Intro to the 2021 Nissan Altima

The 2021 Nissan Altima is the perfect family oriented sedan. Having a large and comfortable interior, Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system, and an optional VC-Turbo engine, the Altima is a jack of all trades. Let’s take a look at what’s new for 2021 and see all the great things the Altima has to offer.

The Altima has six trim levels to choose from, those being the S, SV, SR, SL, SR VC-Turbo, and Platinum. You have the choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive on the S, SV, SR, and SL, while the SR VC-Turbo is front-wheel drive only and the Platinum is all-wheel drive only. On all trims except the SR VC-Turbo you’ll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower, and on the SR VC-Turbo you’ll get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 248 horsepower. Both these engines are paired with a CVT transmission.

The cabin of the Altima is made up of high quality materials and is both sleek and comfortable. You’ll find chrome matte finishes and wood-tone trim all over the cabin, giving the Altima a premium feel. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is presented to you in the center of the dashboard. Available heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Bose premium audio system, and remote engine start system can be added or come standard on the Altima, depending on the trim level you choose.

Nissan is known for having great safety ratings on their vehicles and this stays true with the 2021 Altima. This sedan earned a five-star crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and was named a Top Safety Pick + award winner from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Altima has Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system, which has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and high beam assist. You and your family will have supreme confidence that you’ll have a safe ride every time you get in the 2021 Altima.

If you want a sedan that is stylish, comfortable, safe, and fun to drive, look no further than the 2021 Nissan Altima. The Altima starts at $24,300. If you’re interested in giving this sedan a test drive come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.

Style Update: 2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover SUV, the Kicks, has received a styling update for 2021. This facelift brings a bold exterior with a spacious cabin into the new model year, making the Kicks one of the most intriguing and stylish SUVs on the market. Let’s look at what’s new for the 2021 model of the Nissan Kicks. 

The 2021 Kicks has three different trims to choose from, those being the S, SV, and SR. All three are powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that makes 122-horsepower that gives the Kicks a peppy feel. The Kicks has great fuel economy too, doing 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. 

Safety wise the Kicks performs well, which comes as no surprise since Nissan puts safety at the top of their list. You’ll receive the Safety Shield 360 system on the Kicks, which brings you many great features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and much more. 

The interior of the Kicks is comfortable and roomy, giving you up to 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space and a 60/40-split rear seat. Nissan’s new zero gravity seats are present, which are designed to reduce fatigue from seating, inviting you to take longer road trips. Many great features such as remote engine start, heating seats,  heated steering wheel, and heated rear view mirrors, and automatic climate control make sure that you and your passengers are as comfortable as possible.

If you want a crossover that has both a sleek exterior and a comfortable interior, the Nissan Kicks is for you. The Kicks starts at $19,500 and goes up to $21,940 for the SR trim. If you want to test drive the 2021 Nissan Kicks, come on down to Briggs Nissan today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to give you a hand.

Nissan Going Carbon Neutral by 2050

Nissan has joined other car manufacturers in their plan to become carbon neutral by 2050. The Japanese automaker said every Nissan in key markets will be electrified by the 2030’s. They plan on using their e-Power powertrains that feature a range-extending petrol engine, so this won’t be fully carbon neutral. However, this shift will make it easier to go fully carbon neutral in the future.

Nissan is also looking to make production of their vehicles more eco-friendly. They didn’t come out with a plan like they did with their non-carbon by 2050 plan, but they said they will “strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.” Nissan also went on to state that they plan to develop a “battery ecosystem to support decentralized, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources.” 

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said, “We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change.” He added that the company’s electrified vehicle offerings, “will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral.” 

This is very exciting news as Nissan joins other car companies in trying to make the world a better place.

The 2021 Nissan Murano Overview

The 2021 Nissan Murano encapsulates the style Nissan has developed over the past years, sporting a bold exterior while housing a comfortable and inviting interior that your passengers will be thrilled to spend time in. Today we’ll go over what’s new for the Murano in 2021, and as well as what you can expect to see in this exceptional midsize SUV.

Nissan focused primarily on improving the Murano’s safety for 2021. The Safety Shield 360 system has been added, bringing automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and more. Nissan has made the decision to replace the SV Premium package and replace it with the Special Edition package, which includes 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree exterior camera system.

Each Murano has a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 260 horsepower, which is paired with a CVT transmission. You have the option between front-wheel drive, which comes standard, or all-wheel drive. You can expect a ride that feels responsive and peppy, giving you enough power to zip around town and have fun while doing it. You’ll get 1500 pounds of towing capacity on the Murano, which is pretty good for a midsize SUV. Fuel economy wise the Murano performs well, giving you 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The Murano has many strong points, but the interior has to be the strongest quality in this SUV. Your passengers will be exceptionally comfortable with both the front and rear seats having great posture support and positioning as well as quality cushions and padding. On the Platinum trim level, which is the highest trim, you’ll find soft leather on the seats, door panels, and armrests, bringing a luxury feel. All Murano trim levels have an 8-inch infotainment screen that features NissanConnect system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

You can’t go wrong with the 2021 Nissan Murano. If you want a quality midsize SUV that features sleek exterior styling as well as a comfortable and luxurious interior, go with the Murano. If you’re interested in test driving this SUV come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.

