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2023 Nissan Ariya Assessment, Pricing, and Specs




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Nissan is expanding its line of electric vehicles with the 2023 Ariya SUV, which will go on sale in the US in fall 2022. Ariya will join this Leaf hatchback Nissan is in showrooms and will offer a driving range of up to 304 miles, beating the Leaf’s maximum of 226. Aria’s design strays from the current sharp, angular lines in many places. Nissan vehicles. Aria’s low, wide stance sets it apart the scoundrel And gives it a sporty look. Two different battery sizes will be offered—a 63.0-kWh battery is standard, and a larger 87.0-kWh pack is optional—as well as front- or all-wheel drive. Driver-assistance features, infotainment tech and convenience items will be included here, helping the 2022 Aria compete with similarly sized EV crossovers, such as the Tesla Model Y And Hyundai Kona Electric.

What’s new for 2023?

Ariya is a brand new vehicle for Nissan. It includes Nissan’s updated driver-assistance system (ProPilot 2.0), which debuted on Japanese-market Nissan Skyline sedan. The Ariya is said to deliver a driving range of up to 304 miles, but only when equipped with a front-wheel-drive configuration and a larger 87.0-kWh battery pack.

Price and which one to buy

Engaged

$44,485

$48,485

Evolve+

$51,485

Empowerment+

$54,985

Premier

$55,985

Platinum+

$61,485

The Ariya’s $44,485 starting price puts it above the Leaf and other affordable EVs but under the Model Y’s base price, but that entry-level Engage model comes with a smaller battery pack and a lower 216-mile estimated driving range. We’re of the mindset that to successfully switch from gasoline to electric, range is key, so we’ll go with the Venture+ trim, which has the longest driving range of the Ariya’s four trim levels at 304 miles per charge.

EV Motor, Power and Performance

Unlike the Leaf, which only comes with front-wheel drive, Nissan is pulling from features developed in other cars, including GT-R sports car A torque-split system offers optional all-wheel drive via a dual-front/rear-electric-motor configuration. We hit the front-wheel drive model we tested 60 mph in 7.5 seconds But the more powerful all-wheel-drive area should be significantly faster. We estimate the model will zip from zero to 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, which is similar to high-end electric vehicles. from What we have experienced so farThe Ariya offers a quiet, stable ride that will please most buyers, but it lacks the sporty nature that we driving enthusiasts love.

Range, charging and battery life

Nissan says the Venture+ offers a driving range of up to 304 miles per charge, which is far more than the Leaf’s maximum range of 226 miles. Evolve+, Empower+ and Premier models offer up to 289 miles per charge, and the top-spec Platinum+ is good for up to 265. Only 216 miles per charge. When we tested the front-wheel-drive Empower+ model on our 75 mph highway fuel economy route, we recorded a 240-mile range. The Ariya will also be able to charge at home at 110- or 240-volt outlets, as well as at public charging stations and DC fast-charging ports.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

According to the EPA, the most efficient Ariya is the Venture+ model, which is rated for 111 MPGe city and 95 MPGe highway. At the other end of the spectrum are the Evolve+, Empower+ and Premier trims, which are rated for 105 MPGe city and 91 MPGe highway. On our 75-mph highway route, we recorded 84 MPGe in the front-wheel drive Empower+ model. For more information on Ariya’s fuel economy, visit EPA’s website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

The interior of Aria looks futuristic and minimal. Nissan has removed every button possible in pursuit of a smooth dashboard that favors a sleek look that matches the exterior design. Despite Nissan’s claim that the Aria’s cabin is unlike a conventional automotive interior, its minimalistic theme appears to be its only distinguishing feature. Not that the cabin isn’t a nice place to spend time. A flat, low floor creates a spacious feeling inside, and Nissan has incorporated its comfortable zero-gravity seats into the design. Rear seat space is noticeably less generous than the front seats, but a pair of adults will be comfortable and roomy enough even for long-distance journeys.

Infotainment and connectivity

A dual 12.3-inch display serves as both the digital gauge cluster and the infotainment screen. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and in-dash navigation are all standard features. Wireless smartphone charging and head-up display are also available. The infotainment system features both Amazon Alexa and a built-in voice assistant.

Safety and driver-assistance features

The Ariya has ProPilot 2.0, Nissan’s second-generation ProPilot driver-assistance technology, as an optional feature. The system allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel in certain driving scenarios and in our experience it works very well. For more information on the Ariya’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with lane-centering feature is available

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

We predict that the Ariya will come with the same basic warranty package as the Leaf when it goes on sale. That warranty should include a competitive bumper-to-bumper policy as well as battery protection extended to eight years or 100,000 miles.

  • The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • Battery warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

Specifications

Specifications

2023 Nissan Area Empower
Vehicle Type: Front-Motor, Front-Wheel-Drive, 5-Passenger, 4-Door Wagon

Price
Base/As Tested: $54,985/$57,850
Options: 19-inch wheels, $1900; two-tone paint, $350; garage door opener, $365; Floor mats, $250.

Powertrain
Motor: Current-excited synchronous ac
Power: 238 HP
Torque: 221 lb-ft
Battery pack: Liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 87.0 kWh
Onboard charger: 7.2 kW
Peak DC fast-charge rate: 130 kW
Transmission: Single-speed direct-drive

chassis
Suspension, F/R: Struts/Multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.8-in Vented Disc/13.0-in Vented Disc
Tires: Dunlop Grandtrek PT21
235/55R-19 101V M+S

parameters
Wheelbase: 109.3 inches
Length: 182.9 inches
Width: 74.8 inches
Height: 65.4 inches
Passenger Volume: 96 ft3
Cargo volume, F/R: 60/23 ft3
Curb weight: 4726 lb

C/D Exam Result
60 mph: 7.5 s
1/4-mile: 15.9 seconds @ 92 mph
100 mph: 19.0 seconds

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Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.5 seconds
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 seconds
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.8 seconds
Top speed (gov ltd): 103 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 168 feet
Road holding, 300-foot skidpad: 0.85 g

C/D Fuel economy and charging
Observed: 84 MPGe
75-mph highway range: 240 miles
Average DC fast-charge rate, 10–90%: 99 kW
DC fast-charge time, 10–90%: 40 minutes

EPA fuel economy
Combined/City/Highway: 98/105/91 MPGe
Range: 289 miles

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