VW ID4 vs Nissan Ariya

Nissan is no stranger to fully electric vehicles, with the Nissan LEAF arriving on the market in 2014. But, over the past decade, the competition for EVs has grown hot and fierce, with the legendary company VW even jumping in and expanding its fleet beyond the tiny Gold models of the past. Despite the success of EVs in the modern market, smaller models have been stuck as short-distance city drivers, so what can you expect from the newest generation of larger and more robust crossovers? Read on to find out how the VW ID4 and Nissan Ariya perform side by side.

VW ID4 VS Nissan Ariya, Interior Comparison

While we will get into the electrical motor specs in the next session, the first impression you will get of a new vehicle is how the interior feels and how comfortable you are in the cabin. The ID4 has decent quality, although the interior can feel tacky and a bit outdated thanks to the overly judicious use of cheap plastic material and relatively stiff seats that force you into a position that can quickly become uncomfortable while driving. On the other hand, the Nissan Ariya delivers a more luxurious design approach with smooth curves and soft synthetic leather, which is far more appealing than the hard-edged and cheap interior of the ID4. However, the design only tells half the story as one feature the VW delivers is 10% more cargo space thanks to its larger structure.

Winner: Narrow Lead For The Nissan Ariya, with the winner being highly dependent upon personal use and comfort preferences.

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VW ID4 VS Nissan Ariya Side-By-Side Specs

Getting into the nuts and bolts of both vehicles, how do they compare from a purely performance and numbers perspective?

VW ID4 Specs:

  • Range: Maximum 275 miles, Standard 209 miles
  • Horsepower: 201 hp
  • FWD
  • Output: 0 kW
  • Charge Time: 6 to 7.5h at 220V

Nissan Ariya Specs:

  • Range: Maximum 304 miles, Standard 203 miles
  • Horsepower: 214 hp
  • FWD
  • Output:0 kW
  • Charge Time: 10 to 14h at 220V

The Nissan Ariya has a superior electric motor, performance, and driving experience. While handling is subjective and close, the Nissan Ariya has a more comfortable experience. Although the ID4 seems to charge faster, that is simply because of its smaller battery capacity and output, as each gets relatively the same mileage per minute and can make for an excellent daily driver. However, the ID4 cannot keep up at a distance and will require multiple stops to recharge, even if using DC quick charging.

Winner: Nissan Ariya

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VW ID4 VS Nissan Ariya, Technology

The ID4 and Ariya come with impressive technology in their newest models. Each has adaptive cruise control and driver assistance. However, the addition of Nissan's Pro-Pilot 2.0 driver assistance package included lane-keeping service, parking assistants, and other sensors and controls, whereas the ID4 only added blind spot assistance. Therefore, it is an easy choice for tech.

Winner: Nissan Ariya

VW ID4 VS Nissan Ariya, Victory for Nissan

While it is a close race, and you can't go wrong with most modern-day electric vehicles, the Nissan Ariya is our choice for the best electric crossover on the market. The areas it falls short are minor at the worst of times, and where the Ariya excels, it stands head and shoulders above the competition.

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