2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback
- Optional larger battery pack (delayed availability)
- Part of the second Leaf generation introduced for 2018
- Quick, smooth acceleration
- Broad complement of driver assistance features
- Offers more range than similarly priced EVs
- Quiet driving experience
- Lacks a telescoping steering wheel
- Limited small-item storage
- The back seats don't fold flat
2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which LEAF does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.9 / 10
The first-generation Nissan Leaf's low price, highway-safe top speed and nationwide availability made it the first mass-market electric vehicle. It debuted with 73 miles of range, and over the years Nissan brought out bigger batteries and increased range that allowed the Leaf to keep in step with newer rivals. That is, until the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt launched recently, each boasting more than 200 miles of range on a single charge.
The 2019 Leaf offers 150 miles of range on a charge, which is far less than the Bolt's 238 miles or the Model 3's 310 miles. The new Hyundai Kona Electric should be another strong pick this year thanks to its 258 miles of range. There are strong rumors that Nissan will be fighting back, however. An optional larger battery pack should debut later in the model year that will provide more than 200 miles of range.
Even if you can't wait, there are still very good reasons to consider the regular Leaf. First of all, 150 miles is still plenty of range and can meet the demands of most commutes and daily errands. Another big selling point is its price: The Leaf undercuts the Bolt and Model 3 by thousands of dollars. We also like its refined driver assistance features and quiet, upscale interior.
The one thing for sure is that there are more choices than ever for an electric vehicle. If you're shopping for an EV, the Leaf is a strong contender.
2019 Nissan LEAF configurations
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is a compact electric hatchback available in three trim levels: S, SV and SL. As the lowest trim level, the S is a bit bare-bones, at least as electric mobility goes. But you can add the optional Charge package for quicker recharging. Otherwise, it's still a very functional car since it comes with all the range and performance of the other trim levels. The SV adds the Charge package and navigation as standard, along with a larger touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top-level SL adds leather seats, LED headlights, and a host of comfort features.
Regardless of trim, the Leaf delivers up to 150 miles of range on a full charge of its 40-kWh battery pack. Charging times range from 35 hours using a household-style 110-volt outlet to 7.5 hours using a 220-volt charging station.
The base S comes with a 110-kW electric motor (147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque), 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and start, a rearview camera, a tilt-only steering wheel, automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40-split rear seats, a 5-inch central display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite radio. Forward collision warning with automatic braking is also standard.
The optional Charge package includes a DC fast-charger port (CHAdeMO standard) and a portable charge cable capable of connecting to 120- and 240-volt sources. The fast-charging option can recharge a depleted battery from zero to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.
The SV comes with the Charge package, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, adaptive cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen, navigation, NissanConnect (Nissan's web connectivity and remote-access system) and a six-speaker audio system with HD radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Optional for the SV is the SV Technology package. It adds a power-adjustable driver's seat (with two-way power lumbar), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED headlights and running lights, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and the ProPilot Assist suite of driving aids (automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capabilities, lane departure warning and intervention, pedestrian detection for the automatic braking function, and an electronic parking brake).
Also optional for the S and SV is an All Weather package with heated side mirrors, heated front seats and steering wheel, rear heater vents and a heat pump cabin heater (SV only).
As the top model, the SL adds the All Weather package and the SV Technology package (minus ProPilot Assist). Also standard are a 360-degree parking camera, leather upholstery, a Bose seven-speaker sound system and a cargo cover. The only option for this trim is the SL Technology package, which adds the ProPilot Assist driving aids.
Noise & vibration9.0
Ease of use7.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
Audio & navigation8.0
Features & Specs
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.
Nissan Leaf vs. the competition
2019 Nissan Leaf
2019 Chevrolet Bolt
Nissan Leaf vs. Chevrolet Bolt
The Leaf's low price tag and relatively long range (most EVs fall short of the Leaf's 150-mile estimate) make it an ideal car for buyers keeping fairly close to home. If you want the ability to go on road trips, however, the Chevrolet Bolt is a good option. The Bolt's base price almost costs the same as a fully loaded Leaf, but it offers an astounding 238 miles of range. Since cold temperatures reduce an electric vehicle's range, the Bolt's large battery pack makes it a viable choice for those living in snowy climes. To learn more about the Bolt of this generation, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Premier.
Nissan Leaf vs. Chevrolet Volt
Though only one letter separates the Chevrolet Volt and Bolt, these two compact hatchbacks could not be any more different. The Bolt is a purely electric car, while the Volt is a plug-in hybrid. Once the Volt's 53-mile EV range has been depleted, a four-cylinder engine kicks on to keep the party going. The Volt offers the best of both worlds, effectively eliminating range anxiety. To learn more about the Volt of this generation, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2016 Chevrolet Volt Premier.
Nissan Leaf vs. Toyota Prius
The Volt and Bolt are both motivated by electricity, but only the Volt uses gasoline as a backup. The Toyota Prius is solely powered by gasoline (though the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid, like the Bolt). You'll still visit the pump to refuel it, though the Prius' exceptional fuel economy ratings ensure you don't have to go very often. The Prius' more conventional powertrain makes it far less expensive than the others. To learn more about the Prius of this generation, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring.
2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback for Sale
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is an affordable and easy-to-use electric vehicle, and the revisions made last year 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.
All Leafs have the same 147-horsepower motor and 40-kWh battery pack providing an estimated 150 miles of range. A 6.6-kWh charger pulls juice to recharge the Leaf in 7.5 hours if you use a 220-volt charging station, or 35 hours when using a standard, household-style 110-volt outlet. When equipped with the Charge package, the Leaf can plug into a Level 3 charger to charge the battery from zero to 80 percent in 40 minutes.
Nissan Leafs are sold in S, SV and SL trim levels. 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. A ProPilot Assist suite is available on SV and SL trims, adding several advanced driving aids for extra driving security.
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 (CHAdeMO standard). 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 2019 Nissan Leaf for you.
2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback Overview
The 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback is offered in the following styles: SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), and SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD).
What do people think of the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback and all its trim types. 0 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 2019 LEAF Hatchback.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 LEAF Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including SL, S, SV, 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.Read our full review of the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback?
2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
The 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $4,767 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,767 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,329.
The average savings for the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is12.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
The 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,655. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $2,445 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,445 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,210.
The average savings for the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is7.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
The 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,865. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $4,908 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,908 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,957.
The average savings for the 2019 Nissan LEAF Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is14.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Nissan LEAF?
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