Electric thrills jolt you to action as you accelerate through the streets around the Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY, areas. The Maguire Nissan team has worked hard to bring you our 2021 Nissan LEAF review, compiling the best must-know information for the compact electric vehicle. Its range extends further than the eye can see-and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Let's begin by showcasing its excellent drivetrain. We think you'll like what you read. 

2021 Nissan LEAF Specs


Up to an EPA-estimated 226 miles1

Interior Passenger Volume

92.4 cubic feet



The 2021 LEAF is Environmentally Sound

The electric nature of the Nissan LEAF paves the way for a driving experience like no other. Because of its fully electric performance, the LEAF doesn't burn an ounce of gas, thus producing zero tailpipe emissions-and no engine noise, either. The drivetrain is sparked by the 236 lb-ft of torque, which allows for a rush of electric performance with every tap of the accelerator.

It's not just the acceleration that excels in the LEAF, either. Its handling is equipped for the tightest of roads or the smallest of turns. This is partly because of the floor-mounted battery pack, which helps create a low center of gravity, thus providing a solid ride with smooth maneuvering no matter where you are.

Above all else, the LEAF shines in its impressive range. Take on the Empire State with an EPA-estimated 226-mile range as seen in the capabilities of the 160kW AC synchronous electric motor.1 This motor tackles an EPA-estimated 118 MPG city/87 MPG highway, ideal for drivers seeking an extra bout of convenience on their trips.1

Nissan LEAF Interior: Style Meets Convenience

Flexible space. Comfort within reach. The LEAF thrives not just in its clean, environmentally friendly performance but also inside, with features designed to make each trip as relaxing as possible.

This 5-seater accommodates all sorts of seating situations. The available heated front seats and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel act as a companion to the standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seats and cloth seat trim. Whoever's driving the LEAF can take advantage of the available 8-way power-adjustable driver's bucket seat with added lumbar support, too.

Precious cargo space awaits the call to action. You'll find 23.6 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats in their upright position, and 30 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats down. Place your bike in the back together with your luggage, or even make way for a big trip at the grocery store. It's your choice and your space to use.

2021 LEAF: Infotainment and Advanced Safety Technology

Log on and take off with a breeze. Your smartphone-compatible LEAF will ascend you to great infotainment features each second of your drive throughout the Ithaca region. The standard NissanConnect® 8-inch touch-screen display, for example, provides you access to integrated services like:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
  • Available Nissan Door to Door Navigation

If you want to get the best out of your LEAF, you can't go wrong with the available Bose Energy Efficient Series Premium Audio System. This premium speaker set steps up to the plate to fulfill the thumping beats you're humming along with.

Alongside the technological advancements on the inside of the LEAF is the next-generation safety suite. The standard Safety Shield® 360 package is equipped with numerous advanced driver and safety assist features, like Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

Let the LEAF Re-Tool Your Driving Habits

The compact design of the LEAF doesn't end with its body style. The all-electric motor paves the way for environmental greatness. The extensive collection of standard safety features is ideal for any driver near the Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY, region.

The team at Maguire Nissan hopes you enjoyed our 2021 Nissan LEAF review. If you want to take it for a first-hand experience test drive, reach out to us online or over the phone to get one scheduled today!

12021 EPA range of up to 149 miles for LEAF® S, SV; up to 226 miles for LEAF S PLUS; up to 215 miles for LEAF SV PLUS, SL PLUS. 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 123 City MPGe / 99 Highway MPGe / 111 Combined MPGe for LEAF S and SV; 118 City MPGe / 97 Highway MPGe / 108 Combined MPGe for LEAF S Plus; 114 City MPGe / 94 Highway MPGe / 104 Combined MPGe for LEAF SV Plus and SL Plus. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of gasoline energy. Actual range will vary with trim levels, options, and driving conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details.

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