2013 Nissan Leaf Consumer Review: Not a cold weather car!!

2013 Nissan Leaf - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

35 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
14 of 51 people found this review helpful
Not a cold weather car!!
By budreaux1 on


2013 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


If you live where it rains or snows don't buy this car. The car body designers never drove this car in rain or snow. The spray from the tires creates a truly ugly car within miles. The snow build-up in wheel wells and the 6-12 inches of crud on the running boards is beyond annoying. Try to buy a splash guard post-factory? Not available without a special order and a 4 to 5 week wait. The actual driving range in winter is lowered by several factors: 1. less charge in cold temps (10-12 miles less) 2. if you use the climate control 15 to 20 miles are subtracted from your range estimate. So if you want a car that can go 50 to 60 miles and turn your garage into an ice rink...this is the one.

Worst Features

A way to control road spray and snow build-up on the rocker panels and rear door.
Recommend (14) (37)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.