Ingroundeffect wrote:I am sure there is a kb on this, if so please point me to it.
Other than the battery chem changes, are there any differences between a 2013 Leaf SL and a 2015 SL?
Meaning, if i buy a 2013 Leaf SL with max options will it be the same as a 2015 SL with max options?
I don't recall 100% (don't want to give you incorrect info) but you can look at the text and Specs tabs of these:http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kithttp://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kithttp://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit
There were changes on the '15 S (addition of cruise control and B-mode) per http://www.plugincars.com/2015-nissan-l ... icing.html
. And, it sounds like the nav system has been improved on the '15, in terms of voice control
http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit
Other changes to the base level 2015 Nissan Leaf include a more aggressive regenerative (“B” for braking) mode and standard cruise control. Voice-to-text messaging and navigation voice command are added to SV and SL models. The SV also now gets 17-inch aluminum allow wheels.
Enhancements for 2015 include a new MorningSky Blue exterior color (late availability), the addition of Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant and Voice Destination Entry for SV and SL grades, and new standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for the SV grade (late availability).
Added to the EV-IT system for 2015 are Voice Destination Entry (VDE) and Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant (part of NissanConnectSM), drivers can manage incoming text messages via voice control without taking their hands from the wheel or eyes off the road. Drivers are alerted to an incoming text and, after initiating the system, can hear the text read out loud and respond via voice recognition, or via the steering wheel switches using pre-set answers such as "driving, can't text," "on my way," "running late," "okay" or a custom message.
The nav system on my '13 SV premium is crappy in terms of voice commands. The ones that are available are almost useless. One can't even enter an address by voice (I could w/my 06 Prius). I definitely don't have any of the above on my '13 SV.
On '14+ model years, you will lose the ability to limit charging to 80% (https://insideevs.com/2014-nissan-leaf- ... -84-miles/