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2013 Nissan Leaf SV

2013 Nissan Leaf Review

(0 Stars)  Perfect for short, eco-friendly commutes.

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New For 2013
Improved aerodynamics and better regenerative braking help boost the driving range. A new S trim level has very few options but allows the 2013 Leaf to slip below the $30,000 barrier.
Overview
Sales may not be living up to Nissan’s optimistic goals, but the Leaf is proving that many drivers can live with an EV on a day-to-day basis. It can perform like a normal car, exhibiting brisk acceleration from its instantly available 187 lb-ft of torque. To attract even more buyers, the 2013 Leaf has a lower entry price and an S trim level that slips below the $30,000 mark. It does without navigation and cruise control and rides on steel wheels. SV and SL models get an updated infotainment system with Pandora Internet radio, and a more efficient heater. The car is now rated at 75 miles of battery range per charge, up from 73 miles in prior years. Fully charging the battery still takes twenty-one hours on a household 120-volt outlet, but a new onboard charger cuts the time to four hours with a dedicated 220-volt outlet. The lack of engine noise makes the Leaf extremely quiet, so much so that it has a sound generator to alert pedestrians to the car’s presence at low speeds. With seating for five and generous headroom, the Leaf is fairly roomy inside. Its hatchback design provides a decent amount of cargo space, and the rear seats fold to accommodate larger loads. The Leaf abounds with technology. LED headlights, push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, and touch-screen navigation are all standard. If you can get over the fear of running out of juice, the Leaf is an outstanding car for short urban commutes.

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2013 Leaf SV Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Electric fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 129 MPG city, 102 MPG highway, 115 MPG combined and 75 mi. range
Power (SAE): 107 hp and 187 ft lb of torque

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'13 Nissan SV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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