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Nissan Ariya SUV - Reliability & safety

The Ariya comes as standard with a heap of safety kit, making it one of the safest cars on the road

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Nissan Ariya is an all-new model and one that pushes the envelope for the brand, so it’ll be some time until we have some hard data on its reliability and safety. However, given Nissan’s track record and the Ariya’s amount of standard safety equipment, it should be relatively painless to own.

Nissan Ariya reliability

Although we have no data on the Ariya itself, we can look at Nissan as a whole to get an idea of what owners can expect. In our 2022 Driver Power satisfaction survey, the Japanese brand placed a respectable 15th out of 29 manufacturers, with 20.66% of owners reporting some kind of fault with their car within their first year of ownership. The Nissan Leaf, on the other hand, placed a disappointing 63rd out of 75 models, scoring just 87.92% in the reliability category. Hopefully Nissan will have ironed out most of the creases in their electric car formula for this new model.

Safety

All models in the Nissan Ariya line-up come fully equipped with a plethora of driver assistance and safety systems. This list includes adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, front and rear automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist.

The Nissan Ariya is yet to undergo a safety test from Euro NCAP. However, given the five-star score awarded to the similarly sized Nissan Qashqai and the Ariya’s long list of safety kit, we expect it to pass with flying colours.

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