Nissan Leaf

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $32,780
MPG
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

New Car Test Drive

11/17/10
2010-11-17
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Jim McCraw Jim McCraw 6.5 out of 10 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

We had as much driving fun with the Leaf as we’ve had in a long time, because it is so very different from the normal and usual. And it looks like a very good deal indeed for the Americanfamily commuter.

New Car Test Drive

06/26/12
2012-06-26
88
100

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Jim McCraw Jim McCraw 6.5 out of 10 2012 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

The Leaf would be a good deal without all the incentives, rebates and refunds, but, when those are all factored in, the Leaf looks like a solid deal for the American family commuter.

Consumer Search

10/05/10
2010-10-05
86
100

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Alex Nunez Alex Nunez Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

I loved the Leaf. It’s not some quirky gadget masquerading as a car. It’s a rewarding, fully-realized car with the sort of techno-cachet usually reserved for the latest must-have gadget. Put more simply: It’s cool. It’s electric. And it works.

AutoBlog.com

07/27/10
2010-07-27
86
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

Few things about the Leaf stand out, and that’s exactly its point. Nissan isn’t out to change the driving experience, it’s just changing the method of motivation. And more than anything else, that’s what’s going to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream.

Popular Science

10/29/10
2010-10-29
86
100

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Seth Fletcher Seth Fletcher Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

The Leaf is a quick, nimble, fun-to-drive car that is, at least theoretically, more than adequate for the daily driving needs of 90 percent of Americans. We see it as the highly promising start of something very interesting.

Motor Trend

06/28/10
2010-06-28
85
100

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Peter Lyon Peter Lyon Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

If you don’t drive more than 70 or 80 miles per day — and evidence from Nissan suggests that more than 80 percent of us don’t — then the Leaf might just be the perfect planet-friendly transport for you.

Ward's Autos

10/25/10
2010-10-25
85
100

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Christie Schweinsberg Christie Schweinsberg 7.5 out of 10 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

For now, driving a Leaf at least means saying goodbye to a dirty, smelly gas station and not filling the coffers of countries that are more foe than friend. And, if you’re so inclined, helping save the planet, one kilowatt hour at a time.

Edmunds.com

06/23/10
2010-06-23
85
100

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Peter Nunn Peter Nunn Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

So the 2011 Nissan Leaf appears to be quite some car. It’s more than just a promise, more than just the usual vaporware. With its zero tailpipe emissions it gives you a different answer to the question of clean-air transportation.

Motor Trend

10/27/10
2010-10-27
85
100

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Scott Evans Scott Evans Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

The 2011 Nissan Leaf is mostly unremarkable as a “Car of the Future.” And while that may seem like damning it with faint praise, it’s really the highest praise this car can be given.

LeftLane News

11/14/10
2010-11-14
85
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

The Nissan’s Leaf is yet another example of electric vehicle technology that offers alternatives to the internal combustion engine. A great city-based vehicle, it will get you to and from work with ease, provided you are within 100 miles or so.

MotherProof.com

10/11/11
2011-10-11
85
100

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Kristin Varela Kristin Varela 6.6 out of 10 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

After driving the 2011 Nissan Leaf, I could dominate a coffee klatch, raving about its great driving experience and the unexpected emotional enlightenment I got from driving it for the week.

Consumer Guide

11/09/10
2010-11-09
85
100

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Ed Piotrowski Ed Piotrowski Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf Hatchback

The 2011 Nissan Leaf is smooth, quiet, rides well, and is competitively priced even without tax credits and other cash incentives. If you’re sick of gas pumps and are aware of and can live within its limitations, the Leaf is a very compelling choice.

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