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Shopping for a Used Nissan? 10 Features to Add to Your Must-Have List

What do you look for in a vehicle? Are you immediately drawn to the latest technology, or do you prioritize comfort, convenience, and safety? Unfortunately, many automakers require you to make a few sacrifices when buying a vehicle. For example, you have to sacrifice luxury and innovative technology for affordability or performance for efficiency. This, however, isn’t what you’ll find when you visit your local used Nissan dealership.

Nissan doesn’t require drivers to settle for anything less than extraordinary. This is apparent throughout Nissan’s history in the automotive industry and even more so in Nissan’s lineup over the last decade. Nissan models are renowned for their handling and ride quality, cutting-edge technology, and safety features. What’s even more impressive is that this is true for models sitting on either the new or used lot. So, what features can you expect to find as you shop for a used Nissan? Here are ten features that prove you won’t have to settle for less when you invest in Nissan.

#10 High-Quality Camera Views

Rearview cameras are standard across the industry, but not every automaker shares Nissan’s commitment to quality. Nissan’s standard rearview camera expands your view behind the vehicle, making it easy to navigate in reverse or park whether you’re in a truck like the Frontier, an SUV like the Pathfinder, or a sedan like the Altima. In addition, you’ll find many newer used models come with the upgraded Intelligent Around View Monitor that offers a 360-degree view around your Nissan.

#9 Intelligent Cruise Control

How much time do you spend cruising at highway speeds? Cruise control is an excellent tool for those long highway stretches, but you’ll find an even better tool in the Nissan lineup–Intelligent Cruise Control. Building on adaptive cruise control, Intelligent Cruise Control uses a radar sensor in the Nissan’s front grille to constantly monitor the traffic ahead. When the radar senses that traffic is slowing, it automatically applies the brakes and then resumes your cruising speed when it’s safe to do so.

#8 Nissan Safety Shield 360

Nissan made history in 2004 as the first automaker to introduce a lane departure warning system. That system evolved into the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite, which Nissan debuted in North America in 2019. In addition to the lane departure warning, the suite equips every Nissan with High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Automatic Braking, and Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. These tools give you an extra set of eyes around the vehicle and actively minimize the potential for collision.

A blue 2020 Nissan Armada is shown from the front at an angle while driving through snowy mountains.

#7 Tire Pressure Monitoring System With Easy-Fill Tire Alert

How much thought do you give to your tires? Your tires are vital to your safety on the road, which is why Nissan makes it easy to check your tire pressure. Newer Nissans like the 2020 Kicks feature a Tire Pressure Monitoring System accessible via the driver information display. The tool alerts you whenever your tire pressure is low. It also makes filling up your tires easier with the Easy-Fill Tire Alert that honks the horn once the tire is at the correct pressure.

#6 Smartphone Integration

If cutting-edge technology is a must-have in your next vehicle, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the Nissan lineup. Nissan knows that smartphones are an integral part of our lives, so you’ll find that most Nissan models offer seamless smartphone integration. Accessible via the Nissan’s center touchscreen display, you can sync your smartphone with the vehicle using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Once synced, you’ll have access to your favourite apps, allowing you to stream your favourite playlist, make calls, respond to text messages, and more.

#5 Expansive Digital Displays

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “knowledge is power.” Nissan adopts this mantra wholeheartedly and ushers its lineup into a new era of innovation, whether you’re looking for a sedan like the 2018 Maxima, a truck like the 2020 Frontier, or an SUV like the 2019 Armada. These models and many others are home to expansive digital displays that put all the information you need within immediate view or reach.

The center touchscreen display in your next Nissan is your hub of connectivity and is home to smartphone integration, in-vehicle apps, and navigation. Behind the wheel, newer Nissan models feature a digital dashboard with customizable gauge clusters that give you a quick view of navigational cues, driver alerts, speed, fuel level, etc. If you’re looking for even more information, look for models outfitted with a head-up display that puts vital information on the windshield in front of you.

#4 Divide-N-Hide Cargo System

How much stuff do you travel with daily? It’s easy to accumulate a treasure trove of things in your vehicle, especially when travelling with children, teens, other family members, or even friends. Models like the 2020 Rogue make storing cargo easier with Nissan’s exclusive Divide-N-Hide Cargo System. The system offers 18 adjustable variations that allow you to maximize the Rogue’s cabin for passengers, cargo, or both!

#3 e-Pedal Driving

Adopting an all-electric lifestyle is incredibly easy, thanks to models like the LEAF. The LEAF is an electric vehicle that’s efficient and fun to drive, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Part of what makes the LEAF so impressive is innovative features like e-Pedal that conserves energy, improves your driving experience, and gives you more control behind the wheel. The feature allows you to accelerate, decelerate, and stop the LEAF using only the accelerator, allowing for smoother and more responsive handling.

A white 2021 Nissan Leaf is shown from the rear at an angle.

#2 ProPILOT Assist

Nissan is known for its early adoption of new technology, which we’ve already seen with the debut of the industry’s first lane departure warning system in 2004. Nissan continues that tradition with ProPILOT Assist, a key component in the Nissan Intelligent Driving suite. Found on models like the 2020 LEAF, ProPILOT Assist works with Intelligent Cruise Control with Full-Speed Range and Hold to reduce the burden of long highway drives. The system constantly monitors the flow of traffic to maintain a safe speed and distance while keeping the vehicle centred in its lane. On models like the LEAF, the system can even navigate stop-and-go traffic by bringing the LEAF to a safe stop and accelerating when safe to do so.

#1 Zero Gravity Seats

When we say that Nissan doesn’t require you to make any sacrifices or settle for less, we mean it. Nissan’s exclusive Zero Gravity seats are perhaps the best example of this and show how the automaker is constantly improving to meet the needs of drivers. In this case, Nissan set out to reduce fatigue and discomfort from sitting in the driver’s seat.

After years of research, Nissan discovered that astronauts experience little fatigue or muscle soreness because of the weightlessness of space. So Nissan tasked its engineers to defy gravity and mimic that weightlessness using multiple pressure points in a revolutionary seat design. Today, Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are the best in the industry, reducing driver fatigue and optimizing focus to maximize your safety and experience behind the wheel.

Never Settle With Nissan

As you can see, Nissan refuses to settle for anything less than exceptional when designing its lineup. So whether you’re shopping for the Altima, Pathfinder, Frontier, or LEAF, you’ll find the same commitment to quality and innovation. By holding itself to a higher standard, Nissan raises the bar in the industry for automotive design and customer service. You’ll experience the latter firsthand at your local used Nissan dealership, where Nissan delivers a personalized buying experience tailored to your needs. That’s what it means to shop Nissan, where extraordinary is always guaranteed.