The world’s best-selling electric car remains at the top of its game.
Just because an automaker has a best-selling model doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll increase pricing due to high demand. Quite the contrary in the case of the 2019 Nissan Leaf. The automaker has just announced pricing for the new model year Leaf will remain unchanged from last year. This means the 2019 Nissan Leaf S will retain its $30,795 base price, which includes the $895 destination fee. There are, of course, various US tax credits, both state and federal, that will bring that price tag down even further.
Pricing for the two higher trim levels, SV and SL, also remains unchanged, beginning at $33,385 and $37,095, respectively (both prices also include the handling fee).
The second-generation Nissan Leaf, launched for 2018, comes powered by a 40kWh battery pack and an electric motor with a total of 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. According to Nissan, the Leaf can travel up to 150 miles on a single full battery charge which works just fine for “the daily driving needs of most Leaf owners.”
Some standard features include Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous system and e-Pedal, described as a “one-pedal operation that allows drivers to bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly.” Charging the lithium-ion battery pack takes a total of 8 hours using a 6kWh plug, but a quick charge to 80 percent battery capacity can be done in only 40 minutes.
Some optional features include the NissanConnect with navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Bose premium audio system with seven speakers. Additional safety features are also available, including intelligent cruise control, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and intelligent driver alertness. Sales of the 2019 Nissan Leaf area already underway at dealerships across the US.