2014 Nissan Armada Still Holding Strong as a Full-Bodied SUV

2014 Nissan Armada

The 2014 Nissan Armada is one of the few full-sized SUVs still doing well in 2014, but there’s a reason that it’s hanging on in this market of shrinking utility vehicles. For all the focus on lightweighting and working towards EPA rating by midsizing, there is still a sizeable demographic of people who need the room that the 2014 Armada offers.

The interior is the most important part of this large and in charge SUV. There are three rows of spacious seating for you and your entire crew. Your top-level Platinum choice will get you the whole shebang of extras, of course, getting your second-row passengers heated seats and video monitors in the front headrests, so those long drives in the approaching winter will be comfortable and entertaining.  The 2014 Armada also boasts a total of about 173.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s a lot of luggage room!

The drive is a lot easier than you might expect in the big-bodied Armada. The 5.6-liter V8 engine yields 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque to provide plenty of capability, too. You can comfortably take this beast around corners without that anxious feeling of top-heaviness, and it’s ready to handle a decent amount of off-roading, as well.

James Ceranti Nissan is glad to see Nissan’s well-polished Armada still around. For more information on why it might just be the SUV for you, be sure to stop by.

The 2014 Nissan Frontier is Still Going Strong

2014 Nissan Frontier

In today’s compact pickup segment, the 2014 Nissan Frontier is a solid choice.  Nissan is not interested in pandering to fads with this truck.  In fact, its body style hasn’t changed in almost fifteen years.  Clearly, the automaker has sought to create a tradition of ruggedness and reliability with the Frontier.

As any viable truck should, the 2014 Nissan Frontier has got lots of power. It achieves 261 hp with a V-6 4.0L engine and 281 pound-feet of torque.  This allows it to tow up to 6,500 lbs and haul 1,500 lbs.

There’s an off-road trim package that takes the Frontier to another level. The Pro-4X gives the Nissan more rugged tires.  It’s got improved shocks and skid plates.  And if you pick up the manual version, it’s got this really cool feature where you can start the truck without holding down the clutch.

Remember, the Frontier is a compact truck. It’s not bulky.  It can be more easily manipulated in tight driving situations.  Combine its nimbleness with its power and you’ve got an appealing truck that’s hard to ignore.  So visit James Ceranti Nissan to check out the Frontier and other great Nissan models!

Nissan Sales Breaks August Records

Nissan logo

Nissan is on a roll, and growing quickly. The automaker has reported its August sales figures, and Nissan is boasting an impressive 15.3 percent jump for the brand. Nissan sales totaled 125,224 units in August, which marks a record for the brand and 22 consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.

It seems that drivers were anxious to get out of the house and into a new car in August this year, with Nissan’s cars breaking several sales records across the lineup. Not surprisingly, the Altima led the way with 32,153 units sold, which marks a 3.8 percent year-over-year increase and a monthly record.

The Nissan Leaf also saw its best August ever, 3,186 vehicles sold, a 31.7 percent year-over-year increase. Since just the beginning of 2014, LEAF sales have climbed a massive 34.1 percent.

The Rogue also came in big, with August sales totaling 21,419 units – a 24 percent increase. This doesn’t just mark the best August for the Rogue, but its best month in sales ever.

In addition to the above all-stars, the Sentra was up 36.3 percent having sold 17,182 units, the Versa was up 46.4 percent with 14,630 vehicles sold, the Maxima was up 62.1 percent with 6,110 vehicles sold, and the Murano was up 42.5 percent with 5,594 vehicles sold.

If Nissan is setting the pace for sales in the years to come, we have a whole lot to look forward to. Drop by James Ceranti Nissan to learn more about our impressive lineup!

2014 Nissan Versa Note: Cool and Under Budget

 

The Kelley Blue Book has come up with their list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. This is pretty exciting for us at James Ceranti Nissan, because we’re always looking to save our customer money.

What is great about the 2014 Nissan Versa Note isn’t just its price tag; the subcompact car also comes with added features and amenities that will make every drive just a little bit easier. While on the road, drivers can enjoy 40 mpg highway* and 35 mpg combined* fuel economy, Divide-N-Hide adjustable floors and Pandora® Bluetooth® streaming just to name a few.

On top of all of these features, drivers can sleep easy knowing that they don’t have to sacrifice safety for this price tag. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note comes with many standard safety features including the Nissan Advanced Airbag System, hood buckling creases and safety stops as well as many others.

Interested in learning more? Check out our 2014 Nissan Versa Note model overview and stop by our showroom to take a test drive!

*Based on EPA estimates only

Ever Wondered What it is Like to Own a Nissan LEAF?

Nissan LEAF

The “Think Green” mentality has caused many car owners to rethink the way they travel on a day-to-day basis.  Nissan offers consumers the solution to reducing drivers’ carbon footprints: the Nissan LEAF. However, it can be pretty daunting when deciding to go with an electric-only vehicle. There are many questions about switching to an electric-only vehicle that are probably going through your head this very minute.

However, there is comfort in this time of distress for anxious car buyers. Nissan is turning over a new leaf (get it…?) and they have now developed a new page on their website called the Nissan LEAF Q&A: Real Owners, Real Answers. This page allows real owners of the Nissan LEAF to answer common questions that consumers have about the switch to the electric-only option.

You can now read different viewpoints on topics such as cost, length of travel, daily charge routine, comfort and drive. There are a total of 44 common questions that consumers can look into. The amount of answers vary per topic, however, each has at least five answers to compare.

