The first-generation 2011 Nissan LEAF has won a suite of awards and accolades in its first year on the market. It has earned a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics, a place on both the 2011 Top Green Cars list and Ward's 10 Best Engines list, a 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). And, let us not forget, it's the 2011 World Car of the Year!
Underlining the Nissan LEAF's position as the 2011 World Car of the Year as well as its IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK designation, is a more recent five-star rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The LEAF actually represents the first pure EV to ever be evaluated by the federal government in terms of safety... Talk about setting the benchmark high!
Among the many safety features, integrated into the innovative LEAF EV are Nissan's Advanced Airbag System, occupant-classification sensors, driver-and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (includes traction control), LATCH for children, and a shock-absorbing steering column.
But, safety and fuel economy aren't the only things the Nissan LEAF excels at. The EV is also extremely fun to drive, offering an equally compelling collection of comfort and convenience features.
For complete details on the Nissan LEAF, including availability, please contact us today at (757) 284-3140. Or, stop by and visit Charles Barker Nissan in person. Conveniently located at 1250 N Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23502, we're happy to talk specs, test drives and ordering.