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.

Innovative New VT-Turbo Engine Available on 2022 Nissan Rogue

Innovative New VT-Turbo Engine Available on 2022 Nissan Rogue | Dixon, IL

The 2022 model year ushers in an innovative twist for the well-equipped and fun-to-drive Nissan Rogue. The best-selling SUV will feature the automaker’s all-new 1.5-liter VC-Turbo engine under the hood as an available option. This 2022 Nissan Rogue engine delivers a potent, fuel-efficient performance that excels on every road in Dixon, Illinois.

Engine stats that deliver a thrilling ride

The available engine — which will be assembled in Decherd, Tennessee at the automaker’s powertrain facility — delivers an 11-percent increase in horsepower and 24-percent increase in torque compared to the 2021 Rogue. It also improves fuel efficiency to earn an EPA-estimated rating of 33 mpg combined city/highway.[1] The engine pairs to a new Xtronic® transmission, which increases acceleration response in the 2022 model.

“With the new Rogue engine, the Decherd team will continue to deliver top quality powertrains that provide the thrilling driving experience Nissan customers expect from our vehicles,” said Steve Marsh, senior vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management of Nissan North America.

2022 Nissan Rogue trims and availability

The 2022 Nissan Rogue — which will be available at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois —  offers a choice of four trim levels: S, SV, SL, or Platinum. You have the option of FWD or AWD on each trim.

Contact Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the new VT-Turbo engine for the 2022 Nissan Rogue and to reserve your when it arrives at our dealership.[1] 2022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 30 City/37 Highway/33 Combined for 2022 Nissan Rogue. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier Recognized for Rugged Performance

Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier Rugged Performance | Dixon, IL

The judges at the 2021 Miami International Auto Show confirmed what we at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, already know. The Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier are two of the most capable, rugged, and fun-to-drive models available today.

These robust Nissan models took home two top awards: the Sobre Ruedas Best SUV for the 2022 Pathfinder and the Sobre Ruedas Best Medium Pick-up Truck for the 2022 Frontier.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Pathfinder delivers the space, power, and capability that any large family on the go needs. Highlights include room for eight people, a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 284 horsepower, and a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The SUV offers seven drive/terrain modes and the all-new Intelligent 4×4 system for an expert performance under any circumstance. Trailering with your 2022 Pathfinder is straightforward thanks to innovative tech such as Trailer Sway Control and the available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, which gives you a clear picture of potential obstacles during the hitching process.

2022 Nissan Frontier

Whether you are hauling items in the truck bed or towing a trailer for an epic adventure, the midsize 2022 Frontier delivers outstanding capability to suit your work and play needs. When properly equipped, the 2022 Frontier has a maximum towing capacity of 6,720 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 1,610 pounds. The midsize truck offers three available channels and four available cleats to help secure your cargo in the bed.

Get a closer look at the capable Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois.