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The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the Best Electric Car on the Market

This year’s version of the 2014 Nissan Leaf, originally launched in this design in 2011, to a whole new level. Bringing style and sophistication to the electric car market, the Nissan Leaf has been a pioneer in the industry and has been adopted by consumers as such.

With the introduction of the 2014 Leaf, Nissan added a rearview camera as a standard feature on all the models which provides the driver with a safer way to back up. This is especially handy when backing out of driveways or attempting to parallel park the vehicle. In addition to this, the Leaf has made electric cars mainstream. Other than the fact that the Leaf makes virtually no sound, and that it needs no gasoline, it could easily be mistaken for any other five passenger hatchback with plenty of storage. It has 24 cubic feet of trunk space, and ample leg room for the passengers.

2014 LeafModels and Trims – 2014 Leaf

While an electric car, it offers you a range of choices when it comes to finding your needs. The price of the 2014 Nissan Leaf varies from $28,980 for the standard S model to $35,020 for the SL model. If you are an environmentally conscious consumer who just wants to drive an electric car, the basic S model comes full of all the features and conveniences that a modern car offers.

On the other hand, if you are an environmentalist or someone who wants to save money on gas, but you also like all the bells and whistles of a much higher-end luxury car, then you may want to consider the SL or even the SV model. When you purchase any of these vehicles what you are doing is challenging the myth and supremacy of the gasoline engine with a car that has ample sitting room, trunk space, and power for most families and short commuters.

The 2014 Nissan Leaf is Packed with Features

Every single Leaf comes equipped with a standard package of the most outstanding features. Included in these are heated mirrors, a spoiler, automatic temperature control, and safety features. The safety features include: ABS brakes, dual impact front and side airbags, overhead airbag, electronic stability, and traction control.

Other features that you may find interesting are that the vehicles all come with a 4 – 6 speaker sound system that is AM/FM/CD/MP2 compatible. The music can be easily controlled with a controlled that is found in the steering wheel or using the onboard touchscreen display module. The Nissan Leaf electric cars all have keyless entry, a heating steering wheel, and Nissan’s commitment to being plugged in.

Being Plugged in, in the 2014 Nissan Leaf

Conscious of the modern world’s need for connectivity, the 2014 Nissan Leaf offers a complete charging system for your smartphone and comes with an app for your devices. This app allows you to set charging, so that you can charge at times when you are not using the electricity (non-peak hours). It also allows you to remotely control the heat of the car on cold days, and cool the car on extremely hot days for maximum comfort. You can also control these features from inside the car with the onboard 4.3 inch screen module.

Under the Hood of the Nissan Leaf

As an electric car, the 2014 Leaf is designed for people who want to travel shorter distances, and drive straight past the gas station. The car uses no gas, which is one of the reasons why it has fought hard to overcome the analogy of a golf cart. Capable of speeds up to 90 MPH, and able to go from zero to sixty in less than 10 seconds, the Nissan Leaf is anything but a glorified golf cart. It is a fast, efficient, and energy saving way to get around town.

Similar to the 2013 Nissan Leaf, this year’s model can go around 84 miles before needing to recharge. The car is powered by a 107 HP electric engine which is run by a 24 kilowatt battery back. The batteries take around 8 hours to charge fully using the onboard 3.6 kW charger or 5 hours with the 6.6 kW charger. Offering 187lbs of torque, this is the ideal car for anyone who wants a smaller carbon footprint and wants a stylish, effective car to do it in!