2023 Nissan Ariya Earns its Inaugural J.D. Power APEAL Award

August 18th, 2023 by

Nissan of Fort Pierce 2023 Nissan Ariya

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The J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study significantly influences the automotive industry and grants awards based on overall vehicle dependability and quality. The most notable part is that actual customers are surveyed to measure the caliber of the automobiles as accurately as possible. Data for the study is collected based on the first 90 days of ownership and tracks categories such as powertrain, interior, displays and controls, driver’s assistance, infotainment, and overall driving experience. That said, the 2023 Ariya, Nissan’s first all-electric crossover, tied for the highest driver satisfaction in the compact SUV category, resulting in its first win in the J.D. Power awards.

A New Age

The 2023 Nissan Ariya heralds an exhilarating new era for the prestigious Japanese automaker. It is a beautifully-designed, pragmatic, spacious, and dependable four-door compact crossover SUV that comfortably seats five passengers. With smart infotainment systems, striking integration with electromobility, and enhanced battery technology, Nissan has blended its electric vehicle know-how to create a truly complete package prepared to alter the playing field entirely. As an aesthetically pleasing SUV, giving electric vehicles like the Tesla Model Y a solid challenge, the Nissan Ariya is ready to bolster the brand’s renowned history.

Nissan is an Electric Vehicle Pioneer

To many people, the debut of the Nissan Ariya appears to be the first electric vehicle from the automaker. Nonetheless, this could not be further from the truth, as Nissan actually produced its first electric vehicle back in 2010 – the Nissan Leaf. Being that it was one of the first mass-produced 100 percent electric vehicles, it garnered several awards. From the Leaf’s prominent history, Nissan has gained immersive experience in the electric vehicle industry, so it is unsurprising that its first electric SUV is by far one of the most outstanding among its rivals. After all, Nissan has had plenty of time to optimize its craft. 

The Ariya is Transformative

As part of Nissan’s global transformation plan, this automobile is replete with exceptional characteristics and performance that set it apart from other contenders in its class. It is worth noting that the Venture+ trim has a competitive range of up to 304 miles on one full charge, a superb benefit for daily commutes or long trips. With an 87-kilowatt-hour battery system and an acceleration of 389 horsepower, there is no doubt that the Ariya offers convenience and power in equal measure.

In addition, its interior combines wood-like trim and soft surfaces for an upscale aesthetic, while the exterior boasts power-folding mirrors, LED headlights, and a sleek design. The 2023 Ariya SUV’s cargo space is practical for daily needs. For example, it converts the traditional control knob setup into something much more polished by embedding its controls into the surrounding trim and display for a contemporary appearance. 

Regarding safety, the 2023 Ariya has set industry benchmarks with its standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes the following:

  • Rear cross-traffic warning
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Forward collision mitigation

The Nissan Ariya is also one of the few electric vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art ProPilot Assist 2.0, the latest version of the Japanese manufacturer’s highway driver assistance technology. The car’s supplemental mapping data and navigation system permit drivers to take their hands off the wheel in specific situations. Not only that, the Ariya is outfitted with e-4ORCE all-wheel drive technology that relies on twin electric motors to enhance driver confidence and comfort on almost all road surfaces.

The 2023 Nissan Ariya is undoubtedly a well-rounded electric SUV that efficiently showcases the brand’s expertise and craftsmanship. If you would like to learn for yourself why the Ariya is worthy of such prestige, please come visit Nissan of Fort Pierce. Are you in need of a refresh on your vehicle to bring it back to life? Our amazing service team can handle that with ease by scheduling an online service appointment with our service center. Please sit back and relax as our professional technicians take care of your vehicle.