The second-generation 2019 Nissan LEAF has taken home Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the EV segment for the second straight year. Kelley Blue Book presented the awards this week at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. It takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models over the initial five-year ownership period.
The 2019 Nissan LEAF combines greater range with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan technology. The new LEAF embodies Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking and more. For 2019, Nissan LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA), a technology designed to remind drivers of items left behind on the rear seat. Nissan also recently unveiled the new LEAF PLUS Series, a new long-range offering equipped with a 62kWh battery pack providing up to 226 miles of range.
The 2019 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited warranty covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.