2013 Nissan Leaf now more affordable as carmaker drops price

Article by Christian A., on January 22, 2013

Nissan has announced that the base 2013 Nissan Leaf S has a starting price of $29,650 (which includes an $850 destination cost). This means a $6,400 price cut comparing it with the base 2012 Nissan Leaf. The 2013 Leaf S undercuts both the 2013 Ford Focus Electric and the 2012 Mitsubishi i. The starting price of the 2013 Ford Focus Electric is at $39,995 (inclusive of a $795 destination charge).

Meanwhile, the 2012 Mitsubishi i is priced from $29,975 (including an $850 destination charge). Mitsubishi has yet to reveal the pricing for the 2013 i. The base 2012 Nissan Leaf SV has a starting price of $36,050 (which includes a destination charge of $850). According to Nissan North America, the available federal and state incentives cut the price of the 2013 Leaf S down to lower than $19,000.

It should be mentioned though that Leaf buyers may qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit. The range-topping 2013 Nissan Leaf SL has a starting price of $35,680, including shipping costs. The starting price of the midrange 2013 Nissan Leaf SV is at $32,670, including shipping. Nissan added that it will lease offer for the 2013 Leaf will continue. It has a starting price of $199 per month for 36 months. Nissan has recently started its production in the U.S. of the 2013 Leaf at its Smyrna, Tennessee plant.

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