KBB Names Nissan Versa Note to “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2017” List

It’s hard to believe, but summer is drawing to a close, and it’s time to send our children back to school. If you have a teen driver in high school or a college-aged commuter, you can rest easy shipping them off to class in the Nissan Versa Note, which was just named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com’s “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2017” list.

This is not the first time that the Versa Note has earned this honor. In fact, the 2017 list marks the third consecutive year that Nissan’s compact hatchback has earned this distinction. To earn a spot on KBB.com’s list, a vehicle must be below $20,000, must bestylish, and—above all else—must be safe.

10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2017 - 2017 Nissan Versa Note“Versa Note, as the KBB.com editors write, is a car that parents and students can agree on,” remarked Scott Shirley, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “Versa Note continues to offer a great combination of available safety and security features, combined with the sporty style and roomy, versatile interior that is perfect for the demands of life on campus and off.”

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note boasts a new front end and a more luxurious interior. It’s also available in a new color: Deep Blue Pearl. Check out the back-to-school Versa Note at Nissan of Clinton today.

Tips for Driving with a Baby

Especially for first-time parents, there are a billion things to think about and remember when you have a new baby. One of the least talked about is driving safety. Besides making sure your car seat is secured, here are some tips for driving with a baby that will keep you and your little one safe.

One tip is to avoid giving your baby food or small toys while you’re driving. If they should start to choke, you don’t want to be going sixty miles an hour down the freeway.

You should also make sure their pacifier is secured to their clothing or the seat, so that if they spit it out and start crying you aren’t rooting around in the backseat looking for it.

The same goes for toys—keep your baby entertained and prevent them from throwing toys across the car.

Another important tip is to register your car seat. You’ll get information on recalls or defects promptly!

Drive safe, and above all else, keep that carseat strapped in tight!

The 2013 Nissan Leaf is Another IIHS Top Safety Pick for Nissan

2013 Nissan Leaf IIHS "Top Safety Pick"Proving that electric vehicle drivers don’t need to sacrifice convenience OR safety, the 2013 Nissan Leaf has just been named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to earn this honor, vehicles must undergo rigorous crash testing and prove that their construction, restraint systems, and safety systems are top notch and able to maximize occupant safety.

Features like the Leaf’s Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors, roof-mounted curtain side impact airbags, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental airbags, child seat upper tether and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren), and Vehicle Dynamic & Traction Control Systems are all standard and provide maximum protection for all passengers.

Achieving the Institute’s highest ranking of “Good” in Moderate Front Overlap, Side Impact, Roof Strength, and Rear (Dynamic & Seat/Head Restraint Geometry) Crash tests, the 2013 Leaf has all the angels covered… literally.

“Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan and the ‘Top Safety Pick’ designation by IIHS reflects the design and innovation that have gone into this car to make it a practical, no-compromise electric vehicle,” said Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing. “The new, U.S.-assembled 2013 Nissan LEAF provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security at prices competitive with gas-powered cars in a fun-to-drive package.”

Stop by Nissan of Clinton to check out our inventory of Nissan Leaf EVs and other Top Safety Pick vehicles like the Altima.