New Nissan Sentra Gets New Features, No Price Bump

Most cars get a slight refresh each year, even if they aren’t entering a new generation, but many of these improved vehicles still get a small price hike due to the inclusion of new tech and features for the new year. However, the new Nissan Sentra for 2016 just received a number of brand-new features, as well as a tweaked exterior design, and brand representatives have announced this 2016 model will not be more expensive than the previous one.

New Nissan Sentra - Lewis NissanAside from the new styling, the majority of the Sentra’s new features are available smart safety systems. Rear cross traffic alert, which detects other cars while backing up, and blind-spot monitoring are brand new to the Nissan Sentra’s repertoire, boosting the compact sedan’s safety score. Buyers can get these new features by adding on the new driver’s assist package, which is an additional $1,020 and includes integrated navigation.

The new Nissan Sentra is an attractive option to budgeting buyers who find the standard Sentra’s $17,650 price tag appealing. Additionally, the new Nissan Sentra helps drivers save on gas as well with a 40 mpg highway fuel rating according to the EPA. Because of the base Sentra’s low price, add-ons such as the driver’s assist package are significantly less costly and easier to obtain.

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.

Impressive 2016 Nissan Altima Features and Stats Make For Perfect College Car

Looking for the ultimate ride this school year? Look no further than the 2016 Nissan Altima, the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. The 2016 Altima combines style with incredible performance and all the latest in auto tech.

2016 Nissan Altima - Lewis NissanThis luxury sedan gets up to 300 horsepower, achieving 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. That means fuel-efficient savings that you can put towards your many student needs, while lowering your carbon footprint.

Plus, the 2016 Nissan Altima has top-notch features right at your fingertips, like the 8-inch multi-touch screen, that comes with a standard navigation system as well as Swipe to Meter – which allows you to send directions from one screen to another.

Whether you’re making a first impression on campus or coming back for another year, the new Nissan Altima is sure to turn heads. To learn more about the 2016 Nissan Altima features, or to check one out in person, come visit us at Lewis Nissan.

Get the Ride of Your Life in the Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima - Ride of Your LifeWhen you think about a four-door sedan, racetrack thrills usually don’t come to mind. However, for a lucky group of people that’s exactly what they got with the 2015 Nissan Altima. This was all part of Nissan’s second “Ride of Your Life” campaign.

Last year, in the Ride of Your Life campaign, participants were told they were going for a ride in a real racecar; however, this car turned out to be the 2014 Altima in disguise. For this year’s fun, lucky guests were invited to a mall and each got a turn to attempt to “unlock” a large glass box. For the lucky few that got the box to open, they found a bright red 2015 Altima. A professional driver then took them on some thrilling laps around the track. And then, the passengers were given the chance to be the drivers.

“Consumer response to last year’s campaign was so strong, we just had to play it again, even bigger and better,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, in a statement. “You can see the excitement on the participants’ faces when the Altima is revealed at the mall, and especially after their track ride-and-drive experience – reinforcing our belief that Altima is no ordinary mid-size sedan.”

Stop by Lewis Nissan today to experience the thrills of the 2015 Nissan Altima for yourself.

Nissan Altima Scores a Nod as One of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars”

2015 Nissan AltimaFor those of us with long commutes or who take frequent road trips, having a car that is comfortable and won’t leave you aching is a top priority. Nissan cares about your bum, too, and has put NASA-inspired “Zero Gravity” seats into the Altima.

With these seats in mind, KBB.com placed the Altima in sixth place on its list of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000.” With a starting MSRP of only $22,170, the Altima is one the three most affordable cars on the list.

“In addition to its advanced ‘Zero Gravity’ front seats, the 2014 Altima features soft-touch armrests as well as noise absorption materials to help reduce cabin noise and improve the overall experience inside the vehicle,“ said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, in a statement. “Coupled with its innovative, stylish design and wide range of available technology features, the Altima is the perfect home-away-from-home. This honor from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com further reaffirms our commitment to comfortable, quality products and the needs of our customers.”

Want to see how comfortable your derriere can feel in a “Zero Gravity” seat? Come check out the Nissan Altima available now at Lewis Nissan.

Price Announced for 2014 Nissan Maxima

Nissan’s 2014 Maxima defies the typical four-door stereotype with its luxury sports sedan styling and “4-door sports car” theme. Extending the alluring, contemporary design of the 2013 model, Nissan ups the ante with newly renovated equipment features and bold exterior colors.

The Maxima 3.5 S has the option of a Limited Edition Package priced at $750. The package presents drivers with superior xenon headlights, 18” aluminum-alloy dark hyper silver wheels, rear spoiler, fog lamps, integrated turn signals placed on outside mirror, a compass in the rearview mirror, and metallic trim treatment.

