2015 Nissan LEAF

2015 Nissan LEAF

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All 2015 Nissan LEAF Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr HB SElectric FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$29,010.00
4dr HB SLElectric FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$35,120.00
4dr HB SVElectric FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$32,100.00
4dr HB SV *Ltd Avail*Electric FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$32,000.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $29,010.00
Invoice: $27,486.00
Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
City MPG: N/A mpg

Pros

All-electric powertrain, 100-mile nominal range on an 8-hour charge, driving characteristics of a conventionally powered car

Model Highlights

The Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to be built on a large scale by a major automaker. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius, the LEAF runs on electric power only, with four doors and room for five. Three trim levels are available: the S, the SV and up-market SL.

Motivation for each comes in the form of a 107-hp 80kW AC electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan claims this combination allows for a 100-mile range between charges, which can be done via either a 110-volt or 220-volt household outlet. At 110 volts, a complete recharge takes around 20 hours, while a 220-volt outlet achieves a full battery in just 8 hours. The LEAF comes only with a single-speed transmission that is said to function transparently, much like a conventional automatic.

A total of 48 battery packs are located centrally in the chassis, which helps provide a good balance and decent handling. Torque from the electric motor is always instantly available, so the LEAF is no slouch; Nissan compares its performance to that of a similar car fitted with a 2.5L gasoline engine. City streets with stop-and-go driving are where the LEAF is most at home, although it's capable of 90 mph -- albeit at a significantly decreased range. Braking is achieved via standard 4-wheel power assisted disc brakes, which are also regenerative, providing power back into the system.

On the outside, the LEAF features unique styling and "Zero Emissions" markings, as well as special aerodynamic underbody panels and diffusers to help reduce parasitic drag. Inside, the LEAF features a 6-way adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way passenger's seat, both of which are adjusted manually. In keeping with the LEAF's green cred, the seats are made of partially recycled fabric.

Safety features include those that might be expected on any small car on the market today. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and an anti-skid system are all part of the package, as well as dual-stage front side airbags and curtain side airbags.

The LEAF S is the most basic trim level but still comes with electric windows and door locks, a push-button start with Intelligent Key, automatic temperature control, RearView Monitor and a 3.6kW onboard charger.

Both the SV and SL come with navigation. The SL features a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls and a 6.6kW onboard charger. SL models add fog lights, a roof-mounted solar panel to charge batteries that run accessory items, automatic headlights and an available "quick charge" port that can bring the batteries to 80% charge in just 30 minutes. Nissan's CARWINGS system allows remote connection into the LEAF's computer via cell phone, which can monitor charging status, start a charge and even activate heating and air conditioning systems to prepare for an upcoming drive.

A Premium Package is available on SV and SL models. It includes Nissan's Around View Monitor system and a 7-speaker Bose stereo.

Model News

There are only a few changes to the LEAF in 2015. A hands-free text messaging assistant is available on SV and SL trimmed cars, while the SV trim also gets a new set of 17-inch wheels as standard. A "B-Mode" which concentrates on generating extra battery power from the brakes, is now standard across all trims, while a new color has also been added.

Value Writeup

Nissan has broken new ground with the LEAF, which is the company's first all-electric subcompact. Unlike the Tesla roadster or smart electric, this electric car has room for five. Additionally, the LEAF is manufactured on a much more massive scale than any other fully electric car available. With an MSRP of $29,010, the LEAF offers pure, practical, full-electric driving in a more affordable package than the nearest competitor, the Chevrolet Volt, which stickers at over $34,000.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Pearl White

Manufacturers Code: (QAB)

  • Black
 

Cayenne Red

Manufacturers Code: (NAH)

  • Black
 

Morningsky Blue

Manufacturers Code: (RBE)

  • Black
 

Super Black

Manufacturers Code: (KH3)

  • Black
 

Glacier White

Manufacturers Code: (QAK)

  • Black
 

Brilliant Silver

Manufacturers Code: (K23)

  • Black
 

Gun Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (KAD)

  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yearN/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type1
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1)N/A
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)7.94
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - HwyN/A
Cruising Range - CityN/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - CityN/A
Fuel Economy Est-CombinedN/A
Cruising Range - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined114
Battery Range84 mi
Engine
Engine TypeElectric
DisplacementN/A
Fuel SystemN/A
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM107
SAE Net Torque @ RPM187
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume92.4 ft³
Front Head Room41.2 in
Front Leg Room42.1 in
Front Shoulder Room54.3 in
Front Hip Room51.7 in
Second Head Room37.3 in
Second Leg Room33.3 in
Second Shoulder Room52.5 in
Second Hip Room50 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length, Overall175 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors69.7 in
Height, Overall61 in
Track Width, Front60.6 in
Track Width, Rear60.4 in
Min Ground Clearance6.3 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up24 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down30 ft³
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3256 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearTorsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP205/55HR16
Rear Tire SizeP205/55HR16
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 X 6 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6 in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.2 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.1 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.5 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Hybrid/Electric Components:
8 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.9%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V119000

Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 28, 2016

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
46859

Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 LEAF vehicles manufactured November 19, 2012, to July 31, 2015. During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the vehicle down.

Consequence:
If the brake relay fails, longer distances or additional brake effort would be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Intelligent Brake Control Unit software, free of charge. The recall began on March 28, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 18, 2012 to JUL 30, 2015
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V244000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 25, 2016

Component:
AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3296947

Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF, Sentra, and Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, INFINITI QX60, QX60 Hybrid, and Q50 Hybrid, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue and INFINITI Q50, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Murano Hybrid, and Chevrolet City Express, 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2013 INFINITI JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Remedy:
Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, INFINITI Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. Interim notices were sent to owners on May 31, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, INFINITI customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 18, 2012 to MAR 22, 2016
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V253000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 12, 2017

Component:
AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
30038

Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 LEAF and 2014, 2016 and 2017 Sentra vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error within the air bag inflators, the passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag doesn't deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury to passengers.

Remedy:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began June 7, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture:
SEP 19, 2014 to DEC 12, 2016


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