Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Announced

Last month, Nissan announced pricing for the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport, which will soon be available at Nissan of Clinton. The new Rogue Sport slots beneath the Rogue crossover and seats five comfortably while offering a long list of comfort and convenience features, especially for city drivers.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport


Prices reflect the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). The new Nissan Rogue Sport S FWD model starts at $21,640 while the Sport S AWD starts at $22,990. Nissan is offering the Rogue Sport SV FWD model at a starting price of $23,240 and the Sport SV AWD model at $24,590. Finally, the Rogue Sport SL FWD crossover could start at $26,290 while the SL AWD model could start at $27,640.


Nissan also offers a number of packages for the 2018 Rogue Sport model. For instance, the SV Technology package offers the contents of the previous SV All-Weather Package. This includes the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Quick Comfort® heated driver’s and front passenger seats, leather-wrapped shift-knob, heated outside mirrors, and fog lights.

Another available package is the SL Premium Package, with content from the previous SL Premium Package. This content includes Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Baking, and similar safety features.

View the new Rogue Sport at Nissan of Clinton shortly and get the sporty, stylish hauler that you well and truly deserve.

Celebrate National Bike Month with These Great Bike Trails near Clinton

bike trails near ClintonMay is National Bike Month and we couldn’t think of a better time of year to head out and explore the beautiful world all around us. If you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport your bike, here are some of the best Nissan vehicles for carrying bicycles.

  • Nissan Frontier. This smaller pickup truck is a great option for packing up your bikes and your gear.
  • Nissan Armada. When you need maximum space for both passengers and cargo, the full-size Armada will fit the bill.
  • Nissan Rogue. The spacious interior gives you lots of space for either passengers or your gear. You can even attach a bike rack to the rear end for maximum versatility.

Once you have your bike-carrying vehicle of choice, it’s time to head out. Try out some of the scenic bike trails near Clinton.

  • Buffalo Creek Greenway. This paved path runs through both woods and waterways in nearby Johnston County. Along the way you’ll find picnic areas, restrooms, and parks.
  • Cape Fear River Trail. Head west to Cumberland Country to take a ride on the beautiful Cape Fear River Trail that winds through woodlands and marshes.
  • Raven Rock Loop Trail. For some mountain biking, you can head up to Raven Rock State Park. Improve your skills and enjoy the beauty of nature all around.

Where are your favorite bike trails near Clinton?

Two 2014 Nissan Vehicles Recognized as Best in Segment by J.D. Power APEAL Survey

Nissan RogueTwo different 2014 Nissan vehicles have been recognized by the newest J.D. Power survey, the Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study, as the best in their respective segments. The award-winning vehicles, the Nissan Rogue and Quest, took home top honors in the Compact SUV and Minivan segments, showing off the diversity of the brand’s excellent lineup. No matter the size or shape of the Nissan vehicle, it’s sure to be a winner.

“The all-new 2014 Rogue has received numerous accolades in the automotive industry, but the most important test comes when owners evaluate the vehicle for themselves,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “Driven by owner feedback, the J.D. Power APEAL Study serves as an important benchmark indicating where our products stand with consumers. It’s both an honor and a demonstration to the quality of our vehicles for Rogue and Quest to rank highest in their segments.”

Both the Nissan Rogue and Quest are stocked full of features, from special powertrain items like the standard Xtronic transmission to safety technology like Blind Spot Warning to special advanced technologies like the Divide-N-Hide Cargo System. To find out more about these great 2014 Nissans, come see us at Nissan of Clinton to find out what 86,000 survey responders found so appealing.

Celebrating 30 Years of Manufacturing in the U.S., Nissan Creates 900 Jobs at Smyrna, TN Plant

Nissan's Smyrna, TN PlantAs a part of Nissan’s 30th year of manufacturing vehicles at the Smyrna, TN plant, the company will begin production of the Nissan Rogue here in the United States. Less than an hour and a half away from the Nissan of Clinton dealership, the Smyrna plant has had a huge role in Nissan’s N. American presence for the past three decades. With the introduction of the Nissan Rogue to this plant, over 900 new jobs will be added to the local market.

“Our investment creates hundreds of new jobs and underscores Nissan’s longtime commitment to our employees and expanding operations around the country,” said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Bill Krueger. “Our dedicated workforce in the United States continues to build high-quality vehicles, such as the Altima, Pathfinder and LEAF, which are driving growth with sales up a combined 70 percent in May.”

In addition to vehicle manufacturing, the Smyrna plant has also been expanded recently to include the country’s largest lithium-ion battery plant for electric vehicles in addition to an all-new paint plant that has changed the standards for energy efficiency. Check out some of the that the Smyrna plant has produced in the past below or stop by Nissan of Clinton in Clinton, NC to see some more recent examples.

Nissan's Smyrna, TN Plant

What Exactly Does CVT Stand for Anyways?

If you have been looking at Nissan’s newer cars in the past few years, you have probably seen the acronym CVT (which stands for Continuously Variable Transmission) and just assume it was some sort of mechanical wizardry that you would never grasp. Well at first I thought the same thing. However, after some quick research and a little reading I now understand how Nissan can create a transmission that has no “shift points” and delivers optimal power to the wheels at any speed.

Most traditional transmissions have anywhere between four and eight distinct gear ratios that limit how much of the cars effective power band can be utilized. A CVT, on the other hand, is able to hover at the ideal RPM while seamlessly choosing between infinitely many gear ratios. This allows the transmission to optimize fuel efficiency or power depending on driving style. Should the driver have the pedal mashed to the floor, the engine could hover at the optimal RPM for horsepower and torque while the transmission chooses which ratio to be in based on speed. But if you are just cruising along at 70 mph and want to maximize fuel efficiency, the engine can sit right above idling speed; allowing the transmission to deal with what ratio to be in.

I’m no mechanical genius, so it might be more beneficial to watch this excellent video put out by Nissan about the CVT. It seems much easier to grasp when there are visual representations. If you are really interested in the workings of this transmission you could test drive a new Nissan at Nissan of Clinton to experience this technology for yourself.