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 increased than the 2022 mannequin, however Nissan additionally elevated the vacation spot payment from $1,025 to $1,095, bringing the full worth hike as much as $470.
The present-generation Leaf dates again to the 2017 mannequin yr, however will get some updates for 2023. Nissan made some delicate styling modifications, 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 simply accessible in two configurations; different beforehand accessible 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.
Beginning 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 worth enhance, the Leaf stays one of many lowest-priced EVs bought in the USA. However as Nissan is elevating costs, some rivals are decreasing them, or a minimum of holding regular.
2023 Nissan Leaf
Basic Motors not too long ago introduced one other worth drop for the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV, after a giant one for 2022 as nicely. The $5,900 reduce brings the bottom worth of the 2023 Bolt EV all the way down to $26,595 with vacation spot. The associated Bolt EUV additionally will get a $6,300 worth reduce, and now begins at $28,195—nonetheless undercutting the Leaf barely. Each 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 worth of its Kona Electrical to $35,185, after discontinuing the Ioniq Electrical. That 2022-model-year base worth was barely increased than the Ioniq Electrical, and far increased than the Leaf, however the Kona Electrical’s 258-mile vary was considerably increased than each. Hyundai hasn’t introduced pricing for the 2023 Kona Electrical.
In the meantime, the 2023 Mini Cooper SE holds the road on pricing. Its unchanged $30,750 base worth places the Mini solely the Bolt EV/EUV and Leaf in affordability.