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Nissan Leaf Australia

Early adopters will know all about the Nissan Leaf, which was one of the first mainstream full-electric cars on the market. It launched in Australia way back in 2012 in first-generation guise and was followed in 2019 by a new version of the EV hatchback.

With a bigger battery and improved electric driving range, the second-generation Leaf addressed what people wanted from their electric car. It also brought new safety, technology and yet remained relatively affordable for a full-electric hatchback in an incentive-free Australian market.

The Nissan Leaf currently starts at $49,990

Nissan Leaf Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan Leaf varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $44,770
2021 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $49,990 $60,490
2020 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $44,770
2019 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $33,300 $43,670
2017 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $21,900 $29,700
2016 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $19,000 $26,400
See All Nissan Leaf Pricing and Specs

Nissan Leaf Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Leaf here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What are the best economical small used cars?

    It’s a fact of life, Ted, that fuel-efficiency has been a big focus for car-makers in the last decade. So, the most economical models tend to be the newer ones which tap into better technology (such as stop-start functions) and improved engine and driveline designs.

    But beyond the improvements in petrol-engine technology, diesel engines have brought some big improvements, as have hybrid vehicles. The real headline makers have been, of course, the plug-in electric vehicles which are now available second-hand for sensible money. I’ve seen Nissan Leafs for sale for less than $20,000 and the plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for similar money.

    If economy is your number-one aim, stay away from all-wheel-drive cars as the extra driveline friction requires more power and, therefore, fuel to drive it. And don’t forget that how you drive, where you drive and even whether you check you tyre pressure regularly can also have a huge effect on your ultimate fuel economy.

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Nissan Leaf Interior

The Nissan Leaf is a zero-emissions car, so it's hardly surprising it has a unique interior. As these images show, leather intersects with shiney trim on its simple dashboard, although there's a bit more going on with its centre stack. The number of hard plastics are surprising, though, given its price.

Nissan Leaf Colours

  • Ivory Pearl
  • Magnetic Red
  • Pearl Black
  • Platinum
  • Gun Metallic
  • Arctic White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Nissan Leaf Boot Space

The Nissan Leaf Hatchback has a boot space size of 405 Litres.
Nissan Leaf Boot space

Nissan Leaf Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Leaf Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1540x2030x4490 mm 155 mm
2020 Hatchback 1540x2030x4490 mm 155 mm
2019 Hatchback 1540x2030x4490 mm 155 mm
2017 Hatchback 1549x1770x4440 mm 159 mm
2016 Hatchback 1549x1770x4440 mm 159 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Leaf Dimensions

Nissan Leaf Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Leaf is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Electric fuel type(s).

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback Electric 1 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback Electric 1 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback Electric 1 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback Electric 1 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback Electric 1 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan Leaf Pricing and Specs for 2021

Nissan Leaf Wheel Size

The Nissan Leaf has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x50 R17 9 for Hatchback in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 215x50 R17 9 215x50 R17 9
2020 Hatchback 215x50 R17 9 17x6.5 inches 215x50 R17 9 17x6.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 215x50 R17 9 17x6.5 inches 215x50 R17 9 17x6.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Leaf Wheel Sizes

Nissan Leaf Seats

The following Nissan Leaf comes with five seats. The Leaf comes with Black Leather seat trim with Ultrasuede inserts.

Nissan Leaf Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Nissan Leaf 2019.