Spotlight on Nissan's Most Popular Vehicles
Nissan is making big waves in the United States by capping off a year in which it saw record sales for not only December, but for the entire year as well. Nissan had 124,207 sales in December, which was up 18 percent from last December. It also ended the year with $1,351,420 in sales, which was up 6.4 percent from 2014. Part of the company’s success is largely due to four of its most popular cars: Rogue, Sentra, Versa, and Murano.
Drivers flock to the Nissan Rogue because this compact crossover offers the best of both worlds. You get the all-weather capabilities and extra cargo capacity of an SUV, but with the fuel efficiency and easy handling of a car. The third-row seating option in the Rogue is ideal for transporting up to seven people. If you go for the two-row model, you have 18 different ways of folding the seats for transporting nearly any size object.
The compact Sentra sedan looks and feels a lot bigger than it actually is. The inside of the Sentra comes with a contoured design, electroluminescent gauges, and high-quality materials. Backseat passengers enjoy plenty of leg room and head room. The extra space even extends all the way to the trunk, which is one of the biggest available in its category.
The comfortable and roomy interior also includes an advanced infotainment system with NissanConnect. This platform gives drivers access to apps such as Pandora and Google, as well as the ability to manage text messages without having to take their eyes off the road.
Even though the Nissan Versa is the least expensive car in America, it still comes equipped with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, power mirrors, and a four-speaker audio system that includes an AM/FM stereo, CD player, and auxiliary jack. However, what really helps the Versa stand out is its amazing fuel economy.
If you go with the five-speed manual transmission, you’ll enjoy an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Go with the CVT automatic transmission and you can get an even better EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
The Nissan Murano is one of the most distinctive crossover SUVs available. The ultra-comfortable, zero-gravity seats were designed by NASA for the body’s perfect position in a weightless state with extra support in the mid and lower back. The Murano also comes with dual-zone automatic temperature control, and the massive available panoramic roof lets in plenty of natural light.
However, SUVs are pointless if they can’t help you carry around all your belongings, and the Murano delivers there as well. The rear cargo area offers 39.6 cubic feet if the second row of seats is in place and almost 70 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
If you’re interesting in seeing why Nissan had a record-breaking year, check out one of these popular vehicles and you’ll know why so many people are making the switch.
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