Nissan Named Top Car Brand in EPA Fuel Economy Review

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is an important characteristic many car buyers look for when shopping for a new vehicle. If you truly want a fuel-efficient car, though, there’s only one carmaker that you should focus on—Nissan. This Japanese carmaker was recently named the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker by an EPA fuel economy review, with a fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined miles per gallon.

“Reaching this point is a direct result of a dedicated company-wide effort to scrutinize every aspect of each new model to extract the most fuel efficiency possible,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America. “Our engineers and designers have worked hard to get us here, and we look to continuously improve fuel efficiency of our models to face the challenges of future regulations while surpassing customer expectations.”

Along with having the highest lineup-wide efficiency, Nissan also showed the largest amount of year-over-year improvement, thanks to the use of lightweight engineering, improved aerodynamics, and efficient transmissions. With cars of a variety of sizes, SUVs, crossovers, and mid-size and full-size pickup trucks, having such a significantly high fuel economy rating is impressive. Make sure you stop in to James Ceranti Nissan today to see this top fuel economy in action!

Nissan Wins Sustained Excellence Award from EPA

Nissan Earns Sustained Excellence Award from EPA by Thinking GreenHow does a company save enough energy to power more than 700 homes for a year? By stopping tiny leaks of air, of course. Nissan was awarded the EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for doing just that. This is the third year in a row Nissan has earned this honor.

Over the past year, Nissan’s Energy Management Team has inspected miles upon miles of compressed air tubing to find and repair any air leaks. And find leaks they did. In fact, the team estimated that more than 20 percent of the compressed air used in the manufacturing process was being wasted because of the leaks.

“Thanks to the hard work by our Energy Management Team, we have implemented energy-reduction projects, like the air leak detection program, that helped us earn the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year,” said John Martin, Nissan’s senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management, and purchasing.

Even better, Nissan is reaching out to its neighbors to help others in the community achieve their energy-savings goals, including 14 schools right here in Mississippi. With Nissan’s help these schools have reduced their energy costs enough to equal 10 teachers’ salaries.

Way to go, Nissan!

Nissan Rogue Wins ‘Best Retained Value’ from Edmunds.com

2013 Nissan RogueWith a retained value of 48.2% residual value after five years, the 2013 Nissan Rogue has been named an Edmunds.com 2013 Best Retained Value Award winner. The award recognizes vehicles and brands that have the highest projected residual value based on the Edmunds.com True Market Value price when sold new.

Jon Brancheau, VP of Marketing for Nissan North America stated, “The Rogue is one of Nissan’s best-selling vehicles, and value has always been part of this equation. Customers recognize that they’re getting lasting value from the Rogue’s combination of dramatic exterior style, breakthrough technology such as Class Exclusive Around View Monitor and interior utility, storage space and functionality. Earning this 2013 Best Retained Value Award accolade from Edmunds.com further solidifies Rogue’s place in a very competitive segment.”

Offering breakthrough available technology, emotion-evoking design, and the versatility drivers look for on an SUV, the 2013 Nissan Rogue shines at the top of its class. Utility is enhanced by the amount of storage offered, as well as a removable and washable tray that fits in the cargo area for wet and dirty gear or tools.

Nissan Dominates 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 List

2013 PathfinderThe 2013 model year has been an exciting one for Nissan. With several models receiving fresh new looks and features, Nissan is ready and able to compete among the best brands in the world, and win! Proof of this can be found on Kelley Blue Book’s recent list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2013. The redesigned 2013 Altima took the ninth spot on the list, while the all-new 2013 Pathfinder beat out every other contender and cinched the number one spot. Both vehicles are now available at our Greenville, MS dealership.

The 2013 Nissan Altima debuted earlier this year with a sharp new look, excellent fuel economy rating, and a comfortable, tech-savvy interior. This five passenger sedan also received excellent safety ratings and an abundance of new safety features including blind-spot monitoring. Needless to say, it is a very worthy contender on this list from Kelley Blue Book.

