2023 Nissan Rogue Review (Is 3 Cylinders Enough?)

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The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Every manufacturer offers at least one such model. Nissan distinguishes the Rogue with its styling, amenities, and price. The company also avoids the hybrid bandwagon by powering every model with an efficient, yet potent three-cylinder engine. 2023 … Read more

2023 Nissan Pathfinder “Rock Creek” Review

2023 Nissan Pathfinder review

Today’s family livery is often a three-row utility vehicle, represented by more than one dozen crossover models. The Nissan Pathfinder is in the thick of things, a model that seats up to eight and delivers class-leading towing capabilities. For 2023, the Pathfinder gains a Rock Creek edition, a special grade … Read more

The 2023 Nissan Leaf is the All-Electric Value Leader

2023 Nissan Leaf front

If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle, finding something that costs less than $40,000 is a challenge. Typically, comfort, range, or something else is sacrificed to reach a palatable pricing level. One significant exception is the Nissan Leaf, a model that brought full electrification to the masses in 2011. Its … Read more

Rolling Heritage: 2023 Nissan Z

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A half-century has passed since the first Z-Series model arrived. The original Datsun 240Z was in direct response to the Toyota 2000GT and other performance models of that day. Over the years, the model changed, and the nameplate is now Nissan. For 2023, a new Nissan Z model arrives, a … Read more

Refreshed 2023 Nissan Altima Breaks Cover

2023 Nissan Altima

Like the minivan, the sedan was supposed to have gone away. But on closer inspection, even the minivan has staying power. Both body styles are surviving the increasing onslaught of utility vehicles. But for the remaining players, at least in the sedan segment, millions of shoppers still prefer them. One … Read more

Tiny $14,000 Nissan Sakura EV for Japan Only

Nissan Sakura

Do you remember the Mitsubishi i-MiEV? If you do not, you are in solid company. That diminutive EV city car was initially offered by Mitsubishi more than a decade ago. It represented the first batch of modern EVs, but it was cheap and forgettable. Especially for its 62-mile range. A … Read more

Nissan Prices the DaZZling 2023 Z

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Following a prolonged hiatus, the Nissan Z Series is nearing its return, and the pricing details are now known. This summer, the first of the 2023 Z models roll out, launching a new generation with two trims: Z Coupe Sport ($39,990) and Z Coupe Performance ($49,990). Add $1,025 for the … Read more

Nissan Discards Datsun Brand

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“Drive a Datsun, then decide,” was the marketing mantra for a certain type of Japanese vehicle sold in the United States well into the 1980s. Datsun was the marketing name for Nissan products marketed abroad for several decades, before switching to the eponymous label beginning in 1982. The Datsun moniker, … Read more

Nissan Frontier: Traditional to the Core

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-X

The push for electrification continues unabated. But with the way certain news sources report, it is simple to think that this is what is going on in the world of autos today. Certainly, the market is much more complex than that with a host of traditionally powered models much available. … Read more

Refreshed Nissan Leaf Maintains Its Price Advantage

2023 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a trendsetter, the first mass-produced electric vehicle for the masses. Yes, it followed on the heels of Tesla, but unlike its somewhat rival, it retained an initial pricing advantage until the Model 3 appeared. More recently the Leaf has battled a host of new models, including … Read more

Renault’s Russian Lada Quandary

Lada

Lada is not an automotive brand most people are familiar with. But if you are a Russophile, particularly one for when the country was part of the former Soviet Union, then you are quite familiar with the Lada name. That moniker is now controlled by French automaker Renault who finds … Read more

Value Proposition: 2022 Nissan Altima Sedan

2022 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is your crossover alternative. Shoppers looking for a new ride that combines value, room, tech, and safety features might consider the Nissan Altima. This midsize, five-passenger sedan offers a solid alternative to crossover utility vehicles (which Nissan offers in abundance) and at a price point below $30,000. … Read more

Off-Road Beast: 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

2022 Nissan Frontier

Nissan’s off-road PRO-4X trim delivers as promised. Nissan kept the previous-generation Frontier around for much longer than anyone thought possible. Indeed, the last model rolled out in 2005 and stayed around through 2021…17 years is a long time to stick with the same generation. For 2022, the Frontier is new, … Read more

Clever by Design: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is your three-row family utility vehicle. Family cars were once represented by large sedans and station wagons, with minivans flourishing in the 1980s and 1990s. However, in more recent years, the prevailing trend is crossover utility vehicles, which offer the best fusion of passenger room, cargo space, and … Read more

Nissan Outlines Electrification Pivot

Nissan Electric

Automotive manufacturers are busy making plans to switch to electrification, with investments in the tens of billions of dollars expected. Manufacturers such as GM, Volkswagen, Ford, and Hyundai announced their plans in recent weeks, but curiously absent was Nissan. That’s all changed as Nissan revealed near the end of the … Read more

Gen 3: 2022 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck

2022 Nissan Frontier

We drive the 2022 Nissan Frontier and laud it for its many improvements. It has been a long time coming, but finally, it is here: a new Nissan Frontier pickup truck. This vehicle launches the Frontier’s third generation, although it shares the previous model’s frame. Bold styling, an advanced powertrain, … Read more

Introducing the All-New, 2023 Nissan Z!

2023 Nissan Z

  The Nissan Z Series made its debut yesterday in New York, launching the seventh generation for this iconic sports car. The all-new model builds on its heritage looks with an explosive 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine and cutting-edge technology. Although a 2023 model, we will see the new Z arrive … Read more

How Does a CVT Work?

CVT transmission

A CVT works with an engine in sending power to the wheels. Every car out there must have a transmission, even the electric cars have a fixed transmission(1), so the first question is what even is a transmission? Basically, a transmission takes the engine’s rotation speed (RPM) and divides it … Read more

The All-New and Rugged Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder launches its fifth generation with a more rugged look. The Nissan Pathfinder is one of the earliest sport utility vehicles, with the nameplate launching in 1985. Based on a Nissan truck architecture through its first three generations, the Pathfinder transitioned to a car-based platform beginning in … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

The Nissan Armada Sails on in a Niche Segment

The refreshed Armada makes a bold statement. Sometimes you need a full-size SUV to get it done. In the case of the Nissan Armada, three rows of seating for up to eight individuals is how you get there. But it goes beyond size to please most customers. Specifically, customers what … Read more

The 2021 Nissan Sentra Exudes Its Altima Vibes

The Nissan Sentra incorporates many design details from the Altima. The family sedan still has a place in many homes as these models bring style, value, efficiency, and affordability to the market. Nissan is well represented in this area with models such as the flagship Maxima, midsize Altima, compact Sentra, … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Rogue

The compact crossover sport utility vehicle market is booming and that’s no surprise. These models have largely replaced the family sedan, offering similar five-person seating, better cargo space, and decent trailering. Among the best-selling models in this segment is the Nissan Rogue, which launched its third generation for 2021. We’ll … Read more

At Last! The All-New 2022 Nissan Frontier Revealed.

Updated August 10, 2021, to reflect 2022 Nissan Frontier pricing. See specs below.   Nissan’s space in the pickup truck marketplace is well established, dating to the first Datsun models that arrived stateside in the late 1950s. Through the years, its trucks have evolved, with Datsun giving way to Nissan, … Read more

Cost-Effective Crossover: Nissan Kicks

2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover is big on value and styling. Budget cars have given way to low-cost crossovers, underscoring a trend we’ve seen in recent years. Not every manufacturer, though, manages to combine value with amenities, but in the Kicks Nissan certainly does. With a starting price of around $20,000, the … Read more

Super Trooper: Nissan Titan Pickup

Nissan’s full-size pickup truck soldiers on in a tough segment. We love our full-size pickup trucks as they have largely replaced family sedans for a significant number of consumers. Nissan’s entry is the Titan, an appropriate name for the brand’s largest and most powerful truck. In addition to carrying as … Read more

Preview: 2021 Nissan Rogue Crossover

Nissan’s popular Rogue crossover is now in its third generation. The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover utility vehicle and is also the brand’s bestseller. Introduced in 2008, the second-generation model rolled out in 2014 and quickly solidified its place in the segment. For 2021, the third-generation Rogue is here, … Read more