Best Nissans for Recent Grads: Altima, Rogue, Sentra

Looking for the best Nissans for recent grads? There are a number of options to choose from, and the Altima, Rogue, and Sentra are among the best for several reasons. Not only are they affordable, but they are also safe, versatile, and advanced. When you drive any of these three Nissan models, you get all the great features of a luxury or high-performance car without breaking the bank.

The Altima is a sporty sedan that has the perfect combination of athletic appeal and quality design. Recent grads have a lot on their mind, including student loans, job applications, and more. According to Nissan, the Altima is an ideal car for these buyers because it comes with features like a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an Xtronic CVT—a fuel-sipping powertrain that saves you money without sacrificing performance. So, while you’re making payments on student loans and driving to interviews, you’ll save at the pump while also truly loving your ride.

Additionally, the Rogue is perfect for those who want an SUV. Many recent grads are migrating to big cities, which makes the Rogue—a compact SUV—an ideal choice. You can easily fit a bike, camping equipment, or whatever else you need for your next adventure without buying a massive SUV. The Rogue is the perfect SUV for recent grads.

Finally, the Sentra is a practical sedan that looks fantastic. You can get up to 37 mpg highway* when properly equipped, while the contoured exterior is bound to turn some heads. This model also has Bluetooth®, NissanConnect℠, and more. Stop by Nissan of Clinton to test drive the Sentra, as well as the Altima or Rogue.

*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.

Let’s Talk Numbers: Record-Breaking 2015 Nissan Sales

2015 Nissan SalesNissan sales are better than ever, proving how popular the 2015 lineup really is. So far, sales have increased about 5.7% from last year, pretty substantial considering the competitive market. With nearly 110,000 Nissans sold in the US just last month, the brand must be doing something right.

According to Nissan, the 2015 Nissan sales have been helped along by several record-breaking months this year. In particular the Murano has been selling incredibly well, perhaps because of the unique crossover design. In addition to that, the Sentra is steadily rising as one of America’s favorite cars.

What’s so great about the Murano and Sentra? In general, global demand for SUVs is steadily rising, which is why so many people want to get their hands on the Murano. This model features a bold and refined Resonance Concept styling, efficient aerodynamics, and plenty of space. The Sentra is a tried-and-true sedan offering drivers more bang for your buck, something any practical owner can appreciate.

Nissan’s sales gains are no surprise. The brand builds itself around offering drivers high-quality, sporty, and fuel-efficient models which are always one step ahead of competitors.

Nissan Helps You Drive Safe with Smart Auto Headlights

2013 Nissan Altima HeadlightIt can be tough to remember every single rule and regulation of the road at times. There are some very specific guidelines that drivers are technically supposed to follow and sometimes they can slip your mind, especially during challenging situations and inclement weather. For instance, did you know that in North Carolina drivers are required to use headlights during times between sunset and sunrise, when visibility is less than 400 feet, or when windshield wipers are in use?

Rules about headlight use vary by state as well so if you frequently drive into other states you would have to remember a whole new set of laws. Nissan has made this confusing set of regulations a bit easier for drivers by introducing Smart Auto Headlights on vehicles like the Nissan Altima, Nissan Pathfinder, and Nissan Sentra. This system will automatically turn on headlights when low lighting is detected or when the windshield wipers are in use! Check out the infographic below for more state laws and be sure to stop by Nissan of Clinton to check out this system and others like Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert on our new vehicles.

Headlight Rules by State

Redesigned Nissan Sentra for 2013

With its 30th year in the US market approaching, the Nissan Sentra is expected to receive new design features to keep up with the times. As the sixth generation of this vehicle comes to an end in 2012, the Sentra will continue to fill the position of Nissan’s compact offering; falling between the subcompact Versa and the midsized Altima.

All the details have yet to be released for the upcoming year but the Nissan just released the Sylphy at the Beijing Motor Show. This car should be very similar to the US bound Sentra for 2013 in both styling and design features to keep up with the times. As the sixth generation of this vehicle comes to an end in 2012, the Sentra will continue to fill the position of Nissan’s compact offering; falling between the subcompact Versa and the midsized Altima.

Nissan has released a teaser video for the 2013 Sentra as well. As you can see from both the video and the styling cues of the Sylphy, the next generation of the Sentra will be much sleeker looking than the current version.  Features should include LED running lamps and taillights along with totally new body styling.  The Sylphy in China utilized a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a Continuously Variable Transmission. We can expect to see a similar powertrain in the US; giving the Sentra a good compromise between performance and fuel economy.