Interested in electric vehicles? Nissan has two great options: the LEAF and the ARIYA. While these are both outfitted with high-tech features, powerful electric motors, and classic Nissan reliability, they’re different in a lot of ways. 

Let’s explore these differences and help you figure out which Nissan EV is right for you!


ARIYA (Engage Model)

LEAF  (S Model)




Body Style

Electric SUV

Electric Sedan





216 miles

150 miles

Fuel Type



Fuel Economy

109 City MPGe* / 94 Highway MPGe* / 101 Combined MPGe*

123 City MPGe* / 99 Highway MPGe* / 111 Combined MPGe*

Charging Time

Level 2: Public/ Home Charging Time (240-V)

10 -14 hours

7.5 -11 hours

Level 3: DC Fast Charger (480-V)

35 - 40 minutes

40 - 60 minutes


160 kW electric motors

110 kW electric motors


63 kWh & 87 kWh battery option

40 kWh & 60 kWh battery option







Turning Diameter

35.4 in.

34.8 in.

Interior Space

Seating Capacity



Cargo Capacity (w/ seat area)

59.7 cu. ft.

30 cu. ft

Front Headroom

39.6 in.

41.2 in.

Front Legroom

42.3 in.

42.1 in.


109.3 in.

106.3 in.

Curb Weight

4323 lbs.

3509 lbs.


65.4 in.

61.4 in.


182.9 in.

176.4 in.

Width (w/out mirrors)

74.8 in.

70.5 in.


Engage, Venture+, Engage+, Evolve+, Empower+, Premiere & Platinum+


Best Trim

2024 ARIYA Engaged+

The Engage+ e-4ORCE is our ARIYA recommendation. This model delivers 272 miles of driving range thanks to the dual-motor all-wheel-drive system. Additionally, it features interior amenities like a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a power-sliding center console.

2024 LEAF SV Plus

We recommend the SV Plus because it provides the longest driving range, a more powerful electric motor, a decent standard equipment package, and an affordable price tag. The interior is equipped with an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, automatic climate control, and keyless entry with push-button start.

What's New?

2024 ARIYA

  • Significantly lower price than previous model years
  • Part of the first ARIYA generation

2024 LEAF

  • No significant changes for 2024
  • The last LEAF of this generation; the new generation will go into production in 2026
  • 2023 updates carried over to the 2024 model:
    • New front grille
    • Updated headlights
    • Upholstery changes
    • New 17-inch wheel design


2024 ARIYA Range

Powertrain line-up:

  • Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD)
    • 63 kWh Battery
      • 217 horsepower motor
      • 0-62 MPH in ~7.5 seconds
    • 87 kWh Battery
      • 242 horsepower motor
      • Performance is similar to the 63-kWh version due to the heavier battery
      • 0-62 MPH in ~7.5 seconds
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) - e-4ORCE
    • 87 kWh Battery:
      • 306 horsepower motor
      • 0-62 MPH in ~5.1 seconds
      • 394 horsepower version will be available later

WLTP Measured Range

  • FWD Models
    • 63 kWh Battery
      • Up to 250 miles
    • 87 kWh Battery
      • Up to 329 miles
  • AWD Models
    • 87 kWh Battery
      • 306 BHP motor: Up to 319 miles 
      • 394 BHP motor: Up to 255 miles

2024 LEAF Range

Charging Options

  • 120-volt outlet (regular)
  • 240-volt outlet (faster charging)
  • DC fast-charging connection (standard on all trims)

Charging Times

  • 240-volt connection
    • Standard Leaf battery: 7 hours
    • Leaf Plus battery: 7 hours

Battery and Range

  • Leaf S
    • 40.0 kWh battery
    • 149-mile range
  • Leaf SV Plus
    • Larger battery pack
    • 215-mile range

Charging Time 

2024 ARIYA Charging Time

Fastest — Level 3 Charging

  • Voltage: 480-V Public DC Quick Charging
  • Use: Public stations
  • 63 kWh Battery: 10% to 80% charge in ~35 minutes
  • 87 kWh Battery: 10% to 80% charge in ~40 minutes

Convenient — Level 2 Charging:

  • Voltage: 240-V Home and Public Charging
  • Use: Over 139,000 public chargers in the US; home charging with 240-V outlet and portable cable
  • 63 kWh Battery: 0% to 100% charge in 10.5 hours
  • 87 kWh Battery: 0% to 100% charge in 14 hours

