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Nissan LEAF vs. Nissan Rogue Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Nissan LEAF or Nissan Rogue reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Nissan LEAF and the Nissan Rogue truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Nissan Rogue   16 Rogues, 4.1 months of data per Rogue, average 3000 miles

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2013 Nissan LEAF 38 LEAFs, 7.5 months of data per LEAF, average 6800 miles

Repairs far more common than for earlier model years. Common problem with battery charging systrem.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Nissan LEAF 41 LEAFs, 9.1 months of data per LEAF, average 16000 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Nissan Rogue 28 Rogues, 9.2 months of data per Rogue, average 22000 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Nissan LEAF 61 LEAFs, 10.4 months of data per LEAF, average 27300 miles15
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Nissan Rogue 29 Rogues, 10.4 months of data per Rogue, average 34500 miles12
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Nissan Rogue 25 Rogues, 10.3 months of data per Rogue, average 47800 miles28
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Nissan Rogue   24 Rogues, 10.9 months of data per Rogue, average 55500 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue 50 Rogues, 10.3 months of data per Rogue, average 74300 miles42
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan LEAF

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What Our Members Are Saying about Nissan LEAF Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Nissan LEAF: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch 107-horsepower Electric
1-speed automatic FWD
One of the advantages I was looking forward to, owning a Leaf, was the fact that the power train is so much simpler than a gas powered car. These are some of the parts in a gas powered car that can't go wrong with my all electric Leaf: 1) No gears/transmission to ever slip or go out, just a gearshift knob that is really just an electric switch, with no moving parts other than the switch itself. 2) No fuel pump/filter to need maintenance on. 3) No fuel injection or carborator to go out or have problems. 4) No air filters for the motor to replace. 5) No oil to change or oil filter to replace. 6) No radiator to repair. No coolant level to check. 7) No spark plugs, cap, rotor or points to replace or maintain 8) No belts, pullies or chains to break, wear or replace. 9) No engine overheating possible. 10) No catalytic converter to replace. 11) No muffler or exhaust system to replace/maintain. 12) The electric motor acts as a generator that slows the car down when I take my foot off the accelerator and it charges the battery as I coast to a stop. Also, the regenerative breaking means that the Leaf has a generator attached to one of the rear wheels that also slows the car down as I apply the breaks and that also charges the battery as I break to a stop. This regenerative breaking and electric motor generation means that I use less of the actual breaks on the car and this improves the lifespan of my break pads. I will change the break pads and rotors a lot less often than a normal gas powered car or even a hybrid.
Reliability and Durability of the Nissan LEAF: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch 107-horsepower Electric
1-speed automatic FWD
The build quality was in line. HOWEVER, what destroys this car as a purchase choice is one thing: The cutting corners and bad engineering decisions (political or otherwise) to make the car battery air cooled. This simply doesn't work very well in warmer climates. The folks up in Seattle don't see this but where it gets above 95 degrees such as CALIF, TX, ARIZONA are the folks are starting to seeing this battery fade rapidly with pernament heat damage. Read about how to care for a LI-ON. We baby'ed this car battery for all the things we could, but the heat is getting it. This vehicle is edging toward being the orphaned 3rd car because it won't be long before it cannot do our simple 35 mile roundtrip commute. A very expensive loss for us. Learn from this and DON"T BUY THIS CAR MODEL. Buy a Chevy Volt instead. We have that car too....and we fight over who drives it. It has a conservative approach...liquid battery management to keep the battery at its favorite temperature day and night, 24/7. That temperature is 70 degrees.

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What Our Members Are Saying about Nissan Rogue Reliability and Durability

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