What Car? says...
We’re not entirely sure how an inanimate object can be ‘honourable’, but that’s the meaning of this electric SUV's name. The Nissan Ariya is the Japanese brand’s second proper electric car and its first new one in more than a decade.
We say ‘proper’ because we’re not counting the Nissan E-NV200 Combi – that’s effectively a van with windows. We are, however, counting the Nissan Leaf, which was responsible for revolutionising the electric car.
Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Nissan Ariya, including what it’s like to drive, its range between charges in real-world driving and how quickly you can top up the battery when you’re running low. We’ll also tell you which version we think makes the most sense.
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Yes – the Ariya is a fully electric car. It has a bigger SUV body than its stablemate the Nissan Leaf and is available with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
The Ariya is a bigger car than the Nissan Qashqai but not by an enormous amount: it's 170mm longer, 25mm taller and 15mm wider (excluding door mirrors).
It depends which version you choose. The 63kWh battery Ariya has an official range of 250 miles, while the 87kWh version has a 329-mile official range (if you stick with front-wheel drive). Check out our winter range test to see how far the Ariya can go in real-world driving.
No, all versions of the Ariya have five seats. If you're after for a seven-seat electric SUV, take a look at the Mercedes EQB.
We think the best version is the 87kWh Advance. It has a competitive range between charges and is very well equipped.
|RRP price range||£46,145 - £60,585|
|Number of trims (see all)||2|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£92 / £121|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£184 / £242|