Late-minute Option — Level 1 Charging:

  • Voltage: 120-V Standard Outlet
  • Use: Temporary charging with a standard 120-V outlet
  • Equipment: Uses a standard 120-V charging cable

2024 LEAF Charging Time

Fastest — Level 3 Fast Charger

  • Voltage: 480-V public DC quick charging
  • Use: Designated public stations
  • Charging Speed: Restores up to 80% of battery charge in 30 minutes
  • Compatibility: Most Level 3 chargers are compatible with the Nissan Leaf
  • Technology: Utilizes CHAdeMO protocol, up to 62.5 kW 

Convenient — Level 2 Charger

  • Voltage: 240-V home and public charging
  • Use: Home and public stations
  • Requirements: 220-240-V outlet, additional charging equipment, dedicated 50-amp circuit
  • Charging Speed: Faster than Level 1 (varies by equipment)
  • Compatibility: All electric vehicles and hybrids
  • Equipment: Optional Wallbox home chargers available

Late-minute Option — Level 1 Charger

  • Voltage: 120-V standard outlet
  • Use: Home charging
  • Requirements: Dedicated 15-amp circuit
  • Charging Speed: Adds 2 to 5 miles of range per hour
  • Equipment: Comes with a Nissan Portable Charge Cable (compatible with 120-V outlets)


2024 ARIYA Performance

Range and Efficiency

  • Up to 304 miles of range (VENTURE+ trim with 87 kWh battery)


  • 0-60 MPH in as little as 4.8 seconds (select trims)


  • Up to 389 horsepower (select trims)

Drive Options

  • Available Dual Motor e-4ORCE™ AWD for improved handling
  • Single-motor versions with 214-238 horsepower
  • Dual-motor e-4ORCE with 335-389 horsepower and 413-442 lb.-ft. of torque

Ride Quality

  • Quiet and comfortable ride, ideal for road trips
  • Excellent handling with precise steering
  • Enhanced performance in wet and dry conditions with e-4ORCE

Performance Focus

  • Built for comfort over sportiness
  • Acceleration is more impressive in dual-motor e-4ORCE variants
  • Does not offer one-pedal driving

2024 LEAF Performance

Drive Type

  • Front-wheel drive

Electric Motor and Battery

  • Leaf S
    • 147-horsepower electric motor
    • 40.0-kWh battery pack
  • Leaf SV Plus
    • 214-horsepower electric motor
    • 62.0-kWh battery pack


  • Leaf S
    • 0 to 60 MPH in 7.4 seconds

Comparative Performance

  • Slower than the Chevy Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3

Special Features

  • e-Pedal feature
    • Regenerative braking modes
    • Allows coasting or slows the car to recharge the battery when lifting off the throttle


2024 ARIYA Technology

Head-Up Display

  • Intuitive display on the windshield within the driver's line of sight
  • Shows speed limits and driving directions

Dual 12.3" Displays

  • Swipe between two displays
  • Customize the information shown 

Bose Premium Audio System

  • Available system with 10 speakers
  • Provides crisp highs and rich bass for an immersive audio experience

Additional Features (Select Trims)

  • 360-degree camera

2024 LEAF Technology


  • 7.0-inch instrument cluster display
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment

Wireless Connectivity

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® for seamless smartphone integration
  • Wireless, automatic syncing with your smartphone

Voice Control

  • Siri® voice control for hands-free operation


  • Access to emergency response services
  • Remote connectivity features and customizable alerts

Audio Options

  • Four-speaker system
  • Seven-speaker system (optional upgrade)

Additional Features on the SV Plus

  • 360-degree camera

Interior Design & Space

2024 ARIYA Interior & Space

Interior Design

  • High-quality materials give it an upscale feel 
  • Synthetic or genuine leather upholstery is available on the upper trims
  • Woodlike dashboard trim with haptic controls for a futuristic look and feel
  • Large infotainment touchscreen and digital driver's display
  • Seats five with generous head- and legroom upfront
  • Comfortable and supportive seats
  • Spacious second-row seats are suitable for adults

Cargo Space

  • 22.8 cubic feet with all seats upright
  • 59.7 cubic feet with rear seats folded (60/40 split)
  • No additional storage under the hood like some other EVs
  • An available power liftgate and a hands-free power liftgate

2024 LEAF Interior & Space

Interior Appearance

  • Black plastic throughout the interior, but it is well-assembled with uniform textures
  • Gauge cluster
    • Large analog speedometer
    • 7.0-inch reconfigurable digital readout
  • Comfortable seats
  • Spacious rear seat with ample room for adults

Cargo Space

  • 23.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat upright, 30 cubic feet with the rear seats folded


Both vehicles are equipped with the following safety features:

Nissan Safety Shield 360:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection - detects potential hazards and applies the brake if necessary.
  • High Beam Assist - automatically turns high beams on/off to avoid blinding oncoming traffic.
  • Lane Departure Warning - alerts if you unintentionally drift out of your lane.
  • Blind Spot Warning - warns of blind spot hazards when changing lanes.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert - detects and warns of moving hazards when backing out of a parking space.
  • Rear Automatic Braking - applies brakes automatically to avoid collisions while reversing.

Driver Assistance Features

  • Provides additional sensors and alerts to improve safety and boost confidence while driving.


  • Different backup camera options–including 360-degree options–are available based on model and trim.

Advantages and Disadvantages

2024 Nissan ARIYA Advantages

  • Good driving range with a larger optional battery
  • Airy, upscale interior
  • Smooth ride

Possible Disadvantage

  • No frunk (front trunk)

2024 Nissan LEAF Advantages

  • Affordable starting price
  • Small footprint, great for city driving
  • Intuitive infotainment features

Possible Disadvantage

  • Average cabin materials

Nissan’s 2024 Electric Vehicles: Which Do You Choose?

Choosing the right EV is a big decision, so don’t rush into it! With more and more models available, it’s more important than ever to weigh your options. 

Once you know which model or models you’re interested in, visit us, your local Nissan dealership, to see our inventory and take one on a test drive! Here at Nissan of Orangeburg, we’ve stocked a wide variety of new Nissan EVs for sale and our friendly team is here to help you find the perfect one. 

Conveniently located in Orangeburg, SC, we’re proud to serve Lowcountry drivers throughout the region, from Charleston to Columbia, and everywhere in between! Come see us today to find your new Nissan!

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Is LEAF being discontinued? 

Yes. Nissan plans to discontinue the current iteration of the LEAF to focus on the ARIYA, its larger EV. The replacement is expected to be released in 2026 and is believed to be an all-new model.

Is ARIYA being discontinued? 

No. Nissan will focus on the new ARIYA and plans to make it a key model in its lineup.

Is the Nissan LEAF a hybrid or an EV?

The Nissan LEAF is a fully electric battery-operated vehicle or EV.

Is the Nissan ARIYA a hybrid or Ean V?

The Nissan ARIYA is a fully electric SUV.

Are there any drawbacks for the Nissan LEAF vs. other EVs?

The biggest drawback of the LEAF is its range. Pre-2018 model LEAFs have a range of approximately 80 miles. Since 2018, LEAF has a range of 149 miles, with an optional 226-mile battery.

Is the Nissan LEAF a reliable car?

Yes! The LEAF is an affordable, reliable EV, built with classic Nissan engineering.

Is the Nissan ARIYA a reliable car?

Absolutely. The ARIYA pairs the reliability you’ve come to expect from Nissan with a good driving range thanks to the larger optional battery. 

Is the LEAF AWD or FWD?

All Nissan LEAFs are front-wheel drive.

Is the ARIYA AWD or FWD?

The Nissan ARIYA is available in both FWD and AWD models.

What drive modes are available for 2024 LEAF?

The 2024 LEAF offers two driving modes: Standard and Eco.

What drive modes are available for 2024 ARIYA?

ARIYA offers three distinct driving modes: Sport, Eco, and Snow.

Is the Nissan LEAF environmentally friendly?

Yes. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Nissan LEAF is the #4 most eco-friendly vehicle sold in the U.S. It follows the Mini Cooper SE, Lexus RZ 300e, and the Toyota Prius Prime SE. 

Is the Nissan ARIYA environmentally friendly?

Yes. The ARIYA is Nissan’s first zero-emissions SUV. It is a big step toward Nissan’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company's operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050. 

What are the trim levels for the 2024 Nissan LEAF?

The Nissan LEAF is available in two trims: the Nissan LEAF S and the Nissan LEAF SV Plus.

What are the trim levels for the 2024 Nissan ARIYA?

The 2024 Nissan ARIYA is available in seven trim levels: Engage, Venture+, Engage+, Evolve+, Empower+, Premiere and Platinum+.


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