The Nissan LEAF (previous generation) was rewarded, along with the Nissan Micra, with the Gold Supermini Award in the 2018 Driver Power Study for highest customer satisfaction.
The new LEAF also recently won the 2018 World Green Car title.
According to UK-based Driver Power, the LEAF offers "a smooth, cheap and green journey" and it's "easy to fall in love with an electric car".
"The Nissan LEAF wins the Gold Electric Car Award in 2018. It was the best performing vehicle overall in the Engine & Gearbox category and placed 3rd in the MPG & Running Costs category."
"First published in 2002, the Driver Power automotive customer satisfaction study is now in its 16th year. With over 80,000 respondents in 2018, Driver Power is one of the UK’s largest automotive customer satisfaction studies."
The Driver Power New Car scoring is based on average scores across nine judging categories:
- Reliability & Build Quality
- MPG & Running Costs
- Safety Features
- Engine & Gearbox
- Ride & Handling
- Interior & Comfort
- Practicality & Boot Space
- Infotainment, Connectivity & Electrics
Wesley Lang, Senior Research Manager at Driver Power commented:
“The Micra’s performance proves that superminis can excel in many judging categories long thought to be the domain of premium marques; whilst the LEAF’s performance continues to show the appeal of owning an electric vehicle – you get a smooth, cheap and green journey.”
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer, commented:
“The LEAF continues to be a star in our Driver Power survey, year after year. It proves how easy it is to fall in love with an electric car once you get behind the wheel and the vast majority of EV owners won’t go back to an ICE car.”