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Used Nissan Leaf 2011-2018 review

(2011 - 2018)
Used Nissan Leaf 2011-2018
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Which used Nissan Leaf hatchback should I buy?

There is only one level of performance with the Leaf, and it’s more than adequate, but there are two options with range: the 24kWh battery or the 30kWh one. If you can afford the longer range, we’d definitely go for that one. Nissan claims up to 155 miles, but in normal use this will be closer to 100-120 miles. This battery is not available on the entry-level Visia trim.

An entry-level Leaf Visia comes with a fairly uninspiring amount of equipment, although it does feature climate control, Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, all-round electric windows, a height adjustable driver’s seat and keyless start and go.

For a more rounded specification, we’d recommend the Acenta trim if you can find one. It adds cruise control, power-fold door mirrors, a driver’s armrest and automatic lights and wipers. You also get better infotainment with sat-nav and Nissan Connect EV, as well as plusher interior trim.

The top-spec Tekna grade features lots of toys, but it commands a hefty price, even in a used example. Only those really keen for every last piece of kit, such as the high-end Bose audio system and heated leather seats all round, should opt for this.

Our favourite Nissan Leaf 30kWh Acenta

Used Nissan Leaf 2011-2018

Which used Nissan Leaf hatchback should I buy?

There is only one level of performance with the Leaf, and it’s more than adequate, but there are two options with range: the 24kWh battery or the 30kWh one. If you can afford the longer range, we’d definitely go for that one. Nissan claims up to 155 miles, but in normal use this will be closer to 100-120 miles. This battery is not available on the entry-level Visia trim.

An entry-level Leaf Visia comes with a fairly uninspiring amount of equipment, although it does feature climate control, Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, all-round electric windows, a height adjustable driver’s seat and keyless start and go.

For a more rounded specification, we’d recommend the Acenta trim if you can find one. It adds cruise control, power-fold door mirrors, a driver’s armrest and automatic lights and wipers. You also get better infotainment with sat-nav and Nissan Connect EV, as well as plusher interior trim.

The top-spec Tekna grade features lots of toys, but it commands a hefty price, even in a used example. Only those really keen for every last piece of kit, such as the high-end Bose audio system and heated leather seats all round, should opt for this.

Our favourite Nissan Leaf 30kWh Acenta

Used Nissan Leaf 2011-2018
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