Third-gen 2021 Nissan Rogue

 A new model of Nissan’s compact SUV, the Rogue, goes on sale this fall with brand new advanced driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, which will slow the vehicle in anticipation of upcoming dramatic curves and exit ramps. The Rogue is entering its third generation, and it’s adopting a slightly different look, now having a more boxy style. Nissan’s top selling SUV will get an upright grille with a V-shaped chrome trim and a flat hood with blacked out pillars giving the impressions of a floating roof.

The most exciting feature in the new Rogue is its Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. There is a dial that can switch between five different modes, terrain mode, snow mode, normal mode, eco mode, and sport mode. This means the 2021 Rogue is extremely versatile and can be used in a multitude of situations, from a snowy day in the mountains to a long road trip in the middle of nowhere.

If you’re looking to purchase a family vehicle, the 2021 Rogue is a great option. The rear doors open to nearly 90 degrees, making it easier for inserting child seats. Speaking of child seats, you can safely install a child seat in either the right, middle, or left back seat. Three-zone climate control allows rear passengers to set their own temperature and fan speed, while intelligent remote start can heat or cool the rear seat before the family enters the car. Heated rear seats are optional. Door-mounted cup holders big enough for a 32-ounce container are standard.

The price of different trims and other important information, such as gas mileage will be released the closer we get to the Rogue’s fall release. We do have information regarding the engine, though. The 2021 Rogue will come with a 181-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The engine and transmission both get tweaks for the new model, including new programming and reduced friction.

If you want to stay up to date with information regarding the 2021 Nissan Rogue then make sure to stay posted on all things Nissan. If you want to check out some other Nissan models then  come on down to Briggs Nissan in Manhattan, Kansas. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help!

Nissan Ariya Production Model Teaser

A taste of what to expect.

For those excited by our first mention of the Ariya electric crossover concept back in February, a recent teaser photo released by Nissan should give you a boost! The teaser is of the Ariya production model, and though difficult to make out, the lines do appear to be strikingly similar to the concept. If you still have some healthy skepticism, also recall past Nissan concepts that have released not too far from their concept designs: models such as the GT-R, Juke, and Leaf have all come to market nearly indiscernible from their preview build. 

The Ariya seemed nearly ready for production when we first saw it, and there are rumors that the infotainment and driver displays, as well as the floating dashboard, will also carry over inside. Going even deeper though, expectations are that Nissan’s e-4ORCE all-wheel control system will be powering the vehicle, something the Ariya will likely share with the Leaf in upcoming iterations. Whereas the Leaf currently offers 226 miles of range, this new system is eyeing no less than 300 miles. 

For more news on the Ariya stay tuned here and at Nissan News

Which Nissan Pathfinder is Right for Me?

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a great option among the wide array of different midsize SUVs. 

It is available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. All trims have seven seats and come standard with a V6 engine, a continuously variable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. You may be wondering, how do these four trim levels compare? Let’s dive in!

Nissan Pathfinder S  (MSRP $31,680)

The base model of the 2020 Pathfinder series is the S. Standard features include an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, a CD player, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, six USB ports, remote keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. This trim may be the entry-level, but that doesn’t mean it misses out on quality or creature comforts.

Nissan Pathfinder SV  (MSRP $34,470)

The Pathfinder SV adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, fog lights, proximity keyless entry, remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. You can add a Rock Creek Edition package for $995, which includes synthetic leather upholstery, black exterior accents, and a tow hitch. The Technology package ($980) adds a navigation system, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated side mirrors.

Nissan Pathfinder SL  (MSRP $38,090)

The SL is the penultimate trim, and it adds navigation, a surround-view parking camera system, genuine leather upholstery, heated first- and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, a hands-free power liftgate, and LED headlights. You can add on The Rock Creek Edition package to this trim as well for $995. The Premium package ($2,110) adds a 13-speaker Bose stereo and a panoramic moonroof.

Nissan Pathfinder Platinum  (MSRP $42,920)

The final trim level is the high-end Pathfinder Platinum. This trim takes the contents of the Premium package standard along with ventilated front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, and a tow hitch. A rear-seat entertainment system is optional for $1,700. If you’re looking for the most luxurious Pathfinder, the Platinum is the choice for you. 

Hopefully this has helped you in finding the right Pathfinder for you. If you have any further questions, or if you want to give the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder a test drive, feel free to come into the showroom and speak to our kind and knowledgeable staff. We would love to help you out!

2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Honda Accord

Take a close look at the Altima.

The Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord are two of the most popular sedans on the market. You may be wondering, which one should you get? We’re here to give you some important information that will help you make your decision. 

Overview

The 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Honda Accord are both top-of-the-line sedans that have many similar and great features. Both sedans have comfortable seating for five and quality infotainment centers standard. Additionally, with more than 15 feet of interior cargo room, both are capable of carting your family and friends around, along with everyone’s stuff. 

