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Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Does anyone know if the Leaf has the same headlights as another Nissan vehicle?

(I ask as I'm trying to research the quality of the Leaf's headlights, but IIHS.org doesn't have that data on the Leaf. IIHS.org, however, has headlight data on a number of other Nissan vehicles.)

Alternatively, is there any data on the Leaf's headlights out there? (E.g. - Average minimum useful illumination distance)
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Would help to indicate the model year and trim level(s). For gen 1 and 2, some trims have halogen headlight (lousy on gen 1) and some have LEDs. And, on some, the LED headlights are part of a package.

'11 and '12 had LED headlights regardless but on '13 S and SV got crap halogens. '13 SV had LEDs w/the LED headlights + quick charge package. '13 SL had the equivalent on that package standard.

I can personally say the LED headlights on '13 SV w/package were great. The halogens on '13 SV w/o it suck. I had both.

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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Looking at a Gen 2 SL or SV – so would definitely have LEDs.
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

superhua wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:47 pm Looking at a Gen 2 SL or SV – so would definitely have LEDs.
Nope on the SV. Look at specs tab of https://usa.nissannews.com/en-US/releas ... -press-kit. It's not standard on '18 SV.

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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Good point; thanks. I'd want to get the SV Technology Package then.
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

With the Gen II Leaf, until just this year, IIRC, you also have to get the All Weather Package (or the SL trim) if you want heated front seats and steering wheel, and even the heat pump. With the S trim of the same era, you have to get that package to get heated front seats and steering wheel, and a rear seat HVAC duct.
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Personally very satisfied with the LED system in my '19 SL. I do a lot of night driving and my eyesight isn't getting any better with age. They are one of the most effective system I've owned.
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Agree. Although the fog/driving lights don't add much, and are not LED as far as I can tell.

Edit: Actually, the LED tracking headlights that looked around corners on my 2014 Tiguan were better. They really did help, but don't get in a fender bender with them!
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

superhua wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:42 pm Does anyone know if the Leaf has the same headlights as another Nissan vehicle?
Based on what I see on the parts.nissanusa.com site, the following cars use the same headlight halogen bulb:

Nissan 240SX 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Nissan 300ZX 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Nissan Altima 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Nissan Armada 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Nissan Juke 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Nissan Leaf 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Nissan Maxima 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Nissan Murano 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Nissan Pathfinder 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Nissan Quest 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Nissan Rogue 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Nissan Titan 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Nissan Xterra 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
2018 Nissan Leaf S w/QC
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

henrydehoja wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:11 pm
superhua wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:42 pm Does anyone know if the Leaf has the same headlights as another Nissan vehicle?
Based on what I see on the parts.nissanusa.com site, the following cars use the same headlight halogen bulb:
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Nissan Maxima 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
List seems suspect. I bought an 02 Maxima new. I had the GXE trim which was the lowest trim and it came standard with HIDs at least for the low beams. There were almost no options on the GXE trim (headlights for sure weren't one of them). I'm pretty sure the SE and highest GLE trims wouldn't have regressed to halogens.

The HIDs on that car were also quite good.

Even if the bulb is used on other Nissan models, it doesn't mean the reflector design is the same and has equivalent performance.

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