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A spacious electric SUV offering reliable range and noise-free rides

Price From $44,525 – To $61,525

by | Sep 3, 2023


Nissan’s newest addition to the world of EVs, the 2023 Ariya is designed for both city cruising and highway driving, making things extra convenient with its high driving range. The unique styling gives it a sporty appeal, even though the driving demeanor doesn’t show any athleticism. If you’re in the market for a mid-range SUV, you might want to consider this EV—it brings along a host of safety and driver-assist features, offers a nice cabin, and handling is smooth. 

In this 2023 Nissan Ariya review, we’ll evaluate this SUV’s battery pack, range, performance, interior, safety, pricing, warranty, and more, and help you understand if it meets your requirements. 

Roomy interior and cargo area
High driving range
Doesn't make a lot of noise while cruising on city roads
Lots of driver-assist features
Doesn't offer driving thrills
The distinct styling may not be everyone's cup of tea
Acceleration could have been better in FWD models

Performance, Battery, and Comfort


Depending on which trim level you choose, Ariya gets powerful battery packs to power the vehicle. Its interior is surprisingly roomy and practical, despite being minimalist.

Battery & Performance


The lineup’s performance is reliable, but if you’re looking for a sporty driving demeanor or you want your SUV to offer some driving thrills, you might be disappointed with this lineup. Rides are composed and comfortable for sure, but definitely not thrilling.

Battery Pack

Engage trim is powered by a 63 kW battery pack generating 214 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. Engage e-4ORCE runs on a 63 kW battery pack with 335 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Venture+ is equipped with a 87 kW battery pack generating 238 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.


The battery packs are paired with direct-drive transmission.


Nissan Ariya has front struts and rear multilink suspension.


It comes with a tilt and telescopic electric-powered steering wheel with controls for cruise and audio located on it.

Safety & Reliability


Nissan offers a generous number of standard safety and driver-assist features in this lineup. We find the ProPilot 2.0 technology to be particularly interesting—it’s an optional feature that allows you to go hands-free with the steering wheel at times.


The vehicle is equipped with 13.8-inch vented disc for front brakes and 13-inch vented disc for rear brakes.


Head airbags for front and rear seats are part of the standard safety package, along with dual front and dual rear side-mount airbags.


The standard setup includes blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attentive alert, stability control, emergency braking assist, and 4-wheel ABS, to name a few.


Dusk sensing headlamps, LED headlamp, and daytime running lights are available as standard in this lineup.

Traction control

Traction control is a safety mechanism that prevents loss of traction to wheels when you’re driving on slippery roads. It’s available as a standard safety feature.

Fuel Economy


This lineup offers decent fuel economy numbers across all trim levels, as expected from electric SUVs.

Gas per mileage consumption

The Venture+ model happens to be the most fuel-efficient option in this lineup. It offers 111 MPGe city and 95 MPGe on highway.



The automaker has followed minimalism, keeping the cabin as clutter-free as possible. You get high quality upholstery and comfy seats, along with a well-equipped infotainment unit.


With a seating capacity of 5, Nissan Ariya’a seats are designed with comfort and convenience in mind. The front seats have 39.6 inches of legroom with power-adjustable and height-adjustable seats and multi-level heating. The passengers in the rear seats enjoy 37 inches of legroom with reclining seats and multi-level heating.


The exterior of this SUV looks distinctly stylish. If you’re tired of boxy designs of SUVs, you’d love this one for how refreshing and smart it looks. The interior, on the other hand, has a futuristic vibe to it. The automaker has prioritized minimalism in designing the interior.


There is a 12.3-inch infotainment display to meet your in-car entertainment needs. There are no buttons to maintain its futuristic design and aesthetics, but it can be a bit troublesome to navigate at times. Some notable features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB connection, built-in voice assistant, and wireless charging, to mention a few.

Overall height and space

The vehicle is 182.9 inches long, 74.8 inches wide, 65.4 inches in height, and it has a wheelbase of 109.3 inches.

Trunk space

When all seats are upright, the base cargo area is 22.8 cubic feet. It is expandable up to 59.7 cubic feet.

Price and Extras

The surging popularity of EVs has made them less expensive than before, so now you can become an electric SUV owner without emptying out your bank balance. This lineup starts with $44k, which is more or less reasonable for the wide list of offerings Nissan offers. The higher trims get bigger battery packs, better range, and more premium features, and the pricing goes up accordingly. 

Market Price

The 2023 Nissan Ariya comes in 9 different trim variations, out of which we found Venture+ to be the most value-for-money option within a budget. While you could also go ahead with the entry level Engage trims to save a few thousands, but their low driving range might be a problem for long-distance tours. And in case you have a bigger budget, you can most definitely go ahead with the higher trims.

Trim Level Market Price 
Engage $44,525
Engage e-4ORCE $48,525
Venture+ $48,525
Evolve+ $51,525
Engage+ e-4ORCE $52,525
Empower+ $55,025
Evolve+ e-4ORCE $55,525
Premiere $56,025
Platinum+ e-4ORCE $61,525


Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available in this lineup. You can choose an ideal setup based on your preference.


The 2023 Nissan Arya is backed by a basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, drivetrain warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, EV battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles, rust warranty of 5 years or unlimited miles, and roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.


The all-new Ariya has a maximum towing capacity of 1500 pounds.


Vehicles like these make the future of electric SUVs look all the more promising. Overall, the 2023 Nissan Ariya is a good pick for buyers who want to invest in an EV. While the lineup fails to offer a sporty driving experience, it will be a suitable vehicle for those who prefer calm, composed, and reliable rides. There are multiple trim options available, so there’s an Ariya for everyone—you can choose one that fits your budget and meets your range requirement.