The Nissan LEAF® is the most affordable electric vehicle on the market and makes you eligible for a federal tax credit worth as much as $7,500, but it’s more than the low price that has made the LEAF® such a success. The LEAF® delivers what is arguably the best value proposition in the class. It is loaded with features even if you opt for the base model, and for the 2023 Nissan LEAF® now available at Lokey Nissan in Clearwater Florida, Nissan has made that choice even easier by reducing it to just two core options.
Starting MSRP: $27,800
The 2023 Nissan LEAF® is a hatchback or what is sometimes referred to as a five-door vehicle. The wheelbase is 106.3 inches. The ground clearance is 5.9 inches, and the length is 176.4 inches, which is 14.7 feet. The base model features a locking and illuminated charge port and 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers. There are five body color options to choose from, and options include a chrome rear bumper, four-wheel splash guards and various protection packages. The SV Plus adds LED headlamps, heated outside mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels. It also expands the body colors to seven options, including a two-tone scheme, and the other options listed are available here as well.
The 2023 Nissan LEAF® in Clearwater is a five-passenger vehicle that provides 92.4 cubic feet of total passenger volume. Headroom ranges from 41.2 inches in the first row to 37.3 in the second. Front legroom is 42.1 inches, and second-row legroom is 33.5 inches. The cargo area behind the rear seat measures 23.6 cubic feet, and that expands to 30 cubes with the rear seat folded. As mentioned in the introduction, Nissan offers two trim levels now: the base LEAF® S and the top-spec LEAF® SV Plus. The base model has cloth upholstery, carpeting, automatic climate control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, dual USB ports in both the first and second row, an 8-inch touch screen and a four-speaker audio system. The top package adds heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel and a heat pump that provides cabin heating more efficiently than the standard heater.
The CHAdeMO fast-charging port is standard equipment and gives you the option to charge your LEAF® at DC fast-charging stations in Clearwater Florida and throughout North America. All models also include a portable charging cable that allow for 120-volt and 240-volt connections. The option to charge off a standard household-style power outlet is a nice one to have when you need it, but most consumers who choose the LEAF® will want to install a 240-volt charging station at their homes. With that connection, you can charge the base model to full in 7.5 hours and the top-spec model in 11 hours.
There are two powertrains available for the 2023 Nissan LEAF® in Clearwater. The base LEAF® S has a 40-kWh battery pack that the EPA estimates is good for up to 149 miles of range on a full charge. The LEAF® SV Plus has a 62-kWh battery pack that the EPA estimates is good for up to 215 miles of range on a full charge. It also has a more powerful 214-horsepower motor. In both cases, power is sent to the front wheels.
The base infotainment package features an 8-inch touch screen with a rearview camera and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Standard driver-assistance technologies include frontal collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic warning, blind-spot intervention, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and rear parking sensors with automatic braking. The SV Plus adds Nissan connected services, an integrated navigation system, a surround-view camera as opposed to the standard rearview camera, driver attention monitoring, smart cruise control and ProPilot Assist, which allows for hands-free driving in certain scenarios.
If you would like to test-drive the 2023 Nissan LEAF® in Clearwater, visit Lokey Nissan at your convenience. We’re also available to assist you by phone, email, text or live chat on our website. Our team can answer questions, discuss the tax rebate, tell you about our latest specials, explore financing and leasing options, value your trade-in and much more!*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.