The Nissan Ariya Might Seriously Be the Most Beautiful Nissan, Ever.

A Side View Of The Nissan Ariya
A side view of the Nissan AriyaCredit: Scotty Reiss

Seriously. The cabin is open and airy. It is filled with elegant surfaces and textures. Tech and function are integrated into the design. It lights up beautifully at night. The Nissan Ariya sails along the highway effortlessly.

You don’t have to buy an electric car to get all this modern technology and beauty; we found features in the Nissan Ariya we’ve only seen in much more expensive cars. And with a base price of about $40,000, and just over $50,000 for our Empower test model, which is the middle of the line, it feels well priced for what you get. I spent a week in the Ariya, shown here in two tone Boulder Gray and Black Diamond, and this is what I discovered, and what I loved.

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The Nissan Ariya’s Open, Airy Interior Is Fresh, and Refreshing

The Front Seat In The Nissan Ariya
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Controls and Technology Are Integrated into the Nissan Ariya’s Design

The Sloping Roofline Of The Nissan Ariya Gives It A Sportier Look
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She Lights Up Beautifully at Night!

The Front Seat In The Nissan Ariya
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Here’s a Closer Look at the Lighted Door Panel

This Mesh Panel Lights Up The Door Panel In The Nissan Ariya
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This Command Center is Simple, and Brilliant

The Command Center Has A Small Cubby Under The Arm Rest As Well As A Phone Charge Pad
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Another Brilliant Detail

The Command Center Is Simple And Elegant In The Nissan Ariya
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The Nissan Ariya has a Cord Keeper Next to the USB Outlets

The Front Of The Center Console Has A Place To Tuck A Phone, Plus A Very Thoughtful Cord Organizer
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Look at All This Floor Space in the Front Seat!

The Flat Floor In The Front Seat Creates An Open Feel In The Cabin
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This Drawer Was the Perfect Place for My Crossbody Bag

This Drawer Is The Perfect Place To Stow A Small Bag
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The Rear Seat Is Wide and Child Car Seat Ready

Rear Seats In The Nissan Ariya
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This Digital Rear View Mirror Is Large, Clear and Easy to See

The Rear View Camera Is Really Nicely Shaped, Large And Easy To See In The Nissan Ariya
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The Rear View Camera Presents a Sharp Image

The Rear Of The Nissan Ariya Features A Light Bar Above The Nissan Name
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Ample Cargo Space is Welcome, Too

The Nissan Ariya Has A Large Cargo Space
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All Electric For the Win

The Rear Of The Nissan Ariya Features A Light Bar Above The Nissan Name
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Journalist, entrepreneur and mom. Expertise includes new cars, family cars, 3-row SUVs, child passenger car seats and automotive careers... More about Scotty Reiss

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