Nissan LEAF

Price $35,998 – $41,998
Fuel consumption N/A
The Car Guide rating 87%(view ratings)
The first mass-produced electric vehicle is getting a top-to-bottom update for 2018. In fact, the LEAF now looks like a conventional compact car. Still a five-seater, it gets a 40-kWh battery pack (a 10.1-kWh increase) promising a range of 240 km; a 60-kWh version will follow for the 2019 model year. The electric motor now delivers 236 lb·ft of torque. Slightly lower, wider and longer than its predecessor, it will be available at the beginning of the year.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 87%
Fuel economy 9/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 9/10
Compact cars
The Car Guide rating N/A
Fuel economy N/A
Reliability N/A
Safety N/A
Infotainment N/A
Driving N/A
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What's new in 2018



  • Pleasant ride
  • Comfortable cabin
  • Good loading capacity
  • Good equipment for the price


  • Steering column is not telescopic
  • Ageing exterior
  • Not that efficient on the highway
  • Range could be better