IIHS awards 2013 Nissan Altima with “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently awarded the 2013 Nissan Altima with an award recognizing passenger vehicles for outstanding performance in five passenger safety crash tests.

The IIHS now performs front, side, rollover, and rear crash tests, as well as the small overlap frontal test, a new addition for 2013. The Altima’s high scores in every area earned it a the “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation.

“Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan, which is why we make features like Safety Shield technologies available,” said Bob Yakushi, Nissan’s director of product safety. “The 2013 Altima is truly Nissan’s most innovative Altima ever, and the ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ designation by IIHS reflects the engineering and design that have gone into this car to make it stand out in the class.”

The Nissan Altima was also awarded a five-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this year.
The 2013 Nissan Altima was awarded a Top Safety Pick Plus designation by the IIHS.

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.


Nissan of Lake Charles Holiday Sales Event

Nissan of Lake Charles is home of huge savings this holiday season.

Right now, buyers can get 0% APR on nearly a dozen models all over the lot! The Murano, Quest, and Armada are all available at 0% financing for up to 60 months for qualified buyers.

The Titan is also available at this low interest rate. The 2013 Nissan Titan is the workman’s truck of 2013, with 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway gas mileage, an available Endurance V8 engine, and up to 9,500 towing capacity. The Titan comes in four trim levels, the S, SV, PRO-4X featuring increased off-road capabilities, and the SL. The S, SV, and PRO-4X are each available in a King or Crew cab.

Lessees will also find great deals at Nissan of Lake Charles this season, with great loow rates on cars like the Nissan Sentra, now available for $179 per month! The Rogue, Frontier, and Murano also feature great deals.

2014 Nissan GT-R to receive updates

Nissan is making plans to remodel the 2014 GT-R, which has been updated for the 2013 model year, as well.

For 2013, Nissan bumped up the power of the GT-R from 530 to 545 hp, in response to customer demand. Now it is unveiling the 2014 Japanese version of the Godzilla car.

For 2014, Nissan plans to increase body rigidity and change out the shock absorbers, springs, and front stabilizers. Nissan engineers are also switching up the fuel injectors to more precisely control fuel injection, and suspension and tires will also be adjusted.

Plans for these exterior changes and new trim options in the U.S. will be unveiled early next year.

2013 Nissan Sentra has best-in-class fuel economy

Not only has the 2013 Nissan Sentra added a feel of luxury to its interior and a range of stylistic details – it also boasts best-in class fuel economy.

At 34 mpg, the Sentra outperforms every vehicle in its class, outperforming the Jetta, Civic, and Corolla.

The Nissan Sentra will achieve 40 mpg on the highway when properly equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the FE+ fuel economy package. The FE+ package includes grille shutters and other aerodynamic aids. Non FE+ models still rate at 39 mpg.

Nissan Altima named best sedan for used buyers

2006 Nissan Altima

Right now, dealer demand for the pre-owned Altima might be best expressed by that old Van Halen song: everybody wants some. The Nissan Altima has been named the best midsized sedan for used car buyers, and demand for the affordable-but-fun car is up. The 2005 through 2010 models received the best marks from Edmunds.

The Nissan Altima is well-known for reliability, and its fuel-efficient-but-stylish design make it fun and family-friendly. Interior ergonomic design and comfort, as well as ultra-smooth operation, make it great to drive.

And, while demand for the Altima is up, now may be the best time for buyers to look for used cars. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reported in April that we could see the price of used cars decrease this summer, and they have recently confirmed that report.  In fact, some models’ value could drop by $900 in only one month.


2013 Nissan Altima Unveiled

One of Nissan’s best-loved rides is getting a facelift. The 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan was unveiled Friday at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, and the vehicle – totally redesigned and boasting a host of updates – will launch in July. The 2013 Altima is the most innovative yet, with best-in-segment fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon, new safety features, and updated interior comforts.

The new Altima offers standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System with Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®. Newly standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display integrated key technology, including available navigation, text messaging notification and audio data, and places it right in front of the driver. Also available are NissanConnectSM and NissanConnectSM Navigation with Bluetooth® phone connectivity features, including hands-free text message integration, Pandora® playback, real-time Google® POI search and more.

Safety features include Easy Fill Tire Alert, and Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.The interior design includes new “zero-gravity” front seats for maximum comfort.

A redesigned 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, comes standard, and 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-liter V6 is also available.

2013 Nissan Altima Sedan