NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric hatchback is on the way to Nissan dealerships with a starting price of $29,860, including an $850 destination charge.
Pricing on the base model is unchanged from the 2015 model and does not include a $7,500 federal tax credit or any state tax incentives.
Prices have increased on the 2016 Leaf SV and SL models.
The midrange 2016 Leaf SV is priced at $35,050, up $2,100 compared to the 2015 model.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Leaf SL starts at $37,640, for a price increase of $1,670 compared to the previous model.
The SV and SL models include a new standard larger-capacity battery that extends range to 107 miles. The base 2016 Leaf S is equipped with the previous 24-kWh battery with an 84-mile range.
Prices include shipping.
An optional charge package adds $1,770 to the bottom line, while optional Pearl White paint is priced at $395.
Other Leaf upgrades for 2016 include standard NissanConnect with Mobile Apps with a 5.0-inch color display for Leaf S models. Leaf SV and SL add NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps with a 7.0-inch color display.
Three new exterior paint choices are Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.
Key Leaf competitors include the Chevrolet Spark EV, Ford Focus Electric and Kia Soul EV.
Edmunds says: Some versions of the 2016 Leaf get a bigger price tag, but the trade-off is a larger battery that provides greater driving range.