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The Nissan LEAF returns in a big way for model year 2022. Not only does this latest iteration feature a significantly lower starting price than the outgoing model, but it also gets a standard fast-charger, and the SV Plus trim level receives the equipment from the Technology Package as standard fare. The ’22 LEAF still boasts the same excellent driving range and spacious, tech-laden interior as before, but with those notable upgrades it’s able to contend with some of the bigger and more expensive names in the EV segment (we’re talking about you, Tesla). So, for the budget-conscious driver who’s had their eyes peeled for an accessible alternative-fuel vehicle, the ’22 LEAF is certainly worth checking out.
Versions, Trims, and Powertrains
The Nissan LEAF is an all-electric hatchback made in two versions (LEAF and LEAF Plus) and three trim levels (S, SV, and SL). The SL is sold exclusively as a Plus model, while the Plus packaging is an optional upgrade for the S and SV. The regular LEAFs come with a 40-kWh battery that gives 149 miles of all-electric range. With the LEAF Plus you’ll get a 62-kWh battery that provides 226 miles of range in the S and 215 miles in the SV and SL. The LEAF Plus models also have a more powerful electric motor that makes 214 hp; the regular LEAF’s motor produces 147 hp.
Standard and Available Equipment
The S trim is nicely equipped with the likes of automatic headlights, an illuminated charge port, automatic climate control, a 12-volt power outlet, four USB ports, keyless entry, push-button start, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback. The SV is more loaded, getting fog lights, NissanConnect Services (which allows you to keep tabs on your vehicle from your smartphone), heated side mirrors, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and a more efficient hybrid heater system. A Technology Package is available for the regular LEAF SV but is standard in the LEAF SV Plus. It includes ProPilot Assist (adaptive cruise control with lane centering), a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a built-in garage door opener, LED headlights and daytime running lights, an electronic parking brake, a surround-view camera system, and driver attention warning. The SL adds a cargo cover and leather upholstery.
Technology for Safety and Infotainment
Every 2022 LEAF has the Nissan Safety Shield 360 bundle of advanced driver aids. In the S, that means forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, reverse automaking braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot intervention. The SV’s package also includes adaptive cruise control, and with the Technology Package, it gets a surround-view camera system, ProPilot Assist, and driver attention warning.
On the infotainment front, the S gets a unit with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a four-speaker audio system. The SV gains satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, and integrated navigation, while the SL will please music lovers with a premium seven-speaker Bose sound system.