2018 Nissan LEAF Review

2018 Nissan LEAF in Pearl White

Hybrid sedan shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano should get excited because the 2018 Nissan LEAF is finally here. However, this model does more than deliver incredible fuel economy. In this review, we at Courtesy Nissan will introduce you to the LEAF’s many top-notch performance, technology, and safety features. Let’s get started by taking a peek under the front hood!

Innovative and brimming with performance, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is engineered for those in search of an environmentally friendly compact that doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to power and acceleration. Its fully electric motor provides astonishing driving range along with a remarkably smooth and quiet ride, while its modern interior is packed with a full suite of advanced tech to keep you fully connected on the daily commute.

At Courtesy Nissan, we’re committed to helping drivers throughout Richardson, Garland, and Plano, TX, by providing them with the best information on our full line of new vehicles. If interested in learning more about what this distinctive compact sedan has to offer, continue reading our 2018 Nissan Leaf review.

Performance Specifications

2018 Nissan LEAF Performance

The Nissan LEAF is powered by a 110 KW AC Synchronous Electric Motor and a 40-kwh lithium-ion battery. This hybrid duo produces a respectable 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque while still achieving an incredible EPA-estimated 125 city/100 highway MPGe.1 Additionally, the LEAF sports an impressive driving range of 151 miles on one single charge.

Enhanced by an electric drivetrain, this cutting-edge design provides a significant boost to the Leaf’s acceleration which maintains well at highway speeds. Its single speed reduction gear means the absence of any shifting, resulting in a remarkably smooth and even ride. In terms of handling, the Leaf carries its weight low, gripping the road and making sharp curves and bends easier to navigate.

Obviously, one of the biggest benefits this compact sedan provides is the freedom from never having to stop at the gas station. The 2018 Leaf has astonishing EPA-estimated driving range of 151 MPGe.1 So, whether you’re a daily urban commuter or a long-distance hauler, the Nissan Leaf is more than up for the challenge.

To enhance your hybrid mobility even more, the LEAF offers several handy powertrain upgrades. Opt for an available Quick Charge Port to juice up your LEAF faster, so you can get back on the road sooner.

You can also upgrade your LEAF to include NissanConnect® EV & Services. This smartphone app lets you control and keep tabs on an array of aspects of your vehicle right from the palm of your hand. One aspect you’ll be able to check on with this app is your charge status. Never second-guess if you’ll make it to your destination on the power you have left.

Top-Notch Technology

The interior of the 2018 Nissan LEAF offers just as many remarkable capabilities as its powertrain. This model offers a 7-inch multi-touch control color infotainment system that boasts all kinds of handy convenience and entertainment features.

This system provides Bluetooth® connectability and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can safely access all your favorite apps right on the infotainment screen. You’ll be able to utilize your devices without taking your hands off the wheel using the LEAF’s voice recognition technology for audio and navigation.

Speaking of navigation, the LEAF’s infotainment system also includes turn-by-turn navigation that can get you to all your new and favorite destinations. Thanks to SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®, you’ll be able to stay up-to-date with traffic and weather updates along your route, so you get to your destinations on time.

Impressive Safety Features

2018 Nissan LEAF Interior Features

The 2018 Nissan LEAF’s technology doesn’t just focus on entertainment and convenience-it prioritizes safety, too. This model boasts a variety of helpful Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ and other advanced safety features, including…

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Trace Control
  • Active Ride Control

On top of these many impressive features, you’ll also have access to an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor. This feature gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings. Additionally, this feature also includes Moving Object Detection.

Active Safety Features

No matter how you intend to use this state-of-the-art electric vehicle, Nissan places your safety as its number one priority. The 2018 Leaf comes available with a number of advanced safety features like:  Standard Automatic Braking, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Lane Intervention.

Explore the Nissan LEAF Today!

Wherever you decide to travel, the 2018 Leaf is designed to go the distance while pushing the boundaries on what an electric compact sedan can do. Whether it’s the remarkable driving range or the intuitive tech found throughout its sleek cabin, the Nissan Leaf provides something for almost every type of driver.

As you can see, the 2018 Nissan LEAF goes above and beyond when it comes to performance, technology, and safety. Now, it’s time to come see the LEAF in action at Courtesy Nissan. Shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano should give us a call today to schedule a test drive!


1 2018 Nissan LEAF® EPA range is 151 miles. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.