Is the 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2013 Leaf Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including S, 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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How safe is the 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback? The 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 4.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2013 nissan leaf Hatchback Gas Mileage
2013 nissan leaf S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 115 combined MPG 129 city MPG/102 highway MPG
2013 nissan leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 115 combined MPG 129 city MPG/102 highway MPG
2013 nissan leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 115 combined MPG 129 city MPG/102 highway MPG
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2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback Overview
The all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback utilizes an electric motor and is available in the following styles:
The S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) comes with an electric, front wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The S 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.
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.
What's a good price on a used 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback?
Save up to $300 on one of 5 used 2013 Nissan Leafs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $9998 as of Mar 20, 2018, based on data from 5 dealers and 18 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2013 Nissan Leaf trim styles:
The used 2013 Nissan Leaf S is priced around $10232 with average odometer reading of 35963 miles.
The used 2013 Nissan Leaf SL is priced around $10738 with average odometer reading of 29137 miles.
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What do people think of the 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2013 Nissan Leaf Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2013 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 2013 Leaf Hatchback.
Review 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.