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Your Nissan Dealership Has a Surprise For You

When was the last time that you visited a Nissan Dealership?

No, scratch that. When was the last time that you explored everything that Nissan had to offer? From vehicle selection and the wealth of online information, to dealer inventories and certified pre-owned programs, there is no shortage of reasons to get excited about Nissan. And you never even have to set foot on a dealer lot, until you’re ready to test drive.

But once you do, the Nissan difference becomes clear.

Speaking of what Nissan vehicles have to offer…


For Starters…

Car shoppers will not be disappointed by the affordability, or the range of options made available by Nissan. First, consider the affordability and fuel economy (39 highway, 31 city) of the Versa Sedan ($11,990 MSRP) and Versa Note ($15,480 MSRP).

The Sentra remains accessibly priced ($16,990 MSRP) and offers a comparable 37 mpg (highway, 29 city). This compact sedan still has room to spare, but has also received a boost in the form of a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that pumps out 188 horsepower. Not bad, for ‘playing it safe.

At $22,500 MSRP, the Altima helps bridge the gap between offerings, serving up 39 mpg (highway, 27 city). Depending on the trim level selected, you can enjoy a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or a 3.5-liter V6. With the latter yielding 270 horsepower and 251 lbs-ft of torque, it’s certainly well worth a look.

And speaking of the 3.5-liter V6, atop the line sits the Maxima ($32,610 MSRP) pumping out 300 horsepower and 261 lbs-ft of toque. With 25 mpg combined, this is certainly the strongest among the all-around performers, but any of these offerings are deserving of consideration.


Eco-Friendly Alternatives

With a starting MSRP of $30,360, the Leaf may be one of the most enigmatic, and anxiously-awaited offerings that we’ve seen in a while. With 107 mile range on a single charge (courtesy of a 30 kilowatt lithium-ion battery) the all-electric leaf has already created a lot of positive energy.


Crossover SUV

And what would any manufacturer be without a wealth of crossover SUV offerings?

The Juke ($20,250 MSRP)? The Rogue Sport ($21,420 MSRP)? The Rogue ($24,420 MSRP)? The Murano ($29,770 MSRP)? The Pathfinder ($30,290 MSRP)? The Armada ($44,900 MSRP)

Maybe you’re looking for the affordability and fuel economy of the Juke, delivering 33 mpg (highway, 28 city). Unapologetic in its funkiness, this fun and capable crossover certainly turns heads.

Perhaps the wagon-styling of the Murano is more fitting to your lifestyle. Splitting the difference at 28 mpg (highway, 21 city), the 3.5-liter V6 powered Murano is both capable and accommodating, seating five comfortably.

Of course, you may prefer the truck-inspired Armada. Fuel economy may be more modest at 19 mpg (highway, 21 city) but a 5.6-liter V8 provides solid consolation, churning out 390 horsepower and 394 lbs-ft of torque.

No matter your preference, Nissan has the perfect crossover SUV for the unique demands of your lifestyle. Whether you need the amenities to satisfy a family, the space to hold gear for your next outdoor adventure, or simply like crossover styling, it’s well worth a look.


Need a Truck?

The Nissan Frontier ($18,390 MSRP) may be a veteran of Nissan’s truck offerings, but it still gets the job done. Opt for the 4.0-liter six cylinder and get the oomph of 261 horsepower, 281 lbs-ft of torque and a 6,500 LB towing capacity.

And for those that need something ‘a little more’ check out the Nissan Titan ($29,580 MSRP) with a  5.6-liter V8. With 390 horsepower, 394 lbs-ft of torque and (properly equipped), a 9,390 LB towing capacity with a 16,100 max payload.

Still need something ‘beefier’? The Titan XD ($31,590 MSRP) confidently fills the gap between the light and heavy-duty offerings of Nissan’s competitors. Choose between a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine (delivering 390 horsepower and 394 lbs-ft of torque) and a turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 diesel (310 hp and 555 lbs-ft).

No matter what, there’s something for you.


Oh, and…

If you want to inject a little fun into your nights, weekends (and even a daily commute on those nice days), why not consider Nissan’s sportier offerings?

Priced to start at $29,990 MSRP, the 370Z Coupe is an affordably priced two-seat sportscar. Powered by a 3.7-liter V6 paired with a six-speed manual transmission, it channels 332 hp and 270 lbs-ft of torque. Getting from 0-60mph in an impressive 5.5 seconds, it delivers a confident 20-21 mpg combined. Also available is the 370Z Roadster, albeit at a higher ticket price.

And atop the heap, the GT-R ($109,990 MSRP) speaks to truly refined performance. Not only is this the Nissan you may never have known existed, but it’s also the Nissan that you never knew you wanted so badly. Because who wouldn’t enjoy 565 horsepower, 467 lbs-ft of torque, and a 3.2 second jump from 0-60mph? After all, how else could it manage to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911?


Your Time

Superior inventory is only the first step. Your local Nissan dealership thrives on empowering its customers, providing knowledge and support and (yes) respecting their time. No push. No pressure. Just you finding the perfect Nissan for you.


Learn the Difference

Because there is a difference. Don’t be jaded by past car-buying experiences, or a perception of Nissan’s offerings. Explore today’s Nissan lineup, and your local Nissan dealership and allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised by both.