News on the 2021 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada has received a big makeover for 2021, bringing many exciting new features. This three-row SUV that can seat up to eight people has been made to satisfy both the family person who needs to haul kids (and all their gear), and also the person who wants to take their SUV off-road and on the path less traveled. Let’s take a look at the redesigned Armada and let’s see all the great new features it offers. 

What’s New?

The first of many new improvements can be found on the exterior. A more square front end that hosts more prominent headlights is present, while the backside of the Armada has also received some updating, getting a new bumper and taillights that are connected by a continuous trim piece. The interior has been redesigned as well, adding a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a gauge cluster that has a new 7.0-inch color display. The 2021 Nissan Armada has the most comfortable interior of all previous Armadas, featuring quilted leather seats on the Platinum trim, and leatherette on the SV. The safety has been improved as well, bringing standard active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and more. 

Performance

The 2021 Armada is powerful. A 5.6-liter V-8 with a seven-speed transmission is featured across all trims, and it packs a punch. This engine produces 400 horsepower, 413 lb-ft of torque, can be paired with your choice of rear or all-wheel drive, and can tow 8,500 pounds. The Armada’s adept handling is notable, especially for a large SUV, a benefit to off-road adventures, as well as tight turns in parking lots. 

The new Armada’s  price has yet to be announced, but we’re estimating a range of $50,000 to $63,000. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in!

The 2021 Nissan Sentra

The 2021 Nissan Sentra is a compact car that is stylish and packed with great technology. The Sentra is the second smallest sedan in the Nissan lineup, and it can sit up to five people. This compact sedan is perfect for daily driving, and it does many important things well that should be done well in a sedan. Let’s look at what’s offered in the 2021 Nissan Sentra.

Exterior

The first thing you’ll notice is the exterior, which takes many of Nissan’s latest styling cues while also adding its own unique characteristics. The Sentra now has larger wheels and a lower and wider stance which gives it a lower center of gravity. One of Nissan’s trademarks as of late, the V-Motion grille, is featured front and center, which sets the visual tone for the Sentra. Another staple of Nissan’s exterior design, the “floating” roof is present, which as the name suggests, it appears as if the roof is floating. This design decision makes the Sentra appear more aggressive and gives it a more unique body style.

Interior

The interior of the Sentra is truly something special, having a simple, comfortable, and attractive design. The center of the dashboard holds a trio of circular air vents that have sturdy climate controls that feel very well put together. You’ll find a mix of soft and hard plastic materials, and certain models have an upscale leather upholstery. Nissan’s extra comfy “Zero Gravity Seats” are featured for the driver and the front seat passenger. These seats provide more space, and more support, which makes them noticeably more comfortable than a normal front seat. You’ll have plenty of room for cargo, having 14.3 ft³ of space, which is great for how compact this sedan is.

Performance

Every 2021 Sentra is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 149 horsepower, which is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. The Sentra may not have the most powerful engine, but it feels peppy and responsive and has excellent handling. Fuel economy wise the Sentra performs well, getting 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway on the S and the SV, and 28 mpg on the city and 37 mpg on the highway for the sporty SR trim. 

If you want a compact sedan that has excellent styling and great, reliable performance, the 2021 Nissan Sentra is perfect for you. If you want to learn more, or give the Sentra a test drive, come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.

The Nissan Navara could be the twin of the new Frontier

2021 Nissan Frontier: What We Know

It’s been more than 15 years since the Nissan Frontier was introduced to the world, and since then it hasn’t seen much of a change in style, that is, until now. Nissan has updated the exterior giving the Frontier a more modern look and has incorporated some of their latest styling cues, such as the V-Motion grille. Not only did Nissan bring improvements to the exterior, but the interior has seen some love as well. 

The interior improvements that the Frontier boasts include a cabin that is more reminiscent of the Titan, featuring an infotainment screen that will be 8 to 9 inches (official numbers have yet to be released). The official price of Nissan’s new truck has yet to be announced, but it’s safe to assume that it will be in the similar range of the last Frontier, which started at $26,790.

The engine situation is unknown as of yet, but it’s likely the Frontier will have a 3.8-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s rumored that a four-cylinder engine will be available too, as well as the 181 horsepower 2.5-liter unit in the 2021 Rogue, or the 236 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is in the Altima. Both two and four-wheel drive are available, as well as an off-road oriented Pro-4X trim level. 

Expect the Frontier to be released in spring 2021. More information should be available in the coming months, stay tuned for more.

