2023 Nissan Ariya Key Features

May 17th, 2023 by

The 2023 Nissan Ariya is a brand-new four-door compact crossover SUV that’s bringing something innovative and exciting to Nissan’s lineup. While Nissan is not new to the electric vehicle market, the Ariya brings a sleek and sophisticated fully electric SUV to the showroom, rivaling higher-end competitors when it comes to technology and performance. The Ariya’s top-notch handling makes it both an ease to drive and a thrill to experience. Our team at Hertrich Nissan of Newark has put together this guide so you can learn about the features of the 2023 Nissan Ariya.

Trim Levels

The 2023 Nissan Ariya begins its run in the electric vehicle market by offering a wide selection of trim levels. These include:

  • Engage.
  • Engage e-4ORCE.
  • Venture+.
  • Evolve+.
  • Engage+ e-4ORCE.
  • Empower+.
  • Evolve+ e-4ORCE.
  • Premiere.
  • Platinum+ e-4ORCE.

Trim levels that include a “+” have a longer-lasting 87.0 kWh battery pack compared to the standard 63.0 kWh. One trim that deviates from this pattern is the Premiere, which comes equipped with the 87.0 kWh battery even though it lacks the “+” designation. The e-4ORCE trims come equipped with Nissan’s innovative four-wheel-control system that controls the driving force by using the two front and rear electric motors and the left and right brakes to provide an even smoother ride.


an orange 2023 nissan ariya driving down a road

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Electric vehicles are just as fun to drive as they are practical. The Ariya offers the athletic sporting capabilities you would expect from an SUV while still providing the sleek and smooth ride that is a hallmark of an electric vehicle. The single electric motor front-wheel-drive options offer an impressive 214 horsepower, while the dual-motor all-wheel-drive versions receive a boost up to 335 horsepower. Combining e-4ORCE with the larger battery pack cranks things up a bit more to 389 horsepower.

The Ariya offers three different drive modes: Eco, which will provide the most range, Standard, which is best suited for daily driving, and Sport, the mode you’d select when you’re looking for a bit more acceleration. For an enhanced driving experience, you can also utilize e-Step, Ariya’s regenerative braking system that automatically applies the brakes when you take your foot off the accelerator.

Range and Charging

The driving range for the Ariya varies based on trim level, battery, and drivetrain options. The Venture+ is the trim level that offers the best combination of the larger battery pack plus front-wheel drive, achieving up to 304 miles per charge. Coming in not too far behind with 289 miles per charge are the front-wheel-drive Evolve+, Empower+, and Premiere models. Choosing the optional all-wheel-drive powertrain will drop the range to 272 miles, and switching to the smaller battery pack will see a drop in range to 216 miles per charge.

Charging is a breeze with the Ariya, as it’s capable of home charging on 110- or 240-volt outlets and on public charging stations and DC fast-charging ports. On a Level 2 charger, the Ariya will go from 0%-100% charged in anywhere from 10.5 to 14 hours. On a fast-charging port, you’ll go from 20% to 80% in as little as 35-40 minutes.


Technology is one of the Ariya’s strong suits, and its dual customizable 12.3-inch display screens offer a sleek and modern interior. The digital display cluster is easy to read and offers immediate access to a host of critical driving data. The head-up display means your eyes won’t have to leave the road for a second to learn key driving information, such as your speed and driving directions.

The infotainment is intuitive and quick to respond to touch. Voice controls allow you to get quick access to the information you need without taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel. Built-in Alexa brings your personal assistant with you wherever you travel. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, so you can count on staying connected during any adventure. A wireless charging station conveniently located in the center console as well as front and rear USB charging ports provide enough power for you and your passengers to stay fully charged on the road.

Nissan provides automatic over-the-air software updates for all of its technology, so you never have to worry about being out of date.


Nissan uses its superior technology to offer some of the best driver assistance features on the market. ProPILOT Assist 2.0 provides hands-free driving in certain scenarios, utilizing cameras, radar, and pre-mapped GPS routes to navigate specific stretches of highway without the need for driver intervention. The system provides a smooth and relaxing driving experience that takes some of the pressure off of the driver.

The optional Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety components provides you with further comfort by offering an impressive array of driver assistance features. With Safety Shield 360, you can enjoy automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning and intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and rear automatic braking.

Other safety features include the ProPILOT parking system, which automatically parks your car, an intelligent rearview mirror, which includes a built-in rearview camera on the rearview mirror, intelligent forward collision warning, and an intelligent around-view monitor that display’s the vehicle’s surroundings from above and on all sides to improve parking.


The 2023 Nissan Ariya is breaking into the market with competitive pricing, offering an affordable and forward-thinking crossover electric SUV. Pricing varies by trim level, and starting MSRPs are:

  • 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.

Nissan is a pioneer in the electric vehicle market and continues to offer competitive electric vehicle options in this growing and ambitious segment. Drivers in the Newark, Delaware, area will be impressed with this crossover SUV’s performance, integrated technology, and safety features. If you’re interested in learning more about the 2023 Nissan Ariya, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us here at Hertrich Nissan of Newark. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and show off this stunning new vehicle.

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