2017 Nissan Leaf Named Among the Best Under $40K

By Emily Eppley | April 26th, 2017

In the spirit of Earth Day on Saturday, Kelly Blue Book published a list of the “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000” and included the venerable 2017 Nissan Leaf. And it’s easy to see why with an exceptional battery life, farther range than before, and prices that make this vehicle easily accessible to all drivers. Take a look at our favorite parts of this incredible car and discover which features you love!

Across all three trim levels, the Nissan Leaf boasts a 30 kWh battery that can be quick-charged to 80 percent (from the low battery charge warning) in about 30 minutes. And you can use your battery dynamically with multiple drive modes: Normal, Eco, and B-Mode which engages regenerative braking more aggressively while decelerating.

If you think driving an all-electric vehicle means never driving far from home, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The 2017 Nissan Leaf offers EPA-estimated range 107 miles; MPGe ratings: 124 city, 101 highway and 114 combined1. More miles mean more freedom on the road to take that extra side trip to enjoy wherever life takes you.

But saving the environment isn’t just for the affluent anymore because like the KBB article states the Nissan Leaf starting price is below $40,000. Well below. Pricing starts at $30,680 USD2 before applicable federal and state tax credits/rebates. Those rebates can reach up to $7,500 federally, with potential state and local incentives on top of that bringing the cost down even further. Who knew saving the world could also save you money?

“The Nissan LEAF continues to show its strength as the most popular electric vehicle in the world – with sales exceeding 100,000 in the United States alone,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “Nissan is also played a leading role in growing the number of DC fast-charging stations in the U.S., with more than 2,100 CHAdeMO connections to date, which helps all EV drivers regardless of make or model.”

Earning more bang for your buck and more miles per charge, the 2017 Nissan Leaf continues to thrill long-time drivers and winning over first-time electric car owners. Take a look at our current inventory and then comes test drive your favorite today!


12017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate Nissan LEAF 2017 S, SV & SL Trim: 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 124 city, 101 highway. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of gasoline energy, EPA rated the LEAF® equivalent to 124 MPGe measured as gasoline fuel efficiency in city driving, and 101 MPGe in highway driving. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only. 2017 EPA range of 107 miles.
2MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees, and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price.  Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $865.


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