Re: IEVS: Consumer Reports Not Impressed By 2018 Nissan LEAF
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:52 pm
dtam83 wrote:don't know about the "lack of oomph at highways speeds". I pass people pretty easily, 60 to 80 fairly quickly. definitely better than my old rogue and a corolla I rented a few weeks ago
Same here. I usually don’t need to do it, but the other day needed to pass a car with a little authority and was shocked at how quick I went from 60 to 80. And 80 didn’t feel like 80. It was really smooth at that speed.
If anything, the 2018 Leaf reminds me of the acceleration I got with my former Honda Accord V6 (a small 2-door coupe that seemed like a good choice before having a kid). I’d say the Leaf is even more impressive accelerating than the V6.
I’ve found the handling to be above average for city/highway driving.
For me the two things that have made the Leaf an excellent choice (beyond the obvious EV reasons): Pro Pilot for that every so often I’m driving any distance on the highway (such a huge improvement over normal cruise control); and the e-Pedal. It’s such a better driving experience, especially in urban traffic.
I would have happily paid the $30k+ for the Leaf without these features. With them included make the Leaf an absolute no-brainer at this price point.