2023 Nissan Ariya vs. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Which SUV Is More Fun to Drive?

Electric SUVs were once scarce. Today, it seems like every major automaker is rolling out an electric SUV. Nissan’s 2023 Nissan Ariya will arrive in 2022. The Blue Oval’s Mustang Mach-E has been making major waves. Which SUV is more fun to drive? It’s time for 2023 Nissan Ariya vs. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

The 2023 Nissan Ariya boasts power and range

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As a newcomer to the electric SUV space, Nissan had to ensure that it separated itself from the competition. Since Japanese automakers Toyota and Subaru collaborated on an SUV platform, Nissan had to figure a way to stand out on its own. Enter the 2023 Nissan Ariya.

The Nissan Ariya seems to have more range than both the 2023 Subaru Solterra and 2022 Toyota bZ4X. According to MotorTrend, its dual-motor trim will get 265 miles of range. Its single-motor trim will get a whopping 300 miles of range. The Ariya’s range is slightly above average, as it should be considering its high price.

According to MotorTrend, the Nissan Ariya’s dual-motor version makes a whopping 389 horsepower. The single-motor version makes 238 horsepower. The Ariya is powerful, but how does it match up against the current most exciting electric SUV model?

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E drives like a muscle car

A red 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E to review by a horse.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Allison Barfield via MotorBiscuit

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E may be an SUV, but it certainly drives like a muscle car. The electric SUV is known for its quickness and style. The Mach-E is a prime example of a capable electric vehicle. Ford electrified its muscle car nameplate and maintained its key values.

The Mach-E is quick, powerful, stylish, and ultimately still a Mustang. The highest trim level Mach-E, the GT can go from 0-60 miles per hour. The Mach-E ranges from 266 horsepower to a whopping 459 horsepower.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select gets 230 miles of range. The Premium trim gets 300 miles of Range. The California Route 1 trim gets 305 miles of range, and the GT gets 270 miles of range.

2023 Nissan Ariya vs. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E:

The front of a peach colored 2023 Nissan Ariya.
The front of a peach-colored 2023 Nissan Ariya | Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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The 2023 Nissan Ariya starts at around $47,000. Its price after tax incentives should be around $39,500. The Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,895. After federal electric vehicle tax incentives, the Mach-E SUV will start at around $35,395.

The Mach-E base model is the more affordable choice. The Nissan Ariya will have 35 more miles of range but slightly less horsepower. The Nissan Ariya is shaping up to be an interesting electric SUV, but chances are it won’t be as exciting as the Mustang Mach-E. The Nissan Ariya may not be as competitive as the Japanese automaker hopes.

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