You pay more, but you also get more.

Nissan has increased the price of its Leaf electric vehicle by $1,610 for the current model year over 2019. The minimum you will therefore have to pay to get behind the wheel of one of Nissan’s highly popular EVs is $31,600, for a base Leaf S with the 40 kWh battery pack ($925 destination charge not included).

The price bump over 2019 can be explained through the raft of new features that are now included as standard. All 2020 Leaf models come with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360, a pack that includes Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection functionality (which also works when reversing), as well as Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist.

This complements the safety kit that already came standard on every Leaf - front collision warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Blind Spot Intervention on top of the usual assortment of airbags.

Nissan says it has revised the volume of the “Canto” pedestrian safety sound that is played on the exterior of the vehicle at speeds of up to 18.6 mph (30 km/h); it is constant when the car is being driven forward and turns into a pulsing chime when in reverse. All cars come with a standard 8-inch touchscreen display that has built-in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality (previously reserved for higher-spec, long-range examples).

Standard cars come equipped with a 40 kWh battery pack, just like before, and it bestows them with a claimed range of 149 miles. The Leaf Plus S comes with a larger 62 kWh battery pack that increases the range to 226 miles, as well as a more powerful 214 horsepower electric motor.

The most expensive model in the lineup is the Leaf SL Plus that comes fully loaded for $43,900. It has the Intelligent Around View Monitor and Intelligent Drive Alertness systems as well and the knee airbags for the front passengers as standard.

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Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2020 LEAF – offering Nissan Safety Shield® 360 standard and a new EV sound

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  • 2020 Nissan LEAF adds standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology, featuring Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Automatic Braking
  • Nissan LEAF S and SV add new 8 -inch color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • The Nissan LEAF PLUS lithium-ion battery pack delivers an EPA range of up to 226 miles1 to meet the driving needs of a wide range of customers
  • Updated tone and volume of LEAF's "Canto" pedestrian safety sounds
  • Offers a comprehensive suite of intelligent connectivity technologies, including available NissanConnect® with Navigation and Services, featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Available advanced technologies include ProPILOT Assist, ePedal and Intelligent Around View® Monitor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan LEAF remains the best-selling electric vehicle of all time, with more than 440,000 global sales2. For 2020, Nissan has improved the LEAF with added safety and convenience features  including standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology. Nissan LEAF S and SV also feature a new 8-inch color touchscreen display, which was previously available on LEAF PLUS. All models are on sale now at Nissan dealerships nationwide.

The 2020 LEAF also comes with a new sound – the car's two pedestrian safety sounds receive updates in tone and volume. For the U.S. market, LEAF makes a constant tone (known as "Canto," derived from the Latin verb for "I sing") for forward movement under 18.6 mph and a pulsing chime when reversing.

Pricing for the enhanced 2020 Nissan LEAF starts at $31,600 for the LEAF S (40kWh battery, up to 149-mile range3, 147 horsepower). The 2020 Nissan LEAF PLUS S (62 kWh battery, up to 226-mile range1, 214 horsepower) has an MSRP of $34,190.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices4 for the 2020 Nissan LEAF and LEAF PLUS are: 

Model

Battery Capacity

MSRP4

LEAF S

40 kWh

 $31,600 USD

LEAF SV

40 kWh

 $34,190 USD

LEAF S PLUS

62 kWh

 $38,200 USD

LEAF SV PLUS

62 kWh

 $39,750 USD

LEAF SL PLUS

62 kWh

 $43,900 USD

Destination and Handling $925 USD

About the 2020 Nissan LEAF

Key 2020 LEAF additions include:

  • Nissan Safety Shield 360 standard on all models: Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist
  • Additional standard features on all models include Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Blind Spot Intervention
  • Standard 8-inch color touchscreen display on all 40 kWh LEAF grades
  • Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ across entire LEAF lineup
  • Driver and front passenger knee supplemental air bags, rear seat-mounted outboard side-impact supplemental air bags added to all models
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor and Intelligent Driver Alertness added to SV Technology Package
  • An all-new premium exterior color, Sunset Drift ChromaFlair® (late availability)
  • Updated tone and volume of "Canto" pedestrian safety sounds

All 2020 LEAF models offer dynamic design features, starting with a streamlined silhouette, which maximizes aerodynamic efficiency. The car's bold fascia features Nissan's signature V-Motion grille with blue 3D mesh. The car's sleek profile gives it a sporty look, while the rear features a distinctive tail light design.

Every LEAF also boasts a spacious, highly functional interior with a quality, high-tech feel. The roomy, open cabin is highlighted by the brand's "Gliding Wing" design language. The cabin's interior dimensions comfortably accommodate five people and includes a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat for added flexibility. The rear cargo area is designed to provide ample luggage space, offering 23.6 cubic feet of available stowage. It also allows for easy charging cable storage.

Available advanced technologies include standard ePedal and Rear Door Alert, along with available NissanConnect® with Nissan Door to Door Navigation and Services, and NissanConnect®  EV (telematics), allowing for remote connection to the vehicle (from compatible smartphones and smart watches, as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant).

Every 2020 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited warranty5 covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle's battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.

For more information on the 2020 LEAF, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

1. EPA range up to 226 miles for Nissan LEAF S PLUS only. EPA range of up to 215 miles for Nissan LEAF SV PLUS or Nissan LEAF SL PLUS. Actual range will vary with trim levels, options and driving conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details.
2.Based on cumulative sales of all LEAF models data from Dec 2010 - September 2019.
3. EPA range for Nissan LEAF S and LEAF SV (40 kW) up to 149 miles. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
4. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $925.
5. The limited Nissan LEAF lithium-ion battery warranty includes coverage for defects in materials or workmanship for 8 years / 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) as well as protection against capacity loss below 9 bars of capacity (out of 12) as shown on the Nissan LEAF's capacity gauge for a period of 8 years / 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). For complete information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan dealer and read the actual New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.