Best Nissan Vehicles to Tailgate In

The football season is already here and all of us at Lewis Nissan are excited for college and pro football to take up our weekends! One of the best things to do before a football game is tailgate! We brought you some of the best tailgating vehicles from the Nissan lineup!

Nissan Frontier – The ultimate pickup truck turns into the ultimate tailgating vehicle. Its truck bed can carry all your tailgate essentials and provides extra seating if you need it! Pack in games, coolers, grills and more with ease! Before you head into the game you can pack everything up neatly and store it back in the bed of your Frontier!

Nissan Xterra – This off-road friendly vehicle can handle all of your essential tailgating equipment. With its large cargo space and fold-down back seats, you can get in your favorite cornhole boards, football and team spirit in comfortably. You can fit in a small or medium sized cooler packed with your favorite beverages in as well.

Other great vehicles for tailgating at your next football game include the Nissan Armada, Nissan Rogue and Nissan Titan. For more information on any of the vehicles in the 2015 Nissan lineup, contact us at Lewis Nissan!

Nissan Donates $1 Million and 10 Vehicles to Habitat for Humanity

Nissan NV Van - Habitat for HumanityNissan marked 10 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million grant to help build sustainable and affordable homes for families in need of housing. The automaker also donated 10 vehicles—including NV commercial vehicles and Frontier trucks—to support the organization’s disaster response efforts.

Nissan has been allied with Habitat ever since it donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in building new homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the time since, the automaker donated an additional 78 vehicles and more than $13 million while Nissan employees—including some of us at Lewis Nissan—have logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity.

“The generous donation from Nissan and the volunteers who continue to work alongside those in need of decent housing makes such a difference in the lives of families and communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are so appreciative of Nissan’s efforts to help build homes, communities and hope.”

The 2014 Nissan Frontier: What You See Is What You Get

The 2014 Nissan Frontier small pickup truck has remained true to its roots, keeping the same design for a whole decade. This is unusual for popular vehicles, because they usually end up undergoing drastic stylistic changes over the years to keep the model looking fresh and up-to-date.

2014 Nissan Frontier - Lewis NissanThe Frontier runs off of a V-6 engine that shows off its 261-horsepower and its abilities to handle all types of terrain. The New York Daily News reports that the “Frontier is a simply smaller, more nimble, and more maneuverable vehicle than a full-size truck. Tidier dimensions come in handy in urban parking situations, and when off-roading on tight trails.” Because of its small size, the Frontier is more practical to own than larger trucks, thanks to its superior functionality when it comes to performing everyday tasks.

Keeping the same design for ten years is a true accomplishment, especially when car companies are frequently scrambling to “rebrand” automobiles that are losing their appeal. The Frontier’s endurance can be viewed as being a testament to the truck’s reliability. Sometimes new isn’t always better, and if it isn’t broken, why fix it? Get your hands on your own steadfast 2014 Frontier here at Lewis Nissan!

Nissan Has Biggest Jump in January Sales

2013 Nissan JukeUnless you have a birthday or other special event to celebrate, January can be a pretty dull month. And, with the extreme winter weather across the country this year, January was pretty dismal for everybody.

Nissan, however, has cause to cheer. It was one of the few brands that actually had a jump in January sales numbers. Most brands saw their January sales numbers take a dive.

Compared to January 2013, Nissan had a gain of 11.8 percent in January. Leading those sales were the ever-popular, zero-emissions Nissan LEAF, which had nearly double the sales as last year. Both the Juke and the Rogue set January sales records with gains of 45.8 and 54.5 percent, respectively.

Two other models saw jumps in sales. One was the popular Altima with a 4.9 percent boost. The other was the small pickup, the Frontier, which had a dramatic increase of 87.9 percent.

Hopefully we have seen the last of the extreme winter weather and we can all enjoy a long, pleasant spring. Though, according to Punxsutawney Phil, we have six more long weeks of winter.