Nissan Ariya (91 kWh) Noted Good Results In Bjørn Nyland's Range Test

After the range test of the base version of the Nissan Ariya (66 kWh battery), Bjørn Nyland had an opportunity to check out the version with a 91 kWh battery (also front-wheel drive).

According to the manufacturer, this version has a usable battery capacity of 87 kWh (compared to 63 kWh in the base version), which means about 38% more energy.

However, Bjørn Nyland noted that during the test, the car consumed only 79.9 kWh (at least until near zero/0% state-of-charge level), which indicates a potentially substantial buffer “below zero.”

The version with a higher battery capacity is also noticeably heavier (by 180 kg) – at 2,220 kg (including driver). Its WLTP rating is up to around 500 km (311 miles).

The tests were conducted at a temperature of about 8-10°C in slightly worse weather conditions than in the case of the entry-level version. Measures of energy consumption at two speed levels allowed us to estimate the range.

At 90 km/h (56 mph), the Nissan Ariya achieved an energy consumption of 179 Wh/km (288 Wh/mile), which translated into a range of 447 km (278 miles).

At 120 km/h (75 mph), the energy consumption increased to 259 Wh/km (417 Wh/mile), while the range decreased to 308 km (191 miles).

Those are relatively good results – the WLTP level probably could be achieved in more favorable weather conditions (at 90 km/h/56 mph) – and overall, the Nissan Ariya appears to be competitive with some of the other crossover/SUVs.

2022 Nissan Ariya (FWD, 91 kWh)

Results at 90 km/h (56 mph)

  • range of 447 km (278 miles)
  • energy consumption of 179 Wh/km (288 Wh/mile)
  • used battery capacity: 79.9 kWh (estimated)
  • temperature of 10°C
  • 20″ Michelin Primacy 4 (255/40-20)

Results at 120 km/h (75 mph); up 33% compared to 90 km/h:

  • range of 308 km (191 miles); down 31%
  • energy consumption of 259 Wh/km (417 Wh/mile); up 45%
  • used battery capacity: 79.9 kWh (estimated)
  • temperature of 8°C
  • 20″ Michelin Primacy 4 (255/40-20)

If we compare the 91 kWh version with the 66 kWh battery version tested previously, it turns out that the range results are respectively 31% and 33% higher at the two speed levels. Energy consumption is only slightly higher (probably due to a higher weight and worse weather conditions).

2022 Nissan Ariya (FWD, 66 kWh)

Results at 90 km/h (56 mph)

  • range of 342 km (213 miles)
  • energy consumption of 171 Wh/km (275 Wh/mile)
  • used battery capacity: 58.5 kWh (estimated)
  • temperature of 13°C
  • 20″ Michelin Primacy 4 (255/40-20)

Results at 120 km/h (75 mph); up 33% compared to 90 km/h:

  • range of 232 km (144 miles); down 32%
  • energy consumption of 252 Wh/km (405 Wh/mile); up 47%
  • used battery capacity: 58.5 kWh (estimated)
  • temperature of 13°C
  • 20″ Michelin Primacy 4 (255/40-20)

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