Just days ago, we learned the official EPA rating for the 2018 Nissan LEAF. With that figure now known, perhaps it's time to consider signing a lease deal for the new-generation of the hatchback EV.

Leasing is by far the most popular purchasing option when it comes to EVs, so consider this $229 a month offer on the new 2018 LEAF S. The details are as follows:

  • $229 per month
  • 36 months
  • $3,979 due at signing
  • 12,000 miles per year
  • Tax, title, license extra
The Nissan LEAF S, the one listed in the deal above, starts at $29,990. However, fast charging is not standard on this base version. It's optional at $1,590 as part of the Charge Package. We think all builds should include this capability, so in doing so the lease rate would increase slightly.

2018 LEAF Pricing

2018 LEAF Pricing

The fine print on the 2018 LEAF S lease reads:

2018 LEAF S Lease Offer

2018 LEAF S Lease Offer

For comparative purposes, we've posted the current lease deal offered on the 2017 (old) Nissan LEAF S. The monthly payment is the same as the new 2018 LEAF, but the money due at signing $1,180 less. Much of this difference comes due to the manufacturer's rebate, which on the 2017 is $11,550, but just $9,275 on the new 2018 LEAF.

2017 LEAF Lease Fine Print

2017 LEAF Lease Fine Print

2018 Nissan LEAF specs:

  • 151 miles of range
  • 147 HP
  • 40-kWh battery
  • 112 combined MPGe
You'll find additional LEAF lease details at this Nissan Offers link.