You can skip the gas station because the 2020 Nissan Leaf is taking all-electric cruising to new heights.
What’s new for the 2020 Nissan Leaf?
This year, a new Leaf Plus model debuts giving drivers a longer range with both a bigger battery pack and more powerful electric motor.
Why choose the 2020 Nissan Leaf?
When you choose the Leaf as your all-electric ride to work, you’re getting a lot for your money. The Leaf’s excellent 150-mile driving range will get most drivers to work and back, with enough battery leftover for some weekend adventure. Compared to other EVs in its price range, the Leaf will take you further per battery charge.
And this EV doesn’t short you on comfort either. Thanks to its smooth, quick acceleration and supportive seats, you can expect hours of driving bliss. You’ll also love how quiet the ride is; the silent cabin makes you feel like you’re roaming around in a soundproof luxury sedan.
Which 2020 Nissan Leaf trim model is right for me?
This compact electric hatchback can be had in two trim models: Leaf and Leaf Plus. The biggest differences between the two are their batteries and powertrains. The standard Leaf features a 40-kWh battery that will have you cruising around for an estimated 150 miles. Under the hood, the Leaf sports a 147-horsepower electric motor that more than satisfies in terms of highway merging and acceleration.
The Leaf Plus is for power drivers. Its 60-kWh battery extends your driving range to an estimated 226 miles. The Leaf Plus also supplies a little extra kick, compliments of its 214-horsepower electric motor. If you’re looking for a quicker start off the line, this is the Leaf for you.
Once you choose your Leaf model, you’ll find that each is available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. Each trim offers increasing levels of comfort and convenience.
The S compliments your daily drive with timesavers like keyless entry and start, a rearview camera, and automatic headlights. This entry-level Leaf looks sharp too, with its rear spoiler and LED taillights. Inside, you’ve got everything you need to connect your smartphone to the four-speaker sound system, including Bluetooth and a USB port.
If you’re the kind of driver that craves a bit more style, check out the midgrade SV. It upgrades the Leaf’s look with 17-inch alloy wheels and foglights. Inside, an upgraded infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
The top-trim SL treats drivers to a fully loaded experience. In the dead of winter, you’ll have a deep appreciation for its heated front seats and rear heater vents. The cabin’s leather upholstery and premium seven-speaker Bose sound system will have you looking forward to your commute. Standard LED headlights and running lights maximize visibility and ensure other drivers can see you coming.
Can the Nissan Leaf battery be upgraded?
The 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus is set to debut midway through the model year. Its larger battery pack will deliver an estimated 226-mile driving range. How’s that for an upgrade?