3 Nissans Top JD Power Quality Study

2020 Nissan JD Power | Greenville, MS

The 2020 JD Power Initial Quality Study placed three Nissan models – the Maxima, Murano, and Armada – atop their respective segments, raising Nissan’s overall score above the average and cementing the automaker’s reputation as a brand that promises dependability, performance, and quality.

JD Power is a trusted reviewer whose Initial Quality Study tracks the number of problems faced by car owners within the first 90 days of the purchase of their vehicle. The fewer problems that owners had to put up with, the higher the vehicle’s score.

2020 Nissan Maxima

The 2020 Nissan Maxima’s win marks the third consecutive year it has topped the Large Car category. The 300 horsepower generated by its 3.5-liter engine helped it outperform and outshine its competitors.

2020 Nissan Murano

The 2020 Murano was named the #1 Midsize SUV. Its Intelligent All-Wheel Drive adapts to all circumstances and its fully-loaded, artisanal cabin offers unparalleled comfort and class.

2020 Nissan Armada

The Large SUV segment was topped by the 2020 Nissan Armada. Eight people can comfortably sit in the Armada, and its V8 powertrain cranks out 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque so you can stay firmly on the road. The 2020 Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds.

If you’re looking for award-winning quality in your next vehicle, pay us a visit at James Ceranti Nissan and test drive any or all of these top-tier Nissan models!

Tips for Taking Your Truck Off-Roading near Greenville, MS

Nissan Frontier Off-Road | Greenville, MS

Off-roading in Mississippi is a total blast. Whether you’re heading out to Warfield Point in Greenville or making the trip to Forest for 30 miles of trails at Rocks Bottom Offroad, make sure you follow these tips for taking your truck off-road.

Scout ahead

Don’t be surprised by what’s ahead. Make sure you know exactly what your vehicle’s going to be going over before you get there. If you need to, make sure you get out of the cab and have a look on foot to get an idea of how to tackle a tough area.

Choose the right vehicle

Having the right tools for off-roading is crucial — and that includes the vehicle itself. For instance, the Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan are both solid options for exploring the wilderness. You want a ride that can handle the rough-and-tumble terrain in Mississippi, and these models are equipped and capable.

Remember your recovery equipment

Even if you plan out your approach to every obstacle, you can still get stuck. Make sure you have the recovery gear you need to get yourself out of a bind, including a heavy-duty tow strap with fabric loops – not hooks.

For the best trucks for off-roading like the Titan and Frontier and the best accessories for your treks, come to James Ceranti Nissan.

 

3 Major Tips for Tailgating Around Greenville

Nissan Tailgating | Greenville, MS

Tailgating is a great way to gather with friends and family any time of the year, whether you’re going to a sporting events or simply want to have an outdoor picnic. Nissan trucks and SUVs (such as the Titan, Frontier, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Kicks, Pathfinder, and Armada) provide plenty of space and amenities for tailgating. Here are some tips for tailgating around Greenville, Mississippi.

Get the right tools

First and foremost, you need the right equipment. In addition to a high-end cooler, put a toolbox in your truck bed or trunk that’s stocked will all the kitchen tools you’ll need, including spatulas, whisks, skewers, matches, and cleaning supplies.

Be careful

Food is an essential, but you’ll also want to make sure you’re keeping everything sanitary and safe. One pro tip is to freeze water bottles to put in your cooler as ice. As they thaw, you can drink them, saving space and expense. Pack food in zippered bags and plastic containers with lids. If possible, keep raw meat separate from veggies and fruit.

Use Nissan technology

Entertainment is also important. In-vehicle connectivity — which you’ll find on models like the Nissan Pathfinder and Titan — lets you hook up you phone to the in-vehicle infotainment to access music playlists and other functions. You can also purchase Bluetooth wireless speakers if you don’t want to drain the vehicle battery.

For the perfect tailgating truck or SUV, browse the inventory now at James Ceranti Nissan.  

What’s In a Name? The Origin of Nissan Car Names

You see their names in commercials and on the road, but did you ever wonder about the origin of Nissan car names? Here’s how some of Nissan’s top models got their names.

Murano

Murano is the name of a series of Italian islands in the Venetian lagoon. The Nissan Murano is named after this Italian region and its famous Murano glass which is recognized worldwide as a work of art.

Versa

“Versa” derives from the word “versatility,” which the Nissan Versa has in droves. It’s Nissan’s most compact and efficient car, and offers a versatile ride for anyone from teen drivers to small families.

Sentra

The Nissan Sentra got its name from the word “sentry,” which describes a guard who protects a certain location. Despite its compact size, the Nissan Sentra is safe and will keep you protected, and Nissan wanted its name to show that.

GT-R

GT-R stands for “Gran Turismo Racer,” a name given to only the fastest and most powerful sports cars. The base Nissan GT-R boasts a 565-horsepower rating and 467 lb-ft of torque, which clearly puts it at the top of its class and shows how it’s earned the GT-R name.

370Z

Nissan first introduced the Z line of sports cars in the 1960s, starting with the Fairlady Z. The Fairlady name came from Japan’s love for art and beauty and Nissan’s president’s love of the musical “My Fair Lady.” The Z referred to the car’s file designation during the design process. The Nissan 370Z is the line’s sixth generation, introduced back in 2009.

If you want to learn more about these well-named Nissan models, stop by James Ceranti Nissan to see our extensive lineup of popular Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Nissan Launches GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

2020 Nissan GTR | Greenville, MSThe Nissan GT-R Skyline has intrigued sports car enthusiasts since the 1960s. Since its inception, the GT-R had trouble coming stateside until the 2000s – when it dropped the “Skyline” part of its name and became the Nissan GT-R.

Even though the U.S. hasn’t always been part of the GT-R’s history, we can still recognize its longtime place in the performance car segment with a special celebratory edition.

