2013 Nissan LEAF Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,807 - $10,451
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
129 City / 102 HWY
Horsepower
107
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,807 - $10,451
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
129 City / 102 HWY
Horsepower
107
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.7 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

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Nissan LEAF Models & Trims

SV $8,424 - $10,451*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $7,626 - $9,533*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $6,807 - $8,484*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.67

33 Reviews

67% 33% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great car for alternative fuel drivers.

I love the fact that I do not have to pay for gas! It makes things so easy! However, it is only super nice if you do local travel, or do not go many places in a day. It has a lot of space and storage, but, if you are someone that has a lot of drinks, this is not the car for you. However, the heated steering wheel and seats is so nice in the winter. As well as the backup camera.

- Sarah A

Because the car is electric, the car requires regular charging which can take two to three hours for a full charge using a level two charger. Our car did not come with a fast charger, but it was an option that other cars of the same year and model may have. Fast charging, if available, only takes 10 minutes.

I love that the car is electric. I do not have to pay for gas. I love that my car does not pollute, making it environmental friendly. I love that there is less moving parts in an electric vehicle, so less can go wrong. The only thing I do not like is that the newer models have longer range and more advanced technology.

- John C

The Nissan LEAF is comfortable, modern and requires NO GAS EVER!

I love that it is comfortable, it has cool features and most of all, I never have to buy gas or oil for it! I would like it evens better if it could go farther on a charge, or if there were a faster way to charge it so I could take it on trips. But I'm very happy with it!

- Barbara M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,424 - $10,451
$7,626 - $9,533

Horsepower

Horsepower
107 hp
107 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
80kW AC synchronous electric motor
80kW AC synchronous electric motor
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.3 in.
33.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.3 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55R16
P215/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 ft.
34.1 ft.

Length

Length
175 in.
175 in.

Width

Width
69.7 in.
69.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3291 .lbs
3340 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
107 hp
107 hp

Torque

Torque
187 ft. lbs.
187 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Electric Motor
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Combined

Combined
58 mpg
58 mpg

City

City
65 mpg
65 mpg

Highway

Highway
51 mpg
51 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings