The buzz you are hearing isn't the faint sound of an EV plug being inserted into a fast-charging socket-yet. It's the excitement surrounding the Nissan ARIYA and the Cadillac LYRIQ.1

If you are looking ahead towards your next car, keep reading below. The team at Maguire Nissan has created a Nissan ARIYA vs. Cadillac LYRIQ preview for drivers near Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY. This will help you learn how we expect each electric SUV to measure up.

Which SUV Lets You Drive Hands-Free?

Both the 2022 Nissan ARIYA and the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ are likely to possess the technology that helps you drive hands-free. Nissan ProPILOT Assist 2.0, however, is expected to incorporate a more comprehensive safety system than Cadillac.

The LYRIQ is slated to include available safety features, like Lane-Departure Warning and Lane-Keeping Assist. Available Adaptive Cruise Control and Semi-Autonomous Driving Mode can make it easier to drive on compatible roads.

In addition to lane-keeping features and hands-off driving, the Nissan ARIYA is also expected to have driver assistance features, like:

  • Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

What does this mean? While both vehicles can take the wheel on the open highway, Nissan ProPILOT Assist 2.0 will keep an eye out for you throughout your driving experience.

Which Vehicle Will Be Easier to Park?

It's time to fit into a parking spot outside your favorite restaurant. It's easier to slide into a narrow parking spot in the Nissan ARIYA than in the Cadillac LYRIQ. Why?

The Nissan ARIYA can park itself.

The 2022 ARIYA is projected to have ProPILOT Park. This driver-assistance feature lets the electric SUV park itself. Just push the ProPILOT Park button to let the SUV take over:

  • Steering
  • Accelerator
  • Brakes
  • Gear shift

If you want to take over, you can use the ARIYA's 4-camera 360° Intelligent Around View® Monitor to park the electric vehicle.

Drivers behind the wheel of a 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ aren't expected to have the option to let the SUV assume parking duties. Nissan ARIYA parking technology can make parking easier.

Which SUV Will Have All-Wheel Drive?

Drivers who live near the Finger Lakes may already be familiar with all-wheel drive (AWD). The popular drivetrain submits power to all four wheels and creates greater traction. This makes traveling over slippery conditions safer.

While both SUVs are expected to have all-wheel drive available, only the ARYIA is believed to have AWD models ready for the road in 2022. The LYRIQ may not have AWD trims available for drivers until 2023.

Nissan ARIYA drivers are expected to have the choice between 2-wheel drive (2WD) and e-4ORCE All-Wheel Drive. What's the difference? 2WD only sends power to two wheels and is typically lighter than AWD drivetrains.

Each drivetrain gives drivers the option to gauge factors unique to each electric SUV:

  • Battery size
  • Motor
  • Drive range

By providing more drivetrain options, the Nissan ARIYA will give drivers more choices and the freedom to select the vehicle that fits their lifestyle.

Nissan ARIYA and Cadillac LYRIQ: The Verdict

We hope our Nissan ARIYA vs. Cadillac LYRIQ preview has helped you learn more about each electric vehicle. The Nissan ARIYA provides drivers with more convenience and comprehensive safety than the LYRIQ.

How can you find out more?

If you live near Ithaca, Cortland, or Elmira, New York, contact the team at Maguire Nissan. We'll help you learn more about what you can expect about this electric SUV.


¹ Models not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from Cadillac and Nissan and are subject to change by the manufacturer.

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