Nissan pioneered the affordable EV with its Leaf hatchback that launched for the 2011 model year. But a lot has changed since, with newer EVs becoming larger, quicker and capable of considerably longer range. Now Nissan finally has a rival to the likes of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Toyota bZ4X and Volkswagen ID.4: the 2023 Nissan Ariya.
The Ariya is a four-door compact crossover SUV with seats for up to five passengers. It's spacious inside and offers the latest technology features like dual 12.3-inch screens and an available hands-free driving mode on select highways. It's also capable of driving about 300 miles on a full charge, according to Nissan, which is a competitive distance for this class of EV.