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The Nissan LEAF, which debuted in 2011, was one of the first all-electric vehicles to be manufactured by a mainstream automaker. At that time, its electric range was a meager 73 miles, but its first redesign in 2018 significantly improved that range to 226 miles. Since then, it has been a consistent best-seller and was even named the best EV in its class by Kelley Blue Book in 2019.
The ever-efficient LEAF hatchback is back for the 2021 model year, and it continues to captivate environmentally conscious drivers. With its distinctive “floating roof,” which gives the illusion that the car’s roof and body are two separate pieces, and signature 3D-looking V-Motion grille, the ’21 LEAF is certainly striking. It comes with an assortment of standard driver aids, ranging from forward collision warning to blind-spot monitoring, and its zippy 236 lb.-ft. of torque makes it fun to drive.
Trims and Powertrain
The ’21 LEAF is sold in regular LEAF and LEAF Plus versions. The standard LEAF has a 40-kWh battery that holds the power for 150 miles of electric range. The LEAF Plus gets a 62-kWh battery and is rated for about 226 miles of range. The basic LEAF’s electric motor makes 147 hp, and the LEAF Plus’s produces 214 hp. Each version has multiple trim levels to choose from: S, SV, and SL. The S and SV are available with both the LEAF and LEAF Plus, but the SL is only offered with the LEAF Plus. The regular LEAF returns an EPA-estimated 123 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent) in the city and 99 MPGe on the highway, while the LEAF Plus achieves 118 MPGe city/97 MPGe highway.
Standard and Optional Features
The S has 16-inch steel wheels, automatic halogen headlights, an illuminated and locking port for charging, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic temperature control, three USB ports and one USB-C port, a 12-volt DC power outlet, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. There’s an optional S Charge Package that will provide a 50-kW quick-charge port and a 120/240-volt portable charging cable. If you choose the LEAF Plus S, the wheels will be upgraded to aluminum-alloys (still 16 inches), and the contents of the S Charge Package will come standard. The SV’s standard equipment list includes the 50-kW quick charge port, 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lights, heated side mirrors, a more efficient hybrid heater system, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and NissanConnect Services.
The available SV Technology Package adds the 120/240-volt portable charging cable, semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control and lane centering (ProPilot Assist), LED headlights and daytime running lights, a surround-view camera system, driver attention warning, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink universal transceiver, and an electronic parking brake. The SL gets the features from the SV Technology Package, along with exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, leather upholstery, and a removable cargo cover to protect valuables from prying eyes.
Safety and Technology
Every 2021 LEAF gets the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assist technologies, with more going to the higher trims. The S gets forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, intelligent lane intervention, blind-spot intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, a rear sonar system, and rear automatic braking. The SV adds adaptive cruise control, and the SL receives ProPilot Assist.
The S has an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, satellite radio, and a four-speaker audio system. The SV includes integrated navigation and a six-speaker audio unit. The top-range SL offers the best sound quality through its standard seven-speaker Bose audio system.