2023 Nissan Ariya Launches With Smaller Battery, Lower Price

Over the past couple of years, a lot of electric vehicles have hit dealerships and Nissan was hoping its Ariya compact SUV would be one of them, but pandemic and supply chain delays have hampered its launch. The Nissan Ariya 2023 will finally go on sale later this fall, with base models starting at $44,485 (all prices include destination).

The Ariya will be available in six models with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and two types of batteries: a standard-range battery of 63 kWh or a long-range battery of 87 kWh. Nissan says the long-range battery is EPA-estimated at 304 miles of range with FWD, but the standard battery is much less at 216 miles with FWD (AWD range estimates have not been announced).

Nissan for models with a longer-range battery pack, and the automaker has now announced pricing for models with a smaller, less expensive battery.

The new Base Engage starts with a 63 kWh battery and front-wheel drive at $44,485; This model starts with AWD at $48,485. Long-range battery and FWD variants start at $48,485; AWD flaps that to $52,485. The lineup tops out at $61,485 in top trim with the long-range battery and all-wheel drive (AWD).

Prices have risen slightly since then, but Nissan said customers who participated in the previous reservation program will still be able to purchase the Ariya at the lower original price.

All models come with standard features like the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety systems, ProPilot Assist, a 12.3-inch center display, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto.

The Ariya competes with other mainstream electric SUVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E 2023, which starts around $48,000 thereafter and Ford raised prices for 2023. The Mustang Mach-E has an estimated range of 247 miles to 314 miles. , depending on battery size and parts. It also ran the 2023 VW’s No. 4 engine, which starts around $39,000 and has a range of 208 miles from the manufacturer and 275 miles from the EPA.

FWD versions of the Nissan Ariya 2023 will go on sale later this fall. Nissan said AWD models are being pushed back until the spring of 2023.

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