If you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric-only vehicle, we think that the Nissan LEAF is a great option. Come visit us and find out more!

Nissan NISMO Here, NISMO There, NISMO Everywhere!

Nissan is known for its sporty look and refined power. The Nissan NISMO series was launched with the name coming from the NISsan MOtorports divisiion. These sporty vehicles are focused on power, agility and technology. They stem from a passion for the sport and a love of the ride. The namesake began for the purpose of motorsports, however, it did not stay with solely with the sport for long. Nissan quickly began developing a NISMO line for everyday driving.

Currently, Nissan currently offers a NISMO iteration of the Nissan Juke, Nissan 370Z, Nissan GT-R and a Nissan Sentra concept. However, we are excited to hear that Nissan has announced a NISMO version of the Nissan Versa Note. This model will include an updated appearance, custom sport seats and upgraded tires. They plan to release the Nissan NISMO Versa Note in Japan this fall.

Unfortunately, it is not known if Nissan will release this version in the United States. Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we are excited about the direction that Nissan is going and we anxiously await an announcement regarding the NISMO Versa Note’s release in the United States.

Want to learn more about the Nissan Versa Note? Make sure you stop by and take a look at our inventory of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

2014 Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

2014 Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick+There’s one area where the 2014 Nissan Rogue plays it safe, and that’s safety. For 2014, the Rogue is boasting some major safety updates that drastically improved its safety ratings. These improvements helped it earn the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): Top Safety Pick+.

To earn this rating, the Rogue received the top “good” rating in five tests: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint evaluations. It also received a “good” rating in the small overlap test. Scroll down to see videos of the crash tests posted by the IIHS to their YouTube channel.

A new measure the IIHS introduced recently is a rating for Front Crash Prevention, which accounts for crash-preventative technologies such as forward collision warning and automatic braking systems. The Rogue got a “basic” score for having an available forward collision warning system that meets the standard necessary to receive an endorsement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Standard safety features on the 2014 Rogue include Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System, Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, an anti-theft alarm system, and more.

Come see how safe you feel behind the wheel of the exciting 2014 Nissan Rogue at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan Adds Pathfinder Hybrid to 2014 Lineup

Pathfinder Hybrid to Join 2014 Nissan LineupWith the popularity of the Nissan LEAF, the carmaker has shown that it knows how to make successful electric and hybrid cars. The newest model in Nissan’s hybrid lineup is the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid.

The standard Pathfinder won the Full-Size Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Truck Rodeo in October. Adding the hybrid option should increase the fuel efficiency by about 25 percent to 25 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway. And, because the battery pack is stored under the third row, you don’t lose any cargo space or leg room.

Also added to the Pathfinder Hybrid are unique LED taillights and Nissan PUREDRIVE Hybrid badges. Otherwise, the Hybrid version is visually identical to the standard Pathfinder.

Powering the Pathfinder Hybrid is a turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine paired with a 15kW electric motor with a compact lithium-ion battery. Combined, the system is rated at a net 250 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. These systems are joined together with Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch System that controls power from both the gasoline engine and electric motor.

Want more information on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid? Give us a call and James Ceranti Nissan – we’ll help you out.

Nissan Offers Brand-New Rogue as Prize for Opening the Briefcase

Nissan's Open the Briefcase Contest Winners Will Get New 2014 RogueNissan is excited about the all-new 2014 Rogue.They’re so excited in fact that they’ve created a high-adventure sweepstakes to get you better acquainted with the crossover.

“Who doesn’t want a little adventure and intrigue every now and then?” said Jon Brancheau, vice president of Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America. “We thought this would be a fun way to get our fans excited and show off the all-new Nissan Rogue at the same time.”

To enter the Open the Briefcase contest, visit the Rogue’s Briefcase page on Facebook. View the video and simply follow the instructions from there as you try to discover what’s inside the briefcase.

Instead of finding yourself in a scene like the unfortunate passenger featured in the video, you could find yourself cruising the streets in one of three new 2014 Nissan Rogues being given away as grand prizes. If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’ll just have to wait to see the passenger’s high-speed adventures; but trust us, you’ll definitely want to choose your own adventure in a new Rogue.

The contest began Jan. 3 and lasts until Feb. 13. One entry can be submitted per day, so you can always come back the next day and try to unlock the briefcase again.

Be sure to check out all the official rules so you won’t have the contest officials chasing you down.

Of course, don’t forget to tell us at James Ceranti Nissan how your adventure fares.

2014 Nissan Rogue Will Have Three Rows

2014 Nissan RogueThere’s no denying that Nissan has been on fire this year, with all-new versions of the Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Versa Note. We have already been blown away by these changes, but who could forget the Rogue? After all, it’s the second-best selling Nissan model in the US. We are excited to announce this second-generation SUV will receive a third row with seating capability for seven. But don’t expect this to make the Rogue feel smaller. Not only do the back and middle rows fold flat for storage, but so does the front passenger seat.

A light, airy redesign makes the cabin inside feel larger, but measurement-wise the new Rogue is only marginally larger than its previous model. The engine will be a four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, and will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Front-wheel models are expected to hit 33 mpg highway.

The new 2014 Nissan Rogue production will be moved to Smyrna, Tennessee, and believe it or not, Nissan is already taking pre-orders at its website. What do you think about the new 2014 Rogue? Do you think the larger capacity makes it more family friendly?