The 2020 Altima edges out the 2020 Accord when it comes to leg room for the passenger, having 43.8 inches of legroom compared to the Accord’s 42.3 inches. You may be thinking that this doesn’t sound very significant, but your passengers will notice.

The Nissan Altima offers seven different trim levels; the S, SR, SR VC-Turbo, SV, SL, Platinum, and the Platinum VC-Turbo. The Accord only offers five trim levels, those being the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The added options for trim levels on the Altima is a nice feature, as it’s more likely there is a trim level that fits your budget or that has the features you want.

Safety

Safety is one of the most important features in any vehicle. Luckily for you, both the Altima and Accord have great safety features. There are many similar features in both, such as tire pressure monitoring systems and anti-theft alarm systems. 

The most impressive safety feature that the Altima has is Nissan Safety Shield 360. This is a system in your vehicle that has sensors monitoring every single direction around your car. The Safety Shield will automatically brake for you if you get too close to a stopped car, or if a pedestrian walks out in front of you. It will also alert you to your blind spots and give you an alert if you start changing lanes when you don’t mean to. The Nissan Safety Shield has other features too, such as high beam assist, rear cross traffic alert, and rear automatic braking.

The Honda Accord has a similar feature, but it doesn’t sense quite as far as the Nissan Safety Shield 360.

Performance

The 2020 Nissan Altima comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine works hand in hand with a continuously variable transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. The 2020 Honda Accord has the latter two configurations in common with the Altima, but differs in its engine. It comes standard with a less powerful 1.5L 4-cylinder engine.

The Nissan Altima ultimately stands out against the Honda Accord in its drivetrain. The Altima comes with an available all-wheel drive system. An all-wheel drive system isn’t even offered in the Accord, so you’re not going to have as much traction and stability control.

Conclusion

Both the Altima and the Accord are in the top of their class for sedans, but the Altima has many features that the Accord doesn’t. Whether it’s a more powerful engine, more space, or better safety features, the Altima ultimately edges out the Accord. If the 2020 Nissan Altima has piqued your interest, come give it a test drive at Briggs Nissan. 

The Benefits of Certified Pre-owned Used Cars

A certified pre-owned car (or CPO) is a type of late-model used car that’s gone through a thorough inspection, mandated by each individual manufacturer. They differ from other used cars with not only a more detailed inspection, but also a refurbishing process, certified by a manufacturer-trained tech. They also typically include an extended warranty, special financing, and additional benefits, hence why they’re often touted as “like-new”.

Nissan certified pre-owned is one of the most stringent CPO programs in the nation. Only Nissans that meet our high standards qualify for CPO status. They must be less than six years old from the original in-service date, with less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. Plus, they must have a clean, non-branded title and, most important, pass a comprehensive 167 points CPO inspection. There are many benefits to buying a Nissan CPO, including a seven-year 100,000 mile warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, car rental reimbursement and towing benefit, genuine Nissan parts, CARFAX vehicle history report, and a three-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio. 

If you’ve ever shopped for a pre-owned vehicle, you might give it a thorough going over or take it to a trusted mechanic, but you might still wonder, did you miss anything? With a Nissan CPO vehicle, you don’t have to wonder. We take the vehicle to the best mechanics for the job we know: Nissan-trained mechanics! Using state-of-the-art equipment and a discerning eye, each pre-owned Nissan gets an extremely detailed inspection prior to earning certified status, resulting in a vehicle you can trust for many years to come. Further, the Nissan CPO vehicle limited warranty covers 600+ components, including engine, transmission and drivetrain. Coverage ensures that any necessary replacement parts will be genuine Nissan new or remanufactured parts, or Nissan-approved parts. 

If a Nissan CPO sounds like it would be right for you, you can shop our inventory here, or simply come on down to Briggs Nissan and give the vehicle you fancy a test drive today!

Nissan’s Noise-cancelling Solution

Engineer Susuma Miura shows off the advanced material.

Road noise is a common complaint amongst car buyers, and manufacturers have been fighting it in a variety of ways for years. For the first time in a long time, there’s a new, exciting solution to this issue, thanks to Nissan.

At this year’s CES, Nissan unveiled their solution to this noise problem that has been annoying people for years. Their solution comes in the form of a lattice structure and a plastic film which is used to control air vibrations and limit sounds entering the cabin. The range at which this system could block noise would be from 500 to 1200 hertz and would include road and engine sounds. 

The auto industry has attempted to create a solution for this noise problem in the form of heavy rubber, but this solution has a major flaw. The rubber adds unnecessary weight. Nissan’s system of a lattice structure and plastic film weighs significantly less, and also performs its noise canceling task much more efficiently.

The official name for this noise canceling system is “acoustic meta-material”, and it has been continuously researched since 2008, but it is now ready to be considered for use in noise cancelling situations!

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

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.