Nissan

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.

2016 Nissan Maxima



DETROIT — Maxima is many things to Nissan. It is Nissan’s longest running, continuously offered nameplate, and the leading large V6-powered sedan (in terms of retail sales) in the U.S. Though referred to as Nissan’s “4-Door Sports Car” (4DSC), it competes with a variety of plain and sporting sedans; everything from the Acura TLX, Audi A4 2.0T, BMW 328i, and Lexus IS to the Buick Lacrosse, Chevy Impala, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, and Toyota Avalon.

Nissan Murano — Fresh and appealing

By David Finkelstein

Nissan broke new styling ground with the introduction of the 2015 re-done midsize Murano crossover. If we turn back the clock with our thoughts focused towards the first generation Murano in 2003, it had a ground swelling impact  on the SUV/crossover market in general. It clearly offered a fresh design that combined a number of premium features but without consumers being shackled up against paying a luxury price point.

Nissan GT-R — Japanese thrill machine

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Any week spent with Godzilla is a good week. The excessively fast Nissan GT-R sports car — which earned its distinctive Japanese nickname years ago — has not been redesigned since it landed on American shores in 2008 and is now in its seventh model year. But continual improvements have kept the beast on even terms with the limited competition it faces.

Nissan Murano — Adding style to the crossover ranks

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

When Nissan introduced its first crossover more than a decade ago it stormed into the market with a flashy, aerodynamic design penned in its North American studios. The 2003 Murano broke new styling ground with a rounded eye-catching appearance that looked ahead of its time. The design has aged well through two generations, but even with some significant updates, it has become dated.

2015 Nissan Murano



NAPA, Calif. — When Nissan introduced its first crossover more than a decade ago it stormed into the market with a flashy, aerodynamic design penned in its North American studios. The 2003 Murano broke new styling ground with a rounded eye-catching appearance that looked ahead of its time. The design has aged well through two generations, but even with some significant updates, it is becoming dated.

Nissan NV200 — A new breed of cargo van

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

A new breed of small compact cargo vans has emerged on the scene in recent years. Unlike the standard hauler of the past, these smallish vans have aerodynamic European styling, are relatively fuel efficient, display car-like drivability, are easy to maneuver in tight places, and feature modern technology-laden cockpits.

Nissan Rogue — An impressive redesign

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Compact crossovers are hot. And the burgeoning segment is crowded with new products, many among the best-selling vehicles in North America, so it's with perfect timing that Nissan introduces an all-new second-generation Rogue for the 2014 model year. Now built in Tennessee, the new Rogue rides on a new platform that expands interior space enough to include an optional third-row seat and considerably more cargo room.