2020 Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is an impressive SUV that is an equal balance of both fun and functionality. With an impressive engine and four wheel drive, this vehicle can get down and dirty when needed. That’s all great, but what is the towing capacity like on the new Pathfinder?

Six thousand pounds is the towing capacity on the 2020 Pathfinder, which is great! This gives you the capacity to tow almost any large trailer, fishing boat, and camper. If you get the Pathfinder you’ll get practicality and comfort in a perfect mix.

The Nissan Pathfinder offers a powerful engine capable of taking on any challenge. The fuel economy on the Nissan Pathfinder is 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Here’s a rundown on what you get with the 2020 Pathfinder: You’ll find a 3.5L Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) V6 engine with XTRONIC CVT® (continuously variable transmission), 284 horsepower with 259 lb-ft of torque, and standard front-wheel drive with Intelligent 4×4 upgrade for better off-road handling.

Whether you’re going to work or driving around the family you’ll get a good amount of space so everyone can stay comfortable. Eight cup holders and six-bottle holders are spread throughout the Pathfinder, which is great if you have kids. 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up, 79.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are down, with eight cargo net tie-down anchors and a tow hitch receiver with 7-pin wiring harness and optional motion-activated liftgate.

If you want a vehicle that is fun to drive, comfortable, great for family drives, and can also haul a trailer, boat, or camper, then the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is the right choice for you.

How Does Nissan Rogue’s AWD Work?

The Nissan Rogue has available all-wheel drive with every trim level, specifically intelligent all-wheel drive that senses a loss in traction and adjusts traction when necessary. AWD is important as it helps increase traction and handling in rough or slick roads. You may be wondering how the intelligent AWD system works, and today we have that answer for you. 

The Nissan Rogue Intelligent AWD is an impressive drivetrain that distributes power as needed to maximize traction. The Rogue starts off in AWD to enhance grip until it gets up to speed, then the Rogue conserves power by redirecting torque to the front wheels to improve efficiency. If the Rogue encounters slippery conditions, the Intelligent AWD system redistributes power to the wheels that need it to maintain control. 

The Intelligent AWD of the Rogue transfers power where you need it when you need it.

The Rogue’s AWD system also has a new feature, that being the lock button. The lock button is a system that has a low-speed regulator button which can lock all four wheels for better traction in snow or while off-roading. In the case of bad road conditions, this system splits the power between the front and rear wheels for better grip and control. 

If you’re interested in getting the feel of this system yourself, come down to the showroom and we’ll give you a test drive and answer any questions you may have.

New All-electric Nissan SUV on the Way?

Nissan could be looking to introduce a brand new, larger, electric sport utility vehicle to join the all-electric ranks of the Leaf and the recently announced electric crossover, Ariya. The EV is based on the CMF-EV modular architecture, which is expected to underpin many new zero-emission vehicles from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in the future. 

Nissan Europe’s EV division boss, Helen Perry was quoted in saying “The C-SUV and D-SUV segments are due to grow about 300 percent over the next three years, so we will look to use the platform in growth segments in the next few years.” Perry’s words sound like a strong indication that a larger EV SUV is in the works. Nissan’s schedule remains a mystery to us, though, so we don’t know when the model will be introduced to the market.

“It all depends on the demand of the customer,” she added. “If we’d bought Ariya to market earlier, I’m not sure customers would have been ready for it. Technology wouldn’t have been as up to date as it will be at launch. And while Covid-19 has been terrible, it has made customers 

review what is important – for example, emissions.”

That’s all the information we have as of now, but as more leaks we will continue to update you, so stay tuned, Nissan fans!

Nissan’s 400Z Speculation

With the trends constantly shifting and changing when it comes to the popularity of different styles of cars, it was only a matter of time till the sports car style came back into the limelight. Nissan has recognized this shift in style, and has decided to tease us with the announcement of a new Z. The current Nissan 370Z is over 10 years old now, and while it’s still a fantastic car, it’s time for it to be retired. The next generation of the iconic Z will be the 7th generation of the car, and it will be called the 400Z. Here’s all the information regarding the 400Z we’ve been able to gather so far, but keep in mind, nearly all of this is still industry speculation:

We’ll start with the exterior. The only real look at the 400Z was a short teaser from Nissan, but it gives us some details to work off of. The headlights look like the 270Z’s, giving the new Z a retro look, but a futuristic looking body gives this beast its own unique style. The hood looks to be longer, which would make sense so it can accommodate a larger engine. It’s rumored that the 400Z will have a rectangular grille rather than Nissan’s V-Motion grille. 

The 400Z will most likely share its platform and powertrain with Infiniti’s Q60 Coupe. This means that a twin-turbo V6 engine will be featured on the new Z. This engine generates 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It’s rumored that the 400Z will live up to its name and have 400 horsepower on tap. That could mean that Nissan will go straight for the 400 hp version of the twin-turbo V6 that is currently only available in the Red Sport badged Q50 and Q60 models. However, don’t rule out the possibility of Nissan bringing out a powerful version of its VC-Turbo (Variable Compression-Turbocharged engine). 

The interior is most likely going to keep the two-seater style of the 370Z, with upgrades in technology and comfort. Expect a refined infotainment center that adds modern features such as bluetooth. The 400Z will also likely get the retro styling treatment on the interior as well, which is bound to look great.

The price of the 400Z will likely be in the $40,000 range. Hopefully more information regarding the 400Z comes out soon, but don’t expect for the new Z to come out anytime soon. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak it’s hard to pinpoint an exact release of the 400Z, but it’s predicted that it will be available for purchase in 2021.

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!