Used Nissan Leaf 2018-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Advice for buyers

2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh boot
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh front driving
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh dashboard
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh boot
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh side profile
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh side profile
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh charging ports
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh gear selector
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh front driving
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh dashboard
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh boot
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh side profile
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh side profile
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh charging ports
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh gear selector

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Nissan Leaf hatchback?

Despite its unconventional powertrain, the Leaf is shaped like a normal car with a significant nose and front overhang; this largely so it complies with pedestrian impact legislation in the event of an accident. However, not all of its front end is visible from the driver’s seat, so check for any minor scuffs on the bodywork and any damage to the wheels, as the Leaf will mostly have been used in urban scenarios and in tight city centre parking spaces.

When test-driving a used electric vehicle, make sure you monitor the dash to see how quickly the battery is depleted and ensure that it can be charged fully, just so you have a rough idea of battery condition.