Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Nissan Ariya - Range, charging and running costs

If range is important, then upgrade to the Ariya 87kWh model, which offers over 300 miles from a charge

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, charging and running costs Rating

4.4 out of 5

Price
£39,645 to £59,025
  • Interior quality
  • Refinement
  • Much improved infotainment
  • Efficiency could be better
  • Average boot size
  • Top-spec models are expensive
Find your Nissan Ariya
Offers from our trusted partners on this car and its predecessors...
Or are you looking to sell your car?
Customers got an average £1000 more vs part exchange quotes
Advertisement

​Opting for the entry-level Nissan Ariya 63kWh Advance model means that the overall range is a claimed 250 miles. Moving up to the 87kWh version with the same trim level sees an increase in range to 329 miles, while Nissan states that the 302bhp dual-motor e-4ORCE variant can cover up to 319 miles. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

All of these range figures are slightly reduced if you upgrade to the Evolve specification, which brings additional equipment and extra weight to the car.

With the Ariya capable of charging at up to 130kW, it should take around half an hour or so to complete an 80 per cent top-up of either battery size. We’d like overall efficiency to be a little better, however: the Ariya 63kWh Advance managed 3.7 miles per kW/h during our test, but other EVs, such as the Genesis GV60 and Skoda Enyaq are able to record in excess of four miles per kWh.

If you do decide the all-electric Ariya is the right family car for you, you’ll want to organise a good home charging set-up. Fully replenishing the 63kWh battery in base model Ariyas will take 10 hours from a 7.4kW home wallbox, while those with the larger 87kWh battery will need to be plugged in for roughly 14 hours.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement - Article continues below

For now, zero-emission cars, regardless of list price, are in the UK's free road tax (VED) band, saving Ariya drivers a few hundred quid a year. From 2025, however, electric car owners in the UK will have to pay road taxes and the London Congestion Charge. Company car drivers will also enjoy the Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) savings that the full-electric Ariya attracts, which promises big savings compared to an equivalent petrol or diesel family SUV.

Insurance groups

Insuring the Ariya won’t be particularly cheap compared with a regular petrol or diesel family SUV, because even the entry-level 63kWh Advance model sits in group 30 (out of 50). Moving up the range, the 87kWh Evolve version is in group 34, with the 302bhp e-4ORCE variant in group 41. The range-topping e-4ORCE Evolve+, meanwhile, is in group 42. 

In comparison, the entry-level Hyundai Ioniq 5 Premium occupies group 35, while the Skoda Enyaq starts as low as group 24. 

You can get personalised car insurance quotes fast with our comparison tool powered by Quotezone...

Depreciation

The Ariya is predicted to hold onto between 46 and 51 per cent of its original value after a typical three-year/36,000-mile ownership period. In comparison, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 retains around 39-43 per cent, while the Skoda Enyaq should retain between 49-56 per cent after 36-months of motoring.

To get an accurate valuation on a specific model check out our valuation tool...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Have you considered?

New Audi RS e-tron GT prototype review: big changes bring big gains
Audi e-tron GT prototype - front tracking
Road tests
15 Apr 2024

New Audi RS e-tron GT prototype review: big changes bring big gains

New BMW X3 prototype review: first impressions of next-gen mid-size SUV
BMW X3 prototype (camouflaged) - front tracking
Road tests
14 Apr 2024

New BMW X3 prototype review: first impressions of next-gen mid-size SUV

Citroen C4 X review
Citroen C4 X - main image
In-depth reviews
12 Apr 2024

Citroen C4 X review

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: sensational BMW M2 is a bargain at this price!
BMW M2 - front tracking
News

Car Deal of the Day: sensational BMW M2 is a bargain at this price!

Our Day of the Day for 18 April is the formidable BMW M2 performance car
18 Apr 2024
New Nissan Qashqai gets angry, as best-selling family SUV receives aggressive facelift
Nissan Qashqai reveal - front
News

New Nissan Qashqai gets angry, as best-selling family SUV receives aggressive facelift

In addition to its new much sharper design, the Qashqai now features Google apps and voice assistant built in
17 Apr 2024
New 2024 Audi A3 takes the fight to BMW and Mercedes with £32k price tag
Audi A3 Saloon - front action
News

New 2024 Audi A3 takes the fight to BMW and Mercedes with £32k price tag

The updated Audi A3 is available now, with the hot S3 version due from May
16 Apr 2024