(Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 06:21AM by Laurel Steele)
Since 2010, the Nissan LEAF has been making a name for itself in the competitive world of electric cars. The Japanese automaker made some big changes for the 2014 model, including an increased electric range of 84 miles. Big updates were also made to the interior, which may surprise people expecting the bare bones cabin typically found in an economy car. Consider a pre-owned Nissan LEAF for your first electric car.
Have a seat in the LEAF and the first thing you’ll notice is the modern center stack, which is home to a large 7-inch screen. The user-friendly infotainment system includes navigation, entertainment options, and smartphone pairing for making hands-free calls. A cutting-edge split-level instrument panel display allows you to stay in the know about your car’s inner workings.
Edmunds explains that since the LEAF was built as an electric car from the get-go, Nissan designers conveniently placed the battery pack beneath the floor of the cabin, which makes for a reasonably spacious interior. Head and legroom is top-notch and will keep extra tall drivers happy.
The LEAF doesn’t shy away from epic shopping adventures or warehouse spending sprees. Behind the back row, there’s a surprising 24 cubic-feet of cargo room, which expands to 30 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.
See the inside of a Nissan LEAF for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our complete inventory of pre-owned Nissan vehicles online.
(Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:25PM by Laurel Steele)
According to an article by The Car Connection, the 2014 Nissan LEAF is both the greenest and most popular battery electric car in the world. Consider this practical, stylish, money-saving vehicle for your next eco-friendly car.
The Japanese vehicle has become particularly popular in energy conscious regions like California and the Pacific Northwest. With an astounding 84 mile electric range, it’s easy to see why. The 2014 model's smooth and nearly silent ride don't hurt either.
But what has most consumers raving is the exceptionally low cost to run the LEAF. In fact, drivers report spending one-fifth to one-third of what they would have spent on running a gasoline car. You'll ultimately spend just pennies per mile, which is drastically less than similar gasoline-run vehicles.
The LEAF runs on a 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack located within the floor pan and under the rear seat. This battery powers the 80-kilowatt 107-horsepower electric motor, which drives the front two wheels. Pump the breaks and the motor acts as a generator for the battery.
With a 240-volt Level 2 charging station, the LEAF can be recharged in as little as 4 hours. You can track its progress, as well as pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, all from an app on your smartphone.
Take a Nissan LEAF for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our extensive inventory of pre-owned electric and hybrid cars online.