2023 Nissan Leaf Exterior and Dimensions

Nissan Leaf Exterior Design Rating

2023 Leaf Exterior

Two generations in and the Nissan Leaf is a car that has gone from one extreme to another. The frog-eyed first-generation car wasn't attractive at all. We thought it would look better in the flesh, but then we saw it for the first time. Perhaps it would eventually grow on you? Nope. The second-generation car is much better, but also a bit dull. With its sharp edges and aggressive front grille, it does look contemporary, but we wonder whether that's what people are looking for? The skateboard underpinnings allow you to do virtually anything you want, so why do something normal? All of its main rivals, like the Kia Niro, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Bolt, and Tesla Model 3, eclipse its exterior design. The design has been spruced up a little for 2023 with subtly restyled front and rear ends, a new roof spoiler, new alloys on the SV Plus, and a few other detail changes.

Only the base S model in the new Nissan Leaf lineup has automatic halogen lights, while the SV Plus has a full-LED setup with LED daytime running lights as standard, as well as fog lights. Power mirrors are standard across the range, while the SV Plus adds heating. All Leaf models boast a CHAdeMO fast-charge port (50 kW with the 40-kWh battery and 100 kW with the 60-kWh battery) with lights and a locking feature, and UV-reducing solar glass. 16-inch steel wheels with covers are standard on the base model and 17-inch alloys on SV Plus.

2023 Leaf Exterior Photos

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2023 Nissan Leaf Front Angle View
2023 Nissan Leaf Rear Angle View
2023 Nissan Leaf Side View


Compared to other EV models on sale, the Leaf sits somewhere in the middle in terms of its dimensions. Its total length of 176.4 inches means it has a 13-inch advantage over the Bolt, but the Tesla Model 3 is roughly eight inches longer. The Leaf has a width of 70.5 inches, and it sits 61.5 inches tall. The SV Plus is 0.2 inches taller. All of this is stretched over a 106.3-inch wheelbase. The S has a curb weight of 3,509 pounds, topping out at 3,901 lbs for the SV Plus.

2023 Nissan Leaf Exterior Dimensions:

Nissan Leaf TrimsSSV PLUS
Max Width70.5 in.70.5 in.
Length176.4 in.176.4 in.
Height61.4 in.62 in.
Wheelbase106.3 in.106.3 in.

2023 Nissan Leaf Weight Information:

Nissan Leaf TrimsCurb Weight
S3,516 lbs.
SV PLUS3,919 lbs.

2023 Nissan Leaf Tires:

Front TireP205/55HR16
Rear TireP205/55HR16

2023 Nissan Leaf Wheels:

Wheels TypeSteel Wheels
Front Wheel Size16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size16" x 6.5"

Exterior Colors

The S is available in five color options: Glacier White, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Deep Blue Pearl, and Super Black. The SV Plus drops the Glacier White hue but retains the rest of the color options at no additional cost. Upgrading to the SV Plus does open up more extroverted exterior options such as Scarlet Ember Tintcoat and Pearl White Tricoat, although these optional colors all add $395 to the price. It also adds one more color option, retailing for $695. It's a two-tone paint job that consists of Super Black and Pearl White Tricoat. It's the coolest color option on offer, but it's a pity that it's only available on the more expensive model. Last year's Sunset Drift ChromaFlair has been discontinued.

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Glacier White
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Scarlet Ember
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black/Pearl White
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