Yes, a Nissan dealer in Springfield, Virginia, will lease you a new Leaf for 99 cents down for two years at 10,000 miles a year. But there’s a catch. You know what they say, “If it looks too good to be true it is a car dealership offering a deal.”
The deal is you have to buy a 2020 or 2021 Titan pickup
In this case, part of the deal is you have to buy a 2020 or 2021 Titan pickup. But there are no monthly fees involved. And you’re still eligible for the federal tax credit on electric vehicles. So in a way, it is like getting a tax credit on a gas guzzler like the Titan. Sweet!
There is even better news. According to Car and Driver, there are five Nissan Leaf models on Hart Nissan’s lot, and they’re all Leaf Plus with the larger battery. The 62.0 kWh battery gets you 215 miles. Standard equipment has a 40.0 kWh battery which is good for only 149 miles.
Hart currently has 25 Titan pickups. This includes the XD heavy-duty models in case you were thinking this deal is only good for a stripped Titan. But regardless of which 2020 or 2021 Titan you pick, you can only have the 5.6-liter V8 with a nine-speed automatic transmission hooked to it. That’s because it is the only engine available. Nissan killed the diesel option a couple of years ago.
With a “deal” there are tradeoffs
That means only 16 miles per gallon of gas in the city, but a whopping 21 miles per gallon on the highway. Compared to a V6 Toyota Tundra, which gets 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, the Titan obviously likes the gas. But you do get 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Everything is a tradeoff.
Don’t forget that the Titan got a friendly refresh for 2020, so there’s that. If you’re enticed, the deal from Hart is good through May. So if you are, you need to get down there. And no, we doubt other dealers will follow Hart’s lead, so if you live in Florida you’re out of luck.
As a reminder, the Nissan Titan comes as a crew cab at $41,375 for the two-wheel-drive model and $47,125 for the XD four-wheel-drive version. You can just hook your new Leaf to your stout titan and drive home with not one but two brand new Nissans. Life is good!