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2012 Nissan LEAF
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The 2012 LEAF is a 4-door, 5-passenger wagon, available in two trims, the SV and the SL.
Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard MOTOR, 107-horsepower, electric engine that achieves 106-mpg in the city and 92-mpg on the highway. A 1-speed automatic transmission is standard. See more... See Less
|Performance - pure electric - range is great and car drives smooth||Driving range - needs more batteries to extend range|
|Driving dynamics - very responsive, smooth, pleasure to drive, excellent handling||Cabin heat - uses too much power, reduces range by 10%|
|Requires no gas to run||Has backup camera, but unaided view is restricted in rear|
|Cruise control - controls & function are great.||Length of time it takes to charge|
|Speedometer - easy to read, best i've seen.||Interior design-storage not well thought out|
|No transmission shifting - just one speed in forward & reverse||Rear cup holders & seatbelts useless for kids|
|Car comes fully loaded with all the extras, navigation, controls on wheel etc||Front seat head rest can cause blind spots when changing lanes|
|Overall creativity - wonderful little touches like up/ down adjustable headlights||Some interior materials appear cheap, headliner & visors|
|Luxurious high-quality details, electronic gadgetry, ultra-smooth power||Manual seat adjustments - need power seats|
|Handles beautifully on curves!||More of the roof could have been used for solar panels|