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Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:14 am

Greetings all, been lurking here a while, shopping for a used Leaf. So much helpful information here!

I'm looking around for an April 2013 or later, preferably with Quick Charge option. I'm finding a lot of S trims available with Quick Charge, but then discovered from another thread that the S trim didn't have cruise control, at least not until after 2015, is that correct?

So please correct me if I'm wrong, but if we want a Leaf that has cruise control, in a 2013 / 2014, I need to buy an SV or SL.

I guess an SV would be helpful for the heat pump anyway (we are in Central Wisconsin). I just find it odd that cruise isn't standard on all trims. ;)

Commute will be around 17 miles one way, 75% highway / freeway, L1 charge is available at the destination (work). Quick charge isn't 100% necessary, but think it would be nice to have "just in case."

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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:23 am

Yep; if you feel the need for cruise control on an older model, you will have to step up to the SL/SV.

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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:26 am

Cruise control is now/once again standard on all Leafs for 2017, and I think for 2016. But for a 2013/2014 yes you will need to step up to at least an SV for cruise control.

The S was not introduced until 2013. It was Nissan's answer to cheaper EV rivals like the iMiEV and Spark EV, so it was de-contented to lower the price. It didn't get the heat pump and B mode, improvements over the earlier cars that otherwise were included for 2013. In addition to the cruise control, Nissan also deleted the nav screen, alloy wheels, and CarWings on the S.
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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:12 am

My 2013 SL has cruise. But a friend of mine that got a 2013 S doesn't have it.
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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:24 pm

Yep on what Ron said.

Cruise control became standard on ’15 S trim. It was unavailable on ’13 and ’14 S.

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit
http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit

It was always standard on SV and SL trim, regardless of model year.

Also, look at Specs tab of both URLs.

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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:28 pm

Living in Wisconsin you wouldn't want an S. Your commute is long enough that it would be nice to have the extra Winter range of an SV available in mild Winter weather. (The heat pump doesn't significantly increase range over the S in temps below about 14F.)
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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks everyone, all very helpful replies.

So based on our winter weather location, the heat pump is a greater reason to select the SV over an S, rather than cruise control. (I was originally thinking cruise would be handy for my lead-foot daughter :roll: ..Commute is very flat.. the greatest incline is the on-ramp to the freeway) Good to know.

Other threads are telling me that Quick Charge probably isn't necessary for us either... we don't have any quick chargers around here anyway, and we'd have to L2 charge on the way just to reach a QC in Madison anyway. (Thank you for that info, PlugShare!) L1 charge at work should help, esp. in winter.

The search continues... thanks again!
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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:00 pm

An SV with at least 11 full bars left should be able to make that commute without recharging at work, although it might get close in frigid weather. If you find one with 12 solid bars (SOH 90% or higher) it will be no problem, once you learn to moderate heat and speed when it's very cold.
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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:22 pm

2016 and onwards, the S model has cruise control standard. Prior to that, the S model did not have cruise control on it. Hope, that helps..
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Re: Does cruise control really only come on the SV and SL trims?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:23 pm

mihird wrote:2016 and onwards, the S model has cruise control standard. Prior to that, the S model did not have cruise control on it. Hope, that helps..

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