2018 Nissan LEAF Review
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Electric car drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket can get excited because the 2018 Nissan LEAF is finally here! This vehicle conquers the road with efficiency and power but it doesn’t stop there. With so many impressive technology and safety features to enjoy, this vehicle is an all-around all-star.
In this review by our team at Stateline Nissan, we’ll introduce you to just a few of this vehicle’s remarkable features. Let’s get started by looking under the hood!
Nissan LEAF Performance Specifications
As an electric vehicle, the 2018 Nissan LEAF’s first priority is fuel economy. You’ll get an incredible amount of this with its 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor, which delivers an efficient EPA-estimated 125 city/100 highway/112 combined MPGe.1
However, unlike many other electric vehicles on the market, the LEAF also prioritizes power output in addition to efficiency. On top of its remarkable efficiency, the LEAF delivers a powerful 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, which gives you an unbeatably exciting drive.
Working alongside the LEAF’s electric motor, you’ll also get a 40 KWH lithium-ion battery, single-speed reduction gear, and portable trickle-charge cable. To give you enhanced control of the power you’ll get with the LEAF, you’ll have standard Active Ride Control and Intelligent Trace Control.
Impressive Technology Features
The 2018 LEAF isn’t just powerful and efficient—it’s smart, too. This model is packed with impressive technology, including a standard 5-inch color display, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and audio streaming, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
This model also gives you many upgrade options for heightened convenience and entertainment. Opt for the 7-inch multi-touch control display with Nissan Navigation and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
You can also opt for the NissanConnect® EV & Services Powered by SiriusXM®. This feature lives as an app on your smartphone and lets you control a number of aspects of your LEAF. Keep an eye on your charge and how much of your range you have left. You can also pre-warm or pre-cool your vehicle before you get in with just the press of your finger on your smartphone screen.
Forward-Thinking Active Safety
Power, efficiency, and technology don’t matter if a vehicle isn’t safe. Luckily, you won’t have to worry about that with the 2018 Nissan LEAF. This vehicle is standardly equipped with six dual-stage supplemental air bags, the Anti-Lock Braking System, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Brake force Distribution, and Brake Assist.
However, you can take safety to the next level with the LEAF’s available Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ features. This system bundles a variety of smart active safety features, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Lane Intervention, High Beam Assist, and more. These features monitor your surroundings, give you warnings, and even act automatically to keep you safe.
Get Behind the Wheel of the LEAF Today!
Now that you’ve had a taste of what the 2018 Nissan LEAF is capable of, it’s time to get behind the wheel and get the whole experience for yourself. Shoppers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket should give us a call at Stateline Nissan today to schedule a test drive!
1 2018 Nissan LEAF® EPA range is 151 miles. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.