The Best of the Best: Top 5 Nissans of All Time

Nissan has many excellent vehicles in its lineup — across the board, they’re stylish, fun to drive, and affordable. For as excellent as today’s Nissans are, the brand’s long legacy has generated some of the most exciting vehicles ever built, including what our team at Nissan of Clinton considers the top 5 Nissans of all time.

#5 – 1989-1998 Nissan 240SX

Two generations of the Nissan 240SX made this list, which were popular for their great performance paired with an affordable price tag. All models – coupe, hatch, or convertible – had the same great engine, MacPherson struts, and RWD.

 

#4 – 1968-1973 Datsun 510

The Datsun 510 is remembered for being lightweight and fun-to-drive in addition to being an excellent choice for a roomy family car, as well as being stylish to top it all off. It came in hatchback, coupe, and convertible models.

 

#3 – 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX

This sporty car was a hit in the 90s auto market thanks to features like its 300-horsepower Twin Turbo, attractive interior, and sleek design. The 300ZX won awards for its timeless appearance and performance.

 

#2 – 1970-1978 Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z set the standard for many things to come. It features an exterior design that’s still cutting-edge today, and its lightweight European build made for unparalleled engineering and performance.

 

#1 – 2009-Present Nissan GT-R

The proud successor of the GT-R Skyline name, the Nissan GT-R is one of the smartest and most performance-focused rides in the Japanese market. Its Twin-Turbo V6 engine even churns out 545 horsepower for heart-thumping thrills.

Top 5 Nissans

Though these are our picks for the top 5 Nissans of all time, there are many, many more to consider. Today’s Nissan lineup is filled with instant classics and future legends, ranging from the rugged Titan to the versatile Rogue. To see what Nissan has to offer you, visit Nissan of Clinton and set up your test drive.