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 £31,145What Car? Target Price£29,357
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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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.


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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