Meet the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

If adventure drives you, you must check out the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition! Available in late summer, this well-equipped SUV puts your adventures in overdrive with a rugged design, an off-road suspension with 5/8-inch lift, and a four-wheel drivetrain.

“From the urban jungle to the natural beauty that can be reached within minutes from the city, Pathfinder Rock Creek has both the style and hardware to create an adventure just about anywhere,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales.

Adventure-Ready Features

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition rests on 18-inch beadlock-style wheels matched to all-terrain tires and a tubular roof rack that can withstand 220 pounds. The rugged exterior design features unique Rock Creek badging, LED fog lights, and a signature front fascia with a dark V-motion grille. Inside, the 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition’s steering wheel, seats, center console, door panels, and instrument panel offer a bold look with orange contrast stitching and comfort with captain’s chairs in the second row. Rock Creek embroidery embellishes the leatherette and fabric seats.

You’ll have little trouble navigating unpaved roads and tricky trails thanks to the standard Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Off-Road mode. And when properly equipped, the 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition can tow a maximum weight of 6,000 pounds — which is more than enough power to bring along a boat for fishing or duck hunting.

If you’re looking for an SUV that’s designed for your outdoor lifestyle, contact us about the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi.

Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert System Makes Traveling Safer and Easier

Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert System Makes Traveling Safer and Easier | Greenville, MS

You probably already know that driving on improperly inflated tires poses a significant threat to your time behind the wheel. Underinflated tires put you at risk of a dangerous blowout and put unnecessary stress on your car’s engine. But did you know that neglected tires also affect your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, making you lose money at the pump?

That’s why Nissan offers an innovative system to help you monitor your tire health and keep you safe on the road: the Easy-Fill Tire Alert System.

“Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert takes the guesswork out of filling tires and makes simple vehicle maintenance less intimidating for the average driver,” said Selim Hammond, director, NNA Safety Officer, Nissan North America.

Many vehicles on the market offer a tire pressure monitoring system. Although helpful, the tech only lets you know that one of your tires has low air pressure. You then have to monitor the air pressure with a handheld tool so you reach the correct psi. The Nissan Easy-Fill Tire Alert takes tire care a step further by eliminating the hassle of using a separate tire gauge. When the tire reaches the correct psi, the horn on your Nissan will activate.

Get a closer look at the Easy-Fill Tire Alert System, which is standard on many Nissan vehicles, at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi.

Five Nissan Models Earn 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

Five Nissan Models Earn 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating | Greenville, MS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most respected vehicle safety organization around, has been rolling out its 2021 crash test ratings, and five Nissan vehicles earned top crash test ratings.

The IIHS has two awards: Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+. A Top Safety Pick must earn a Good rating in six crash test categories and earn at least an Acceptable score for its headlights. To earn the Plus, the vehicle also has to earn an Advanced or Superior rating for its available front crash-prevention tech.

The Nissan Sentra compact sedan was named a Top Safety Pick, and four 2021 Nissan models have earned the designation of Top Safety Pick+, including the Altima mid-size sedan, the Maxima full-size sedan, and two mid-size SUVs, the Rogue and Murano.

The Rogue and Murano in particular had the highest possible ratings in every single category, from all six crashworthiness tests to headlights to front crash prevention. Both crossovers also received a G+ rating in the LATCH ease-of-use category, making them perfect options for young parents.

All five models come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a suite of driver-assist and active safety technologies. These include the Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection necessary to earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, as well as Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, among others.

You can test drive these five IIHS-recognized Nissan models right here at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi, today.

Nissan Doubles Its Support for Mississippi Food Banks

Nissan Food Bank | Greenville, MS

Nissan North America’s Canton assembly plant has brought thousands of jobs to Mississippi. Over the years, the automaker has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-hunger efforts across the state — and now it’s doubling those contributions to fight growing food insecurity.

Nissan’s increased assistance to Mississippi Food Network and Our Daily Bread food banks will allow these organizations to serve an extra 200,000 meals to community members in need.

Since these partnerships began, Nissan has given more than $311,000 to fight hunger in Mississippi. Canton plant employees have also spent many hours volunteering at food banks around the state.

“There is a saying that every cloud has a silver lining, and if there is a silver lining to the COVID pandemic cloud that is overshadowing us, it is how graciously those who are able, like Nissan, have responded with their financial gifts to help support the increased demand for food this unprecedented health crisis is causing,” said Dr. Charles Beady, the CEO of Mississippi Food Network.

Nissan’s hunger-fighting efforts don’t stop at the state border. The automaker is also increasing its contributions to Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, a food bank that serves thousands of our neighbors to the north.

Here at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, we’re proud of how our parent company has stepped up to increase its support for food banks — and ensure that Mississippi residents get the nutrition they need.

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!

2021 Nissan Rogue Preview: What Changes You Can Expect

Nissan Rogue | Greenville, MS

At James Ceranti Nissan, the practical and compact Rogue crossover is a customer favorite. If you are looking to upgrade your ride in the coming months, we have a Nissan Rogue preview so you can learn more about the potential changes for the 2021 Rogue.

