When Nissan introduced the LEAF for the 2011 model year, it was the first real electric vehicle—as in not a hybrid—that the average consumer could actually afford. In the decade since, Nissan has continued to refine the technologies and expand the feature all while maintaining that same affordability. Now in its second generation, the LEAF boasts advanced driver assistance technologies and as much as 226 miles of range. Two years out from a radical redesign, the 2021 Nissan LEAF arrives with only minor updates, including expansion and refinement of the standard equipment at all three trim levels: S, SV and SL.
The 2021 Nissan LEAF in Clearwater is a small electric hatchback with a 106.3-inch wheelbase and that measures 176.4 inches in overall length. The minimum ground clearance is 6.3 inches, and the height and width without mirrors are 61.4 and 70.5 inches, respectively. Nissan offers a wide range of colors for the LEAF, including Glacier White and Super Black. There are additional options with the upper trims, including tint coats, such as Scarlet Ember and Sunset Drift, and a two-tone option that pairs Super Black with Pearl White. The S trim features 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, automatic halogen headlamps, LED taillamps, power side mirrors and a rear spoiler. The up-level SV trim upgrades the wheels to 17-inch aluminum-alloy and the side mirrors with heating and adds fog lamps, and the range-topping SL trim upgrades the headlamps and high beams to LED and adds LED daytime running lamps.
The 2021 Nissan LEAF in Clearwater seats up to five and offers 92.4 cubic feet of total passenger volume. The driver and front passenger enjoy 41.2 inches of headroom and 42.1 inches of legroom. The 60/40-split folding rear seat affords 37.3 inches of headroom and 33.5 inches of legroom. The cargo area measures 23.6 cubic feet, and folding the rear seat increases that space to 30.0 cubic feet. The base cabin is well appointed: premium cloth and carpeting, air conditioning with cabin preheating and precooling, push-button start, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, dual front and rear USB ports, satellite radio and a sound system with four speakers. We also have Lokey Nissan specials for the SV trim, which adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation and a more robust sound system, and the SL trim adds leather seating, a power-adjustable driver seat, premium audio and a cargo cover.
Our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel offers the 2021 Nissan LEAF in two configurations—LEAF and LEAF Plus—and we have Lokey Nissan specials on hand for both. The standard LEAF is available in the S and SV trims. The LEAF Plus is available in the S, SV and SL trims. The difference between the two configurations is power output and battery capacity. The LEAF powertrain is rated for 147 horsepower, has a 40-kilowatt-hour battery pack and offers 150 miles of range. The LEAF Plus powertrain is rated for 214 hp, has a 62-kWh battery pack and offers 214 miles of range. A quick charge port is optional with the S trim and included with both the SV and SL trims. All LEAF models have an e-Pedal feature that lets you select from two distinct regenerative braking modes. One allows for one-pedal driving, and the other makes the vehicle behave in a traditional manner.
The base package available at our location serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel includes an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, four USB ports and many other bells and whistles. With the SV trim, you also get an integrated navigation system and NissanConnect, which is an app that can locate your vehicle, provide alerts and much more. The SV trim also gives you the option of the SV Technology suite, which adds semiautonomous driving via the ProPilot Assist system, driver attention monitoring, a surround-view camera and more. The SL trim includes that package. Every 2021 Nissan LEAF in Clearwater regardless of trim level features blind-spot monitoring and intervention, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.