2013 Nissan Rogue named as a Best Retained Value Award Winner

The 2013 Nissan Rogue was named an Edmunds.com 2013 Best Retained Value Award winner. It took home the top honors for SUVs under $25,000 and has a retained value of 48.2 percent residual value after five years. The Retained Value Awards are in their third year and they recognize brands and new car models that have the highest residual values. The residual values are based on their average Edmunds.com True Market Value price when sold and when new.

Jon Branceau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., said “The Rogue is one of Nissan’s best-selling vehicles, and value has always been part of this equation. Customers recognize that they’re getting lasting value form the Rogue’s combination of dramatic exterior style, breakthrough technology such as Class Exclusive Around View Monitor and interior utility, storage space and functionality. Earning this 2013 Best Retained Value Award accolade from Edmunds.com further solidifies Rogue’s place in a very competitive segment.”

Lewis Nissan is proud to have the 2013 Nissan Rogue in stock and ready to be driven home by you! Check out our inventory for more information!

2013 Nissan Rogue

Gas Saving Tips!

With gas prices climbing this summer, we wanted to share with you some great tips on saving your fuel!

  1. Avoid High Speeds – When your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag decreases. Therefore driving at 62 mpg vs. 75 mph can reduce fuel consumption up to 15%.
  2. Do Not Accelerate or Brake Hard – If you anticipate the traffic and apply a slow steady brake or acceleration, fuel economy can increase by as much as 20%!
  3. Keep Tires Inflated Properly – Keep your tires inflated at the recommended level by Nissan, or other vehicle manufacturer. If a tire is under inflated by 2 PSI it can increase fuel consumption by 1%.
  4. Use the A/C Sparingly – When you turn on the A/C it puts extra work on the engine forcing your car to use about 20% more fuel than normal.
  5. Keep Windows Closed – When you’re driving on the highway with your windows open, it increases the drag on the vehicle and increases your fuel consumption.
  6. Service Vehicle Regularly – Keeping your Nissan with proper maintenance helps avoid poor fuel economy by replacing old air filters, spark plugs or low fluid levels.
  7. Use Cruise Control – If you maintain a constant speed over longer distances, it will help save on fuel.
  8. Avoid Heavy Loads – The sand bags you put in your trunk or truck bed for winter should be removed for spring and summer. Try to pack lightly for long road trips; I know, easier said than done.
  9. Avoid Long Idles – If you think you are going to be stopped longer than a minute, like in line at a fast food restaurant, turn of the car. Restarting the car actually uses less fuel than letting it idle for an extended time.
  10. Purchase a Fuel Efficient Vehicle – When purchasing a new vehicle make sure that the vehicle’s rated fuel efficiency is what you are looking for.  Usually a small vehicle with manual transmission will provide you with great fuel economy!

There are some helpful tips and tricks on how to pay less at the pump!

Car Temperature Safety for Pets!

Summer is fast approaching which means the temperatures will be rising soon too. While we all love to take our favorite pets on drives with us, leaving them in the car can be dangerous, even for just 10 minutes! If pets are left in the car too long can cause serious health problems or even death for our four-legged best friends. Even when it’s nice and breezy on a moderate day, the inside of your vehicle quickly becomes a hot box to our pets.

Here’s a chart from VeterinaryClinic.com that helps you know just how hot your car will be in ten minutes to a half hour.

Pet Safety

It doesn’t take long for your car to become dangerous to your pets and don’t forget to take into consideration the fur coat they’re wearing too. If you are traveling with your pet, make sure there is plenty of water available for them. Make sure they are in a well ventilated area, so crack your windows more than just an inch! Never park your car and leave without at least cracking the windows for our friends, our pets need that fresh air too!

For more tips on ASPCA on Hot Weather and Pets, visit their website!

Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine List of 10 Best Family Cars Included the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder!

Parents magazine and Edmunds.com recognized the 2013 Pathfinder as one of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013. The Pathfinder is redesigned and was recognized for its balance of technology, safety, style and affordability.

Car experts from each organization examined hundreds of vehicles before they could narrow down to the top 10. Some of the key elements they were looking for were fuel-efficient technology, next-generation dashboards and overall safety.  There are only two SUV’s on the exclusive list this year, and the Pathfinder is one of them.

2013 Nissan PathfinderJon Branceau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, said “This next-generation version of one of our most iconic nameplates combines the capability of an SUV with the comfort and roominess of a sedan in order to satisfy the entire family. Enhanced technology and styling upgrades make the Nissan’s most innovative Pathfinder ever. The market continues to show its excitement for this vehicle with year-to-date sales up over 180 percent, and Nissan is honored for it to be included among the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013.”

For more information on the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, check out all the trim level information here.  For a complete list of our Pathfinder inventory, click here.