Nissan and Volkswagen are pioneers in the affordable electric vehicle industry and are no strangers to pushing the market forward with their reasonably priced and technologically advanced vehicles. The Nissan Ariya and Volkswagen ID4 are the latest electrically powered compact SUVs from these manufacturers and make for a close comparison for anyone searching to enter the EV scene without committing to the traditionally small sedans that ruled the electric market for the past decade. Here, we will examine each of these revolutionary EVs and help you choose which is best for your lifestyle.
Volkswagen ID4 Vs. Nissan Ariya Battery Efficiency And Power
One major drawback of the last generation of EVs was their limited range and relatively uninspired performance that could leave drivers wanting. The Nissan Ariya and Volkswagen ID4 buck that trend by delivering exceptional performance and decent range without sacrificing electric efficiency. Here are the specs on both vehicles:
- Horsepower: 201
- Torque: 229 ft-lb
- Range On A Single Charge: 209 miles (Standard Trim)
- 220v Charge Time: 5 Hours
- DC Quick Charge Time: 10-80% in 33 min.
- Battery Capacity: 66 KwH
- Horsepower: 214
- Torque: 221ft-lb
- Range On A Single Charge: 216 miles (Standard Trim)
- 220v Charge Time: 10 Hours
- DC Quick Charge Time: 10-80% in 35 min
- Battery Capacity: 66 KwH
Overall, it is a close race for battery power and performance between the Ariya and ID4. The Ariya has a larger capacity and thus a slightly longer charge time alongside its greater range; however, the difference in 220v charge times is negligible if you are charging at home overnight. The main difference is how they perform, and the Ariya has the edge there. Although the difference in horsepower may seem close, the Ariya feels better to drive and delivers an exhilarating drive compared to the relatively flat sensation provided by the ID4.
Volkswagen ID4 Vs. Nissan Ariya Interior And Technology
Overall, driver safety features, connectivity, and integrated technology are similar between the Ariya and the ID4. However, where they differ is regarding execution. Overall, the Nissan Ariya provides a seamless driver experience, and its wide 12.3" touchscreen infotainment systems make it a breeze to adjust everything from the radio to the climate control systems. The ID4, on the other hand, has a sloppy delivery with convoluted menu navigation, overly sensitive soft-touch controls on the steering wheel, and a generally disjointed feeling to the entire entertainment package.
Both vehicles are comfortable and roomy, providing seating for up to five and making the most available room. Where the ID4 has a slight edge is with more cargo space thanks to its more extensive design philosophy. Conversely, the Nissan Ariya has an arguably better aesthetic due to its faux wood trim and simple layout. The interior of the ID4 feels cheap and, for the price, delivers a bland aesthetic that leaves much to be desired.
Volkswagen ID4 Vs. Nissan Ariya Conclusion
While both vehicles make for a great compact electric SUV, the Nissan Ariya pulls ahead thanks to its greater range, superior performance, and overall superior design to the ID4. The redeeming qualities of being a bit cheaper and slightly larger help the ID4 be competitive, but with too many cost-cutting measures evident from even a cursory inspection, it is unlikely to hold up to the Nissan Ariya in the long term.
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