Skip to main content

2021 Nissan LEAF

MSRP range: $31,670 - $43,970 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2021 Nissan LEAF videos

EV Comparison Test -- Chevy Bolt v. Nissan Leaf v. Tesla Model 3

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Nissan LEAF, but since the 2021 Nissan LEAF is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Nissan LEAF a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 LEAF both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the LEAF has 23.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Nissan LEAF. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Nissan LEAF?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Nissan LEAF:

  • The Leaf is unchanged for 2021
  • Part of the second Leaf generation introduced for 2018
Learn more

Is the Nissan LEAF reliable?

To determine whether the Nissan LEAF is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the LEAF. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the LEAF's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Nissan LEAF a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Nissan LEAF is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 LEAF and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 LEAF is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Nissan LEAF?

The least-expensive 2021 Nissan LEAF is the 2021 Nissan LEAF S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $31,670.

Other versions include:

  • S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $31,670
  • SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $34,960
  • S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $38,270
  • SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $40,520
  • SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $43,970
Learn more

What are the different models of Nissan LEAF?

If you're interested in the Nissan LEAF, the next question is, which LEAF model is right for you? LEAF variants include S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), and SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD). For a full list of LEAF models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Nissan LEAF

2021 Nissan LEAF Overview

The 2021 Nissan LEAF is offered in the following submodels: LEAF Hatchback. Available styles include SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), and S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD). Nissan LEAF models are available with a undefined-liter electric engine, with output up to 214 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Nissan LEAF comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive. The 2021 Nissan LEAF comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Nissan LEAF?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Nissan LEAF and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 LEAF 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 2021 LEAF.

Pros

  • Quick, smooth acceleration
  • Broad complement of driver assistance features
  • Quiet driving experience

Cons

  • Limited small-item storage
  • The back seats don't fold flat

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Nissan LEAF and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 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.

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 2021 Nissan LEAF?

2021 Nissan LEAF S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2021 Nissan LEAF S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,645. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan LEAF S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $1,906 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,906 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,739.

The average savings for the 2021 Nissan LEAF S 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Nissan LEAF SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2021 Nissan LEAF SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,935. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan LEAF SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $2,143 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,143 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,792.

The average savings for the 2021 Nissan LEAF SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 6% below the MSRP.

2021 Nissan LEAF S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2021 Nissan LEAF S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,245. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan LEAF S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $2,745 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,745 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,500.

The average savings for the 2021 Nissan LEAF S PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 7% below the MSRP.

2021 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2021 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,495. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $2,190 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,190 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,305.

The average savings for the 2021 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 5.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Nissan LEAF SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2021 Nissan LEAF SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,945. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan LEAF SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $3,173 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,173 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,772.

The average savings for the 2021 Nissan LEAF SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 7.1% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Nissan LEAFS are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Nissan LEAF for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Nissan LEAF.

Can't find a new 2021 Nissan LEAFs you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a new Nissan for sale.

Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Nissan LEAF?

2021 Nissan LEAF SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric

2021 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric

2021 Nissan LEAF SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission1-speed direct drive
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
DisplacementN/A
Passenger Volume116.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase106.3 in.
Length176.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height61.6 in.
Curb Weight3568 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Nissan LEAF?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

Check out Nissan lease specials