Used Nissan Leaf 2018-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Alternatives

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2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh side profile
  • 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
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Leaf hatchback?

The smaller Renault Zoe is a great electric car. It’s a great used purchase because it is exceptionally cheap to buy and run, even if you lease the battery rather than buying it outright. It’s quiet and easy to drive, and its range is excellent. It didn’t fare as well as Leaf in our last reliability survey, though.

One premium alternative is the Volkswagen e-Golf. It has a range of around 125 miles in the real world, and you can charge it through a three-pin plug, too, although this will take 13 hours for a full charge. It takes four hours for a full charge via a dedicated quick charger. It’s great to drive, but it is pricey.

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2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh side profile

Overview

The Leaf is a well-equipped car that’s also good to drive and easy to live with.

  • Good performance
  • Easy to live with
  • Well equipped
  • Rear head room limited
  • Interior could be classier
  • Limited steering wheel adjustment