Nissan LEAF named an Autotrader '10 Best Electric Cars for 2021'

Nissan LEAF named an Autotrader “10 Best Electric Cars for 2021”

NASHVILLE, Tenn – With consumers facing an increasing number of electric vehicle choices every year, Autotrader has announced its selection of the "10 Best Electric Cars for 2021" – a list that includes the original mass market EV, the Nissan LEAF.

According to Autotrader, up to 30% of new car buyers are likely to consider an electric vehicle this year. Writing about the 2021 Nissan LEAF, Autotrader noted: "Now in its second generation, it's still a strong contender on the more affordable side of EVs. The styling is sleek, the interior is roomy, and the base price is within reach of a wide range of shoppers."

The 2021 LEAF is available in two versions – LEAF and the extended-range LEAF PLUS – to meet the driving needs of a wide range of customers.

LEAF comes standard with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery and 110-kW motor, delivering an EPA range of up to 149 miles1. LEAF PLUS has a standard 62-kWh lithium-ion battery and 160 kW electric motor, delivering an EPA range of up to 226 miles2. Every LEAF offers a comprehensive suite of advanced technologies, including available ProPILOT Assist, standard Safety Shield® 360 and NissanConnect® services.

The 2021 Nissan LEAF has a starting MSRP3 of $31,670, while the Nissan LEAF PLUS starts at $38,270.

First introduced for the 2010 model year, more than 500,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold worldwide4.

Autotrader editors selected the 10 Best Electric Cars based on a range of criteria that included the following: Vehicles must be priced under $75,000; the car must have a plug or a way to run on electricity only for 15 miles or more; and the car must be available for sale to the public within the next six months.

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  1. EPA range for MY21 Nissan LEAF S and LEAF SV (40 kW) up to 149 miles. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
  2. EPA range up to 226 miles for MY21 Nissan LEAF S PLUS only. EPA range of up to 215 miles for MY21 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS or Nissan LEAF SL PLUS. Actual range will vary with trim levels, options and driving conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details.
  3. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $950.
  4. Based on cumulative sales of all LEAF models data from December 2010 - March 2021.
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