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The 2023 Nissan Leaf continues its legacy as one of the pioneers in the EV market. The Leaf has been around since 2010 and has been one of the most affordable, if not the most affordable, EV option on the market. But that doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade it. Here’s a look at what a fully loaded 2023 Nissan Leaf will cost. 

An overview of the standard 2023 Nissan Leaf

A white 2023 Nissan Leaf in front of a building in a tropical area.
2023 Nissan Leaf | Nissan Motor Corporation

According to Nissan, the 2023 Leaf has a starting MSRP of about $28,000 before the federal EV tax credit. If the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit can be taken advantage of, the Leaf’s starting price is closer to $20,000. There are more incentives car shoppers may be able to take advantage of depending on where they live as well. Overall, the Leaf will be a cheap EV option.

The standard Leaf is capable as a daily driver, but car shoppers shouldn’t expect the best specs. It has a single electric motor that provides 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. However, the standard powertrain still allows the Leaf to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, thanks to its EV status.

The motor is paired with a 40-kWh battery and will give the Leaf a range of about 149 miles. In terms of features, the standard Leaf gets a 7-inch digital gauge cluster display and an 8-inch touch screen. Nissan also gave the Leaf some standard smart safety features, including but not limited to forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a rear cross-traffic alert system. 

What the top trim of the 2023 Nissan Leaf offers

Nissan currently offers one other trim for the Leaf: the SV Plus trim. It has a starting MSRP of about $36,000 before incentives. The central aspect it upgrades is under the hood. The SV Plus gets an electric motor that gets 214 hp and 250 lb-ft torque. That electric motor is also paired to a 60-kWh battery and will allow the Leaf to go 212 miles on a single charge.

Not only does the SV Plus trim get more range, but it also gets a more powerful charger. The standard Leaf has a 50-kW quick charge port, while the SV Plus trim gets a 100-kW quick charge port. 

The SV Plus trim also upgrades the interior of the Leaf. For example, it gives the Nissan EV a navigation system and ProPilot Assist, which is Nissan’s semi-autonomous self-driving tech. It’ll also give the Leaf some luxury comfort features. For instance, the SV Plus trim equips the Leaf with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a hybrid heater system. 

Available options

On top of that, Nissan offers quite a few options, accessories, and packages for the Leaf. Some of them are exclusive to the SV Plus trim, too. For example, the Protection Package costs about $280, and a chrome rear bumper protector will cost $160. Nissan also offers wheel locks, which cost $70 and are only available on the SV Plus trim.

Some of the paint options also cost more. For example, the Two-tone Pearl White TriCoat and Super Black option cost almost $700. However, as with most other cars, some options aren’t compatible with others. Car shoppers will have to make some tough choices. In any case, a fully loaded Leaf should cost just under $40,000 MSRP.


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