For 2022, the all-electric Nissan Leaf SL Plus model comes with an EPA estimate of 215 miles on full battery charge, and with a slight redesign for 2023, the range is now said to be 212 miles.
Although the 2023 model is now on the road to dealers, our test vehicle for this report is the 2022 Leaf SL Plus, with a base price of $ 37,500 (plus $ 1,025 shipping).
For 2023, the standard S model starts at $ 27,800 (plus $ 1,095 shipping) with a 147-horsepower electric motor and a maximum range of 149 miles, an increase of $ 400 from 2022; The new SV Plus model with a 214-horsepower electric motor and 212-mile range starts at $ 35,800.
The size of the battery makes a difference in range. The standard model comes with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery, while the Plus model has a 60-kWh battery.
In our 2022 tester, the EPA fuel-economy window-sticker states that a full charge with a 240-volt charger takes about 11 hours. But Nissan’s specifications state that all 2022 models can be charged at least 80 percent of the full capacity in 40-45 minutes using the Quick Charger.