2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf
Save up to $10,217
MSRP range
$29,990 - $36,200

Pros

  • Quick, smooth acceleration
  • Broad complement of driver assistance features
  • More range than similarly priced EVs
  • Quiet driving experience

Cons

  • Back seats don't fold flat
  • Limited small-item storage
  • Lacks a telescoping steering wheel
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

Fantastic car
Phil Easler , 3/26/2018
Electric car driver since December 2012. This is my 3rd leased/purchase ev. Great value, I got the quick charged option and heated seats/ steering wheel out the door for $22K. I don’t need to charge it up every day, but when I do the guess o meter ranges from 160 -187 so far. I have owned or lease the vehicle for about 1.5 months and have around 1300 miles on the clock. You will need a 220/240 charger to get the most out of the vehicle. Charges at 6.6 kwt/ hour ~ 22 miles of charge per hour from a 240 dedicated charger. I have only fast charged it at two Nissan dealerships twice. It put in around 15 kwatts in about 30 mins about 50 miles of driving. Hoping to see 200 miles on the range meter this summer!!
I want to like this car
Dan, 5/25/2018
There are some things prospective buyers need to know. The range is overly optimistic--I am a smooth--non-hot-shot driver--I get about 120 miles on a charge--not 150. Be wary of planning a trip that involves hills--the incline eats energy. The car is very comfortable and the interior--while not a wow factor is well above average. The problem? NISSAN dealerships and support. After only 2 weeks the pro-pilot assist went out, and the pedestrian braking never worked. One dealer had it 3 days saying they were waiting for Nissan corporate to look at it--but couldn't say when that would be. I returned it to the dealer where I purchased it and have been told it will be 7 business days to get a new sensor that "might" fix it. I called Nissan EV support--the first complaint never got logged--the second one did, and at least they have agreed to reimburse gas. I will be without my new car for at least 2 weeks because of weekends and a holiday not included in the business day estimate. So, maybe when I get it back if it works as it's supposed to I will like it...but at this point I wish I had put those dollars elsewhere. I paid cash
100% torque 100% of the time
Steve, 6/6/2018
Unbelievable acceleration in normal mode and very easy to go from econ to zoom.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$32,490
MPG
125 city / 100 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
147 hp @ 3282 rpm
MSRP
$36,200
MPG
125 city / 100 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
147 hp @ 3282 rpm
MSRP
$29,990
MPG
125 city / 100 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
147 hp @ 3282 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Leaf safety features:

ProPilot Assist
Keeps the car centered within your lane in order to reduce driver fatigue.
Advanced Airbag System
The front airbags adjust inflation rate based on crash severity, and side bags adjust based on seat position, helping to minimize injury.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Detects an imminent forward collision. Can warn the driver and automatically apply the brakes if necessary.

2018 Nissan Leaf for Sale

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More about the 2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is an affordable and easy-to-use electric vehicle, and the revisions made for 2018 make it more competitive in a variety of areas. Its performance and range jumped up heartily, while its additional driver assistance features bring it into the modern era. By offering tailored packages and minimal options, Nissan made the Leaf easy and convenient to configure.

Those trim levels are the S, SV and SL, and the 2018 model year brings them closer together than ever before. All Leafs have the same 147-horsepower motor and 40-kWh battery pack providing an estimated 150 miles of range plus the same basic interior and exterior, and they now all have the same 6.6-kWh charger.

The S trim features Bluetooth, a USB port for smartphone connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted controls, and keyless entry and ignition. Both SV and SL trims add to those features alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and a built-in 7-inch navigation system.

NissanConnect EV is also standard on SV and SL trims, and it allows you to control charging and climate control systems from your smartphone when your Leaf is plugged into a charger. The Charge package is standard for these trims, and it increases charge speeds by incorporating a high-speed Level 3 DC charge port. The Charge package is optional on the standard S trim, and we strongly advise getting it.

Differences between the SV and SL are primarily comfort- and convenience-oriented: The SV wraps the seats in a special fabric, and the SL features leather. The SL adds a power driver seat, LED headlights, Bose premium audio, and heated front seats, outside mirrors and steering wheel.

All new Leaf buyers are eligible to receive a federal tax credit, and additional rebates are often offered at the state level. Let Edmunds help you navigate the electric vehicle field to find the best 2018 Nissan Leaf for you.

2018 Nissan Leaf Overview

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), and S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2018 Nissan Leaf?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Nissan Leaf and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Leaf 4 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 2018 Leaf.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan Leaf?
2018 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2018 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,860. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $9,171 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is24.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2018 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,385. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $10,217 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,217 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,168.

The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is30.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Leaf S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2018 Nissan Leaf S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,235. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Leaf S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $8,677 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,677 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,558.

The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Leaf S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is26.1% below the MSRP.

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