The 3.5 SV comes with an improved rearview monitor, USB connectivity, a 7” color monitor with a QVGA display, Sirius XM radio, and xenon headlights.

The Maxima is available in eight brilliant colors; Gun Metallic and Midnight Garnet are new to the color palette and offer sleek, lustrous finishes desired in many traditional sports cars.

The 2014 Maxima maintains the same per-gallon mileage as the 2013 model at 19mpg city and 26mpg highway. It also boasts a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 engine. Additionally, the Maxima is equipped with the Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system, including NavTraffic real-time traffic information and NavWeather, along with voice recognition.  The Maxima is also furnished with a state-of-the-art Bose 9-Speaker Audio System.

The MSRP for the 2014 Nissan Maxima is as follows:

Maxima 3.5 S

$31,000 USD

Maxima 3.5 SV

$34,090 USD

 

The prices above do not include the $810 destination and handling fee.

Lewis Nissan is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2014 Maxima. Check out our inventory for more details and other great Nissan models!

Edmunds.com Named the Nissan Altima to its “17 Best Cars You Can Buy”

Edmunds.com’s list of the ’17 Best Cars You Can Buy’ named the 2013 Nissan Altima the Best Midsize Sedan. This list is a new feature this year and was created to select vehicles that are simply “the best, period” in each class.

2013 Nissan AltimaThe editors at Edmunds.com chose the 2013 Altima for its outstanding fuel economy, a powertrain that blends “speed and efficiency”, easy-to-use technology and overall “balance between refinement and engagement”. The 2013 Nissan Altima just keeps raking in the awards and by the looks of it, they will just keep coming.

Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts, Nissan North America, said “With the redesign of the 2013 Altima, we set out to be the best mid-size sedan in the marketplace. The combination of 38 mpg fuel economy, sleek styling and abundant technology makes the new and improved Altima the best overall package in the segment, and we’re thrilled for the third-party validation from Edmunds.com.”

The Nissan Altima continues to be one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the United States. Lewis Nissan is proud to carry the 2013 Altima in stock. Come in and test drive one today and see what the buzz is about for yourself!

Nissan Altima is Named to KBB.com’s 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 List

The 2013 Nissan Altima has recently been named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 list. The 2013 Altima was completely redesigned and selected by KBB.com’s editors because of its “artful” interior, comfortable seats, and its unparalleled combination of fuel economy and impressive horsepower.

2013 Nissan AltimaJon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., said “The Nissan Altima was re-created to emphasize what most people look for in a sedan. In the last year we’ve taken great strides to ensure that this vehicle is fuel efficient yet fun to drive, comfortable yet stylish, and innovative yet affordable. Being honored by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com further validates all of our hard work and highlights our passion for developing innovative yet affordable products the public can depend on and enjoy”.

The Nissan Altima is in its fifth generation and it continues to be one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the United States. The Altima is a class-leader in fuel efficiency with fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon highway (EPA estimated).

For more information on the 2013 Nissan Altima, check out our website. For the Altima’s we currently have in stock, visit our inventory page.

The 2013 Nissan Sentra Debuts

After a long wait, and many attempts at a spy shot, the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra makes its debut. And though it won’t be launched until later this fall, we have the information needed to peak your interest.

The 2013 Nissan Sentra follows in the footsteps of Nissan’s larger Altima sedan, in terms of design, upgraded technology, and most of all fuel economy. The Sentra offers premium touches for a compact such as LED running lamps, 17-inche wheels, and LED taillamps. Under the hood the new Sentra has actually received a downgrade, as the engine is decreased from a 2.0-Liter inline four to a 1.8-Liter unit. But on the flip side the compact has also lost 150 lbs compared to the former model. This being said the engine produces 130 HP and 128 Lbs.-Ft. of Torque and is mated to the company’s next-generation Xtronic continuously variable transmission. Only the base 2013 Nissan Sentra S is available with a six-speed manual transmission. The new CVT means that fuel economy is vastly improved, with most of the models rated a 34 MPG. Adding the extra-efficient FE+ trim package will net you a full 40 MPG on the highway with the new CVT!

In addition to the S, S FE+, SV, SV FE+ and SL, Nissan will offer an SR trim that adds unique five-spoke 17-inch alloys, sport front and rear fascias, a sport front grille, lower body side sill extensions, fog lights, a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip. Sadly, no suspension or powertrain upgrades are included with the “sporty” SR, but inside, silver trim is mixed in with unique cloth seats.

So at last the long wait is over, well to see it at least, now we just have to wait for the new 2013 Nissan Sentra to hit lots before we can get our hands on one.