It’s that time of year again – new models are coming to dealerships and automakers are revealing the latest models with elaborate campaigns. It’s hard to know which new models are worth the hype and your patience. So the editors of Kelley Blue Book created a list of the 10 best cars worth the wait, and two Nissan models easily hooked up.
Learn more: Nissan unveils all-new Z sports car
Nissan Ariya 2022
The 2022 Nissan Ariya took seventh place on the KBB list. The all-electric crossover SUV gives drivers a bigger electrified option than the automaker’s popular and well-established electric sedan – the Leaf, which made its bay debut in December 2010.
According to KBB.com writer Nelson Ireson, “the Ariya aims to explore new horizons, with funky styling complemented by available all-wheel drive and a maximum range of 300 miles.”
The Nissan Ariya 2022 is equipped with ProPILOT Assist 2.0 which enables a hands-free and feet-free driving experience under specific conditions. When properly equipped, this system also works with another technology, Lane Change Assist, to help make lane changing an easier and safer maneuver. The ProPILOT Assistant with Navi-link automatically adjusts your speed as you navigate on the off ramps and bends in the road.
Nissan Z 2023
The long-awaited return of the iconic sports car, the Nissan Z 2023, is expected to arrive in dealerships in the spring of 2022. The sleek sports car occupies sixth place on the KBB list and promises thrilling performance with an output of 400 horsepower thanks to a twin-turbo V6 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A six-speed manual transmission is also available.
The Nissan Z 2023 offers a choice of two trim levels: Sport and Performance. The exterior design of the sports coupe includes a short bridge and a long hood, while inside, the Z offers new performance seats and knee pads for the ultimate support.
DeAnn Owens is a transplant from Dayton via Windy City, but considers herself a California girl at heart even though she’s only been there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy who is now in burden of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles from DeAnn.