2020 All-wheel Drive Altima

Along with a spacious cabin and contemporary technology, the Altima is the only sedan in its class with optional all-wheel drive. The available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system continuously monitors road conditions and can respond to changes faster than the blink of an eye. You can get all-wheel drive in these trim levels; S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum.

There are many safety and performance benefits to getting your Altima in all-wheel drive. One of the biggest safety advantages to having all-wheel drive is performance in bad weather conditions. Since all four wheels are capable of propelling the vehicle forward, it can continue to drive even if one or two wheels lose traction due to slippery surfaces such as ice, snow or mud. All-wheel drive means that more of the engine’s power can be transferred to the road immediately. Steering is also improved in all-wheel drive vehicles, as the front wheels can be more devoted to steering than driving.

Nissan also provides a cutting-edge engine called VC-Turbo that attempts to maximize fuel efficiency and performance. While other engines must deal with a fixed compression ratio – providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation – the VC-Turbo constantly adapts, raising or lowering its pistons’ reach seamlessly, variably and continuously, providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation.

If you’re interested in the 2020 Nissan Altima, come on down to Briggs Nissan to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable staff!

How to Connect Your Bluetooth Device to Your Nissan

There are a multitude of advantages to using bluetooth to connect your phone to your vehicle, such as syncing phone contacts, the ability to stream music, voice activation, and hands free text messaging. Pairing your phone is easy, taking only 5 steps.


  • Step 1 (Set up your device) –  Open Settings > Bluetooth on your phone and make sure the functionality is set to “On”.
  • Step 2 (Set up your vehicle) – Vehicle equipped with navigation: Press Phone button on vehicle audio system > Connect > Connect New Device. Vehicle not equipped with navigation: Press Enter/Setting button on vehicle audio system > Bluetooth > Add Phone.
  • Step 3 (Pair your device) – On your Bluetooth compatible device, under Settings > Bluetooth, select “MY-CAR”.
  • Step 4 (Confirm pairing) – Check that the PIN shown on the vehicle and device are the same. If they match, accept the pairing request on your device, then select “OK”.
  • Step 5 (Confirm any pop ups) – Your device and vehicle should now be paired. Confirm any additional pop ups, and view our Bluetooth quick tips below for advice on how to strengthen your connection. 

If you want to get the most out of your bluetooth connection you should follow these guidelines;

  • Turn off bluetooth on other devices to avoid interference.
  • Place your device close to the vehicle’s audio system to maximize signal strength.
  • Make sure your device is fully charged. Low battery percentage can impact signal strength.
  • Move metal, such as coins, away from your vehicle’s audio system. 


NissanConnect brings remote access, security, and convenience features from your Nissan to your compatible iPhone or Apple Watch. Start your engine, set customizable alerts, and get vehicle information – all without taking out your keys. NissanConnect Services can also start or stop your vehicle, lock or unlock your doors, honk your vehicle’s horn, flash your vehicle’s lights, and much more.

Should you have any further questions we invite you to contact a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff for assistance!

Does the Nissan Rogue Offer Third-row Seating?

Nissan’s crossover SUV, the Rogue, is a recognized leader in the compact SUV segment, but, does it have three rows of seating? The answer is yes, and no. The Nissan Rogue had the option for third row seating, but the feature was dropped in 2018 with focus being put towards maximizing cargo space and passenger space for five. Don’t lose hope, though, Nissan has options yet!


Nissan Pathfinder

The first option is the Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder seats seven people in three rows, and it comes with Nissan’s EZ FLEX seating system. This means the second row can slide back and forth, providing an extra five inches of legroom to the second or third row. The second and third row of seats also reclines for added comfort. There’s also a unique LATCH AND GLIDE system, which makes it so a  child’s car seat can slide forward when installed in the second row, that way the third row is easily accessible for other passengers. The Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, and produces 284 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 259 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm.


Nissan Armada 

The Armada is the largest in Nissan’s lineup. Its three rows seat up to eight passengers. Adults will fit comfortably in any seat, including the third row. The third-row seats are power seats. The split-folding seats will lie flat with the simple push of a button. All the Armada’s seats can fold flat. With seats folded, there are 95.4 cubic feet of cargo. The Armada is powered by a 5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine and produces 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm, and 394 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. 


As you can see, Nissan has more third row seating options if your needs require it. Should you have your heart set on the Rogue though, here’s more information on the current lineup.

Nissan Ariya Concept

At CES 2020, Nissan unveiled their new concept vehicle, the Nissan Ariya. The Ariya isn’t ready for the assembly line yet, but it is looking extremely promising. This sleek and seamless new vehicle is an electric crossover, this means that the Ariya will have twin electric motors and powerful acceleration. Along with this the Ariya will come with award-winning driver assistance technology, five-blade, 21-inch aluminum wheels with custom tires, and a look that signals a reinvention of the brand’s design. Where there is normally a conventional grille on a gasoline-powered vehicle, there is the new, electrified V-motion signature shield which sports an illuminated Nissan emblem. 

Along with the sleek, new look, everyday functionality, and all electric motor, the Nissan Ariya is able to drive 300 miles before needing to be recharged. The Nissan Ariya will also be affordable in the EV crowd, with the standard edition coming in at $40,000. Intuitive technology allows the Ariya Concept to fit seamlessly into the driver’s daily life, whether you are in the car or out, providing the freedom and enjoyment of mobility anytime, anywhere.Traveling assistance isn’t limited to the vehicle; Door to Door Navigation allows anyone to set a destination on their smartphone, transfer it to the Ariya Concept, and have the vehicle’s navigation system continue offering directions. If the final destination is reached by foot, the system will transfer the remaining route back to the driver’s smartphone.

When you approach the Ariya, you will be greeted with a welcome light as the vehicle unlocks automatically, eliminating the need for a key fob. Even before getting inside, settings such as the driver’s seat position and climate controls are adjusted to the driver’s personal preferences, which the driver can save to their smartphone. The car can also sync with the driver’s schedule to anticipate departure times and prepare the vehicle to be climate-controlled and ready to hit the road. Once the driver is inside, the Virtual Personal Assistant can help look up information and locate parking, so that the driver never has to take their eyes off the road. While traveling, the Nissan Ariya Concept’s Smart Route Planner automatically identifies and plots charging stops along the way, ensuring that the driver arrives at the desired destination, whether near or far.


To keep up to date with the latest Ariya news, keep an eye on usa.nissannews.com.