Nissan Leaf One Of Eight Good Housekeeping Pick

The 2014 Nissan Leaf SL is named top “Roomy Electric” vehicle pick in the Good Housekeeping November buyer’s guide.

The award was selected by the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI).

The Leaf is one of eight cars selected in the GHI’s annual car review. The institute said theLeaf was specifically noted for its “impressive” cruising range, value enhanced by available federal and state tax incentives and segment-exclusive Around View Monitor, great for parking or backing out.

Good Housekeeping added its top cars were picked based upon track performance, performance while driving on suburban roads and highways, as well as evaluations on the ergonomics and convenience features of the vehicles.

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“As more than 64,000 American Leaf owners will tell you, the economics of going electric are simple: buy a Nissan LEAF and save money by conveniently charging at home instead of paying more at the gas pump,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S. “But the real beauty of the Nissan Leaf is that it’s roomy and, best of all, fun to drive, which is why it received this honor from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.”

The Leaf seats up to five passengers and has an EPA-estimated driving range of 84 miles on a fully-charged battery and an MPGe ratings of 126 city, 101 highway and 114 combined.

The Nissan Leaf is powered by a lithium-ion battery and an 80 kilowatt motor that provides a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience.

The all-electric vehicle is offered in three trim levels, and shoppers can choose from a variety of available features such as leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, 7-speaker BOSE energy efficient audio system and an available 6.6 kilowatt onboard charger that reduces charging times on a 240V charging dock.