Nissan

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.

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo



LAKE OCONEE, Ga. — An engine doesn’t necessarily make a car, but it can certainly give it swagger.  Take the Nissan Sentra for example.  Earlier this summer, I tested the Sentra and liked it very much.  But, when Nissan mentioned shoving the Juke’s turbocharged engine under the hood, stiffening the suspension, quickening the steering, and sporting out its exterior, I was ready for a drive.  At the recent Rogue and Rogue Hybrid preview in Georgia, I had my chance.

2017 Nissan Armada



CARMEL, Calif. — 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.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder



CARMEL, Calif. — For 2017, Nissan has refreshed the Pathfinder, its mid-sized three-row crossover utility vehicle. In fact, Nissan calls it a major redesign of the fourth generation model, introduced in 2013. The new design moves away from a rugged off-road look to a softer family-friendly style. Most noticeable is the new “V Motion” grille that, oddly, has more of a “U” shape, but is consistent with other newly restyled and released Nissan products.

Nissan Sentra — A pleasant surprise

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Nissan's compact Sentra has suddenly become competitive in an extremely competitive segment. Nissan claims the refreshed 2016 Sentra has 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. In improving the Sentra for 2016, Nissan changed out 550 parts.

Nissan Frontier — Remarkably a winner



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The old adage "old soldiers never die, they just fade away" could be aptly applied to the Nissan Frontier mid-sized pickup. The current Frontier has been on the market since 2005 with few changes, an eternity in the ever-changing automotive landscape.

Nissan Altima — Refreshed styling, new features

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The approach over the past few decades — especially in such large segments as the mid-sized family sedan — has been to build a car with a five-year cycle, endowing it with a smattering of new technology and some exterior and interior styling tweaks in the third or fourth year of the cycle to keep buyers interested. But it seems the times are changing. Mid-cycle refreshening has been ratcheted up a notch.

Nissan Altima — Refreshed for 2016

By David Finkelstein

With remarkable sales growth for a number of years in a row, Nissan Motors is offering the 2016 four door Altima to consumers after an extensive mid-cycle product freshening.This includes a number of changes with the sedans exterior “new look/design language” that helps support the vehicle's position as clearly being in the Nissan product mix.

2016 Nissan Sentra



DANA POINT, Calif. — Refreshed and raring to go, the 2016 Nissan Sentra isn’t the benchmark in the compact segment, but its impressive fuel economy, roomy cabin and affordable price put it firmly in the hunt. Justifying spending all the extra dough on a hybrid when the Sentra and several others deliver solid mileage numbers with a conventional gasoline engine may not make sense. Why spend an extra three or four grand on a hybrid scheme when you can get 30 mpg to 34 mpg in combined city-highway driving? That’s what Sentra delivers.

Nissan Maxima — Stylish upscale family sedan

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The styling direction Nissan has taken with two of its highest volume vehicles, last year with the 2015 Murano mid-sized crossover and now with the 2016 Maxima sedan have proven to be alluring head-turners. Even though many manufacturers are leery of taking design risks, Nissan’s vehicles, especially the new Maxima, seem to resonate giving buyers a compelling choice.