2018 Nissan Leaf  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#57 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#123 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Leaf
The Leaf, part of Nissan's lineup since 2011, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Leaf provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Leaf has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Nissan Leaf has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Nissan Leaf has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0551% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2898%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0551% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2898% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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