Nissan Leaf 110kW N-Connecta 40kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £30,495What Car? Target Price£26,949
Review

The Nissan Leaf is reasonable to drive, well equipped and pretty easy to live with, but it's falling behind in this quickly developing class. Newer rivals can go further on a full charge, and are plusher and better to drive. If you're on a budget, the standard 40kWh Leaf still makes some sense, but we'd certainly choose one of the many better alternative cars over the expensive 62kWh e+ models.

It's worth considering an upgrade to N-Connecta trim, which adds 17in alloy wheels, part-faux leather, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, privacy glass, electrically folding door mirrors, a 360-deg camera, front and rear parking sensors and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

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.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

435

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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