News on the 2021 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is back for 2021, maintaining its user-friendly tech and comfortable cabin, along with the option between a 40 kWh or 60 kWh battery. The 40 kWh gives you a city-friendly 148-mile range, while the 60 kWh option provides even more freedom with 226 miles before needing a charge. Let’s look more at the 2021 Leaf and what it will offer:

There’s a lot that’s new on the 2021 Leaf, both exterior and interior. You’ll find new LED headlights and taillights with DRLs (daytime running lights), heated outside rear-view mirrors, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar adjustment, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, and much, much more. These new additions greatly improve the quality of life that you’ll have when owning this car.

The price of the 2021 Leaf has yet to be announced, but it’s likely it will have a similar price to the current gen Leaf, which starts at $32,525 and goes up to $45,000. The Leaf is eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax credit, plus any state and local offers. You’ll also never have to get an oil change, never get gas, and never have to worry about spark plugs, timing belts, or fluid top-ups.

The 2021 Leaf will save you money, and give you one of the most comfortable and quiet rides possible. You can expect the Leaf to be released in late 2020 or early 2021. Check back for more updates as they become available.

40th Anniversary Edition Maxima

The 2021 Nissan Maxima will mark 40 years since its original release. Nissan has put together a special and limited 40th Anniversary Edition package for the Maxima which will go on sale this fall. There are many premium upgrades features on the limited edition package, building on what comes equipped in the Platinum trim level. Some of these features include heated rear seats, red contrast interior stitching, black exterior finishers and 40th anniversary badge.

The Maxima dates back to 1981 when the Datsun 810 came out bearing the Maxima name. Originally referred to as the “4-Door Sports Car”, the Maxima was innovative and exciting. Dropping the 810 from its name the true first generation Maxima featured the engine of the 240Z and a 5-speed manual transmission. At the time the industry standard was a 4-speed or less, so this was innovative for the time. 

Next came the second generation of Maxima’s, which was from 1985 to 1988. This generation was the first to offer a V6 engine and front-wheel drive. It was the last model to have the option of getting a station wagon style body.

The third generation followed in 1989, being considered the best affordable sedan in the world. It was powered by a 160-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 and fiercely competed with many of the top European sedans at the time. The Nissan engineering team returned in 1995 with a larger design to the body and a new engine. This version of the Maxima was voted as Motor Trend’s Import Car of the Year and was featured on Car and Driver’s 10 best list.

After this three more generations followed in quick succession. The fifth-generation introduced  the VQ35 V6 and had 255-horsepower. In 2004 the sixth-generation Maxima made a leap to becoming a more luxury focused sedan. The seventh-generation evolved to a more aggressive exterior styling as well as a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine.

The current generation of Maxima’s debuted in 2016 introducing the V-Motion front end and floating roof design. A facelift followed in 2019 bringing enhancements to security, safety, and technological connectivity. 

40 years of the Nissan Maxima have been great, and the trend looks to continue with the upcoming 2021 edition.

Which Nissan Truck is Right for Me?

Nissan currently has three different models of trucks to choose from, the Frontier, the Titan, and the Titan XD. Nissan makes some of the best and most reliable trucks on the market, combining the best elements of practicality, performance, and comfort. So the question is, which one of these three should you choose? We’re gonna go over all three and help you decide which Nissan truck is best for you.

Frontier

Nissan’s mid-size pickup, the Frontier, is the cheapest truck that Nissan offers. The lower price tag doesn’t mean it skips out on features, though. The Frontier houses a 3.8-liter V6 connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission, producing 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. You can get the Frontier in either RWD or 4WD. You have the choice between two different bed lengths, either 59.5 inches or 73.3 inches. The towing capacity on the Frontier is 6,720 pounds, so it definitely has the capability to tow most trailers or boats. Starting at $26,790, the Frontier is a great mid-size pickup.

Titan 

Next in the line-up is the Titan. The Titan is larger than the Frontier, which means more power, more cargo space, and more towing capacity. Sporting a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, the Titan produces more power than any competitor’s base V8. You can get the Titan in either 4×2 or 4×4, and the Titan can tow up to 9,370 pounds. An 8.0 inch infotainment screen is featured in the cabin which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and two USB ports. The Titan is more expensive than the Frontier starting at $36,190.

Titan XD

The biggest of all the Nissan pickups is the Titan XD. This beast is built on a heavy-duty chassis and is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The XD is 900 pounds heavier than the regular Titan, which helps give it a maximum towing rating of 10,880 pounds for a bumper-pull trailer or 11,000 pounds for a gooseneck. The XD is perfect for you if you need a heavy duty work truck that specializes in getting things done, but also keeping you comfortable while doing it.

Hopefully this has helped you determine which one of these Nissan trucks are right for you. Whichever one you pick, you’ll be getting a truck that will last.