There are plenty of benefits to owning a truck, but some of them are only prevalent when disaster strikes. Natural disasters and major life events could leave sedan owners out in the cold. Truck owners, on the other hand, could find themselves quite comfortable in the elements. Here are some of the best situations to own a truck in from us here at Nissan of Lake Charles.
Natural disasters, such as mudslides, can be devastating on those who suddenly have no form of transportation. Fortunately, tough trucks like the Nissan Frontier, Titan, and Titan XD, can roll through mud like it’s nothing. While a midsize sedan could find itself stuck rather quickly, a truck’s four-wheel drive system will allow it to plow forward with little resistance.
Cars may be heavy, but they aren’t designed to travel through deep water. Many models are low to the ground and don’t offer the clearance required to travel through flood waters safely. That’s where trucks come in.
Full-size pickups offer the ground clearance to traverse flood waters with relative ease, depending on the level of flooding in the area.
Moving house tends to be a major life event most people only experience a handful of times. Owning a truck can make moving much easier and cheaper, as using the bed to haul possessions saves on moving truck costs. Plus, there’s no need to worry about having the truck back at a certain time or on a specific day!
You’ve got the truck, now what will you need to go with it? There are plenty of ways to amp up your pickup, adding more personality, more capability, or whatever you’d like. Here are some must-haves on the list of possible accessories for your truck.
Truck Bed Extender
When you’re in need of some extra room in the bed of your pickup, it’s helpful to have a truck bed extender handy. This accessory allows you leave the tailgate open and to support long items that would otherwise hang free out the back of your bed.
Tie Down Straps and Tow Hooks
If you recently purchased a Nissan Frontier® or a Nissan Titan® from Nissan of Lake Charles, you likely have plans to carry plenty of cargo, and for that purpose you will need the straps and hooks to make it possible. Owning a sturdy set of tie down straps is imperative when carrying heavy loads safely.
Loading that lawnmower or your family’s off-road recreational vehicle just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a helpful loading ramp accessory.
Speaking of off-roading, having a winch on hand is extremely helpful should a vehicle get stuck in the mud. You can also use a winch to help carry the extra heavy loads. When it comes to getting the most out of your truck, anything that can offer extra power and performance does right by our standards.
There aren’t many options when it comes to a midsize truck, even with GMC and Chevrolet back in the mix. While still limited, more competition means other automakers have to step up their game and that’s exactly what Nissan has done. The 2016 Nissan Frontier will come with new paint colors and a slight price increase.
The 2016 Frontier S King Cab 4×2 with a five speed manual transmission starts at $18,090. That’s easily the cheapest you can find a new truck for these days. The top end of the Frontier’s spectrum comes is the Pro-4X crew cab models. They run in at $35,410, still not a bad price for a fully loaded pickup.
Nissan’s also looking to appeal to the color conscious as well. New additions to the color spectrum for 2016 include copper, gun metallic, and magnetic black. That brings the total up to eight colors.
The 2016 Frontier comes with two engines. A 2.5-liter four cylinder, with 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, is available in King cab models only. The more powerful 4-liter V6 engine runs in with 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. The Frontier is available in five trims for the 2016 model year.
Nissan is constantly trying to bring better innovation to the fleet of models they offer, constantly making themselves more competitive and an overall better vehicle provider for our customers. We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are happy to announce the next big thing to happen to the 2013 Nissan Frontier, a price drop! Now that’s not the only thing to get excited about when it comes to the new 2013 Nissan Frontier, but a little extra in everyone’s pocket is definitely something we love to talk about!
In order to attract new truck buyers to Nissan and help snag some of the market share coming off of the ever dwindling compact truck segment, Nissan has dropped the King Cab and Crew Cab models of the 2013 Frontier by $1,270 each. This brings the starting prices to $17,990 and $22,030 respectively. This price drop is the biggest drop over the past few years, and deal you’re definitely not going to want to miss out on!
Additionally, most configurations (all except the base-model) have seen decent increases in city/highway fuel economy. By adjusting the aerodynamics of these configurations these models have see increases of 1-2 miles per gallon, a little increase but over the life of the car really adds up! Looking for a Nissan Frontier and live in the Lake Charles metro area? Contact Us or stop on by Nissan of Lake Charles to test drive one today!
John Stelly is the owner of Nissan of Lake Charles and is active in the community with several not for profit organizations.