Reaching its Final Milestone in 2024, the Nissan Leaf was the First of its Kind

September 15th, 2023 by

Nissan of Fort Pierce 2024 Nissan Leaf

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Nissan is one of the only automakers still producing affordable electric vehicles. For 2024, the Leaf starts at under $30,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee), and that is before any rebates or tax incentives. The automotive media shines a bright light on the $100,000-plus MSRP electric vehicles on a minute-to-minute basis. Many expensive electric vehicles sell in just tiny numbers. By contrast, Nissan is now well into its second decade of assembling attainable, affordable electric vehicles that owners adore. 

For example, the Nissan Leaf, a popular electric vehicle in the global market, maintains its course for the 2024 model year with no significant alterations. As one of the pioneering electric vehicles from Nissan, the Leaf has continued to attract a strong customer base over the years, courtesy of its affordable pricing and noteworthy range. 

The Cost-Effective Leaf

The base Nissan Leaf S will have a starting price tag of $29,235 MSRP (Plus $1,025 destination charge). As a matter of fact, if a buyer’s state, local municipality, or power company provides a discount, they could easily purchase a Leaf for $25,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee). That makes it one of the least expensive automobiles on sale in the United States, and it achieves that without requiring any federal electric vehicle tax handouts for those whose income falls into a narrow band. 

With 149 miles of range, the Leaf S is an ideal second car or commuter car for most families. Even though it cannot cruise from zero to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds, the compact car can save its owners a significant amount of money and the environment a substantial amount of carbon dioxide.

Nissan’s Environmental Awareness

For 2024, the manufacturer retained the Leaf’s features, specifications, and design as part of its long-term strategy for electric vehicle offerings. The starting price tag of the new Nissan Leaf remains competitive, and the relatively low entry point provides consumers the opportunity to join the clean energy revolution without breaking the bank. 

Indeed, savings come in the form of fuel economy ratings. For the latest Leaf, a 111 miles per gallon equivalent combined city and highway fuel efficiency is better than or on par with the majority of all-electric vehicles on the market. The Nissan Leaf is a real car for real owners; that is to say, an automobile anyone with a new car budget can afford.

The Leaf also comes equipped with two battery options – a 40-kilowatt-hour pack that provides an estimated range of 149 miles on a single charge and a larger 62-kilowatt-hour battery that increases the range up to 212 miles. The latter variant is offered on the higher trim, the Leaf SV Plus, which rings in at $37,285 MSRP (Plus destination fee). It is worth noting that charging times vary depending on the charging station utilized. In other words, fast-charging stations can achieve an approximate 80 percent charge in just under an hour for both battery options.

The Interior Advantages

As the upper-level trim, the Leaf SV Plus has more creature comforts to offer consumers. That said, the Nissan Leaf presents a minimalistic and clean design in the cabin with advanced technology at its core. The vehicle comes outfitted with a NissanConnect infotainment system featuring an 8-inch touchscreen display unit and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Moreover, safety systems include standard equipment like blind-spot warning, automatic emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Despite remaining unchanged for the 2024 model year, the Nissan Leaf continues to be an attractive choice for budget-conscious and eco-friendly buyers. Its affordable price tag, paired with its considerable range, still provides a compelling option in today’s ever-growing electric vehicle market. 

At Nissan of Fort Pierce, we offer the highest degree of quality we can muster. This is the place to go if you are looking for the Nissan Leaf. Are you excited about the future of electric vehicles? So are we, where you have a wide selection of cars to choose from and an even wider sales team ready to come to your aid.