Nissan LEAF and Armada earn Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards at Chicago Auto Show

March 4th, 2019 by

he second-generation 2019 Nissan LEAF, the best-selling electric vehicle in the world1, has taken home Kelley Blue Book’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the EV segment for the second straight year. The 2019 Nissan Armada, the flagship full-size SUV designed for on and off-road adventures, won the 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the full-size SUV segment. Kelley Blue Book presented the awards this week at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. It takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models over the initial five-year ownership period.

The 2019 Nissan LEAF combines greater range with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan technology. The new LEAF embodies Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist2, e-Pedal3, Automatic Emergency Braking and more. For 2019, Nissan LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA)4, a technology designed to remind drivers of items left behind on the rear seat. Nissan also recently unveiled the new LEAF PLUS Series, a new long-range offering equipped with a 62kWh battery pack providing up to 226 miles of range5.

The 2019 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited warranty6 covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.

The second-generation 2019 Nissan Armada adds some of the latest technology to its list of standard equipment like Rear Door Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. The 2019 Armada lives up to its flagship designation for the third year by continuing to deliver performance, refinement and advanced technology consumers love. Unique to Armada is the standard Intelligent Rear View Mirror (I-RVM)7, which uses a high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle to project a clear image onto an LCD monitor built into the standard rearview mirror.

In addition to easily seating eight comfortably, the Armada continues its nameplate reputation for value and choice by offering a range of four grade levels in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive configurations. All 2019 Armada models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 with best-in-class8 standard 390 horsepower and best-in-class standard maximum towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds9.

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