2021 Nissan Leaf | Charging Range and Technology Features
Unlike its luxury brand competitors in the EV segment, the 2021 Nissan Leaf has been introduced to the market without much fanfare. This electric vehicle is priced affordably compared to the Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Ioniq, and others in the same range. There are many features which make this a good buy.
Standard Features in the 2021 Nissan Leaf
Some features in this eco-friendly EV are a strong powertrain transmission and a big touchscreen for the Infotainment console. Consumers have a choice of regular Hatchback, the Plus version of the Hatchback, and the SL Plus.
The Lear is a five-seater, and the S-version offers a 149-mile range on a single charge. The S-Plus version has a range of up to 226 miles (ca. 364 km). It is a stiff competitor for vehicles like the Chevy Bolt, the Ford Mustang Mach-E version, and even Tesla’s Model 3. It has a 7+ rating due to its great features and for being eco-friendly.
What is New for the 2021 Leaf?
Not much has changed from the 2020 version, except for the hatchback style in the second generation. This conventional look and a comfy cabin with its digital displays are drawing in buyers in droves. It is so well-designed that it does not look like an electric vehicle, except for its “Zero Emissions” sticker.
It offers good acceleration and handles beautifully. The standard version has a 147-hp electric motor with a 40-kWh battery pack. The Leaf Plus models have a 214 horsepower motor and a 62-kWh battery. With the standard vehicle, even though the horsepower is lower, it managed to go 0-60 in under 8 seconds. The e-Pedal features let a driver toggle easily between braking modes. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to charge the battery on the S and S-Plus vehicles.
There is plenty of room for 5 adults, albeit a slightly tight fit. The interiors are well assembled and are available in black or gray. The cargo area is the draw for buyers – 23 cu. feet in a hatchback version.
As for its safety and assistance features, the Leaf earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA and the IIHS. The Leaf’s Safety Shield 360 driver assistance suite is standard in all vehicles. Key features include the automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring.
Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility features are now almost a reality in its vehicles – imagine the car parking itself. Other driver assistant technology features like lane keeping, pedestrian detection and blind-spot monitoring were all part of the development process and now standard features in the current crop of vehicles. The base price of the vehicle starts at $35,000 and goes up depending on the trim and inclusions.
If you want to find out more about the 2021 Nissan Leaf, head to the nearest Nissan dealership. You could also visit Kelly Auto in Emmaus, PA. Set up an appointment for a test drive to see which vehicle appeals to you. Our dealership is located very close to Allentown, Easton, and Philadelphia.