Though no official images of the 2021 Rogue have been released by Nissan yet, industry insiders have scoured design renderings and taken spy shots of prototype vehicles that give us a pretty good idea of what the Rogue is expected to look like. Experts believe the newly redesigned Rogue will have a squarer nose, a thicker rear support pillar, and a more aggressive grille and light signature.

As Nissan has not released official engine specifications for the upcoming Rogue, it is difficult to determine just how powerful the next iteration of the best-selling SUV will be. However, Motortrend speculates that the Rogue could feature the same 2.5-liter engine that powers the newest Altima. That engine produces up to 180 lb-ft of torque and 188 horsepower. The 2021 Rogue will likely continue the use of the continuously variable transmission and will almost assuredly come with an all-wheel drive option.

If you simply cannot wait until the 2021 Rogue begins arriving on our lot, visit James Ceranti Nissan to find the current 2020 Rogue in stock now.

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.  

Affordable Things to Do Near Greenville

Things to do near Greenville | Greenville, MSThere are many ways you can save money, like buying a used Nissan at James Ceranti Nissan or doing free activities in the area. From local events to historic landmarks, there are many places you can visit to spend an afternoon without breaking the bank. Check out any one of these things to do near Greenville.

Lake Chicot State Park

According to Trip Advisor users, you should consider spending a day at Lake Chicot State Park. Located near the Mississippi River, this park is perfect for birdwatching, swimming, and fishing. Plus, there are affordable cabins and campsites if you do decide to stay overnight.

Winterville Mounds

Be sure to visit Winterville Mounds. This 42-acre site near Greenville has Native American mounds and a museum, and it’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best of all, it’s free to the public. You can learn more about the mounds left by indigenous groups, including a massive 55-foot Temple Mound. The University of Mississippi’s Center for Archaeological Research frequently studies the area.

Other ideas

You can also visit the 1927 Flood Museum to learn about local history, or consider visiting the Hebrew Union Temple to view its stunning architecture. Constructed in 1906, the Temple has stained glass and a distinct style compared to many other buildings in this region.

Just a short drive away is Leland, which has the Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum, the Highway 61 Blues Museum, and Lake Monocnoc.

These are just some of the many fun (and affordable) things to do in the area that we at James Ceranti Nissan suggest. If you’re in the area, come visit us when you need a new or used Nissan vehicle.

Nissan Unveils IMQ Concept Vehicle in Geneva

Nissan IMQ Concept Vehicle | Greenville, MS

This March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan debuted the IMQ concept vehicle. This breathtaking, all-new vehicle features cutting-edge technology and futuristic vehicle design, hinting at the future of crossovers from the automaker.

The IMQ concept is a beauty to behold, featuring, sleek, modern contours and sweeping lines. As an industry leader with its array of advanced crossovers and SUVs, Nissan doesn’t disappoint with the new IMQ. The IMQ features an array of driver-centric Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, including the state-of-the-art Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines real-world information gathered by the vehicle with other virtual information to make the driving experience as cool and confidence-inspiring as possible. In addition, the IMQ features a cutting-edge version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver-assistance system, offering jaw-dropping autonomous driving capability. Pertinent driver information is displayed on two advanced interfaces, offering clear information on the electric drive system, navigation, and more.

Backing up the IMQ’s style and smarts is the next-generation of Nissan’s e-Power, a purely electric motor drive system. The system’s power is harnessed by IMQ’s all-wheel-drive system, which supplies refined power to each wheel, finely controlling each one. With such a drivetrain, the IMQ offers exceptional driving dynamics, instant acceleration, and stability in low-traction road situations. With the unveiling of the IMQ, we can’t wait for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and SUVs.

While the Nissan IMQ is a concept vehicle and not headed to production, we can’t wait to see some of its new design elements in cars on the James Ceranti Nissan lot in the near future.

The Dangers Of Delayed Oil Changes

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to do any maintenance on your car? Unfortunately, the complex moving parts in your car do require regular attention. One of the most frequent maintenance requirements is an oil change. While you might be tempted to delay your oil changes, it will cause bigger problems down the road if you do.

Oil is essentially the blood of your vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to keep everything running smoothly and prevent the buildup of dirt and other particles by carrying it out of the engine. Over time, the oil will begin to break down due to the collected dirt and high temperatures under the hood, which is called thermal breakdown. When this happens, the oil can thicken and turn into sludge.

The sludge blocks the flow of oil in the engine, and essential parts like the crankshafts, camshafts, and valves will begin to wear down because the oil usually keeps the moving parts from rubbing against each other. Without the necessary lubrication, your engine can suffer major damage and ultimately need a partial rebuild or total replacement.

If you skipped an oil change, you can go to any mechanic and have your engine tested to see if there’s any impending damages or repairs needed.

Changing your oil periodically is an inexpensive way to maintain your car for the long run. If you need an oil change or would like to diagnose your engine, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan and we’ll be glad to take care of you.