Battle Of Budget Family Sedans: Nissan Altima vs Mazda 3
While it is fun to see sports cars and supercars drag race, there’s something about watching family sedans doing things that they aren’t meant to. They’re perhaps even more exciting because these are the cars we see on the roads a lot more frequently. ‘Sam CarLegion’ generally stages races between mass-market cars, and this time, he’s brought two family sedans with Japanese routes to face each other – the Nissan Altima and the Mazda 3. Which car do you think will win?
This Crazy Mix Of Porsche 911, Maserati Gran Turismo, And Nissan 350Z Will Make Your Day
Man’s imagination knows no bounds and when it comes to cars, we often see some truly epic creations. Luckily, the internet makes it possible for us to see these creations, and this interesting mix of Porsche Maserati and Nissan is the latest we have stumbled upon.
2022 Nissan Altima
While we often hear about the Honda Accord, Mazda 6,, and even Toyota Camry, the Nissan Altima is a serious contender and is no less than any other mid-size sedans in the segment. Being in its sixth generation, which got introduced for the 2019 model year, it is now sharper and feature-packed. It is powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline-four engine which is mated to a CVT. FWD is standard, although AWD is available as an option. There is a special engine available for the mid-SR trim which is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four but sadly no AWD is offered. As for the changes for 2022, there aren’t many of them, but Nissan adds a new Midnight Edition package for the SR which adds a darker exterior look while the SV Premium package adds heated exterior mirrors and LED turn indicators to the list. No doubt the 2022 Nissan Altima is an impressive budget sedan with a starting price of $24,550, while the competition starts from $25,500. So, will the attractive price tag of the Altima make it a good value, or are there some serious compromises?
The Infiniti QX50 has Been Updated for 2022, but is it Enough?
Nissan and its subsidiary Infiniti have been feeling the heat from a lack of sales and general interest the world over. Both have been trying to re-vamp their respective ranges by adding new packages and more standard equipment, but we have yet to see those pay off yet. Now, a small update for the QX50 aims to draw in more attention, but is it enough?
Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7
Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.
Do the Updates to the 2022 Nissan Altima Make it Relevant Again
Nissan has been on a role of dropping tons of new cars and updating old ones. Whether it be a brand new electric crossover, or updating one of their most popular models, Nissan seems desperate to kick the sour after taste of the recent fiasco with the old CEO, Carlos Ghosn. The most recent example of this is the several changes the Japanese company has made to its mid-size sedan, the Altima.
The Nissan Ariya EV Is Way More Expensive than its Competition
Electric crossovers are becoming a more and more common segment in the auto industry. Nissan is now taking the plunge into the market with the new Ariya (no, we do not know how to pronounce it either). The only questions are; is the price worth it, and how does it compete with all the other electric crossovers on the market?
Nissan Gives the Rogue a Smaller Engine, But There’s More Power
The Nissan Rogue went through a thorough facelift for the 2021 model year, bringing Juke-like DNA and an impressive interior, but subpar performance. Its biggest flaw, and it was a very big flaw, was the underpowered 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivered just 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. During our test drive of the Rogue, we found it to be a beautiful car inside and out, but it was sluggish and unrefined on the road, and that’s putting it nicely. Fortunately, Nissan heard everyone out and decided to remedy the situation for 2022 – by introducing a new three-cylinder engine. Does it sound underwhelming yet again? I can’t blame you for thinking that way but hear me out before you write it off completely.
The 2023 Nissan Maxima Could Finally Be A Step In The Right Direction
You probably know the Nissan Maxima as the brand’s bland sedan, destined to be a fleet car for a rental company or a taxi service. Over the years, the car did have a few decent versions, among which the SR, which was supposed to be a sportier variant of an otherwise unremarkable mid-size, front-wheel-drive sedan. To make things worse, the Maxima dropped the manual option in 2008 and, ever since, the potent 3.5-liter V-6 had to work with a lame CVT unit. However, the 2023 Nissan Maxima has the potential to be an exciting proposition. Here’s why.
2022 Nissan Frontier Prices Announced - Makes It A Cool Alternative On The Market
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for the 2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab Frontier S King Cab 4x2 $27,840 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 $30,540 USD Frontier S King Cab 4x4 $31,040 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4x4 $33,740 USD Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for the 2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab: Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 $29,340 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB $32,140 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 LWB $34,040 USD Frontier S Crew Cab 4x4 $32,340 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab (...)
2022 Nissan Pathfinder - What You Need to Know
Nissan unveiled the all-new fifth-generation (R53) Pathfinder back in February. It was scheduled to go on sale in the summer. Well, the wait is finally over. The Pathfinder went on sale earlier this month.
This model has been overhauled from the ground up. It receives a far more rugged exterior and a modern yet functional interior. There are four trims to choose from. S, SL, SV, and top-spec Platinum.
Vince’s Nissan Maxima From The Fast and The Furious Has Been Replicated to Perfection!
2021 Nissan Qashqai
Back in February this year, Nissan unveiled the third-gen of the Qashqai compact crossover. It has been quite a seller in Europe, with over three million examples sold so far since its inception 14 years back. The third-gen Qashqai rides on a new platform, features changes inside out, and comes with hybrid engine options only. There has been a lot of weight-saving measures, too, which will result in the crossover being more efficient than before. All these changes come at a cost, which results in the 2021 Qashqai being significantly more expensive than the outgoing model.
