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How safe is the 2016 Nissan Leaf Hatchback? The 2016 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 3.0 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.
2016 nissan leaf Hatchback Gas Mileage
2016 nissan leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 112 combined MPG 124 city MPG/101 highway MPG
2016 nissan leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 112 combined MPG 124 city MPG/101 highway MPG
2016 nissan leaf S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 114 combined MPG 126 city MPG/101 highway MPG
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2016 Nissan Leaf Hatchback Overview
The all-electric 2016 Nissan Leaf Hatchback utilizes an electric motor and is available in the following styles:
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.
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.
What's a good price on a used 2016 Nissan Leaf Hatchback?
Save up to $300 on one of 3 used 2016 Nissan Leafs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $16750 as of Mar 23, 2018, based on data from 3 dealers and 11 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.8 to 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2016 Nissan Leaf trim styles:
The used 2016 Nissan Leaf SL is priced around $18875 with average odometer reading of 23348 miles.
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What do people think of the 2016 Nissan Leaf Hatchback? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2016 Nissan Leaf Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2016 Leaf Hatchback a 3.8 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 2016 Leaf Hatchback.
Vehicle SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
Review I leased my 2016 LEAF about 900 miles ago and I have to say I'm "shocked" at how great it is. It's the SL version which means it's fully loaded with all options. The car is well built and very solid. With all the incentives, I got a great deal and will be able to buy it in a few years at an awesome price. Fully charged, it is capable of 125 miles. This is plenty for my daily 40 mile round trip commute. I installed a 240 V level 2 charger myself with not too much difficulty. I'm fairly handy and have a newer home with 200 amp service and spare breakers. I bought the NISSAN charger or EVSE online. I charge the car on early Wedsnesday mornings and again on Sunday mornings during off peak hours. It charges from empty in less than 5 hours but I usually only need about 3 and a half hours to go from 20 miles to about 110. It costs me about 2 bucks per charge. This is easy to do beacuse it's fully programmable. It's incredibly loaded with technology that makes it fun to drive. While searching for an alternative vehicle, I drove the VOLT and Prius. I was not impressed with either one. The VOLT has hardly any rear headroom and is a joke for tall people to sit in the back plus it's a true four seater at best. The Prius was interesting but seemd to lack any pep. The LEAF is decievingly large inside due to its height. It also has great acceleration due to its torque from the electric motors. Driving an electric car is a unique experience. It's silent and smooth. There is no drag when using the A/C and no strain from a gas motor. It accelerates effortlessly, quietly, and smoothly. I don't have trouble with range because there are many chargers available in my area plus at any NISSAN dealer. I still have gas cars for long trips though. But, I don't travel much anyway. I love pulling into my garage silently, having no motor to heat up the garage, no smells from oil and exhaust etc. It requires no maintenance except tire rotations. No belts, exhaust, oil etc. I'm no hypermiler either- don't have to be- I use the climate control liberally, drive at normal speeds on the highway every day, plus I'm a car guy and own a classic musclecar which I drive pretty hard on the weekends. I guess I'm not the typical electric car owner but it's just a blast to drive the LEAF. It has a nice sized hatch area for groceries unlike the Honda Fit. The electronics are intuitive and easy to use. The nav is great and the Bose sound is very good. I would say to anyone on the fence, examine your driving practices and see if it's for you. I should add that the build quality is exceptional and the materials are excellent. I am VERY picky with cars and don't have any major cons for this car. I will say that the center armrest could be improved by making it adjustable to slide forward. There is a little more wind noise than I like but it's a smaller car. There is no lock on the glove box. There should be courtesy lights for rear passengers. I hope this review helps you. *UPDATE* Feb 2017 Okay, so I first reviewed this car in September of 2016 so I think it's time to update my review. I see some people saying some poor things about it but it's not been my experience. I have almost 16,000 miles on the car from a new lease and have ZERO battery life degradation. All battery life bars are full as new. It does not charge to what it did when new (135) but does charge up to 109 which is in line with Nissan's projections. I live in a Northern cold weather climate and will say that using this car in winter weather DOES affect the mileage rather significantly when driving at highway speeds. Cons: The use of all the electric accessories in winter weather (especially the climate control) can drain the battery quickly. At lower city speeds however, I find the effects to be not as drastic. The A/C in the summer is a high drain on the battery also. Driving on snow or ice can be especially tricky due to the torque of the motors when accelerating from a stop. The windshield washer sprayers are terrible. They are not set up to spray high enough and don't immediately activate the wipers. No daytime running lamps, headlights don't automatically turn off in the constant ON position- they could potentially be left on though there is an alarm. Pros: no gas or maintenance other than tire rotations. Powerful headlights (SL). Great Bose stereo (on the SL), EFFORTLESS electric power steering, nice leather, navigation is excellent, easy Bluetooth, lots of media options, heated steering wheel is AWESOME, I have no complaints with the heater, surprisingly roomy because of its tall cabin, jackrabbit acceleration. This car is not for everyone. It's NOT a highway car for sustained drives. It is ideal for close to home driving, running errands, grocery shopping etc. Forget about unscheduled impulse drives however because you have to take your range into consideration. If most of your driving is close to home this car could be perfect for you.