The Nissan LEAF e+ with its 62 kWh battery and a WLTP vary of 385 km (239 miles) was just lately reviewed by Autogefühl, which finds the Japanese mannequin “mediocre in some ways.”
The driving impressions are optimistic so far as acceleration and steering are thought-about, though the suspension is without doubt one of the weakest factors of the LEAF. Because of this all patrons ought to think about 16-inch wheels, as an alternative of 17-inch, for extra consolation on the bumps.
Autogefühl a number of instances famous the shortage of a totally adjustable steering wheel, which has been a difficulty in all LEAFs since 2010, however in October Nissan announced that the new versions are getting the telescopic steering wheel. It will be sensible to double-check this when ordering.
Inside, the LEAF just isn’t the most effective when it comes to construct high quality and the infotainment is sort of outdated.
Apart from that, the well-known weak factors of the LEAF are its battery with out liquid cooling, restricted fast-charging energy and DC CHAdeMO inlet, as a result of it is an outgoing normal in Europe and in North America.
General, the LEAF in 2020 (mainly in 2021) is much behind rivals, regardless of it being vastly improved in comparison with the 2010 model (together with the look, the battery capability/vary, the electrical motor energy and doubled on-board charger energy). Then again, it’s a respectable, dependable electrical automobile, which is perhaps an excellent possibility for these searching for a cheaper compact mannequin.