Acura of Portland - Portland / Oregon

    Located 2,315 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    120 Multi Point Inspection Performed * New Wiper Blades * Professionally Detailed * 80kW AC Synchronous Motor * Navigation System * SiriusXM Satellite...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 3 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Tire Pressure Warning.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP7DC402921
    Stock: P902956T
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-04-2022

  • New Listing
    $9,952Fair Deal!| $472 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    61,778 miles
    Columbus, GA
    No accidents

    AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT North Columbus - Columbus / Georgia

    Located 612 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    The following items have been reconditioned on this vehicle: all new tires! [F01] Charger Pkg [L92] Floor Mat/Cargo Mat Set Keyless Start Bluetooth...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 3 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Lease Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP9DC424385
    Stock: DC424385
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-24-2022

  • $11,697Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    5,745 miles
    Colorado Springs, CO
    No accidents

    Phil Long Kia - Colorado Springs / Colorado

    Located 1,465 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Metallic Slate exterior and Black interior, SV trim. GREAT MILES 57,442! Heated Seats, Nav System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, [P01] PREMIUM PKG,...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 6 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Tire Pressure Warning, Upgraded Stereo.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP5DC402769
    Stock: EV1175
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-12-2022

  • $7,999Fair Deal!| $261 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SL Hatchback

    89,850 miles
    Sacramento, CA
    No accidents

    Premium Auto Sales - Sacramento / California

    Located 2,341 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Our all-electric One Owner 2013 Nissan Leaf SL with the Premium Package shown in Pearl White takes you down the road with ease. Powered by an advanced...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 1 Reported Owner

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Personal Use Only

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SL with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP5DC414596
    Stock: 414596
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 10-08-2021

  • New Listing
    $7,799Fair Deal!| $305 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    108,296 miles
    Avondale, AZ
    No accidents

    AutoNation USA Phoenix Avondale - Avondale / Arizona

    Located 1,965 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Keyless Start Bluetooth Connection Rear Spoiler Black; Cloth Seat Trim Brilliant Silver (Syear)(Smake)(Smodel) Your buying risks are reduced thanks ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs, Auto Climate Control.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP3DC400938
    Stock: DC400938
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-25-2022

  • $9,477Fair Deal!| $506 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    56,805 miles
    Triangle, VA

    Lease Return Center - Triangle / Virginia

    Located 34 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    --BUY AN ELECTRIC CAR AND YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GAS PRICES AGAIN--NISSAN LEAF FOR UNDER $10K--ONLY 56K MILES--SUPER CLEAN BOTH IN AND OUT...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary Unavailable.

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Tire Pressure Warning, Upgraded Stereo.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP8DC405083
    Stock: 05083
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $8,999Fair Deal!| $349 below market

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    84,324 miles
    Lynnwood, WA
    No accidents

    Armadillo Auto Sales - Lynnwood / Washington

    Located 2,294 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    This Exceptionally Clean Low Mileage Nissan Leaf is a Local Trade In, No Accidents, Non Smoker and Has Been Well Maintained, It is Front Wheel Drive a...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Tire Pressure Warning.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive
    115 Combined MPG (N/A City/102 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP9DC402399
    Stock: 7276
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $14,590Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF SL Hatchback

    21,190 miles
    In-stock online
    Delivery available*

    Carvana - Phoenix - Phoenix / Arizona

    Located 1,950 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary Unavailable.

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SL with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP6DC417507
    Stock: 2001391061
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 11-22-2021

  • $9,995Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    66,017 miles
    Corvallis, OR
    No accidents

    G & J Auto Sales - Corvallis / Oregon

    Located 2,357 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Imagine never having to buy gas ever again! Or doing an oil change, coolant flush or tune up! This fully electric car is affordable to own and operate...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Lease Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Tire Pressure Warning.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP7DC421033
    Stock: 104139
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $9,999Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    69,790 miles
    Grants Pass, OR
    No accidents

    Jim Sigel Chevrolet - Grants Pass / Oregon

    Located 2,382 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Summary Test drive this Nissan LEAF today at Jim Sigel Nissan! Call us at 541-476-0811 for more information. Nissan LEAF Equipment Mid-sized cars ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 4 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive
    115 Combined MPG (N/A City/102 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP2DC412918
    Stock: P3718
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 12-06-2021

  • $13,990Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF SL Hatchback

    39,952 miles
    In-stock online
    Delivery available*

    Carvana - Philadelphia - Philadelphia / Pennsylvania

    Located 144 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary Unavailable.

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SL with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP1DC425739
    Stock: 2001058315
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 05-24-2021

  • $12,990

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    50,944 miles
    In-stock online
    Delivery available*

    Carvana - Dallas - Dallas / Texas

    Located 1,159 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary Unavailable.