2021 Nissan Maxima - Driven
The Nissan Maxima – there’s quite a bit to say about it. Once a popular, full-size family sedan, the Nissan Maxima has fallen from average U.S. sales for 60,000 plus to just 18,141 units in 2020. Those numbers in 2020 are specifically worrying as Nissan updated the Maxima for the 2019 model year to bring in some extra safety and modernized technology. As of 2021, the Maxima is now five years into its eighth generation, so have things turned around or does Nissan have to make a tough choice between discontinuation and spending heaps of money in designing a ninth-gen model? We spent a week with the 2021 Nissan Maxima to find out, and this is our experience.
2022 Nissan Frontier
Nissan made a lot of changes to the last Frontier update, but there’s no denying that it’s still a 15-year old truck. The company recently teased the 2022 Frontier and it is expected to be the biggest change since its inception, especially in terms of aesthetics. The truck has proven its might in the past, but the styling is clearly dated and is probably the only reason for the Frontier’s dwindling sales. The 2022 Frontier is all set to debut on February 4, 2021, and here’s what you can expect from it.
Update 2-4-2020 The new, 2022 Nissan Frontier has finally be revealed. We’ll be updating this review in the coming days, but until then, you can check it out and learn all you need to know in our feature debut article!
If You Didn’t Like The NIssan Kicks, You MIght Want to Look Again
Nissan’s entry-level crossover Kicks got revamped for the 2021 model year. The Japanese automaker has revised the styling a little bit and added a few more features as part of the standard package. But, other than that, it is still the same. The company’s primary target market for the Kicks is the younger generation, and perhaps that’s why Nissan has opted for tech changes over anything else. Makes sense?
2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition
While everyone is going stir crazy over the Nissan Z Proto’s arrival, Nissan has quietly unveiled a special edition model for one of its veteran nameplates. It’s called the Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition, and, as the name clearly indicates, it’s a celebratory model of the Maxima’s 40-year run in the U.S.
Yes, the Maxima has been in America that long. It’s the longest-running nameplate in the country, and to mark that occasion, Nissan went all-out in dressing the Maxima 40th Anniversary with all the bells and whistles.
2021 Nissan Rogue - Juke-Like Exterior DNA, Impressive Interior, Subpar Performance
Introduced in 2013, the second-generation Nissan Rogue is still a solid SUV, but it’s a bit long in the tooth as of 2020. If you were waiting for a new version, the Japanese firm just unveiled the third-gen crossover for the 2021 model year. It looks fresh on the outside, more upscale on the inside, and packs lots of new technology and safety features. Let’s have a closer look at it below.
Can You Make Out Anything From This Nissan Frontier Image?
Nissan recently announced a restructuring plan and released a teaser video called “Nissan Next: From A to Z”. The video teased many vehicles, including rejigged Armada, Rogue and the next-gen Z sports car. Nissan also showcased the silhouette of the 2021 Frontier. The truck is due for a big change for 2021, and it looks like the company teased it in this video. However, the changes aren’t glaringly evident.
2020 Nissan Murano - Driven
The Nissan Murano has been around for quite some time now and is fairly popular in the market. It isn’t the best-selling SUV in the segment, but it rakes in decent sales numbers for the Japanese automaker.
Named after an Italian city, the Murano slots between the Rogue and the Pathfinder in Nissan’s lineup. The Murano’s last generation change came back in 2015, which means the next-gen is on the horizon. The company has given the SUV a few facelifts that make it look fresh, though. The Murano arrived at TopSpeed’s HQ recently, and here are our impressions about this SUV.
2020 Nissan Altima - Driven
For the past two years, Nissan has been selling about 210,000 Altimas, the mid-size sedan that’s been lurking in the shadows behind its Japanese peers from Honda and Toyota since 2014. The introduction of the sixth-generation model in 2018 didn’t turn the tides in Nissan’s favor and we drove a range-topping Platinum with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to see why more people and businesses choose an Accord or a Camry over the Altima.
Fresh-faced and with a variety of clever features such as semi-autonomous driving functions, the Altima is Nissan’s bid to regain the lead in the once-booming mid-size sedan segment. While people generally moved away from sedans in favor of MPVs and SUVs, the big players in the market still move in excess of 320,000 units a year of their best-selling models and Nissan hopes the Altima, a $24,000 proposition in its cheapest form, can keep the company’s otherwise leaking boat from sinking.
Nissan’s Hoping That a New Engine Will Hold the Frontier Over Until the Next-Gen Model Arrives in 2021
The 2020 Nissan Frontier made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, and, well, it still looks the same. The front design is the same, and so is the rear. The body is the same, too. There’s not much going on in the wheels section, either. Instead, Nissan is offering the 2020 Frontier with a new engine that delivers more power than its previous iteration. A handful of new changes are also included, but, for the most part, the 2020 Frontier is the same pickup as it was before. The big change is set to arrive in 2021 when the all-new Frontier makes its debut.