2023 Nissan Ariya vs. 2023 Toyota BZ4X

2023 Nissan Ariya vs. 2023 Toyota BZ4X

Sleek and stylish are the name of the game when it comes to most crossover EVs on the market. But two newcomers are bringing aggressive styling and performance into the conversation, and they're doing it with style and class. The 2023 Nissan Ariya and the 2023 Toyota BZ4X are two of the most hotly anticipated crossover EVs coming to the lots across the North Tampa area soon. But which one of these powerful electric driving machines is best for you? 

That's exactly what we wanted to look at today with this shocking street fight between the 2023 Nissan Ariya and the 2023 Toyota BZ4X. After all, buying an EV isn't just about cutting out the crazy high gas prices. Instead, it's become more about driving performance, interior styling, and creature comforts. And these two crossover EVs are two of the best, but which wins in this head-to-head? Let's find out. 

 2023 Nissan Ariya vs. 2023 Toyota BZ4X

 At first glance, both of these aggressively styled crossover EVs look like they're more sports-inspired design and driving than environmentally friendly driving experience. So today, we're going to dive into the differences between the two with a comprehensive head-to-head fight until a clear winner is crowned. And when the 2023 Nissan Ariya is the clear-cut winner between these two crossover EVs, be sure to come down to the showroom at Maus Nissan of Crystal River to take one for a spin!

 Would the best crossover EV please stand up?! 

 Performance

The 2023 Nissan Ariya comes with two externally excited synchronous eight-pole motor options. The first is a front-wheel-drive option that takes advantage of one motor and puts out an impressive 238-horsepower for a surprisingly sporty driving experience. The second option comes with two motors and 389-horsepower coupled with Nissan's state-of-the-art e-4FORCE all-wheel-drive system for precision handling and performance. 

 However, the standard single electric motor on the 2023 Toyota BZ4X only offers 201-horsepower. There is an all-wheel-drive, two motor option available, but it only boosts horsepower up to an unimpressive 215. Not to mention it costs a hefty upgrade charge. 

 Winner: Ariya

 Range

The 2023 Nissan Ariya comes with four model options along with different ranges. All of them are powered by the same available 87.0 kWh battery pack. If you choose the Venture model, you'll love the long 300-mile range. For the Evolve and Premiere models, you can expect to get up to 285 miles on a single charge. And for the ultimate in performance with the AWD Platinum model, you'll have to exchange precision and performance for range with only up to 265 miles on a single charge. 

 Again, the Toyota BZ4X comes up short with only a 64.0 kWh battery pack that delivers up to 250 miles on a single charge. Now, that's for the standard front-wheel-drive model. However, Toyota has yet to release what is expected to be a shorter range on the dual-motor all-wheel-drive option. 

 Winner: Ariya

 Safety Features

 All of the Ariya models come standard with Nissan's state-of-the-art Safety Shield 360 driver safety and assistance features. In addition, you will also find Nissan's upgraded ProPilot Assist 2.0 system that uses driver monitoring to allow for a hands-off-the-wheel driving experience on highways. The features that come standard on the Ariya are: 

 Forward collision warning

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection

Blindspot warning

Rear cross-traffic warning with automatic rear braking 

Lane departure warning

Automatic high beams.

 With the BZ4X, you'll discover a standard suite of safety features that includes pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking. Unfortunately, for anything else, if Toyota offers it, you'll have to pay an expensive upgrade fee. 

 Winner: Ariya… again!

 Bottom Line

 The bottom line is that there is no real comparison between these two crossover EVs. While they both look sleek and stylish, all the performance and safety features you want are only found in the 2023 Nissan Ariya. Here's a quick breakdown of the ways the Ariya beats the BZ4X:

 · Better standard driver safety and assistance features. 

· Better standard performance and handling.

· State of the art infotainment features. 

· Updated interior built for comfort and ease of use. 

  Test Drive A 2023 Nissan Ariya Today!

 If you're ready to experience the excitement, technology, and creature comforts of the best crossover EV on the market, there's one waiting to take for a test drive!

 Come down to Maus Nissan of Crystal River today, or give us a call to schedule your test drive at (352)-592-6287!