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.

2014 Nissan Rogue and Quest Rank Highest in J.D. Power APEAL Study

2014 Nissan RogueThe 2014 Nissan Rogue and Nissan Quest are ranked as the highest in their respective segments (Compact SUV and Minivan) in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

The study is based on responses from more than 83,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model-year cars and light trucks. It evaluates vehicles across 77 attributes to determine just how satisfying they are to own and drive.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue was ranked highest in the compact SUV segment thanks to its bold emotive styling, comfortable interior, affordable technologies, innovative passenger and cargo solutions, powerful engine, and overall flexibility.

The Nissan Quest earned its spot at the top on the back of its extensive family-friendly features, including full surround glass to deliver an airy, open interior environment, one-touch power sliding doors, Advanced Climate Control System, an always-available rear storage well, and quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats.

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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.

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 Pathfinder Hybrid is On Sale Now!

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide and pricing has been announced. The Pathfinder Hybrid joins the newly expanded 2014 lineup, now with model configurations up to 14. Customers can select either 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive and features and equipment to fit their budget and their family needs.

The Pathfinder Hybrid has an MSRP of $35,111 for the SV 2WD. This is slightly above the SV 2WD 3.5-liter V6 model that has an MSRP of $32,111.

The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid has a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion battery. The Lithium-ion battery fits under the 3rd row seating so passenger seating capacity and cargo space isn’t compromised. It has a fuel economy as 26 mpg combined which is a 24 percent increase over the standard Pathfinder. City mileage is at 25 mpg while highway is rated at 28 mpg.  The Pathfinder Hybrid has a 19.5-gallon fuel tank which is the same as the 3.5-liter V6-equipped models and it has a driving rage that is estimated at more than 546 miles.

The Pathfinder Hybrid also uses the next-generation Xtronic CVT and features regenerative braking to automatically recharge the battery during braking by converting the kinetic energy that is usually lost during braking. Like the Pathfinder, it is available in 2-wheel drive, auto or 4-wheel drive lock modes.

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

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

Nissan Xterra Gets New Pricing

Nissan North America Inc. announced an aver price reduction of $2,191 U.S. for the 2013 Nissan Xterra. The popular Xterra PRO-4X grade features a starting price of $29,440 which has a $1,200 price reduction compared to the 2012 PRO-4X. This drop happens even despite the addition of standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation system, automatic on/off headlights, RearView Monitor and a revised interior look.

Nissan decided to cut the price in order to keep the Xterra’s strong sales momentum. In addition to the PRO-4X, Xterra X grades are now reduced by $2,540, Xterra S grades by $2,620 and the Xterra PRO-4X grades by $1,200. The Xterra has some enhancements which includes the addition of two new exterior colors, Glacier White and Cayenne Red.

The Nissan Xterra is adventure ready and combines power, utility, value and authenticity. The Xterra has a unique “multi-flex” interior that provides an abundance of useable space, storage and convenience features.