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Can I fit child seats and a buggy in the Nissan Leaf Mk1?

It will be unlikely that three child seats will fit across the second row of chairs in the Nissan Leaf, which is essentially about the same size as a Golf. It has two ISOFIX points on the outer positions of the back bench, but the vehicle is less than 1.8 metres wide anyway and a high transmission tunnel in the centre-rear seating position further robs it of space. A 370-litre boot is adequate and capable of taking perhaps one or maybe two folded pushchairs/prams, depending on their size, but this is not the car for large families with a lot of very young children.

How safe is the Nissan Leaf Mk1?

The Leaf is down on record as a safe vehicle, picking up the maximum five-star EuroNCAP rating in 2012, thanks to individual sector scores of 89 per cent for adult occupant safety, 83 per cent for child occupant safety, 65 per cent for pedestrian protection and 84 per cent for safety assist. It is also fitted with a tyre-pressure monitoring system, six airbags, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as standard, as well as Hill-Start Assist and an approaching vehicle sound for pedestrians (AVSP). But it isn't replete with active driver-assist safety aids, so even later models can feel a little behind the times compared to newer, more conventional rivals.

Click here for the full EuroNCAP report on the Nissan Leaf Mk1

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Last updated on May 13, 2020