The refreshed 2023 Nissan Leaf begins at $28,895 (together with vacation spot) for the bottom S mannequin, Nissan confirmed Tuesday in a press launch.
That base MSRP is $400 greater than the 2022 mannequin, however Nissan additionally elevated the vacation spot charge from $1,025 to $1,095, bringing the whole value hike as much as $470.
The current-generation Leaf dates again to the 2017 mannequin yr, however will get some updates for 2023. Nissan made some delicate styling adjustments, together with a brand new grille with an Ariya-style illuminated badge and new 17-inch five-spoke wheels, and simplified the lineup.
2023 Nissan Leaf
For 2023 the Leaf is just out there in two configurations; different beforehand out there trim ranges have been dropped. The Leaf S has a 40-kwh battery pack and is EPA-rated for 149 miles of vary, with an electrical motor producing 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
Starting at $36,895, the Leaf SV Plus will get a 60-kwh battery pack affording 212 miles of vary, and a extra highly effective motor producing 214 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
Even with the small value improve, the Leaf stays one of many lowest-priced EVs bought within the United States. But as Nissan is elevating costs, some rivals are reducing them, or a minimum of holding regular.
2023 Nissan Leaf
General Motors not too long ago introduced one other value drop for the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV, after a giant one for 2022 as nicely. The $5,900 reduce brings the bottom value of the 2023 Bolt EV right down to $26,595 with vacation spot. The associated Bolt EUV additionally will get a $6,300 value reduce, and now begins at $28,195—nonetheless undercutting the Leaf barely. Both fashions provide extra vary than the Leaf, at 259 miles for the Bolt EV and 247 miles for the Bolt EUV.
Hyundai final yr dropped the value of its Kona Electric to $35,185, after discontinuing the Ioniq Electric. That 2022-model-year base value was barely greater than the Ioniq Electric, and far greater than the Leaf, however the Kona Electric’s 258-mile vary was considerably greater than each. Hyundai hasn’t introduced pricing for the 2023 Kona Electric.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Mini Cooper SE holds the road on pricing. Its unchanged $30,750 base value places the Mini solely the Bolt EV/EUV and Leaf in affordability.