While the 2019 Nissan Leaf offers its share of conventional benefits, the difference maker is its high-tech powertrain. With that, the Leaf can provide more than three times the driving range of the original 2011 model. It even can power your house during utility outages.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is an all-electric compact hatchback that seats up to five. It comes in S, SV and SL trim levels. Their powertrains combine an electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack, single-speed transmission and front-wheel drive. Direct competitors include the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The Leaf’s lower starting price and smaller size make it less of a rival to Tesla models.
Nissan introduces three important new options for the 2019 model year: a long-range powertrain, an upgraded driver-assistance package for highway travel and e-Pedal technology. This lets you pilot the Leaf without using the brake pedal. Instead, the standard regenerative braking system automatically applies stopping power as you reduce pressure on the gas pedal. The same system transforms the heat energy of braking into electricity for the Leaf’s battery.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf has a space-age appearance complete with V-shaped taillights reminiscent of what you might see on a shuttle. The car also sports blacked-out rear roof pillars that make it seem as if the top isn’t attached at the back. Nissan uses a similar effect for the front grille, which is underlined in dark trim and flows back into powerful ridgelike creases on the hood.
The Leaf provides standard features such as automatic halogen headlights, LED taillights, power-adjustable mirrors, aerodynamic underbody panels, a rear diffuser, a rear spoiler and 16-inch steel wheels. Options include LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and heated mirrors with integrated LED turn signals.
Soft shapes and asymmetric design cues liven up the Leaf’s dashboard. The dash pieces in some places, such as where the large instrument panel hood meets the center climate vent trim, look like they’re made of premium cushions. The center stack is deconstructed into separate levels to fit in with the cabin’s complex appearance. The Leaf has 60/40-split folding seats in the back. You’ll get 23.6 cubic feet of storage capacity behind those seats and 30 cubic feet when they’re folded.
The base model goes green with suede-like seat upholstery made from renewable materials. Other standard equipment includes a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way manually adjustable passenger seat, automatic climate control and a tilt-adjustable multifunction steering wheel. The Leaf is available with heated leather-appointed front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The base-model Leaf has a 110-kW electric motor with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This system can produce 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The new long-range version of the car upgrades to a 160-kW electric motor and a 62-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. As a result, the car’s optional powertrain makes 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. The Leaf also relies on front-wheel drive with a single-speed transmission, like many similar electric cars.
Nissan’s standard charging system allows you to fully recharge the Leaf in about 7.5 hours with a 220-volt source of electricity. The available quick-charge setup enables you to achieve an 80 percent charge in approximately 40 minutes.
The EPA-estimated driving range for the base model is 150 miles. That increases to 216 miles for the SV and SL trims with the bigger motor and battery. The enhanced powertrain is rated for 226 miles of all-electric driving with the S trim level.
The Leaf has standard infotainment features such as Bluetooth with a 5-inch display screen, satellite radio, AM/FM stereo, CD player, USB port, auxiliary input jack and four speakers. It’s also available with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, a 7-inch touchscreen, HD Radio and a seven-speaker Bose sound system.
Standard driver-assistance technology includes forward automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera and an alert system that reminds you to check the back seat before leaving the Leaf unattended. Nissan supplies driver-assistance options such as automatic high beams, a blind spot monitor, a driver attention monitor, lane departure alert, lane keeping assistance, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera system and ProPilot Assist. It bundles adaptive cruise control with lane-centering and full-stop capability for traffic jams.
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User Reviews for 2019 Nissan Leaf
by Nissan Leaf on January 10, 2019
"This is a great car if you don't have to go long distances. It's quiet, fast, and handles well - everything is good. The only thing that could be improved is that you only get 150 miles from a charge. If Tesla can do it, why can't Nissan?"
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