2017 Nissan Leaf Gets Outed Huge Price Tag

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One of the most affordable EVs on the market is the Nissan Leaf, but it’s not really worth the money. For one the Leaf has the out of date EV powertrain and this isn’t able to offer the 200 mile driving range that is demanded. It also comes with a price tag that is higher than some of the better choices on the market.

We are talking about the Chevrolet Bolt of course, which came out last year and offers up a driving range of 236 miles. The Bolt does come with a price tag that on the surface is $5,000 more than the Nissan Leaf, but then when you break down the numbers it tells a totally different story.

The data actually confirms that the Nissan Leaf is in fact overpriced for what it is. It comes out at around $287 for each EV mile driven. This means that in fact it is just a few dollars short of the price of the Tesla Model S. The Chevrolet Bolt comes in cheaper when compared against the Nissan Leaf.

The Nissan Leaf is expensive and the figures are there to back it up. Nissan however have revealed that they are developing the next generation of the Leaf and that in the future models will offer up a bigger range and will be more affordable.

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  1. David Radzieta

    February 6, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Good article Mark, however…

    The Nissan Leaf is also an excellent Car. For $29,010 and up to $11,500 in dealer discounts it looks like an amazing purchase for anyone that wants an around town car.

    Bolt 37,495 plus dealer market mark-ups
    LEAF 29,010 minus 11,500 dealer market discounts

    Subtract $7,500 from either of those prices and you have a bargain for either car. About 33 grand for a new Bolt or 11 grand for a new LEAF.

    The Bolt has twice the range, but I only drive 50 miles a day, so why would I want to pay almost $22K more for something I do not need.


  2. David Radzieta

    February 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I love the new Bolt styling, I hope they sell a million of those this first year. Very very nice car design. I hope the new LEAF looks more like a car and less like a Godzilla movie extra. But, I will be honest, after 5 years of owning a LEAF now it really does start to grow on you. Perhaps because it is just as ugly today as it was when it was first invented, LOL. It never gets old, it still looks absolutely brand new.

  3. Shippy

    February 7, 2017 at 4:18 am

    As a Leaf owner I can say you’re wide of the mark on this. Or I should say you omitted information about tax rebates and fed incentives. I got around $8k off my Leaf and only put $1k down. Which means I pay almost nothing monthly for this car. The mileage fears are really nothing, 100 miles will get me anywhere in town, 200 miles would just extend my time between charges. Plus most Nissan dealers offer hyper-charging for free.