New-Car Fuel Economy at an All-Time High

Researchers from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute recently reported that fuel economy ratings are at their highest. These researchers used data collected since October of 2007 – and the auto industry has made big changes in five years.

Remember where you were on Halloween of 2007? If the car you drove to pick up your candy was at the national average, it earned 20.1 mpg.  That has now risen to 24.1 mpg: a huge 20 percent increase.  The number has even increased from this September when the average was at 23.8 mpg.

“The improvement in fuel economy in the past five years corresponds to a 17 percent reduction in fuel consumption per distance driven,” said UMTRI research professor Michael Sivak.

As usual, Nissans are no average vehicles – the 2013 Sentra, for example, gets an average 34 mpg. Even the massive Pathfinder earns 26 mpg on the highway – so your whole family can stay ahead of the curve.

To learn more about UMTRI’s research, visit them online at http://www.umtri.umich.edu/news.php.

Advanced Braking Systems save lives, shows study

A study by federal safety regulators show that drivers can thank advanced safety features such as computer-controlled braking and stability control systems for an increase in safe travels.

The study was conducted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2008 to 2010. From 2008 to 2010, it’s estimated that electronic stability control (ESC) systems saved 2,200 lives, with that number increasing every year as more equipped vehicles hit the road.

Today, all Nissan vehicles come standard with ESC. The system continuously monitors the steering and braking actions of the driver, senses any oversteer or understeer, and compensates by reducing engine speed and/or applying brake pressure to specific wheels. It’s built into the vehicle along with traction control, which senses slippage and helps the driver regain control of the vehicle on.

Nissan Season to Save Sales Event Extended

Nissan’s Season to Save Sales Event has been extended!

Now through January 2, buyers and lessees can get the same great deals on favorite Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs. Every model is included in this holiday sale!

It’s a great time to buy a new car or truck. The Nissan Maxima is currently available for 0% APR financing for 60 months and up to $4,500 total savings – that’s a lot of extra money to spend on stocking stuffers! The Nissan Titan is available for up to $7,450 off in total savings, and every new truck is available with 0% interest for 60 months for qualified buyers. For more great offers, visit our site or check out our YouTube page.