Nissan LEAF Showroom

Nissan LEAF

$50,990 - $61,490* MRLP

The Nissan Leaf was one of the pioneers of the mass-market electric vehicle upon its Australian launch in 2012, and has gone on to sell over 600,000 examples globally. The second-generation model in showrooms today offers a choice of 40kWh and 62kWh batteries, with up to 385km of driving range.

Latest Nissan LEAF ratings breakdown

7.0

Performance
7.0
Safety Technology
7.0
Ride Quality
7.0
Infotainment & Connectivity
7.0
Handling & Dynamics
6.5
Energy Efficiency
7.5
Driver Technology
7.0
Value for Money
7.0
Interior Comfort & Packaging
7.0
Fit for Purpose
7.0
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What we love

  • -Easy to hit the energy-efficiency claim
  • -A natural commuter
  • -e-Pedal mode maximises energy regen
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What we don't

  • -Interior is starting to date, multimedia screen particularly
  • -Driving position lacks flexibility
  • -Back seat passengers don't get air vents, footroom or an armrest
2023 Nissan Leaf e+ review
Review | 12 Oct 2022

7.0

Has Nissan done enough to keep pace with a fast-growing EV marketplace with its mild update of the 2023 Nissan Leaf e+?
2021 Nissan Leaf e+ review
Launch Review | 29 Apr 2021

8.1

Upgraded with a more energy-dense battery pack and extended real-world range, the Nissan Leaf e+ makes more sense for Australian buyers – especially one-car households.
2019 Nissan Leaf long-term review: Farewell
Review | 31 Jan 2020

8.1

The time has come to say farewell to our Nissan Leaf after nearly six months in the CarAdvice garage. There's plenty to like about electric vehicles too, even though the price is still a bit steep.
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Electric car comparison: 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Premium v Nissan Leaf comparison review
Comparison | 11 Dec 2019

8.1

Electric car sales in Australia have been glacial compared to what we’ve seen around the world. Read the comparison of two key players

Nissan LEAF Specs:

Variant (1 available)
nissan-leaf
Price
$61,490*
FuelType
Electric
Transmission
1 Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Type
FWD
Engine
AC160kW
Charge Time
Quick Charge
Range
Variant (1 available)

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2012 Nissan Leaf review
Owner Review | 21 May 2018
Family of four with two active sporty teenagers needed a second car once the sports training daily jigsaw scheduling of getting 2 kids at either end of town became too much. The old and faithful manual diesel Prado has served us very well including multiple off road lengthy exetitions in WA and NT. However it is not the best tool in the shed to run around town. At $3000 to $4000 per year in fuel not the cheapest either. Could I get something that could be used as a second car and operating cost be in line with that fuel bill ? Kept a log of daily distance travelled for about a month to see what sort of distances all those school and sporting commitments entailed (about 70/80kms per day). Did some number crunching based on estimated running costs of electric cars that were starting to appear 2nd hand. Might be doable but looking at the choices available and budget not too many options for us as we needed 5 seats from time to time. So focused on a Nissan Leaf. Lots of research to try and figure out what could go wrong, battery life expectency a big unknown. Perth can be hot in summer, not so good for batteries apparently. Ended up getting a May 2012 Leaf from Gumtree, $26000 and about 28000kms in February 16. The car came with a separate aftermarket charger which plugs into our 240v 10amp in the carport (Clipper Creek brand, no issues to date). There is another charger inside the car supplied as standard but takes a 15amp plug, we haven’t used it to date. So almost 2 and a half years later and now at 86000kms what’s the verdict? As a second car it fulfills the running around town brief brilliantly and is very cheap to run. Servicing costs are minimal, our mechanic checks it once a year, nothing do do appart from topping up the windscreen washer fluid. Nissan serviced it once while still under the statutory warranty, changed brake fluid and replaced air con filter, t’was about $200. Since then $100 for a looksee by our mechanic to check brakes (all G) and suspension and whatnot. Very reliable so far, nothing has fallen off. Comes with a space saver type that does the job. I found that out after the kerb won the argument against the non standard tyres fitted when purchased. Car handles potholes etc well but leans a fair bit in corners, it’s also very well planted on the road with that battery under your posterior. Said battery makes for a rather heavy smallish car. Registration cost is on the heavy side as well as a result. Range anxiety not really an issue once you know what the car is capable of. With about 70% of the battery capacity remaining we can still do 80kms as a dead cert and 100kms around town by being conservative with lead foot and the heater. Aircon doesn’t really affect the range that much but the resistance heater does. Ranges increases a bit in summer weather compared to winter. Yes the battery will need replacement at some point or some renos. Replacement cost outside of warranty is a big unknown here in Aus. We may be eligible for a new battery if we drop another capacity bar before 100,000kms but unlikely at this stage based on previous drops shown by battery capacity meter. Overall I am very impressed with the Leaf. Teenage daughter on her P’s loves it and is very reluctant to drive the manual diesel Prado. It is so very smooth and quiet and fits the bill very well for us to do the vast majority of the driving needs. We have been able to run a household of 4 and about 25000km/year around town for a total electricity bill of about $1500 with an efficient house and 2KW PV on smart power set up to charge during off peak period. A bit more than half our power bill is from the car now {average usage per day went from 10 to about 24 units post Leaf).
2012 Nissan Leaf Review
Owner Review | 2 Sep 2015
I bought a new Nissan Leaf in in 2013. I have had the car for 2 years now and been very happy with its performance. The car has so much power you find yourself leaving the other motorists behind at the traffic lights. The only time you would pull into a fuel service station is to buy chocolates or a beverage. You can charge the car at home or at a variety of free charging station located most Australian capital cities. To give example on The Leaf's range, you can drive from Frankston to williamstown and back to Frankston victorian on one charge or from Coburg to Moe Victoria one one charge. To car costs me $1.90 to charge from empty to full. Also you can drive to work and back for under $10 for the week! A general car service is $90 at the Nissan service centre. My partner and I would have to agree the Nissan leaf is the most economical commuter car on the road. The disadvantages about the car are the white upholstery that easily shows up the dirty. The sun visor is too short and don't block the sun through the drivers window. The inbuilt Navigation GPS is very basic and does not know all the roads and frustrating to use. Nissan promotes the range of 170km which is completely false. The range is ruffle $120-130km. In conclusion , I highly recommend the Leaf to anyone to get to work and back and run the kids around.
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8.7

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8.5

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8.3

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8.3

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$ 54,990

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$ 63,990

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$ 51,048

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