Comparison between:
- 2012 Nissan Leaf SL
- 2014 Nissan Leaf SL
- 2017 Nissan Leaf SL

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2012 Nissan Leaf SL2014 Nissan Leaf SL2017 Nissan Leaf SL
SeriesZE0ZE0ZE0
2012 Nissan Leaf SL2014 Nissan Leaf SL2017 Nissan Leaf SL
TrimSLSLSL
Model year201220142017

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelSteelSteel
Exterior colorsGlacier Pearl
Blue Ocean
Brilliant Silver
Super Black
Cayenne Red
Brilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Super Black
Cayenne Red Glacier White
Pearl White
Blue Ocean
Forged Bronze
Coulis Red
Deep Blue Pearl
Brilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Super Black
Glacier White
Pearl White
Interior colorsLight GreyBlackBlack
Number of doors555
Number of seats555
Length175.0 in
4445 mm
175.0 in
4445 mm
175.0 in
4445 mm
Width69.7 in
1770 mm
69.7 in
1770 mm
69.7 in
1770 mm
Width with mirrors77.4 in
1967 mm
77.4 in
1967 mm
77.4 in
1967 mm
Height61.0 in
1550 mm
61.0 in
1550 mm
61.0 in
1550 mm
Wheelbase106.3 in
2700 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
Front track60.6 in
1539 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
Rear track60.4 in
1534 mm
60.4 in
1534 mm
60.4 in
1534 mm
Clearance6.3 in
160 mm
6.3 in
160 mm
6.3 in
160 mm
Front headroom41.2 in
1047 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room54.3 in
1379 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
Rear shoulder room52.5 in
1334 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
Front hip room51.5 in
1308 mm
-51.5 in
1308 mm
Rear hip room50.0 in
1270 mm
-50.0 in
1270 mm
Front legroom42.1 in
1069 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
Rear legroom33.3 in
846 mm
33.3 in
846 mm
33.3 in
846 mm
Passenger volume2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
Total volume3194.0 l
112.80 ft3
3.19 m3
3296.0 l
116.40 ft3
3.30 m3
3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
Trunk volume410.6 l
14.50 ft3
0.41 m3
680.0 l
24.01 ft3
0.68 m3
668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
Maximum trunk volume679.6 l
24.00 ft3
0.68 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
Curb weight3401.73 lb
1543 kg
3324.57 lb
1508 kg
3406.14 lb
1545 kg
Payload923.74 lb
419 kg
877.44 lb
398 kg
1025.15 lb
465 kg
GVWR4323.26 lb
1961 kg
4193.19 lb
1902 kg
4431.29 lb
2010 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.28 Cd0.28 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerNissanNissanNissan
ModelEM61EM61EM57
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFront
Voltage345 V360 V360 V
Power80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
Torque280 Nm
28.6 kgm
206.5 ft-lb
254 Nm
25.9 kgm
187.3 ft-lb
254 Nm
25.9 kgm
187.3 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Normal
B-mode
Eco
Normal
B-mode

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h-11.30 s11.50 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph9.90 s--

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 108.7 mi / 175.0 km
EPA: 73.0 mi / 117.5 km
EPA: 84.0 mi / 135.2 kmEPA: 107.0 mi / 172.2 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 21.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 99 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 106 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 17 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 18.7 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.3 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 114 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 17.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 19.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classAAA

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.4 m
34.12 ft
10.4 m
34.12 ft
10.8 m
35.43 ft

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio7.93777.93778.1938

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionLive axle (beam axle / rigid axle / solid axle)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsDiscsDiscs
Additional informationHydraulic dual-circuit braking system4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET406.5Jx17 ET456.5Jx17 ET45

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 89H215/50R17 89H215/50R17 90V

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerAESCAESCAESC
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24 kWh24 kWh30 kWh
Number of cells192192192
Number of modules484848
Voltage364.8 V360 V360 V
Energy density157 Wh/kg157 Wh/kg157 Wh/kg
Weight601.86 lb
273 kg
601.86 lb
273 kg
648.16 lb
294 kg
Volume485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convection (passive)Air convection (passive)Air convection (passive)
Minimum ambient temperature-25 °C
-13 °F
-35 °C
-31 °F
-35 °C
-31 °F
Maximum ambient temperature49 °C
120.2 °F
45 °C
113 °F
45 °C
113 °F
Additional informationStacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeEVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 6.6 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Fast charging station, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1, 3.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeQuick charge port, 0:23-0:29
Portable cable, 6:40-8:00
EVSE cable, 10:26-21:00
Fast charging station, 0:23-0:29
Portable cable, 3:39-4:00
EVSE cable, 10:26-21:00
Fast charging station, 0:29-0:36
Portable cable, 4:33-5:00
Wall box, 4:33-5:00
EVSE cable, 13:03-26:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresCargo cover (S)
Photovoltaic solar panel spoiler (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Brake Assist (BA) (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electric parking brake (S)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
RearView Monitor (S)
Side door guard beams (S)
Standard Roadside Assistance (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
12-volt power outlet (S)
7-inch display (S)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD-ROM (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System (S)
CARWINGS telematics (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Nissan Navigation System (S)
6 x Speakers (S)
Standard trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
XM Satellite Radio (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) (S)
Rear HVAC duct (S)
4-way manual front passenger's seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40-split folding rear seats (S)
Heated front and rear seats (S)
3-spoke, heated (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks with auto locking (S)
Power windows (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Heated outside mirrots (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Partially recycled materials for seat fabric (S)
Cargo area cover (S)
Photovoltaic solar panel spoiler
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Around View Monitor (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
7-inch color LCD display (S)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose 7-speaker premium audio system (O)
Cruise control (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Nissan Connection by CARWINGS (S)
Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
Pandora link for iPhone (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
6 x Speakers (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system with heat pump (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Front and rear heated seats (S)
3-spoke, heated, leather wrapped (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leather-appointed seating (S)
Cargo area cover (S)
Photovoltaic solar panel spoiler (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Around View Monitor (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
RearView Monitor (S)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
7-inch color LCD display (S)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose 7-speaker premium audio system (O)
Cruise control switches (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (S)
HD radio (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
NissanConnect EV (S)
NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
6 x Speakers (S)
Streaming audio via Bluetooth (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system (heat pump) (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Front heated seats (S)
Rear heated seats (S)
3-spoke, heated, leather wrapped (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leather-appointed seating (S)
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