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP3DC418839
    Stock: 2001496527
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-07-2022

  • New Listing
    $13,590

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    49,879 miles
    In-stock online
    No accidents
    Delivery available*

    Carvana - Atlanta - Atlanta / Georgia

    Located 530 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 1 Reported Owner

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Lease Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: Yes

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP1DC416829
    Stock: 2001445855
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 12-06-2021

  • $12,990

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    63,120 miles
    In-stock online
    No accidents
    Delivery available*

    Carvana - Atlanta - Atlanta / Georgia

    Located 530 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: No

    Usage Type: Corporate Fleet Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: Yes

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP4DC414282
    Stock: 2001342109
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 11-04-2021

  • $12,990

    2013 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

    71,448 miles
    In-stock online
    No accidents
    Delivery available*

    Carvana - Atlanta - Atlanta / Georgia

    Located 530 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Accident History: No Reported Accidents

    Number of Previous Owners: 2 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Lease Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: Yes

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF SV with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Navigation, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP3DC422681
    Stock: 2001112132
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 06-16-2021

  • $7,999Fair Deal!

    2013 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

    65,710 miles
    Los Angeles, CA
    1 Accident

    Volkswagen of Downtown LA - Los Angeles / California

    Located 2,271 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    SUPER BLACK exterior and Black interior, S trim. ONLY 65,710 Miles! Heated Seats, CD Player, Keyless Start, Smart Device Integration, Bluetooth, Heate...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Accident History: 1 Reported Accident

    Number of Previous Owners: 4 Reported Owners

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    Usage Type: Lease Vehicle

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2013 Nissan LEAF S with Bluetooth, Heated seats, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs, Auto Climate Control.
    Transmission: Direct drive
    Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1N4AZ0CP4DC416503
    Stock: ZV8887
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 01-17-2022

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4 out of 5 stars
An unexpected bargain
Steve H,11/24/2015
SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
I have to tell you how happy I am with this Nissan Leaf. It's a quiet, comfortable, very affordable "mid-sized-category" little car. It feels spacious and the electric motor is plenty nimble. The super low rolling resistance tires are a limitation, so if you want a car that feels more "sporty" in cornering and handling you'd swap those out, at some cost to range. Which brings us to range. My experience for the way I drive, is that I average roughly around 4 miles/kwh and I can reliably count on being able to drive 70 miles between charges no matter what, even including any "range destroying" variables such as using climate control, lights, driving between 65mph and 70mph for the "freeway" portion of my commute; and all this is on a car that I bought used - a 2013 lease return that's about 2.5 years old with already about 27,000 miles on it. But if ever there was a car for which the saying is true "your mileage may vary" this has got to be the one. The instruments give you tons of feedback about how to drive efficiently. But it's a simple fact that wind resistance is proportional to velocity cubed and that it takes more energy to accelerate a heavy object quickly. So if you're an unrepentant leadfoot, this is probably not the car for you - look to the Tesla Model S. Now, many folks refill their cars with gasoline at or before the point when there are 70 miles left on the tank. 70 miles is only about a quarter tank's worth. But the electric car is different, you plug it in at your house every night. And that turns out to be far more convenient than stopping into the gas station once a week. Also the new 2016 SV and SL "high end" leaf models have a new 30kwh battery - 25% more electrical storage than the current model's 24kwh. But what'll probably surprise you is how *cheap* it is. I bought this one used for only about 11k. Pretty much no other 2013 used car on the market sells for $11k except a high-mileage econobox. And the leaf's a nicer car - larger, more electronics, heated seats, etc... And the cost to *operate* it once you've got it is a lot lower than any gasoline car. Electricity is 12cents/kwh (on the night time tiered rate - much higher during peak hours!) New ones are cheap too, though. With the end-of-year incentives available I've seen "one at this price" 3 year lease deals for a strip model "S" 2015 leaf for only $109 a month(!) Leasing tends to be the preferred option for new leafs, because the leasing company can claim the government incentives and roll that into the price, whereas if you buy outright, you have to wait until tax-filing time to claim the electric-vehicle-tax-credit. Gasoline's dirt cheap right now at about $2.75 a gallon. But even a fairly efficient car gets only say, 35 mpg. If like me you drive 225 miles a week, that's $18/week. The leaf uses 56 kwh to go the same distance - about $6.75 worth of electricity. To convert apples to apples, there are 33kwh of energy in one gallon of gasoline. So a car that gets 35mpg gets about 1mi/kwh. Or, an electric car that gets 4mi/kwh basically gets 132 mi/gallon energy equivalent. I didn't switch from a 35mpg car though. I switched from commuting in a 16mpg 4x4 truck. All that said, for most folks a leaf is still NOT practical as the ONLY car in a household. Sometimes you need or want to take longer trips. Anne and I drove up to see friends in Concord yesterday, a 130 mile round trip. Naturally we took the gas powered car. And you need to live in a house where you can install an electric vehicle charger. But if you've got a "two car" household where one car can do pure commute duty, especially if it's a pretty long commute, a Leaf could pay off well for you. If you buy used, you want to be aware of how to read the battery's residual capacity (different than state-of-charge) off the instrument panel, and discount the price for reduced capacity. Nissan improved the battery durability (ability to hold a charge) in 2013, and again in 2014. To my mind, the 2011 and 2012 models aren't discounted heavily enough yet to reflect this difference, so I'd probably focus on finding a 2013 model. Finally, if you live in a hot climate like Arizona, you should probably get a 2015 or newer - as that's when Nissan adopted their newer "Lizard" battery design that's more heat resistant. Conversely, if you live in a colder climate, you should probably get an SV or SL model, since those have a heat pump heater rather than a current drawing resistive heat unit.
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