Nissan Leaf Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Nissan Leaf Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 11 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2018 2018 Nissan Leaf BEV 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2015 2015 Nissan Leaf 5 HB FWD 4 5 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 3 4
2014 2014 Nissan Leaf 5 HB FWD 4 5 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 3 4
2013 2013 Nissan Leaf 5 HB FWD 4 5 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 3 4
2012 2012 Nissan Leaf 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Nissan Leaf 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan has manufactured models of Leaf for 7 years. They average 109.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2018 Leaf above average at 112 combined MPG.

The 2018 Leaf is electric and has a 110 kW DCPM motor charged via . All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent," a conversion of electric energy consumption to gasoline equivalent.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2018 Leaf to be $600 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and electricity.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $4,250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Leaf consumes about 0 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2018 Nissan Leaf 112 100 125
2017 Nissan Leaf 112 101 124
2015 Nissan Leaf 114 101 126
2014 Nissan Leaf 114 101 126
2013 Nissan Leaf 115 102 129
2012 Nissan Leaf 99 92 106
2011 Nissan Leaf 99 92 106

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Leaf has 7 different model options on record with the EPA since 2011. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2018 Automatic (A1) 112 100 125
2017 Automatic (A1) 112 101 124
2015 Automatic (A1) 114 101 126
2014 Automatic (A1) 114 101 126
2013 Automatic (A1) 115 102 129
2012 Automatic (A1) 99 92 106
2011 Automatic (A1) 99 92 106