If you’re interested in buying an EV, then the 2021 Nissan Leaf and 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus are excellent options. With the $7,500 federal tax credit, the 2021 Nissan Leaf starts at just over $24,000. And you get a lot of that money. Let’s take a look.
Below, we’ve listed out 2021 Nissan Leaf and 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus details, including powertrain specs, single-charge range, connectivity technology, and safety features. Is the 2021 Nissan Leaf right for you?
The 2021 Nissan Leaf comes in one of two different powertrains. 2021 Leaf models have a 40-kWh battery pack and a 110-kW electric motor that work together to produce 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. It has a single charge range of 150 miles. 2021 Leaf Plus models, on the other hand, have a 62-kWh battery pack and a 160-kW electric motor that produce 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Single charge range on this powertrain varies by trim. The S Plus models have a 226-mile range. The SV Plus and SL Plus models have a 215-mile range. All 2021 Leaf and Leaf Plus models are FWD.
The 2021 Nissan Leaf is crammed full of great infotainment features. Standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, an 8-inch touchscreen, and three USB ports. Higher trims get more features, such as HD Radio, GPS-linked navigation, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system, and a USB-C port.
The 2021 Nissan Leaf is one of the Nissan models that comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360. That means every 2021 Leaf model has forward collision warning, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera. Some other features are available, too, including adaptive cruise control, driver attention monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, and the Nissan ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system.