The 50th Anniversary Edition of the GT-R will be available in three trims, which include Premium, Track, and the range-topping NISMO. You can opt for the choice of Bayside Blue with white stripes, Pearl White with red stripes, or Super Silver with white stripes. Each color comes with an exclusive grey interior.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition will deliver a staggering 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. The Track and NISMO editions bump this even further to an upgraded 600-hp powertrain. The transmission, steering, and suspension have all been designed to deliver top-of-the-line performance.

The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is going on sale with the 2020 model year. There is no information yet on the pricing, but you can contact James Ceranti Nissan to be notified about this limited-edition vehicle.

Affordable Overlanding Adventures Are Possible in Nissan Destination Frontier

2019 Nissan Frontier | Greenville, MS

As America’s most affordable pickup, the Nissan Frontier provides excellent power from its 4.0-liter V6 engine and a superb towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds. Still, Nissan decided to up the ante for those seeking overland adventures. Thus, the Destination Frontier was born.

Tiago Castro, director of Light Commercial Vehicles at Nissan North America, explained it best: “This special Destination Frontier is designed to do two things: first, demonstrate Frontier’s durability, quality and reliability, even when traveling to remote destinations. And second, to help democratize the overlanding experience by showing a more affordable approach to the sport.”

It started with a 2019 Frontier SV 4×4 Midnight Edition with Crew Cab and adds tons of extra features. Nissan added extra ground clearance with a Nisstec 3-inch lift kit. Skid plates and rock sliders protect the engine and transmission over rough terrain, while the Hefty Fabworks front bumper comes equipped with a WARN winch, winch hook, and winch roller.

Overlanding takes you through tough landscapes and climates, so Nissan beefed up the traction with Nitto Trail Grappler off-road tires mounted on American Racing AX201 wheels. And for extended trips, a Leitner Designs bed rack is topped with a comfortable CVT Mt. Shasta rooftop tent, turning the epic SUV into home base.

The Nissan Destination Frontier comes with more features to tame the wilderness, and is available to order through James Ceranti Nissan.

Healthy Road Trip Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Summer Road Trips | Greenville, MS

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us that means long trips in the Nissan to any number of exciting destinations. During one of those long drives, it’s easy to slip in your diet and pick up an quick burger or bag of chips, especially when you have a car-load of hungry kiddos. Stay strong with these scrumptiously healthy road trip snacks that the whole family is sure to love.

Flavored Nuts

Nuts come in all flavors and sizes nowadays; you don’t just have to choose between “salted” and “unsalted” almonds. Before you embark on your next road trip, pick out some vanilla almonds or wasabi cashews – the options are endless! Always be aware of the allergy restrictions of everyone in your cabin.

Jerky

Get a filling boost of protein in the form of natural and additive-free meat jerkies. There are even non-beef options on the shelves today, like turkey and chicken, for anyone who is trying to avoid red meat.

Fresh Apples

Apples are a great option for healthy road trip snacks. They are refreshing to bite into and offer a serious energy kick. Plus, you don’t need to worry about keeping them cool.

Dark Chocolate

You don’t need to deny your sweet tooth to stay healthy on the road. Pick up some dark chocolate bars or a bag of dark chocolate bark, and even the biggest candy hound will stay satiated from point A to point Z.

If your car needs some help getting ready for a road trip, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.

Parking in the Shade

2019 Nissan Altima | James Ceranti Nissan | Greenville, MS

Summer is right around the corner and things are already heating up. This is a friendly reminder that it is always best to find a parking spot out of that direct summer sunlight and for more reasons than you might think.

Less Burns – Just about everyone has a memory of scalding themselves on a hot seatbelt or plopping down on someone’s nice leather upholstery in shorts only to yelp and hop out of their seat. Save yourself some discomfort and find a shady spot to stop.

Save your Paint – Ultraviolet light from the sun does constant damage to paint. Vehicles can protect against this with waxes and treatments, but eventually the sun always wins. Extend your paint job’s beauty by keeping it out of direct sun when possible. It may seem extreme, but if your leave your vehicle parked the sun for long stretches and have no other choice, an opaque cover does a lot of work in preserving your paint finish.

Protect your Plastic – Vehicle interiors can get seriously hot in the sun and even though the plastics that make up the interior consoles are resistant to heat, repeated exposure over time will prevail. Reflective window inserts can do a lot to protect interior surfaces when shade isn’t possible, but they can’t help the exterior.

For more information about caring for your car, contact the service team at James Ceranti Nissan.

Spring Cleaning! Top Car Cleaning Tips for your Nissan

Spring Cleaning For Your Nissan | Greenville, MS

Spring is here, and its arrival will have many folks gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. Do you include your Nissan on your spring cleaning list? If not, you should! Now is the perfect time to give your Nissan some tender love and care, so use these car cleaning tips to get your vehicle in great condition.

Exterior

When you live in a climate with snowy winters, cleaning your car’s exterior is about more than just looks—it also helps protect your car from rust and damage that can result from exposure to road salt. Give your Nissan a good exterior cleaning and make sure to spray down the undercarriage.

Interior

The best method for cleaning a car’s cabin is to start from the top and move down. Wipe the dashboard with a microfiber cloth, and use paintbrushes to dust small crevices like air vents and areas between knobs and buttons. Vacuum the floors and seats, and follow that by shampooing seats and carpets.

Wax

Efficient spring cleaning will get your possessions in good shape for the whole year. This means that your task is not complete without a good waxing. Once you’ve cleaned your Nissan’s exterior, apply a good coat of wax to finish it off with a beautiful shine that will also provide protection from debris and the elements.

If you find some problems with your Nissan while you’re cleaning, contact the service department at James Ceranti Nissan.