Nissan Leaf 110kW Acenta 40kWh 5dr Auto [6.6kw Charger] Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £29,845What Car? Target Price£27,156
Review

The Nissan Leaf is reasonable to drive, well equipped and pretty easy to live with, but it is falling behind in this quickly developing class. The Kia e-Niro, Hyundai Kona Electric and Volkswagen ID.3 will go farther on a full charge, while the Mini Electric and Peugeot e-208 are both plusher and better to drive. If you're on a budget then the standard 40kWh Leaf still makes some sense, but we'd certainly choose one of the many better rivals over the expensive 62kWh e+ models.

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Entry-level Acenta trim is all most buyers will really need. It gives you 16in alloys, climate control, a rear-view camera, automatic lights and wipers, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and tonnes of safety kit, along with an 8.0in infotainment touchscreen equipped with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto. If you want heated seats or parking sensors, you can always add them as an option.

Some people still associate electric cars with milk float performance, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth. The 40kWh battery version has a 0-62mph time of around eight seconds; a perfectly respectable time and quicker than a Renault Zoe can manage, although not quite as nippy as the Kia e-Niro or Volkswagen ID.3. Officially the range is 168 miles on a full charge, but in our Real Range testing we managed just 128 miles.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

435

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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