Nissan Leaf review

Category: Electric car

Section: Practicality

Nissan Leaf interior front seats
  • Nissan Leaf front left tracking
  • Nissan Leaf rear cornering
  • Nissan Leaf interior dashboard
  • Nissan Leaf interior front seats
  • Nissan Leaf interior infotainment
  • Nissan Leaf right tracking
  • Nissan Leaf front tracking
  • Nissan Leaf rear left tracking
  • Nissan Leaf cornering
  • Nissan Leaf front left static
  • Nissan Leaf rear left static
  • Nissan Leaf left static
  • Nissan Leaf wheel detail
  • Nissan Leaf rear lights detail
  • Nissan Leaf badge detail
  • Nissan Leaf interior steering wheel detail
  • Nissan Leaf front left tracking
  • Nissan Leaf rear cornering
  • Nissan Leaf interior dashboard
  • Nissan Leaf interior front seats
  • Nissan Leaf interior infotainment
  • Nissan Leaf right tracking
  • Nissan Leaf front tracking
  • Nissan Leaf rear left tracking
  • Nissan Leaf cornering
  • Nissan Leaf front left static
  • Nissan Leaf rear left static
  • Nissan Leaf left static
  • Nissan Leaf wheel detail
  • Nissan Leaf rear lights detail
  • Nissan Leaf badge detail
  • Nissan Leaf interior steering wheel detail
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Tall folks are unlikely to grumble about the amount of space in the front of the Nissan Leaf. Even though the seats are mounted quite high up in the car, there’s loads of head room and you’d have to be seriously lanky to need more leg room.

The door bins are a decent size and there’s another small cubby in front of the gear selector that's useful for stowing a phone or a set of keys. If you like a cup of coffee during your daily commute, you’ll appreciate the two decent-sized cupholders between the front seats.

Nissan Leaf interior front seats

Seat folding and flexibility

There’s not a lot to get excited about here. The Leaf’s rear seatbacks fold down in a 60/40 split, but that’s also the case in the majority of rivals.

The front passenger seat is height-adjustable and electrically adjustable on Tekna and e+ Tekna models. However, there’s no adjustable lumbar support – not even on the options list.

Boot space

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