2021 Nissan Leaf  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#41 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#103 of all 2021 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 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Leaf provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Nissan Leaf is average 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 2021 Nissan Leaf has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Leaf has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0446% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0912%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0446% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0912% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Leaf is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Nissan Leaf is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Nissan Leaf: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Nissan Leaf. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8776Nissan LeafChevrolet Bolt EVS. Crosstrek HybridComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Leaf with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 87. The 2021 Nissan Leaf is less safe than the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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