Explore the New Nissan Leaf

With a starting price below $30,000, the new Nissan Leaf is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market. It is suitable for driving around towns due to its impressive driving range and fast charging times. The newest Nissan Leaf model is mostly unchanged, except for the updated trims list and minor exterior updates. Charlotte buyers will love its upscale cabin, revised exterior design, advanced infotainment system, and modern safety features.

New Nissan Leaf Performance and Driving Range

The new Nissan Leaf offers an impressive driving range suitable for Raleigh commutes and highway driving, making it one of the most efficient EVs on the market.

New Nissan Leaf models have a 147-horsepower powertrain in the entry-level S model. This trim has a 40-kWh battery and a single electric motor that results in 123 MPGe and 149 miles of driving range. SV models produce 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque due to their bigger battery and more powerful electric motor.

The SV model has a 60-kWh battery that results in 121 MPGe and 212 miles of driving range. All Nissan Leaf models have a front-wheel-drive model that enhances handling when driving within the city. In addition, all Nissan Leaf models have an e-pedal feature that allows you to switch between regenerative braking modes.

New Nissan Leaf Charging Times

You can charge the new Nissan Leaf using a 240-volt home or 480-volt fast-charging system. When using a 240-volt home charger, the 40-kWh battery requires 7.5 hours to charge fully, while the larger 60 kWh battery takes 11 hours. Depending on the battery size, DC charging times vary between 40-60 minutes.

How Does the New Nissan Leaf Compare Against the New Nissan Ariya

The Nissan Leaf has been a popular nameplate among EV enthusiasts since its first model year in 2011. In comparison, the Nissan Ariya is a relatively new name in the Nissan segment after going on sale in the 2023 model year. Even though both are electric models, they have several differences, including:


New Nissan Leaf models have a 147-horsepower base engine and a 214-horsepower optional powertrain. On the other hand, the Nissan Ariya has a 214-horsepower base engine and a 389-horsepower optional powertrain. Unlike the Nissan Leaf, which offers front-wheel-drive as the standard drivetrain, the new Nissan Ariya has front-wheel and all-wheel options.

The new e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system uses advanced technology to improve handling when driving on highways and enhance traction on slippery terrains. While the most efficient Nissan Leaf model offers a 212-mile driving range, the Nissan Ariya can reach 304 miles on a single charge.

Interior and Seating Space

Although both the new Nissan Leaf and Ariya are suitable for small families of five persons, the new Nissan Ariya has a more spacious interior with slightly more legroom. In the Nissan Ariya, cargo space measures 22.8 cubic feet and increases to 59.7 cubic feet when you fold the second-row seats.

In comparison, the Nissan Leaf has 23.6 cubic feet of cargo space when all seats are in place and 20 cubic feet when the second-row seats fold.

The new Nissan Ariya and Nissan Leaf are impressive options for anyone shopping for an affordable EV. To closely examine the new Nissan Leaf, please schedule a test drive appointment at our dealership near Burlington.

Trims and MSRP

The new Nissan Ariya has a comprehensive list of trim levels compared to the new Nissan Leaf. While the Nissan Leaf has two trim levels, the S and SV Plus, the Ariya has five trim levels, ranging from the entry-level Engage to the Platinum e-Force. Regarding pricing, the new Nissan Leaf is more affordable than the all-new Nissan Ariya. Base Nissan Leaf models have a starting price of around $28,000, while base Nissan Ariya models cost more than $43,000.

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