The 2018 Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback that is powered by an electric motor. Now in its second generation, the Leaf has a more striking design than its predecessor and offers up to 151 miles of emission-free driving between charges. The Leaf has a starting MSRP of $29,990, however government rebates are readily available as a way to incentivize consumer to purchase green vehicles.
Pros: Green, Nice Styling, Affordable, Multiple Trim Levels Available, Quiet & Comfortable Interior, Advanced Safety Tech
Cons: Charge Range Limits Practicality
Looks Best In: Deep Blue Pearl exterior/Light Gray interior
Competition: Chevrolet Bolt, Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Honda Clarity Electric
Safety Score: The 2018 Nissan Leaf has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however this second-generation Leaf did receive strong scores in European crash test ratings.
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Summary: The 2018 Nissan Leaf offers guilt-free driving for those who have a short commute or live in urban areas with readily accessible charging facilities. With more attractive styling than many other environmentally-friendly vehicles, the Leaf avoids the goofy look and odd proportions that burden vehicles like the Toyota Prius.
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