2022 Nissan Leaf  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#28 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#97 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Leaf
The Leaf, part of Nissan's lineup since 2011, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Nissan Leaf has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The Leaf provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Nissan Leaf has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Nissan Leaf has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0399% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5563%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0399% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5563% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Nissan Leaf is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Nissan Leaf is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Nissan Leaf: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10071BMW X1Jeep CherokeeToyota 4RunnerNissan LeafLincoln CorsairMazda CX-30Volkswagen ID.4Ford Mustang Mach-EHyundai Ioniq 5Audi Q3Volvo XC40Tesla Model 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Nissan Leaf with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2022 Nissan Leaf is safer than the 2022 BMW X1, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee, and the 2022 Toyota 4Runner and less safe than the 2022 Mazda CX-30, the 2021 Tesla Model 3, the 2022 Volvo XC40, the 2022 Audi Q3, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4. It is about as safe as the 2022 Lincoln Corsair.

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