Is the 2014 Nissan Leaf a good car? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2014 Nissan Leaf and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2014 Leaf featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. 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 do people like the 2014 Nissan Leaf? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2014 Nissan Leaf and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2014 Leaf 4.1 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 2014 Leaf.
Review I have had my 2014 Leaf SV for two years and have put 11,780 miles on it. My wife is the primary driver and "loves it." We easily beat EPA ratings spring to fall; mileage drops off in the winter. We usually drive in the "ECO" mode, which provides adequate acceleration for local driving. The car is roomy and comfortable with good visibility all around. It handles well and has a very short turning radius. We charge it overnight on 110 voltage. We didn't get leather, because we didn't want a black interior in South Carolina. I wish it had memory seats and light leather. The physical finish and quality of the car are more like a $22,000 car than a $32,000 car. That is its only drawback. I recently took it in for its two-year battery check. While there, the intelligent brake control was reprogrammed under a recall. Now the car doesn't always decelerate when I take my foot off the accelerator, even when in the "B" setting. I will be contacting the dealer about this issue.
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Is the 2014 Nissan Leaf safe? The 2014 Nissan Leaf 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 3.5 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.
What options are available on the 2014 Nissan Leaf?
Available Nissan Leaf 2014 Submodel Types: Hatchback
Available Trims: S, SL, SV
Exterior Colors: Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Blue Ocean, Cayenne Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Morning Sky Blue, Pearl White
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Light Grey cloth, Black leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Leather Seats, Upgraded Stereo, 360-degree camera