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 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.
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!
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.
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.
There 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Automakers like Nissan are developing advanced electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies that will rapidly transform the transportation industry. Nissan boldly designs vehicles that reach new heights of sophistication, including the Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts. Although these particular vehicles may never hit a production line, they hint at Nissan’s vision of the future.
Vmotion 2.0 Concept
The Vmotion 2.0 Concept announces the future of the Nissan sedan. It features a sharp, aerodynamic exterior design and Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, which includes the state-of-the-art ProPILOT autonomous driving system. This remarkable system can navigate city streets and highway traffic, displaying a lit-up grille and diffuser to indicate that the ProPILOT system is active.
With compact SUVs and crossovers becoming ever more popular, the Xmotion predicts the future of this segment. The Xmotion is a three-row SUV that features a breathtaking, angular exterior design that looks like a piece of contemporary art. Just as the Vmotion 2.0 Concept received the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence in 2017, the Xmotion also won an EyesOn Design award in 2018. In addition, the Xmotion integrates cutting-edge driving assist features and offers a “Floating Koi” virtual assistant in the car.
Nissan’s vision of the future is bold, and its intelligent design choices such as virtual assistant integration and an external display to let other drivers know an autonomous driving vehicle is on the road, Nissan plans to be a part of the bright future it envisions.
Contact us at James Ceranti Nissan for more information.
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is getting a facelift and some exciting new features and technologies to match its sleek and sporty exterior. The new Maxima will debut at the very end of November at the prestigious Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Los Angeles Auto Show, an event attended by thousands where automakers show off the latest developments in their cars, will run for ten days starting on November 30.
This mid-cycle refresh adds serious style accents that make this full-size sedan even more eye-catching than before. Updated headlights and taillights improve visibility and boost sophistication, while the sloping hood and more angular grille give the Maxima a sharp, aggressive stance.
Of course, the Maxima’s looks aren’t its only plus. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes a host of driver assist features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. It also has impressive performance stats at 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque!
The new Maxima will go on sale shortly after its debut at the LA Auto Show, so mark the date on your calendars! For more information about this vehicle, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.