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The Nissan Leaf Is Now More Than $4k Cheaper Than in 2021!

The 2022 Nissan Leaf is both cheaper and better equipped when compared to the 2021 model year

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The 2022 Nissan Leaf has launched with better standard equipment and a cheaper starting price. The Leaf S, for example, starts out at $27,400 - $4,270 cheaper than last years entry price of $31,670. The Leaf SV is now priced at $28,800 while the S Plus commands $32,400, making it $5,870 cheaper than last year and almost as cheap as the entry level 2021 model. The SV Plus starts at $35,500, down from $40,520 while the SL Plus comes in at $37,400, a huge discount from 2021 where it would set you back $43,970! You should also keep in mind that you may also be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.

On top of the cheaper pricing, the leaf now comes with more standard equipment. The Chademo quick charge port and 240-Volt charging came comes with every model while eight features from the Technology package for the SV plus are also now standard. The S and SV trims come with a 40-kW battery and 110 kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. These models with get you around 149 miles of range per charge. The Leaf Plus has a 62-kWh battery and a 160-kW motor that’s good for 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. As for this model, you’ll get 226 miles of range per charge. In the end, the Leaf is now impressively cheaper than both the Chevy Bolt at $36,000 and the Tesla Model 3 at $39,490.

2022 Nissan Leaf prices
Model Powertrain/range 5,6 MSRP3
LEAF S 40 kWh / up to 149-mile est. range $27,400 USD
LEAF SV 40 kWh / up to 149-mile est. range $28,800 USD
LEAF S PLUS 62 kWh / up to 226-mile est. range $32,400 USD
LEAF SV PLUS 62 kWh / up to 215-mile est. range $35,400 USD
LEAF SL PLUS 62 kWh / up to 215-mile est. range $37,400 USD
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For more than a decade, Nissan has been a pioneer in mass-market electric vehicles with more than 500,000 LEAF vehicles sold globally1 and far more than five billion EV miles driven worldwide.2 Now, the company is further demonstrating that commitment to mass-market electric cars, lowering the MSRP3 of the all-electric 2022 LEAF to make it more accessible and provide even more value to customers than ever before.

The 2022 Nissan LEAF is on sale now with a starting MSRP of $27,400 for the LEAF S. Qualified purchasers may also be eligible for potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500.4

Adding more value for customers, LEAF receives more standard key EV-focused features for model year 2022, including a CHAdeMO Quick Charge Port and portable 240-volt charging cable for every model. Additionally, eight features previously featured in the Technology Packages for the SV PLUS grade, including ProPILOT Assist and Intelligent Around View® Monitor, will now be standard.

“Nissan was the first automaker with a globally-available mass-market electric vehicle and we’re continuing in the tradition of making electric vehicles available to everyone,” said Aditya Jairaj, director, EV Sales and Marketing, Nissan U.S. “With the amount of technology that LEAF offers, combined with new pricing, this is simply just an amazing value.”

LEAF is equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery and 110-kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower, 236 lb-ft of torque and up to 149 miles5 of range. It’s available in S and SV trim levels.

Nissan LEAF PLUS features a larger-capacity 62-kWh lithium-ion battery, increasing the range to up to 226 miles6 (LEAF S PLUS only). LEAF PLUS also features a more powerful 160 kW motor that produces 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. LEAF PLUS is offered in three trim levels – S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS.

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