New Zealand’s Most Reliable Car
…and most satisfied owners
In November 2017, the Nissan LEAF was awarded the title of ‘Most Reliable Car in New Zealand’ following a comprehensive study by Consumer NZ. The study – surveying 10,350 vehicles across 23 brands and 69 models – specifically named the LEAF ‘Most Reliable Medium Car’ and ‘Most Reliable Car Overall’. On top of reliability, the study also asked owners how satisfied they were with their car and how likely they were to recommend the model to friends and family.
Consumer NZ head of testing Paul Smith said the Leaf’s performance is perhaps no surprise, given it has no combustion engine or gearbox, the 2 most complicated and problematic parts of a car.
“Just 4% of Leafs in our survey had a major reliability problem that caused significant repair costs or time off the road. The majority of Leaf owners, 97%, were very satisfied with this electric car,” – Consumer NZ Head of Testing, Paul Smith
Following this, the study also found that Nissan LEAF owners were the most satisfied of all owners!