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After the introduction of the Plus model with a larger battery for the 2019 model year, the 2020 Nissan Leaf arrives with a few more upgrades. But, there's a higher price.

Gallery: 2020 Nissan Leaf

One upgrade is that the Nissan Safety Shield 360 driver safety tech suite is now standard equipment. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blindspot warning, high beam assist, lane departure warning, and rear automatic braking. The SV Technology Package also gets Intelligent Around View Monitor and Intelligent Driver Alertness as additional features.

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Another safety-related update is a change to the tone and volume of the Leaf's pedestrian safety sounds. The noises continue to be constant during forward motion up to 18.6 miles per hour (30 kilometers per hour) or as a pulsing chime in reverse.

Versions of the Leaf with the 40-kilowatt-hour battery now get a standard eight-inch infotainment screen – a feature previously for the 62 kWh Leaf Plus. The system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

The cabin of the 2020 Leaf now has more airbags. The driver and front passenger have knee airbags. There are also rear-seat-mounted outboard side-impact airbags.

The table below shows the 2020 and 2019 prices for the Leaf lineup. The figures do not include the $925 destination fee for the vehicle.

Model Battery Capacity 2020 MSRP 2019 MSRP Difference
Leaf S 40 kWh $31,600 $29,990 $1,610
Leaf SV 40 kWh $34,190 $32,600 $1,590
Leaf SL 40 kWh N/A $36,300 N/A
Leaf S Plus 62 kWh $38,200 $36,550 $1,650
Leaf SV Plus 62 kWh $39,750 $38,510 $1,240
Leaf SL Plus 62  kWh $43,900 $42,550 $1,350
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Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2020 LEAF – offering Nissan Safety Shield® 360 standard and a new EV sound

January 10, 2020


2020 Nissan LEAF adds standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology, featuring Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Automatic Braking
Nissan LEAF S and SV add new 8 -inch color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

The Nissan LEAF PLUS lithium-ion battery pack delivers an EPA range of up to 226 miles1 to meet the driving needs of a wide range of customers

Updated tone and volume of LEAF's "Canto" pedestrian safety sounds

Offers a comprehensive suite of intelligent connectivity technologies, including available NissanConnect® with Navigation and Services, featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
Available advanced technologies include ProPILOT Assist, ePedal and Intelligent Around View® Monitor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan LEAF remains the best-selling electric vehicle of all time, with more than 440,000 global sales2. For 2020, Nissan has improved the LEAF with added safety and convenience features  including standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology. Nissan LEAF S and SV also feature a new 8-inch color touchscreen display, which was previously available on LEAF PLUS. All models are on sale now at Nissan dealerships nationwide.

The 2020 LEAF also comes with a new sound – the car's two pedestrian safety sounds receive updates in tone and volume. For the U.S. market, LEAF makes a constant tone (known as "Canto," derived from the Latin verb for "I sing") for forward movement under 18.6 mph and a pulsing chime when reversing.

Pricing for the enhanced 2020 Nissan LEAF starts at $31,600 for the LEAF S (40kWh battery, up to 149-mile range3, 147 horsepower). The 2020 Nissan LEAF PLUS S (62 kWh battery, up to 226-mile range1, 214 horsepower) has an MSRP of $34,190.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices4 for the 2020 Nissan LEAF and LEAF PLUS are: 


Battery Capacity



40 kWh

 $31,600 USD


40 kWh

 $34,190 USD


62 kWh

 $38,200 USD


62 kWh

 $39,750 USD


62 kWh

 $43,900 USD

Destination and Handling $925 USD

About the 2020 Nissan LEAF

Key 2020 LEAF additions include:

Nissan Safety Shield 360 standard on all models: Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist
Additional standard features on all models include Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Blind Spot Intervention
Standard 8-inch color touchscreen display on all 40 kWh LEAF grades
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ across entire LEAF lineup
Driver and front passenger knee supplemental air bags, rear seat-mounted outboard side-impact supplemental air bags added to all models
Intelligent Around View® Monitor and Intelligent Driver Alertness added to SV Technology Package
An all-new premium exterior color, Sunset Drift ChromaFlair® (late availability)
Updated tone and volume of "Canto" pedestrian safety sounds
All 2020 LEAF models offer dynamic design features, starting with a streamlined silhouette, which maximizes aerodynamic efficiency. The car's bold fascia features Nissan's signature V-Motion grille with blue 3D mesh. The car's sleek profile gives it a sporty look, while the rear features a distinctive tail light design.

Every LEAF also boasts a spacious, highly functional interior with a quality, high-tech feel. The roomy, open cabin is highlighted by the brand's "Gliding Wing" design language. The cabin's interior dimensions comfortably accommodate five people and includes a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat for added flexibility. The rear cargo area is designed to provide ample luggage space, offering 23.6 cubic feet of available stowage. It also allows for easy charging cable storage.

Available advanced technologies include standard ePedal and Rear Door Alert, along with available NissanConnect® with Nissan Door to Door Navigation and Services, and NissanConnect®  EV (telematics), allowing for remote connection to the vehicle (from compatible smartphones and smart watches, as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant).

Every 2020 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited warranty5 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.

For more information on the 2020 LEAF, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit

About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

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