2016 Nissan LEAF Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,877 - $16,569
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
126 City / 101 HWY
Horsepower
107
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,877 - $16,569
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
126 City / 101 HWY
Horsepower
107
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.1 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

With a price tag comparable to its gasoline counterparts and a newly extended range of 107 miles, the 2016 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) becomes a little more palatable to mainstream buyers still leery of an EV’s limited range and long recharge times. Broad availability nationwide also gives the Leaf a leg up on the competition.

Nissan LEAF Models & Trims

S $10,877 - $13,198*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6 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
SL $13,620 - $16,569*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 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
SV $12,477 - $15,162*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.45

11 Reviews

55% 36% 9% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

I own a clean vehicle which is good to the environment and saving gas. too bad the range of the vehicle has reduced significantly after 2 years in service.

I like my Nissan Leaf since it's a pure electric car so it is very clean. the downside is the range which has 120 miles with a full charge to begin with and diminishes to 80+ after 2 years. If the range can increase, I will consider leasing a new one.

- tom c

It's environmentally economical to drive this car! I am proud of myself.

I love the Nissan Leaf! It runs really smoothly. It has good mileage during commute time. The only dislike is that we have to stop and charge at a charging station more than 60 miles. No complaints.

- Mimi W

Very Cheap Car To Own (Never Buy Gas)

I love never having to buy gas. I like the fact that it is less polluting than most cars. The only complaint that I have is that it has large blind spots in the corners.

- Sam A

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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
$10,877 - $13,198
$13,620 - $16,569

Horsepower

Horsepower
107 hp
107 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
80kW AC Synchronous Motor
80kW AC Synchronous Motor
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
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
Not Available
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
Not Available
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
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P215/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
34.2 ft.

Length

Length
175 in.
175 in.

Width

Width
69.7 in.
69.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3256 - 3307 .lbs
3391 .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
57 mpg
57 mpg

City

City
63 mpg
62 mpg

Highway

Highway
51 mpg
51 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

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
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings