2013 Nissan Leaf Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Leaf

The 2013 Nissan Leaf was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The electric 2013 Nissan Leaf has been named a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The Leaf was awarded a Top Rating of Good in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. The Leaf joins the Nissan Altima on the 2013 IHHS Top Safety Pick Ratings.

“Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan and the ‘Top Safety Pick’ designation by IIHS reflects the design and innovation that have gone into this car to make it a practical, no-compromise electric vehicle,” said Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing. “The new, U.S.-assembled 2013 Nissan LEAF provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security at prices competitive with gas-powered cars in a fun-to-drive package.”

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The Mitsubishi i: Another electric test drive

The Mitsubishi i is one of the most anticipated electric vehicles to hit the market, so when ours was delivered we were eager to take it out for a test drive.

After an hour with the car, we feel it has great battery life and a fun design. Taller drivers may have problems with legroom, and we feel the interface could be more user friendly.

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