Best Nissan Models for College Graduates

Has your son or daughter recently graduated from college? Or are you a college graduate yourself looking for the perfect vehicle? We have pored over the Nissan lineup and selected the three best Nissan models for college graduates…

Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima - Best Nissan models for college graduates

For those who like a lot of style, the 2016 Nissan Altima is a great choice. But not only does it look good, the Altima delivers the kind of fuel economy you need as you’re just starting out in life. Highway fuel economy comes in at 39 mpg. Cool features like Advanced Drive-Assist Display and Bluetooth Hands-free only sweeten an already sweet deal.

Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Sentra - Best Nissan models for college graduates

The compact design of the 2016 Nissan Sentra could be very convenient for someone starting their life in the city. The Sentra is not only easy to maneuver but the city fuel economy is a very rewarding 30 mpg. Top-notch features like an 8-speaker Bose audio system and Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control are available to help you take your driving experience to the next level.

Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue - Best Nissan models for college graduates

The 2016 Nissan Rogue might be appropriate for those graduates who might also be looking to start a family. That’s because there is plenty of room inside this compact SUV. With the Family Package, the Rogue features 126.5 cubic feet of interior space. The compact design still helps to deliver competitive fuel economy. And at an incredibly competitive price, the Rogue remains a fantastic choice for recent grads.

Kiplinger’s Calls 2015 Nissan Murano ‘Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover’

Every year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance publishes its 2015 Best Value Awards. This year, the publication has awarded the 2015 Nissan Murano with the award for “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover.” To qualify for the title of “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover,” the vehicle must be fully redesigned or all-new, not just updated.

2015 Nissan Murano - Best New/Redesigned Midsize CrossoverTo come to its findings, Kiplinger’s evaluates vehicles based on their driving impressions, performance, price, safety, resale value, fuel economy, and overall value. The top performers are then featured in their annual buying guide, Deals on New Wheels—a top honor for the chosen vehicles. The publication, which is full of helpful information for new car shoppers, will hit newsstands on February 10th.

Kiplinger’s notes that the Murano takes the title of “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover” thanks in-part to its excellent fuel economy. Rated at 28 mpg highway, the Murano ranks 20% higher than its 2014 counterpart in both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.

Here at Lewis Nissan, we encourage you to stop by our showroom and see for yourself why the redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano is this year’s “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover”!

2014 Nissan Rogue Adds High-Tech Driving Features

2014 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue

Nissan engineers wanted the 2014 Nissan Rogue to be easier and more fun to drive. To achieve this, they incorporated state-of-the-art driving technologies, including Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking, and Active Ride Control. All of these features come standard on the new 2014 Rogue.

This technology, “adds to the performance feel of the vehicle because it makes it easier to drive,” said Nissan engineer Matthew Hart. “This kind of system is typically what you see on performance-oriented vehicles.”

Active Trace Control helps the car follow your intended path. The system uses something called Corner Brake Assist to make it easier to turn sharp corners while steering less. Active Under Steer also works as part of this package and also works to help you follow your driving line.

Helping drivers feel more confident when they have to brake quickly is the Active Engine Braking. It gives you subtle assistance by slowing down the engine.

Active Ride Control helps smooth out the bumps on the road. Once you drive over a bump in the Rogue, the system automatically applies the brakes and makes adjustments to the engine torque to reduce the “head bobble” feeling you using experience while going over bumps.

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2014 Nissan Rogue Has Advanced NissanConnect

The 2014 Nissan Rogue has numerous advanced technology systems that are designed to help differentiate the Rogue from its competition. The NissanConnect system stands out without standing out. The standard NissanConnect connected car services system combines hands-free technology, the owner’s or even passengers’ smartphones and an optional touch-screen display to help connect the Rogue to the outside world. It can load custom music libraries, social networks, or navigation, traffic weather or other information sites. This is part of Rogue’s affordable technology concept and NissanConnect comes with three years of complimentary service for the basic apps package.

Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc., said “As demand for in-vehicle connectivity systems continues to grow, Nissan is taking the lead in providing affordable, use-friendly technology under the NissanConnect banner with critical core vehicles such as the 2014 Nissan Rogue, Altima, Sentra and Versa Note. We expect more than 1.5 million Nissan vehicles will be connected by 2015, with our cloud-based model allowing for periodic updates and the launch of new apps throughout ownership of the vehicles.”

Loing went on to add “Part of the NissanConnect system’s innovative design is the flexibility to introduce new apps throughout the ownership experience, including a range of projected upcoming music, social networking, entertainment and travel apps. It’s another example how the all-new Nissan Rogue delivers ‘Innovation that Excites’- empowering customers to personalize their driving experience. Users are able to “check in” on Facebook to share location with their social network – or navigate to where their friends have checked in. In navigation-equipped vehicles they can also use Google to find new restaurants or navigate any city like a local.”

Check out this video about NissanConnect in the 2014 Nissan Rogue!

2013 Nissan Rogue named as a Best Retained Value Award Winner

The 2013 Nissan Rogue was named an 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 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 further solidifies Rogue’s place in a very competitive segment.”

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2013 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan EXTREM: a new crossover

Now don’t go getting too excited. Sadly it won’t be coming to the U.S. anytime soon if at all. But either way it is too cool of a concept to not talk about. The new Nissan EXTREM is a crossover that is being planned for launch in Sao Pualo, Brazil. This concept marks the first ever vehicle that is being created specifically for Brazil.

“Brazil is a country of great natural beauty and it has a passionate, rich culture. But this is not always reflected in the cars on its streets, especially the more affordable locally produced vehicles which tend to be conservative in design, color and specification,” said Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.

“EXTREM, with a dynamic, high-character design, is far from conservative. It was created to appeal to the country’s growing band of city-based young professionals who are passionate about design and want to make a personal statement. The lightweight two-door 2+2, has a dynamic stance, fresh surfacing, and a clear rugged ability to tackle the urban jungle everyday,” he added.

The design is based off of the Brazilian culture and energy. The Nissan EXTREM is a new genre of vehicles under the urban compact sports car category. The EXTREM will be powered by Nissan’s direct injection 1.6 Liter DIG-T engine that is turbocharged, a similar engine to that of the Nissan Juke.

For a preview of the Nissan Extrem check out the video below.

KBB Ranks Nissan JUKE #4 as Most Fuel-Efficient Crossover

This week, Kelley Blue Book announced their 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs and Crossovers, giving the 2012 Nissan Juke the number four spot on the list.

The JUKE is a radical little crossover that is part CUV, part sports car and part futuristic art. Creating such an eye-catching vehicle isn’t all that complicated, but to create one that is highly functional, fast, affordable and highly fuel-efficient can be a tough task. This is one tough task in which Nissan has prevailed.

All versions of the 2012 Nissan Juke CUV are fitted with the automaker’s new 1.6-liter “DIG” (Direct Injection Gasoline) inline 4-cylinder that boasts direct fuel injection, turbocharging/intercooling and variable camshaft timing to deliver an impressive mix of performance and economy.

A manual-equipped front-drive Juke can sprint to 60 mph in around seven seconds, while the CVT and AWD each add about a half tick to that baseline figure.

With all this power, the Nissan JUKE still manages to produce some outstanding mpg numbers. Offering a combined 29 mpg, the JUKE has an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway.

Combining all the features, styles, and power engines with the impressive fuel economy, the 2012 Nissan JUKE is a no-brainer for drivers looking to save a little cash at the pumps and still get the sporty vehicle they desire.

Are you ready to make that move into the sporty-crossover segment? Visit our Lewis Nissan website for a list of our JUKE crossovers, or stop by our New Nissan Dealership in Beckley for a test drive today!