Good News: 2013 Nissan LEAF™ Specifications

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Specifications are based on latest product information available at the time of release

Mechanical and Platform S SV SL
High-response 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor S
Laminated 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, 192 cells
107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque
3.6 kW onboard charger (3.3 kW output)
Charging time (est.)
220V ~ 7 hrs
110V 21 hrs
DC Fast Charge 30 min to 80%




6.6 kW onboard charger (6.0 kW output)
Charging time (est.)
220V ~ 4 hrs
110V 21 hrs
DC Fast Charge 30 min to 80%






Portable trickle charge cable (110V EVSE) S
Range*: To be announced pending 2013 EPA testing (battery capacity decreases with time and use.  Actual range will vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperature, and battery age.) S
Dedicated EV platform S
Battery housed in the floor for optimum vehicle packaging and weight distribution S
Lithium-ion battery pack warranty – 8 years or 100,000 miles. S
Battery heater S


Transmission and Drive System S SV SL
Drive configuration Front-wheel drive
Transmission type Single speed reducer
Shifter style Shift-by-wire drive selector
Final gear ratio (:1) 7.9377
Hill Start Assist S
3 Drive Modes:
Normal S
Eco-Mode – Increased regenerative braking, assists in limiting motor output and reduces HVAC power output S
B-mode – Engages regenerative braking more aggressively while decelerating S S


Brakes S SV SL
Cooperative Regenerative brakes Electrically-driven Intelligent Brake
4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes S
Front 11.14” x 1.1” vented disc
Rear 11.5” x 0.63” vented disc
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) S
Brake Assist S
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) S
Parking brake Manual, foot pedal


Steering S SV SL
Type Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power-steering
Turning diameter (curb-to-curb, ft.) 17.1
Steering Wheel 3-spoke
Leather-wrapped S
Manual tilt S
Heated S
Cruise control switches
Audio, Bluetooth® switches



Front Type Independent MacPherson strut w/ coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Type Torsion beam with integrated stabilizer bar


Type Unibody
Primary materials Corrosion-resistant high strength steel



Wheels & Tires S SV SL
16-inch steel with full wheel covers S
16-inch aluminum-alloy, 5-spoke S
17-inch aluminum-alloy, split 5-spoke S
All-season 205/55R16 Bridgestone Ecopia S S
All-season 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver S
Tire repair kit – Mounted in trunk S


Exterior Features S SV SL
Heated dual power remote-controlled outside mirrors S
Chrome outside door handles S
Aerodynamic underbody cover and rear diffuser S
Aerodynamic halogen headlights S S
Aerodynamic LED headlights O S
Automatic on/off headlights O S
Fog lights O S
LED taillights S
Center high-mounted stop light S
Energy-absorbing body-color front and rear bumpers S
Rear spoiler S
Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler S
Fixed roof antenna S
Charge port light and lock S
Quick charge port O O S



Interior S SV SL
5-passenger seating capacity S
6-way manual driver’s seat S
4-way manual front passenger seat S
Cloth seat fabric S
Partially recycled cloth seat fabric S
Leather-appointed seating S
Front and rear heated seats S
60/40 folding rear seats S
Rear HVAC ducts S
Passenger seat map pockets S S
Palm-shift drive selector S
Remote charge door release S
Digital meter cluster S
Trip computer (% SOC, instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range) S
Front and rear assist grips S


Audio/Navigation S SV SL
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 4 speakers, 4.3-inch color LCD display S
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 6 speakers, 7.0-inch color LCD display S S
Bose® 7-speaker premium audio system O O
Pandora® link for iPhone® S S
Auxiliary input jack and USB connection port for iPod® and other devices S
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) S
Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) S S
Nissan Connection powered by CARWINGS (telematics) – allows remote connection to vehicle, including monitoring battery state of charge/charging status, start charging event and turn on HVAC system (no charge for 36 months) S S


Digital gauges Speedometer
Battery temperature
Power meter
Remaining energy gauge
Capacity level gauge
Distance to empty display
Eco indicator
Outside temperature gauge


Convenience Features S SV SL
Cruise control S S
Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start and charge port door release S
Power windows with driver’s side one-touch auto up/down S
Power door locks w/auto locking system S
Cupholders – 2 in center console S
Bottle holders – 4 (door panels) S
Sun visors with extension S
Glove compartment S
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System S
Variable intermittent windshield wipers S
Rear window defroster with timer S
Room lamp S
12-volt power outlet (1 on IP) S
Automatic Temperature Control S
Heater, AC timer S
Charging timer – set desired charge time S
Center console storage S
Hybrid heater system – (heat pump) S S
Cargo area cover S
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror S S
RearView Monitor O
Around View® Monitor O O
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver S


Safety & Security

Passenger Restraint Systems
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor S
Front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags S
Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection S
Seatbelts 3-point ALR/ELR
All (including inboard)(driver ELR only)


Child Safety
Child seat upper tether anchor S
LATCH System S
Child safety rear door locks S


Safety Structure
Energy-absorbing steering column S
Zone Body construction with front & rear crumple zones S
Side door guard beams S


Active Safety
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) S
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) S
Traction Control System (TCS) S
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) S


Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System S
Vehicle Security System (VSS) S



Wheelbase 106.3 in.
Overall Length 175.0 in.
Overall Width 69.7 in.
Overall Height 61.0 in.
Track width front/rear 60.6/60.4 in.
Ground clearance 6.3 in.
Angle of approach 16.9°
Angle of departure 26.0°
Coefficient of drag (Cd) 0.28


Seating Capacity 5 passengers.
Front Headroom
Hip room
Shoulder room
41.2 in.
42.1 in.
Rear Headroom
Hip room
Shoulder room
37.3 in.
33.3 in.
50.0 in.
52.5 in.
Passenger compartment volume 92.4 ft.3
Cargo volume 2nd row upright
2nd row folded
24.0 ft3
30.0 ft3
Total volume 116.4 ft3


Weights & Capacities

Weights (lbs) S SV SL
Front 1,872 1,907 1,928
Rear 1,384 1,384 1,412
Total 3,256 3,291 3,340
Weight distribution (f/r) 57/43 59/42 58/42
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 4,193


EPA Estimated Fuel Economy
City (MPGe) TBD
Highway (MPGe) TBD
Combined (MPGe) TBD
Classification Midsize


Options & Packages

Options S SV SL
Charge Package: 6.6 kW onboard charger (6 kW output), quick charge port, RearView Monitor O
LED Headlights + Quick Charge Port: LED headlights, auto on/off headlights, fog lights, quick charge port O
Premium Package: Around View® Monitor, Bose® 7-speaker audio system O O


*Charging times and range estimates may vary depending on driving/charging habits, weather, temperature and battery age.  6.6W onboard charger is a standard feature on SV and SL trims. It is an optional feature on the S trim.

S – Standard
O – Optional

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