Nissan has performed exceptionally well in the 2021 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The J.D. Power IQS records owners’ satisfaction with their vehicles during the first 90 days of driving them. Based on problems reported, each vehicle receives a PPH score, which represents the number of problems noted per 100 vehicles.
The all-new Rogue® posted improvements while the Sentra®, TITAN®, and Versa® ranked in their segments’ top three spots. The Altima® and Murano® earned the top spot in their respective segments. The Maxima® not only won its segment, but the sophisticated sedan also earned bragging rights as the best-performing vehicle in the automotive industry. As the top performer in the 2021 IQS study, the Maxima had the lowest number of problems of any vehicle evaluated.
“Delivering top quality for our customers has been a key element in the total brand transformation we call Nissan NEXT,” said Mike Colleran, senior vice president of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. “This performance is possible by a united design, engineering, and manufacturing team focused on making the best vehicles for our customers.”
The top-placing Maxima is manufactured at the automaker’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The plant performed so well in the IQS study it took home the Gold Plant Quality Award. In the mass-market rankings, Nissan placed fourth. In 2020, the brand took the 11th spot.
Nissan has big plans for the future. The automaker is looking to make advancements in the field of electric power, roll out new models, remove waste from its manufacturing processes, and reshape its whole aesthetic. To serve as a guiding symbol and help spearhead this shift, Nissan recently unveiled a brand new logo.
Nissan’s previous logo lasted for two decades, but the automaker decided it was time for a fresh start. Starting in 2017, design experts worked to create the new logo that will help lead Nissan into the 2020s.
Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa assembled a team of respected designers led by Tsutomu Matsuo, the Deputy General Manager of Nissan’s Advanced Design Department. Together, the team worked to create a new logo inspired by the following words which reflect Nissan’s mission: thin, light, and flexible.
Several factors had to be considered by the team during the process. The logo had to be easy to read from a distance when illuminated and it had to represent a change from the old blocky and rigid logo. Albaisa noted that while they worked to create the logo, “visions of digitalization started swirling in our heads.”
The new logo will first appear on the all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover. And you’ll soon be seeing it pop up right here at James Ceranti Nissan.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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” 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.
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 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.
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.