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Nissan Leaf

(2018 - present)

The Nissan Leaf is a medium-sized five-door hatchback, and the most popular electric car in the world. The current model is the second-generation Leaf and is built here in the UK at Nissan’s Sunderland plant.

The Leaf has been the flag-bearer for electric cars over the last decade, and is as recognised as the default electric car as the Toyota Prius is for hybrids.

The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media. Although it has very few direct rivals in the pure electric family car sector, its overall Expert Rating according to our aggregator is competitive with most conventionally-powered models.

The Nissan Leaf has received particular praise for its smooth, quiet operation and generous equipment levels. However, it has been criticised for not matching other electric cars, like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro, when it comes to overall range. The higher-spec models are also considered expensive compared to the entry-level models.

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Body style: Five-door hatchback
Power: electric
Price: From £27,995 on-road*

Launched: Spring 2018
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA

*price includes £3,500 government plug-in car grant

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: April 2018

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

71%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

71%

SAFETY ASSIST

ECO RATING

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: 40 kWh N-Connecta
Date tested: July 2019

10 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

8.5 / 10

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Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Nissan Leaf has received

2018

  • World Car Awards – World Green Car of the Year
  • What Car? Awards – Electric Car of the Year
  • Autocar Awards – Game Changer
  • DieselCar and EcoCar Awards – Best Electric Car

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