And now on to the champion of this list, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder! To say Pathfinder was redesigned for this model year is an understatement; this SUV has been completely reinvented. Gone is the boxy, rigid, truck-like styling of previous Pathfinder models and in its place is a smooth yet sporty exterior design that resembles today’s crossover more than an all terrain SUV. Improved fuel economy, better handling, and a more comfortable ride make the new Pathfinder more appealing to families that may have overlooked it in years past. With these updates, Pathfinder is finding its niche now in suburban garages rather than back road trails.

For your next family-friendly vehicle, be sure to stop by James Ceranti Nissan. Visit us online to view photos and information of our complete new Nissan inventory, www.jamescerantinissan.net.

Nissan Xterra Ranks High on List of Best Off-Roaders

Nissan XterraWhen you think of the term ‘off-roader’ many things come to mind. You may think of a big, muscular, mammoth looking truck-based SUV that can run over anything and everything in its path. You also probably imagine a vehicle that can take on gravel, dirt, small pools of water, and any other type of terrain it meets. It’s likely that most vehicles described as off-roaders don’t do well as vehicles for everyday driving. The Nissan Xterra is the off-roader that breaks the mold. This SUV is powerful and brawny, yet easy to drive for everyday commutes, and has recently been ranked on Edmunds’ Consumers’ Favorites poll of Best Off-Roaders.

With a versatile cargo area and easy-to-clean interior, Xterra is a capable compact SUV that isn’t afraid to get a little dirty. It’s great as an off-road vehicle and provides a surprising pleasant on-road driving experience for a rugged SUV. Xterra ranked fourth overall on Edmunds’ list of Best Off-Roaders.

If you’re looking for a more than capable off-road vehicle that can survive in the real world, the Nissan Xterra is the ultimate choice for you. Stop by James Ceranti Nissan and take it for a spin. Visit our Greenville, MS dealership in person or online at www.jamescerantinissan.net for more information.

Success for Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert

Easy Fill Tire AlertTire pressure gauges too confusing to figure out? Never sure just when to put more air in your tires? Had more flats than a shoe store? Thankfully, James Ceranti Nissan has a solution—Nissan’s all-new Easy Fill Tire Alert.

The Easy Fill Tire Alert system was just named one of six finalists by AOL Auto for the 2012 Technology of the Year Award. The winner will be announced January 9, 2013 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. We at James Ceranti Nissan are feeling confident about the chances for the Easy Fill Tire Alert.

So what makes the Easy Fill Tire Alert so incredible? The system uses tire pressure monitoring sensors that will alert you as soon as your tire pressure drops below a safe level. This is very important as so many drivers unknowingly drive at dangerous pressure levels, which makes them much more likely to get into an accident.  Once you stop to put more air into the low tire(s), the system will activate four-way flashers that indicate that a tire is being filled. When the tire has reached the appropriate level, the car will honk. If for some odd reason you persist, the car will keep honking to let you know you’ve filled it too high, and then as you release air, it will honk again to let you know you’ve reached the right level.

The technology is really ingenious. For 2013, Nissan plans to add the system to the Nissan Altima, the Quest minivan, the all-new Pathfinder three-row SUV, and the Sentra sedan. We expect it will make its way into all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the coming years. Find this technology now in some 2013 Nissan vehicles at James Ceranti Nissan, www.jamescerantinissan.net.

Versa Lands on Edmunds’ List of Best Cars for College Students

2012 VersaIt’s back-to-school time again which for many young adults means long commutes hauling lots of items to campus. Combining generous cabin space, a large trunk, and excellent fuel economy, it’s easy to see how the 2012 Nissan Versa was chosen as one of the contenders in Edmunds’ Consumers’ Favorites Poll of Best Cars for College Students. The 2012 Versa is now available at Greenville student drivers at James Ceranti Nissan.

