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A dark blue 2020 Nissan Rogue is shown driving on a suburban street after leaving a Nashville used Nissan dealership.

Variety Can Mean Happiness

Big, small, and everything in between––Nissan vehicles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, with many models available, lined up, and waiting for you to take for a drive. But what to pick? A van for your business? A truck for hauling? A sedan for the commute? Or an SUV for the family? The choices can be overwhelming. But there is help to be found whether you are just beginning your search with online research or visiting one of the helpful used Nissan dealerships, where the experts are always available to assist and answer any questions you might have.

However, some may find so many options challenging, not knowing where to start. But no fear, variety can lead to happiness. Once you discover the right road, it’s just a short ride from there. To help narrow down your search before you get to the dealership, it can be helpful to ask yourself a few questions. What exactly are you looking for? What will your vehicle be used for, and how often? You want to get something that fits in your budget but also your lifestyle without compromise.

You Haul

Maybe you think you need a truck? It can be a pretty big change from a sedan or compact SUV, but sometimes it’s what you need to get the job done. Well, Nissan Is there with you with their Frontier and Titan truck models.

The Titan was considered Nissan’s first full-size truck when it first came on the market in 2004. The spacious truck, a combination of both power and safety, is roomy enough for between five and six passengers depending if you go for a king or crew cab. So while the space and safety make this truck ideal for hauling family members around, it also has the strength needed for the bigger jobs. With a V8 coming standard, along with 400 hp of horsepower and a torque of 413 lb-ft. All this power gives the Titan a towing capacity of over 9,000 lbs. So Nissan has you covered in the hauling department.

Looking for something just a step down from a full-size truck? Consider the midsize Nissan Frontier. But don’t let the size fool you; this rugged ride boasts a towing capacity of over 6,000 lbs. A V6 engine with 310 hp of horsepower, taking you easily from one adventure to the next, on or off road. The Nissan frontier has a following of drivers whom all attest to the compact truck’s function and form. Arriving a little earlier on the scene than it’s big brother, the Titan, the Frontier was formally introduced in 1999 as a four-door crew cab. And the truck has only evolved over the years, with each generation adding to its appeal and becoming the first in many aspects when it comes to midsized trucks. From being the first supercharged compact truck, to having it’s truck bed extended to six feet. The Frontier is a truck that isn’t shy when it comes to leading the way in innovation.

A tan 2020 Nissan Titan is shown kicking up sand in the desert.

Get in the Van

Passenger, utility, or cargo––Nissan has a van for everyone’s needs, from work to family. Starting with the beefiest, the Nissan cargo and compact cargo van have space and curves in all the right places. They are great for taking your commercial hauling needs to the next level with time-saving ease, making it better for business, therefore, making it better for you, the driver. But Nissan doesn’t believe in sacrificing comfort for convenience, so the van has it all. Seating as comfortable as a car, sliding side doors and split rear doors to make loading and unloading a breeze. All with a towing capacity you wouldn’t expect to find in a van designed for the toughest work conditions.

Need to haul some more precious cargo? Perhaps the Nissan commercial or passenger van, the NV, is what you’re looking for. The van, built on the Titan truck platform, is available with either a V6 or V8 option, depending on your preference. The van is capable of hauling up to twelve passengers at a time. Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit smaller? The Nissan minivan, Quest, can carry up to eight passengers depending on the edition. And while both van models were discontinued for 2021, they can still be found used and ready to get the job done, whatever it may be.

Efficiency and Rugged Good Looks

Nissan may be moving away from their line of vans, but there are still plenty of options out there to find a vehicle that offers the power of a truck with the space of a van and the ease of a car. The ever-popular Nissan line of SUVs and crossover vehicles are a great option for a person who wants the best of all worlds.

While Nissan offers a number of great SUV options for any budget or need, their most popular one remains the ever tough and sleek midsize crossover, the Nissan Rogue, also available as a Rogue Sport. The Rogue gets an impressive 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway along with 181 hp of horsepower and a cargo capacity of 36.5 cu.ft., giving it endless use and possibilities. And with all-wheel drive and a reputation for safety and dependability, you’ll be ready for your next adventure no matter where the road takes you.

Coming up on the heels of the popular Rogue is the big brother, the Nissan Pathfinder. Despite its slick silhouette, make no mistake, the Pathfinder is all SUV, holding up to eight passengers in quiet comfort. And while front-wheel drive comes standard, there is the option of four-wheel drive. The vehicle boasts a V6 engine, with a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs, and 284 hp of horsepower. Giving the SUV a rugged style and practicality that makes it irresistible to drivers looking for that great mix of luxury with performance.

A white 2020 Nissan LEAF is shown driving past rolling hills.

Here in My Car

Now, if there’s one thing, Nissan is known for its cars. Performance enhanced, easy to handle, fun to drive cars. The Nissan Altima is a popular midsize sedan since it has been in production since the early ’90s. Great for city driving or a daily commute, the Altima gets roughly around 28 MPG on the highway and 39 MPG in the city to help drivers save at the pumps––making it not only fun to drive but efficient as well. Fold-down seats even help drivers take advantage of extra cargo space when desired.

And speaking of efficiency, Nissan has been creating a stir in the last decade with it’s eco-friendly electric car, the Leaf. This car brings the future to drivers now. With fast charging speeds and a driving range of around 226 miles, it brings nothing but smiles to drivers and the planet alike. Despite being compact, the Leaf doesn’t skimp on space with plenty of head room and fold down seats for extended cargo room. Drivers won’t have to choose between the planet and their pocketbook when it comes to the Nissan Leaf.

Here, There, and Everywhere

With such an iconic company as Nissan, it can be quite a challenge to narrow down your choices of great used cars. The above examples are but a handful of options Nissan has available on used lots all across Nashville. It’s worth it to look into what’s available and what works for you in order to take your driving experience from good to great.