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Eric's Autos: 2022 Nissan Leaf

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The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is now the least expensive EV available in the United States -- and the only EV that starts under $30,000. Everything else that's electrified has a base price well over $30,000.

As the Leaf did, too -- last year.

This year, it costs $4,200 less to start ($27,400) than last year's Leaf ($31,600).

Unfortunately, Nissan's little EV doesn't go any farther this year -- just 149 miles, like last year, unless you pay well over $30,000 for one with a stronger battery.

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The base price is $27,400, for the version that can go about 149 miles on a full charge.


If you want to go farther than 149 miles on a charge, Nissan offers a "Plus" version of the Leaf, which can get you 226 miles down the road.

That'll cost you $32,400 to start.

A top-of-the-line Leaf SL Plus stickers for $37,400. This one comes with the stronger battery and more range, plus leather trim, a home-type heat pump for the cabin that warms the car more efficiently than a resistance heater and a premium seven-speaker Bose audio system.

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