July 21, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Nissan Leaf pricing remains consistent in 2025, but potential for increased costs still present

The Nissan Leaf kicks off the 2025 model year maintaining the same MSRP as the previous year. This is expected, as this generation of the EV is reaching its final year. However, potential buyers of the 2025 model may end up paying more.

The base Nissan Leaf S starts at $29,280 for the 2025 model year, including a $1,140 destination charge. It is equipped with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that offers an EPA-estimated range of up to 149 miles. On the other hand, the Leaf SV Plus is priced at $37,330 and comes with a 60-kWh battery providing a maximum range of 212 miles.

It’s important to note that the 2025 model is no longer eligible for the federal EV tax credit of up to $3,750. The 2024 model still qualifies for this credit, so if you’re considering a Leaf purchase, it’s advisable to look for a 2024 model in dealer inventory – with the current slowdown in EV sales, finding one should not be difficult. Ensure that the vehicle was manufactured in 2024 and that you can take delivery before January 1, 2025. Different states may offer their own incentives, so be sure to do your research.

For the 2025 model, there are no significant enhancements compared to the previous year. All Leaf models come standard with forward and rear automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, as well as blind spot and lane departure warnings. The Leaf SV Plus also includes features like intelligent cruise control with stop-and-go functionality.

The most recent update for the Leaf occurred in 2023, when the vehicle received a facelift and stylish new wheels. Towards the end of that year, it became the most affordable EV in the US after the discontinuation of the Chevy Bolt.

Nissan has given a glimpse of the next-generation Leaf through the Chill-Out concept. This future model shifts from the Leaf’s five-door hatchback design to a crossover profile that resembles a sleeker, more compact Ariya. The extent to which the Chill-Out’s design will be incorporated into production remains uncertain. A reveal for the 2026 model year is anticipated in mid-2025.

FAQ

Q: Is the 2025 Nissan Leaf eligible for the federal EV tax credit?

A: No, the 2025 model year does not qualify for the federal tax credit. The credit is still available for the 2024 model year.

Conclusion

The 2025 Nissan Leaf continues with familiar pricing and features, as it nears the end of its current generation. While there are no major changes for this model year, it’s worth exploring incentives available for the previous year’s model. Keep an eye out for the upcoming next-generation Leaf, expected to be revealed in mid-2025.

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