The 2018 Nissan Leaf Online Configurator is Now Live
You can now build and order your very own 2018 Nissan Leaf with the online configurator that’s live on Nissan’s consumer site with full pricing. Nissan started production of the redesigned 2018 Leaf in December and the new EV hatchbacks should start rolling into dealerships this month.
The 2018 Leaf starts at $30,875 (with destination) in the base S trim and is also offered in the SV trim that starts at $33,375. The range-topping SL trim has a starting price tag of $37,085. Those prices, of course, don’t reflect any available tax incentives. The Leaf is eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit, and other incentives may be available depending on state.
The S trims comes standard with a 7.0-inch driver’s display, a 5.0-inch center touchscreen display, SiriusXM satellite radio, the e-Pedal for one pedal driving, automatic emergency braking, and automatic climate control. The SV trim adds a quick charge port (optional on the S trim), 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, a 7.0-inch center touchscreen with a navigation system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Building off the SV’s features, the SL trim includes a surround view camera system, blind-spot warning, leather-appointed seats, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, a portable charging cable, and a seven-speaker Bose Energy Efficient Series premium audio system.
Nissan’s new ProPilot driver assistance system is available in the SL Technology package which also consists of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, an electronic parking brake, lane keep assist, and high beam assist.
The Leaf’s electric motor produces 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque and has a 150-mile driving range on a full charge. The Leaf will offer a larger battery pack later in production that should extend the driving range to 225 miles.
Nissan claims that using a Level 2 (240-volt) charger for an hour will add up to 22 miles of range. It takes 7.5 hours to fully charge a depleted battery. Meanwhile, a 30-minute charge on a DC fast charger will add 88 miles of range. In Motor Trend testing, the Leaf SL hit 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in 129 feet.
The Nissan Leaf is set to compete against other long-range EVs including the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3–once the base $35,000 model is available. Luckily for you, we already have that comparison here. To start building your own 2018 Nissan Leaf, click here.