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For 2020, every Nissan Leaf now comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, rear automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning and blind spot monitoring. S and SV models gain a new 8-in infotainment screen, while Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also now standard across the board. All models now come with driver and front-passenger knee airbags and rear seat-mounted outboard side airbags. The Leaf SV's Technology Package now includes the 360-degree camera system and driver attention monitor previously limited to the SL. Nissan has also updated the tone and volume of the Leaf's pedestrian safety sounds. Finally, there's a new extra-cost exterior color available, called Sunset Drift ChromaFlair. See the 2020 Nissan Leaf models for sale near you
The 2020 Nissan Leaf is a competitive EV that offers great technology and features, especially with the updates its been given for the new model year. Given that most competitors now offer in excess of 200 miles of range, we'd have a hard time not choosing the Leaf Plus The SV trim also seems to be the best value. For just $1,550 more than the cost of a base S model, you get nicer wheels, navigation, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and more, while the $1,600 SV Technology Package adds additional features, such as ProPilot Assist and a surround view camera system. Find a Nissan Leaf for sale
The Leaf is offered in a total of five different trims. The basic Leaf with the 40 kWh battery pack is offered in S and SV trims, while the Leaf Plus, which comes with the larger 62 kWh battery, is offered in S Plus, SV Plus and SL Plus trims.
The S ($32,525) comes standard with hill-start assist, e-Pedal, 16-in steel wheels, power outboard mirrors, a 6-way manually adjusted driver's seat, a trip computer, cruise control, push-button start, power windows, power door locks, a 12-volt power outlet, automatic climate control, a backup camera, hands-free text messaging, six airbags, a security system with immobilizer, automatic emergency braking, a 4-speaker audio system with a USB port, an 8-in color display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio capability and 60/40 split folding rear seats. Finally, for 2020, even the base Leaf comes with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, rear automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist and blind spot monitoring. An optional Charge Package adds a 50 kW quick charge port and a 240 Volt portable charge cable.
The SV ($35,115) builds on the S-grade content, adding the quick charge port, 17-in alloy wheels, fog lights and an upgraded 6-speaker audio system. Options include an electronic parking brake, a rear cargo cover, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, heated outboard mirrors, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, high beam assist, an 8-way power driver's seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a 360-degree camera system and a driver attention monitor.
The Leaf S Plus ($39,125) comes with everything the regular Leaf S has but also adds that 62 kWh battery back for a total of 226 miles of range, plus a 100 kW Quick Charge Port and a 120-volt/240-volt portable trickle-charge cable.
The Leaf SV Plus ($40,675) is simply the SV trim with the bigger battery.
The top-spec Leaf SL Plus ($44,825) gains LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, leather-appointed seats, a heated steering wheel, a cargo cover, a universal garage door remote, a Bose-branded premium audio system with seven speakers, Intelligent Around View Monitor, an electric parking brake and high-beam assist.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Hybrid/Electric Components||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2020 Chevrolet Bolt -- You can't have an EV discussion and not mention the Bolt. It's bigger than the Leaf and a little more expensive, but a range boost for 2020 means that it now offers up to 259 miles of range on a single charge, per the EPA. There's no other way to look at it -- the Bolt is an impressive EV.
2020 Kia Niro EV -- While it's front-wheel drive only, the Niro is shaped like a compact crossover, and it's one of the more understated EVs on the market. Maximum range for the Niro EV comes in at an impressive 239 miles.
2020 Toyota Prius Prime -- The Prius Prime is a plug-in-hybrid version of the venerable Prius. The Prime offers up to 25 miles of electric-only range with a full charge. Once that's spent, the gas generator kicks in, and the Prius Prime returns up to 54 mpg running on gas alone.
Used Tesla Model 3 -- Even in its most basic trim, the Tesla Model 3 carries a higher price tag than the Leaf, but it's such an impressive vehicle that prospective Leaf buyers would be wise to check out a used example. The standard-range rear-wheel-drive Model 3 offers up to 250 miles of range, while all-wheel-drive Long Range and Performance trims are available as well.