Buyers can always count on the Nissan nameplate to offer a steady stream of passionate and innovative vehicles. With 2014 well under way, it’s time to take a look at the latest changes that have been made to some of Nissan’s premier offerings for this model year and beyond.
First introduced back in 2006, the Nissan Rogue arrives for 2014 with its first redesign. The all-new Rogue is over an inch taller, wider and over a half-inch longer than the outgoing model. The resultant increase in space going towards rear leg room and cargo space – rear passengers get an extra 2.6 inches of legroom. The new redesign benefits from 17-inch wheels, LED running lights and the addition of third-row seating, as well as a slew of new exterior and interior features.
Under the hood, buyers will still be greeted by last year’s 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, combined with the latest Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. With this configuration, the Rogue’s fuel economy is expected to increase from 23 mpg city and 28 mpg highway to a much thriftier 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Technology-wise, the 2014 Rogue also gains Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking, and Active Ride Control as standard.
Slated to arrive in late 2014 as a 2015 model, the redesigned Murano takes Nissan’s corporate styling to the next level with a lower, wider and more aggressive look. The athletic design is also gifted with increased rear legroom (by 2.4 inches) for the tweaked and fine-tuned interior. A new Platinum trim replaces the LE as the top-of-the-line trim level, bringing to the table a load of tech goodies including the AroundView monitor, power tailgate and power-folding rear seats.
The 260-horsepower 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine is a carryover from last year’s model and mates to a mandatory Xtronic CVT. Thanks to a 130-pound reduction in overall curb weight and the use of active and passive aerodynamics, the Murano bumps its EPA-estimated highway mpg figure by one for a total of 24 mpg highway.
Nissan Versa Note
The all-new Versa Note takes up where the previous Versa hatchback left off. With fresher styling and more interior space, the affordable compact looks to offer great value in a fun and usable package. Buyers who make the jump to the SL Technology package will receive the AroundView Monitor, along with a small selection of other optional features. Meanwhile, fans of the 122-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder will have to settle for the newer 109-horsepower 1.6-liter mill carried over from the previous Versa. Mated to the Xtronic CVT, the Versa Note offers a commendable 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
Nissan’s full-size pickup truck offering is also scheduled to arrive sometime in 2014 as a 2015 model, bringing with it a slew of exterior and interior changes. A new six-cylinder engine is expected to augment the Titan’s current 5.6-liter eight-cylinder engine and a new 5.0-liter diesel motor is also expected to debut for this latest pickup truck. There’s also the possibility of a two-door regular cab version on the horizon, giving buyers an alternative to the extended King Cab and full-size Crew Cab body styles.
Cherry Hill Nissan is proud to offer the latest in both new and pre-owned Nissan vehicles. Don’t hesitate to ask one of our sales representatives how you can place one of these redesigned Nissans in your driveway today.