2019 Nissan Leaf
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is part of the 2nd generation of Leaf, which was introduced for 2018. The compact electric hatchback is comfortable, stylish and provides a clean ride without carrying a luxurious price tag. The new model provides a quiet driving experience while at the same time offering smooth and quick acceleration. The 2019 Leaf comes available in 3 trim levels: S, SV, and SL. All version deliver close to 150 miles of range, with its 40kWh battery pack on a full charge.
The 2019 Leaf sports a sleek and elegant design, looking closer to a crossover SUV or a conventional hatchback. The large hatch which covers the plug is integrated into the hood, and the plug sits at a 45-degree angle, which makes easy to insert the charging cord. The front of the car features the V-motion chrome bar, which is a signature of Nissan’s, but the grille is replaced with a black panel with blue highlights.
Trims, Features & Optional Packages
The S level is equipped with a 110-kW electric motor, able to produce 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The model is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, LED taillights, automatic headlights, keyless entry and start, and automatic climate control. On the tech side of things, the S trim level features a 5-inch central display, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a 4-speaker sound system paired with a CD player as well as satellite radio.
OPTIONAL: There is an optional Charge package available which includes a DC fast-charger port and a portable charge cable, able to connect to 120 volt and 240-volt sources. If you need a quick charge this can be a quick option, as the depleted battery will go from 0 percent to 80 in approximately 40 minutes.
Moving up, the SV trim level adds to the mix the Charger package, fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The tech side of things also gets an upgrade, the Leaf SV featuring a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a 6-speaker audio system paired with HD radio, NissanConnect (which is Nissan’s remote access and web connectivity system), as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
OPTIONAL: The Technology Package is available for the SV, which will add a power-adjustable driver’s seat, LED headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as additional safety features
OPTIONAL: The All-Weather package is available for the S and the SV trim level, adding to the mix heated side mirrors, a heated steering wheel, rear heater vents, and heated front seats.(Additionally, a heat pump cabin heater is exclusive to the SV level)
At the top of the range, the SL level adds to the list of features both the All-Weather package as well as the SV Technology package (with the exception of ProPilot Assist). The SL also adds leather upholstery, a Bose-branded 7-speaker sound system, as well as a cargo cover.
OPTIONAL: The SL Technology package will add the ProPilot Assist feature.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is generous when it comes to driver aids, with forward collision warning paired with automatic emergency braking being a standard features on all trim levels. The SV and SL models add adaptive cruise control to the list of features, and the SL also includes a 360 degrees parking camera.
The SV Technology package also equips the vehicle with a number a of features, including the blind-spot monitor paired with rear-cross traffic alert, as well as the Pro Pilot Assist suite – which consists of adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capabilities, automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic braking function coupled with pedestrian detection, and also the electric parking brake.
How does it drive?
The 2019 Nissan Leaf will be able to impress those who have doubts about the capabilities of the new model – or about an EV in general. The motor has instantaneous power delivery, with excellent mid-range passing power. The engine noise is absent, and the whine-like noise that is usually associated with electric motors is non-existent as well. In addition, the Leaf features light steering, and the low center of gravity and stance offers it a planted feel which will make the driver feel confident about its capabilities.
The acceleration is also improved on the new model, being able to reach 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, while at the same time featuring smooth braking, taking 128 feet to reach a full stop. Overall, besides being easy to handle and providing enough a great level of power for an EV, the absence of shifting also adds to its drivability.
If you want to learn more about the 2019 Leaf, you can come down to Port City Nissan and take a closer look at the new model. You can contact us or visit our dealership and arrange a test drive in order to experience the Leaf for yourself and see what it has to offer. The staff at Port City Nissan makes the customer experience a priority and will ensure to present to you the new model in great detail.