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Nissan Leaf review

Category: Electric car

Section: Interior

Nissan Leaf 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Nissan Leaf front - red 19-plate car
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 rear cornering
  • Nissan Leaf 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Nissan Leaf 2019 rear seats
  • Nissan Leaf 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 side
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 instrument panel
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 gear selector
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 front seats
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 boot
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 charging socket
  • Nissan Leaf front - red 19-plate car
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 rear cornering
  • Nissan Leaf 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Nissan Leaf 2019 rear seats
  • Nissan Leaf 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 side
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 instrument panel
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 gear selector
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 front seats
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 boot
  • Nissan Leaf 2020 charging socket
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

You sit quite high up in the Leaf, which you’ll either like or you won’t. Every Leaf now gets telescopic steering wheel adjustment, so you can move it in and out, and up and down to get a better driving position.

The lever mechanism to adjust the driver’s seat backrest can make it difficult to get the angle right, which is a far cry from the infinitely tuneable wheel adjuster in the Volkswagen ID.3.

Nissan Leaf 2019 RHD dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

Every Leaf comes with an 8.0in touchscreen that’s reasonably simple to use, thanks to its logical operating system. Being a touchscreen, it's not as easy to use while you're driving as the BMW i3's or Mini's iDrive rotary controller, but the physical shortcut buttons that flank the display make it easy to hop between functions. We’re also grateful that Nissan hasn’t bowed to the latest trend and swapped the volume knob for a fiddly touch-sensitive pad.

The resolution of the touchscreen is disappointing, though. It is nowhere near as sharp as the Kia e-Niro's, and it can be tricky to see in bright, sunny conditions.

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