Best used Nissan Leaf finance deals and offers

Looking to go electric to cut your costs, but don't want to pay a high price for the car itself? Check out deals on the electric Nissan Leaf

Chris Rosamond
Mar 30, 2021

If you’re after a low-emission car and want to reduce your carbon footprint - and the cost of your car - as much as possible, you’ve come to the right place for some electrifying deals on the latest Nissan Leaf EV (electric vehicle). Yes, the original Nissan Leaf is cheaper, but this version offers greater range and is available for less than you might think.

The first Nissan Leaf was launched in 2014 and has been the UK’s biggest-selling electric vehicle for several years. Only the much more expensive Tesla Model 3, which arrived in 2019 has proved more popular so far, outselling the Leaf by three to one in 2020. The increasing number of electric cars on offer means there’s growing competition from other brands, however.

The MG 5 EV, Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Volkswagen ID.3 are just a sample of the range of recent electric cars to arrive on the market, but the Leaf’s practicality and value has given it a bit of a head start in outright sales terms compared to often pricier rivals.

If you're not sure about going electric, improving battery tech that increases range per charge and reduces recharge time means that an electric car may now work for you. You may also have been spurred on by recent high-profile headlines about the impending ban on new petrol and diesel cars that’s due to come into force in 2030. The Nissan Leaf has moved with the times, and the second-generation car launched in 2018 is a significant advance over its predecessor. 

You may have noticed the latest Nissan Leaf doesn’t look quite so unconventional as its predecessor, and adopting the style of a more mainstream hatchback is part of the Leaf’s ploy to ‘normalise’ EV driving. It does it very effectively, thanks to its easy driving style, comfortable ride and decent performance, which are matched to a very usable electric range of up to 239 miles on a charge if you pick the Leaf e+ model, which features a higher capacity battery.

Acceleration is both quick and smooth for all versions, not to mention relaxing due to noise levels that Nissan reckons are 20% lower than a petrol-powered hatch, and the interior is comfortable and decently fitted out. There’s a relatively conventional dashboard with a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a traditional analogue speedometer which drivers will feel instantly familiar with, while the large central media system takes care of entertainment and sat-nav functions.

There’s no traditional gear shifter - since electric cars don't need traditional gears - but you do get a simple Drive/Neutral/Reverse selector, which sits between the seats. Getting to grips with operating the Leaf takes moments, even if you’ve never driven an electric car before.

If you have the urge to drive electric, and you don’t have a huge amount of cash to spare, there’s no doubt the Leaf EV is one of the most attractive options around. Read on to find out about the different Nissan Leaf specifications, and to browse the strong value used Nissan Leaf deals here on BuyaCar.

The best Nissan Leaf deals

A new Nissan Leaf will set you back almost £27,000 for the Acenta entry-level model, while the most expensive Leaf e+ Tekna grade is almost £35,000. That makes a used Nissan Leaf far more affordable, with 2018 models starting from around £16,500 on BuyaCar. That’s enough to get you behind the wheel of a 40kWh Leaf in top-spec Tekna trim with up to 50,000 miles on the clock.

If you’d prefer something that has covered fewer miles, then around £18,000 could put you in the driving seat of an entry-level 2018 Leaf Acenta with just 15,000 miles on it. If you're looking to take out finance, PCP finance deals on cars in that price bracket will set you back around £270* per month if you can rustle up an £1,800 deposit. That’s on a 48-month contract with a £7,500 optional final payment, should you want to buy the car when the contract ends.

You’ll need to pay a bit more for the longer-range Leaf e+, which can travel further per charge, as the bigger battery is only available in higher trim grades. Keep reading for more information. We have 2020 Leaf e+ models starting at around £27,000 for a car with 3,000 miles on the clock.

Which Nissan Leaf deal is best for you?

All Nissan Leaf models share the same format with an electric motor powering the front wheels and a large battery under the floor. However, the second-generation Leaf we’re focusing on is available with two grades of battery - one version that prioritises value and the other that offers greater range per charge and costs a little more.

Standard 40kWh models offer 150hp and up to 168 miles of range on a full charge, while the upgraded Leaf e+ has a 62kWH battery which gives you greater power - at 217hp - plus up to 239 miles of range, according to official figures. Both are quick when accelerating from a standstill, but the standard Leaf will do 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds, while the Leaf e+ can outrun some high-performance hot hatchbacks with its 6.9-second 0-62mph time.

In everyday driving, both versions feel relaxed and easy to drive, but having the greater range of the Leaf e+ is likely to make it more attractive to those who often cover longer distances. However, if you’re on a budget and do most of your driving in towns or cities, then the cheaper 40kWh is a perfectly practical choice. Bear in mind, too, that the car with the smaller battery is also quicker to charge.

Using the sort of 7kW wall charger many owners choose to fit at home will allow you to charge the standard battery from zero to full in 7 hours and 30 minutes, while the Leaf e+ battery requires 11 hours and 30 minutes. Do bear in mind, though, that most drivers rarely deplete the battery fully, so it’s usually just a case of topping up overnight. If you stop at a 50kW rapid charger station while you're driving, meanwhile, you can get an 80% charge in 60 minutes or 90 minutes respectively.

Nissan Leaf Acenta deals

The entry-level trim grade includes plenty of standard kit, as even the cheapest Leaf runs on attractive 16-inch alloy wheels and features Nissan’s Safety Shield pack with lane departure and blind spot warnings plus automated emergency braking, as well as a rear view camera, cruise control, automatic wipers and a push-button start.

Inside the cabin you get an eight-inch touchscreen media system in the centre of the dash for entertainment functions and the built-in sat-nav, while the six-speaker sound system is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, making it easy to pair your phone.

Nearly new Nissan Leaf Acenta

BuyaCar prices Limited stock

Nissan Leaf Acenta
Used Nissan Leaf Acenta

BuyaCar prices from £18,990
Monthly finance from £262*

Nissan Leaf N-Connecta deals (including Leaf e+ N-Connecta deals)

Next up is the mid-range Leaf N-Connecta trim grade, which adds various useful extras to the Acenta spec. Outside, you get larger 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows and 360-surround cameras with moving object detection to help you when parking and manoeuvring.

Additional comforts inside include part leather effect trim, plus heated seats and a heated steering wheel, which gives the car a more upmarket feel.

Nissan Leaf N-Connecta
Nearly new Nissan Leaf N-Connecta

BuyaCar prices from £23,499
Monthly finance from £332*

Nissan Leaf N-Connecta
Used Nissan Leaf N-Connecta

BuyaCar prices from £17,358
Monthly finance from £274*

Nissan Leaf Tekna deals (including Leaf e+ Tekna deals)

The top-of-the-range Leaf Tekna adds Nissan’s ProPilot suite of driver assistance systems, part leather seats, LED foglights, electronic parking brake and an upgraded Bose audio system.

Nissan Leaf Tekna
Nearly new Nissan Leaf Tekna

BuyaCar prices from £25,990
Monthly finance from £379*

Nissan Leaf Tekna
Used Nissan Leaf Tekna

BuyaCar prices from £19,795
Monthly finance from £310*

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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