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 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?

Nissan Making More Hybrid Models

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Rumors have been circulating lately that Nissan will be adding more of its models to the list of hybrids sometime around 2015. The latest to join the family will be the Rogue and the Murano. In the past, Nissan has shied away from hybrid vehicles, offering only the Altima, which is limited in production. But changes can be expected as Nissan plans to launch a total of 15 electric vehicles by 2016.

The Pathfinder Hybrid will go on sale this fall, kicking off these new hybrid endeavors for the automaker. There has also been talk of a different variation of the Altima Hybrid as well. The Pathfinder’s specifications may be mirrored in the release of the new Rogue and Murano, so look forward to a 2.5-liter supercharged engine, and a lithium-ion battery pack.

We haven’t heard word on the release date of the Murano, but the 2014 Nissan Rogue will be revealed September 10. Are you excited to see more options available in the Nissan lineup?

The Nissan Altima Coupe Has Seen Its Last Days

Nissan Altima coupe and sedanThe 2014 model year brings many changes to the Nissan family, including the next-generation Rogue, but for the Altima coupe, it’s time to say goodbye. The current generation won buyers over with its clean lines and sharp styling. While it’s unlikely that Nissan will release another coupe, the current one was released about a year after the sedan hit dealerships.

New For the 2014 model year are the Versa Note hatchback, the NV200 Compact Cargo van and the next-generation Rogue compact SUV. The Pathfinder hybrid will also be added later in the fall. Several models are also receiving enhancements this year, including the sedan version of the Altima, which now comes standard with the CVT transmission, the Frontier, which gets updated options packs, enhanced navigations functionality, and a sliding rear window.

For the latest information on the 2014 models, check back often or come visit us at James Ceranti Nissan for a test drive of the 2014 Versa Note!

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.