2021 Nissan LEAF – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 Nissan LEAF

$31,670 - $43,970
4.05

Reliability

3.7/5

Interior

3.5/5

Safety

4.7/5

Performance

4.3/5

Strengths

  • Friendly system of infotainment
  • Many standard features
  • Large seating area

Weaknesses

  • The driving range is less than some competitors
  • Interior materials are mediocre
  • Do not fold flat back seats

Review 

The 2021 Nissan LEAF is a fully electric vehicle that provides quick, spacious, and standard acceleration with plenty of technology but has low-quality cabin materials and a short driving range compared to competitors. This car has no overall score or ranking, as reliability has not been measured. The 2021 Leaf is one of the longest-running names for electric cars on the market, mainly because it’s the world’s best-selling electric car. Its cheapest base models are equipped with a less powerful motor and will charge 150 miles.

But if you have to drive longer distances and want extra peace of mind, you may go up to 226 miles to the available Leaf Plus. In any case, with a smooth ride and a refined powertrain, you have a pretty large hatchback. The characteristics of the Chevy Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro, and entry Tesla Model 3 make it worth considering all of them.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Nissan Titan, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Seating5 Passengers
Power147 @ 3282 rpm
Transmission1-spd auto
MPG123 City / 99 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
Nissan LEAF 2021 Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2021 Nissan LEAF is ranging between $31,670 – $43,970.

What’s Newly Include in 2021

The new upgrades in the Nissan LEAF 2021 include the following features:

  • No notable changes

2021 Nissan LEAF Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Nissan LEAF are listed below:

1. S

Price: The MSRP of the S is $31,670.

Specs and Features: It has features of 1-spd auto Transmission, 147 @ 3,282 rpm Horsepower, 236 @ rpm Torque, Front-wheel Drive type, 16″ Steel Wheels, ABS and driveline Traction control, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, Front air conditioning, automatic, Key Fob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, Cloth seat trim, Parking assist, and SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio.

2. SV

Price: The MSRP of the SV is $34,960.

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on S. It comes with a 17″ machined w/painted accents Aluminum Wheels, heated mirrors, Front Fog/driving lights, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, NissanConnect EV w/Navigation & Services with voice activation navigation system, and SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio.

3. S PLUS

Price: The MSRP of the S PLUS is $38,270.

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on SV. It comes with a 214 @ rpm Horsepower, 250 @ 800 rpm Torque, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan radio, and 16″ machined w/painted accents Aluminum Wheels.

4. SV PLUS

Price: The MSRP of the SV PLUS is $40,520.

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on S PLUS. It comes with a 17″ machined w/painted accents Aluminum Wheels, Front Fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, and NissanConnect EV w/Navigation & Services with voice activation navigation system.

5. SL PLUS

Price: The MSRP of the SL PLUS is $43,970.

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on SV PLUS. It comes with a leather seat trim and Lumbar Driver support.

2021 Nissan LEAF Configuration
2021 Nissan LEAF Configuration

2021 Nissan LEAF Interior

What is the seating capacity?

Inside the Leaf, up to five people can sit. The seats are soft and comfy, and the driver and three passengers have plenty of room. The rear center seat is better left for kids as much of the foot area is taken up by the battery placement under the second-row floor.

How many Child Car Seats are there?

The rear outboard seats are completed with two full sets of LATCH connections and a rear center seat tether anchor. This is the second-lowest rating given by Marginal by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s easy to find the higher tethers but the lower anchors are hard to maneuver and too tight in the seats.

Interior Quality

The interior of the Leaf does not match that of the other rivals of the class. While there are some excellent materials in this Nissan’s cabin, some low-quality materials make it less attractive. The quality of the materials in higher trims is superior.

Cargo Space

Behind the Leaf’s back seats, there are 23.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and the back seats are folded down 30 cubic feet. For the hybrid and electric car classes, this is excellent. The back seats, however, are not fully flat foldable.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The Leaf comes standard equipped with a straightforward NissanConnect infotainment system consisting of a touchscreen and physical controls.

  • Standard features: 8-inch touch screen, voice recognition, and satellite radio, Android car, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth, three USB ports, and a four-speaker stereo.
  • Available features: Navigation system, stereo for six speakers, and premium audio systems for seven speakers Bose
2021 Nissan LEAF Interior
2021 Nissan LEAF Interior

Should I Buy a Nissan LEAF 2021?

For thrifty EV shoppers, the Leaf is a wonderful choice. But you may want to consider the Tesla Model 3 or Chevrolet Bolt when you have a larger budget. These two cars have longer driving ranges and more useful cargo areas than the Leaf.

You may also Ask for

Why is Nissan Leafs so affordable?

The poor scope, high battery degradation, and the expensive cost of battery replacement make Nissan Leaf an unattractive car. Most individuals don’t want to purchase the used Nissan Leaf. This affects the resale value and makes the Nissan Leaf extremely affordable.

Is it worth buying a Nissan Leaf?

A worthy entrance to the EV market, the Nissan Leaf. The 2020 models are large, nicely equipped, and affordable.

Is the leaf a reliable car?

The ownership of an electric car saves you a lot both in costs for fuel and maintenance. The Nissan Leaf is generally a highly reliable EV.

For more information about the latest Nissan Leaf, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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