OrientExpress wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:07 pm
I’m not aware of any official interior capacity specifications that have been released into the public domain, but I would expect the Ariya to have about 25-30 cubic feet seats up, and 55-62 cu feet seats down.
Much of the green car press is reporting 16.5 cu ft for the FWD version and 14.6 cu ft for the AWD version. For example:
https://electrek.co/2020/07/15/nissan-u ... d-battery/
Or perhaps you are saying this is a small vehicle for multiple, morbidly obese people. Is that what "large adults" means ?
No, I just meant that a recurring marketing theme for this car seems to be that, unlike many eco cars, the Ariya doesn't skimp on rear passenger leg and head room. So, OK, great. But the same can be said of many mid-size and full-size hybrid sedans at this point - if you've ever sat in the back of a Sonata Hybrid, there is massive amounts of passenger room back there. But people buy CUVs like the CRV, RAV4, CX5 because they have kids, and kids come with lots of stuff. And if you have kids, you often can't put any of the seats down because the car seats get in the way. I only have one child - a toddler whose car seat is rear-facing in the rear-middle seat - and on some of our out of town trips, it can be challenging to fit everything in the Leaf (Christmas, for example, when, in addition to all the kid crap, we're also hauling presents). So when it's time to replace our CRV (which we only put 1,500 miles a year on right now; the other 18,500 miles are on our Leaf), we certainly can't get a car with even less cargo space than the Leaf. Everything else about the Ariya looks good to me, especially the alleged 130 kW rapid charging speed all the way up to 70% SOC according to a Clean Technica interview which I'll link to below. But I can't believe that Nissan would release a CUV with only 15 cu ft of cargo space. Unless they're thinking that people won't look back there during a test drive and/or can't read?
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/24/th ... -nakajima/