Nissan

Nissan Armada — Becoming competitive

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The first generation Nissan Armada soldiered on for 12 years, limping into its final model year in 2015 with rumors that it would be terminated. But Nissan had other plans, perhaps driven by the resurgent SUV market including the big truck end of the spectrum. It now looks like a brilliant idea — revive the Armada in the image of its popular Infiniti QX80 cousin.

Nissan Sentra NISMO — Adding 64 horses

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Last year we reported that Nissan's compact Sentra had suddenly become competitive in an extremely competitive segment. Nissan claimed the refreshed 2016 Sentra had an improved ride, a quieter interior, numerous upgrades including an advanced safety package and even a new steering wheel inspired by the 370Z sports car. And the Sentra has incredibly ample rear-seat legroom for a small sedan.

Nissan Pathfinder — Looking better than ever

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Since its inception in the mid-1980s as Nissans first mass market sport utility the Pathfinder has displayed multiple personalities. It started life like all SUV's of the 1980s and early 90s as a body-on-frame truck, was switched to unibody construction for the second generation (1995-2004), then back to body-on-frame for the third generation (2005-2012), and back to unibody construction for the fourth generation that commenced with the 2013 model.

Nissan Rogue — Surging through the galaxy

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Nissan created what turned out to be one of its best-selling vehicles when it redesigned the compact crossover Rogue for the 2014 model year. Since then, the Rogue has surged in sales rising 85 percent and is the company's second best selling North American nameplate just behind the mid-sized Altima sedan.

2017 Nissan Titan



PHOENIX — Last year, Nissan made big news with the full-sized Titan pickup, which was completely redesigned and restyled for the first time since it went on sale back in the 2004 model year. Truck owners are fervently brand loyal, and Nissan has had a rough time of it, trying to get Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 owners to switch brands. As a result, Titan sales have never quite lived up to expectations.

Nissan Sentra — Now with optional turbocharged engine

By David Finkelstein

The Nissan Sentra compact four door sedan has been an admired vehicle among consumers worldwide for some 35-years. It's been the company's third best-selling vehicle — directly behind the Altima mid-sized sedan and Rogue crossover. For the 2017 model year, the five passenger compact is now manufactured in it's seventh generation. To help celebrate this milestone, the car is offered in 2017 in a new SR Turbo version.

Nissan Titan XD — Just the right size

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

At the turn of the century Nissan decided to enter the lucrative full-sized pickup truck market dominated for an eternity — or so it seemed — by the U.S. big three — Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram. Nissan figured even a small piece of this giant pie could yield big returns. The Titan, introduced as a 2004 model, featured aggressive good looks, some neat standard equipment, a base 5.6-liter 317-horsepower V-8, and four doors.

Nissan Titan XD — Great capability

By David Finkelstein

The award-winning 2016 Nissan Titan XD heavy-duty pickup truck is a very interesting vehicle. How so? Well for starters, it's powered by either an all-new 5.0-liter Cummins diesel V-8 engine or an 8-cylinder gasoline engine.

2017 Maxima SR Midnight



GOLDSBORO, N.C. — For years Nissan has claimed the "four-door sports sedan" moniker for its flagship Maxima. And the all-new-for-2016 Maxima is designed for those buyers who are luxury intenders, but looking for a vehicle that is more sporting in both appearance and road manners. The Maxima delivers with more than just an alluring design — it also features a healthy 3.5-liter V-6 making 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Nissan Rogue



LAKE OCONEE, Ga. — Following three straight years of sales growth since the introduction of the completely redesigned second-generation Nissan Rogue for the 2014 model year, it has been given a mid-cycle refreshing for 2017 to stay competitive in the booming compact crossover market.