2023 Nissan Leaf  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#38 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#104 of all 2023 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 superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Nissan Leaf has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Nissan Leaf has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Nissan Leaf has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0403% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5969%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0403% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5969% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Nissan Leaf is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Nissan Leaf is 20% 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 2023 Nissan Leaf: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10070Subaru CrosstrekToyota GR86Subaru BRZBMW X2Nissan LeafChevrolet EquinoxVolkswagen ID.4Audi Q3Volvo XC40Genesis GV70Hyundai TucsonLincoln CorsairComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Nissan Leaf with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2023 Nissan Leaf is safer than the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2023 Toyota GR86, and the 2023 Subaru BRZ and less safe than the 2023 Hyundai Tucson, the 2023 Genesis GV70, the 2023 Volvo XC40, the 2023 Audi Q3, and the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4. It is about as safe as the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox.

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