Why Buy a Used Pickup Truck in Dixon, IL?

2020 Nissan Titan | Dixon, IL

At Ken Nelson Nissan, you will find a vast inventory of new Nissan models, but we understand that new models can be out of reach for many drivers. So, we also stock our lot with an incredible inventory of used models, including the fan-favorite model in Dixon, a pickup truck.

Benefits of buying used

Buying a used pickup truck will save you money. But, you won’t only save on the sticker price, although, that’s reason enough to choose a used model! You will also save on taxes, fees, insurance payments, and the amount of depreciation new truck owners absorb. With the money you save on a used model, you may even be able to upgrade to a higher trim or more expensive model. Plus, you will have access to expert reviews and driver comments, so you will have a better idea what you can expect from the truck you buy.

Used pickup trucks to support your needs

Our lot has plenty of used pickup options from notable brands. From Chevy, you can choose between the capable Colorado and Silverado 1500. From Ford, you can test-drive the indomitable F-150. GMC represents with the Sierra 1500 and the towing master Sierra 2500 HD.

To learn more, check out our selection of used trucks at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois.

New Pathfinder Rock Creek Is Perfect for Off-Road Adventures

2022-Nissan-Pathfinder | Dixon, IL

Do you love getting out there on the weekend and getting your fair share of adventure? The new Nissan Pathfinder is always up for a good time, but the new 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek takes things up another notch with standard four-wheel drive and an even more rugged attitude.

“The 2022 Pathfinder was all about a ‘return to rugged,’ and the Pathfinder Rock Creek takes that spirit even further,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. “From the urban jungle to the natural beauty that can be reached within minutes from the city, Pathfinder Rock Creek has both the style and hardware to create an adventure just about anywhere.”

Nissan builds on the already awesome Pathfinder by adding features and upgrades catered toward off-roading. That includes an off-road-tuned suspension with a 5/8-inch lift, LED fog lights, and 18-inch beadlock-style wheels matched to all-terrain tires. And for your long weekend getaways, you can tow up to 6,000 pounds — great for trailers, pop-up campers, and your favorite adventure toys.

Giving you a better view when you’re navigating uncharted terrains or maneuvering around rocks, trees, or tricky trails on the way to your campsite is the Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Off-Road Mode, a standard feature that is a game-changer for safer adventures. You can choose among four two-tone exterior color schemes or six mono-tone options to enhance the bold appeal of the 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek.

Inside, your comfort is paramount with premium materials and distinct Rock Creek accents. The spacious 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek offers ample seating for the whole crew and creature comforts that ensure everyone enjoys the ride.

Contact Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek, which should be available later this summer. Or if you need a new SUV today, check out our current selection online.

Nissan Frontier and Pathfinder Are Top Choices for Drivers in Dixon

2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Dixon, IL

MotorWeek has recognized the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Pathfinder with notable honors. In the annual Drivers’ Choice awards, MotorWeek named the 2022 Pathfinder as the “Best Midsize Utility” and the 2022 Frontier as the “Best Midsize Truck.”

To choose these winners, MotorWeek judges evaluated models on the value they bring to consumers and how reliable they can expect a model to be. In other words, you can trust that the Nissan Frontier and Pathfinder are top choices for drivers in Dixon, Illinois.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Pathfinder took home the title of MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best Midsize Utility for 2022 due to its practicality, impressive utility, and durable design and function. Highlights on this year’s Pathfinder include a max towing capacity of 6,000 pounds and an intelligent 4×4 system — useful characteristics for drivers who live and work in rural Illinois.

2022 Nissan Frontier

The 2022 Frontier earned its accolade thanks to its exceptional towing strength and V6 engine that boasts a best-in-class rating of 310 horsepower. When properly equipped, the 2022 Frontier can tow a maximum weight of 6,720 pounds.

“Nissan has done a great job of modernizing and toughening up the Frontier without changing its overall character or doing anything to alienate current fans,” explained the judges.

If you live near Dixon, a Nissan SUV or truck could be a good choice for you according to these MotorWeek awards. Learn more about the functionality and highlights of these award-winning vehicles at Ken Nelson Nissan. Contact us to schedule a test drive.

How the Nissan XTRONIC CVT® Makes Driving Easier & Fuel-Efficient

Nissan XTRONIC CVT | Dixon, IL

The XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission® from Nissan is in its third generation, and you can find it at the cars and SUVs for sale at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. This intuitive, flexible type of transmission comes equipped with D-Step Logic Control for a smooth, efficient driving experience here in Dixon, Illinois.

A smooth, constant acceleration is possible with the innovative D-Step Logic Control software. By gauging data such as your Nissan vehicle’s speed and the position of your accelerator pedal, the software can figure out what the ideal gear ratio is.

Back in 2017, the Nissan Pathfinder debuted this version of the XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission®, and now the innovative CVT is available on Nissan models like the Altima, Murano, Versa, Sentra, and Maxima.

Why may you want your SUV or sedan to have a continuously variable transmission?  Shifting is seamless on a CVT, even at low speeds, so there’s no shift lag or fuel drain when you’re moving in stop-and-go traffic (especially around the Chicago metro area).

When you’re driving a Nissan model equipped with XTRONIC CVT®, you’ll benefit not only from a smooth, controlled, and responsive performance. You’ll also earn increased fuel economy, meaning less time and money spent at the pump, as well as a quiet driving experience when you’re cruising down the highway.

Feel how the Nissan XTRONIC CVT® improves your time on the road when you take a test drive of a Nissan sedan or crossover at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois.

Why Buy a Late-Model-Year Nissan at Ken Nelson?

Why Buy a Late-Model-Year Nissan at Ken Nelson? | Dixon, IL

Although we already have reached February of the new year, 2021 isn’t that far in the past. What does that mean for car-buyers in Dixon, Illinois? Remaining 2021 models are a hot commodity on our lot at Ken Nelson Nissan.

Sure, we have impressive 2022 models rolling in every day, but our remaining 2021 lineup has plenty of gems, including the Kicks, Altima, and Rogue. Late-model-year Nissan models offer competitive prices, innovative features, and the signature advanced tech from Nissan.

If you are in the market for a new Nissan, you should consider a late model year, and here’s why.

A new car from the previous model year offers cost savings without sacrificing cutting-edge technologies, comfort features, and thrilling performances. The MSRP of a late model year could be thousands of dollars less than a model in the 2022 lineup because we’re trying to make room on our lot for new models being delivered by the manufacturer. Plus, you’ll still earn peace of mind with full warranty coverage.

The 2021 Nissan Kicks offers potent, fuel-efficient performance and a stylish cabin. The 2021 Altima is a sophisticated midsize sedan that offers ample trunk space and advanced technologies. The 2021 Rogue is always ready for an adventure and helps safeguard your journeys with innovative technologies.

Check out our late model Nissan inventory from 2021 to find a great deal at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois.