How to spec a Nissan Leaf

Our guide to Nissan's electric car covers which trim level to choose, which option boxes to tick and how much you should pay for it all...

1. How to spec a Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
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Nissan Leaf boot
Nissan Leaf lights
Nissan Leaf coat hanger
Nissan Leaf on the motorway
Nissan Leaf
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The Nissan Leaf is a bit of a marvel. First launched in 2011, it showed buyers that electric motoring had finally come of age, and the current model was even named as our Electric Car of the Year at the most recent What Car? Awards.

It's capable of travelling for around 108 miles in real-world conditions, which means you can travel further than one of its key rivals, the Volkswagen e-Golf between charges, but not as far as the Renault Zoe. Its interior is also vastly improved over the first-generation Leaf, with a 7.0in infotainment screen which, for the most part, is easy to use. Tall folk won't grumble about space in the front, and the Leaf beats its closest rivals for boot space – in our tests, it swallowed seven carry-on suitcases.

We reckon that N-Connecta models make the most sense, and come with luxuries including adaptive cruise control, heated front seats and automatic lights and wipers. The Leaf's options list is relatively short, but with a few choice picks you can add useful extra features without spending too much.

Click through this slideshow to find out what we'd choose – and what we'd avoid.

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