The 2012 Versa 1.6 S is equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. This trim can reach EPA estimated mileage of 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, making it a great choice for those drivers who have long commutes to and from campus. Interior features include an auxiliary power outlet, power steering, a trip computer, CD player, MP3 player, auxiliary audio input, and A/C.

As an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2012 Versa received the highest possible ratings in a frontal offset test, side impact test, rear crash protection, and a roof strength test. Safety equipment includes a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, and electronic stability control.

Visit James Ceranti Nissan in person or online at www.jamescerantinissan.net to see photos and information on the currently Versa inventory. Come see why Versa is a top pick for college drivers.

Murano Tops KBB’s List of Top 10 Head Turners of 2012

With a funky exterior and plenty of space for people and cargo, it’s easy to see why the 2012 Nissan Murano took the number one spot on Kelley Blue Book’s list of Top 10 Head Turners of 2012.

While the exterior of the Murano displays an eye-catching futuristic design, it’s the interior that really shines. Driver and passenger seating is comfortable and supportive. Wood contrasts provide a tasteful, luxurious feel to the LE trim while other trims receive fashionable aluminum contrasts. An array of convenience features are available on the Murano, such as keyless start, trip computer, variable speed intermittent wipers, adjustable steering wheel, CD changer, and dual zone A/C.

Stop by our Greenville dealership today to experience the Murano for yourself. Learn more about our available inventory by visiting us at http://jamescerantinissan.net/New-Inventory.aspx.

Nissan Takes Top Honors in Compact Pickup Category of Vehicle Satisfaction Survey

2012 Nissan FrontierHow satisfied are you with your new truck? Over 75,000 vehicle owners responded to this question as part of the 16th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, and the 2012 Nissan Frontier pulled ahead with top honors in the subcompact truck category.

“The 2012 Frontier has earned numerous accolades for its dependability and value since its launch, and today we celebrate the distinguished honor of providing our valued owners with the highest level of overall satisfaction,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America. “This award underscores the strong commitment the company has made in delivering quality and reliability while still offering new levels of innovation, fuel-efficiency, dynamic performance and premium style to all our customers.”

Respondents to the survey, conducted by Autobytel and AutoPacific, rated 48 attributes for importance in the purchase decision and satisfaction after purchase. Vehicles rated were new 2012 model cars and trucks purchased from September through December of 2011, and the survey took place in January and February of 2012.

“The quality of vehicles from all manufacturers has risen to the highest level in history and what delineates a car or truck is owner satisfaction,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. “Consumer purchases are often influenced by objective awards especially when they are based on consumer sentiment. It was our goal to get the input from as many consumers as possible because ultimately, it’s the consumer’s opinion that counts.”

The Nissan Frontier is no stranger to awards this year. Frontier was first in the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2011 Texas Truck Rodeo mid-size pickup category. The Frontier was also included in Insure.com’s ‘Least Expensive to Insure’ list and Kelly Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Award: Top Ten models.

The 2012 Nissan Frontier is available now at James Ceranti Nissan.

Kelley Blue Book Picks the Maxima as Its 2012 Best Resale Value of a Full-Size Car

The 2012 Nissan Maxima is not only an excellent choice as a car to drive today, but will also prove to be an asset in the future as it is projected to retain a high resale value. Kelley Blue Book named the 2012 Maxima as its Best Resale Value Award Winner in the full-size car category.

Kelley Blue Book forecasts the 2012 Maxima to have a resale value of 51% at 36 months and 34% at 60 months, not that you would be willing to part with this beautifully built car by then. The Maxima can easily accommodate 5 full-size adults in long-distance comfort. The tasteful cabin provides upscale luxuries such as a leather wrapped steering wheel, keyless start, climate control, and power driver and passenger seats. The impressive exterior of the 2012 Maxima gives it the look of a stylish four door sports car.

Come find out what all of the buzz is about at James Ceranti Nissan where we have the 2012 Nissan Maxima within our extensive inventory. We’ll be happy to help you find your perfect Maxima.

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