2019 Nissan Leaf e+ verdict

To keep up in the electric car arms race, the Nissan Leaf gets more range, thanks to a larger-capacity battery. Does this make the e+ more appealing than the regular model?...

2019 Nissan Leaf 62kwh red parked front

You might think it’s a no-brainer to recommend the e+ over the regular Leaf; after all, it’s all about range, right? Well, not necessarily. The regular Leaf managed 128 miles in our Real Range test, and if that’s all you need, you’ll save £8000 and get a more comfortable ride by going for that in our favoured Acenta trim.

And if you do need more range, buy the e-Niro. It’s easier to live with and will realistically do 250 miles, rather than the Leaf e+'s official 239. What's more, the Leaf e+ will cost you £35,895; you can have the e-Niro for £3000 less or the fantastic new Tesla Model 3 for similar. It seems quite unfathomable why you’d choose the Leaf instead.

What Car? rating: 2 out of 5

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2019 Nissan Leaf e+ 62kWh Tekna specification

Price £39,395 (before £3500 gov't grant) Engine Electric motor Power 214bhp Torque 251 lb ft Gearbox Single-speed automatic 0-62mph 6.9sec Top speed 98mph Kerb weight 1502kg Range 239 miles (WLTP) CO2 0g/km (NEDC) Rivals Kia e-NiroHyundai Kona Electric

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