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.
The 2020 Nissan Sentra is a family sedan with style and comfort befitting of a luxury vehicle. This model ranked on this year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors List, cementing its place above 30 competitors within its class.
The value of the elegant amenities paired with an affordable price tag is what ultimately won over the judges at WardsAuto. The company’s Managing Editor Tom Muphy said, “The all-new Nissan Sentra rolled in for WardsAuto’s 10 Best Interiors and stole our hearts with its quilted leather seats, upscale materials, and spot on fit-and-finish…It’s somewhat shocking that an automaker can deliver this much style and content at such a low price.”
Heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, contrast seat-stitching, satin chrome aluminum accents, and a control layout catered to the driver are just some of the features which take the comfort and class to such great heights.
The 2020 Nissan Sentra boasts a suite of advanced technologies which elevate the interior to another level. An 8-inch touch-screen, Google Assistant voice recognition, and a hands-free text-messaging assistant are just some of the conveniences which improve the safety and ease of the user experience.
Pay tribute to the 2020 Sentra’s latest accolade when you take one for a whirl here at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, IL.
The Nissan TITAN recently earned a top spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. This list features some of the best pickups on the market, with a specific focus on capabilities and performance. The TITAN has a range of impressive features, from its tuned powertrain to towing packages that optimize capability.
The 2020 Nissan TITAN can tow an impressive 9,370 pounds when properly equipped, which makes it perfect for camping, boating, or any other outdoor adventure. Under the hood is a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine, which generates a whopping 400 horsepower. “The TITAN has plenty of power and accelerates strongly when you need to make quick getaways,” said U.S. News reporter Nick Kurczewski.
What else helps this model stand apart on the road? You’ll find a suite of trailering assistance technologies, which includes an SL Tow Package with tow hooks, a trailer light check, trailer brake controls, and power heated tow mirrors covered in chrome. There’s also an SV Tow Package with trailer side mirrors and puddle lights, a Class IV tow hitch receiver, and manually extendable heated tow mirrors.
The TITAN is not only appealing because it’s the only pickup in its class with a standard 400-horsepower engine, but also because it has several amenities to improve comfort and convenience. Standard Safety Shield® 360 technology keeps you better protected, while a standard 8-inch screen pairs with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to turn your truck into a mobile workspace. These are just some of the many features on the 2020 model year.
Experience the diverse qualities and appealing strengths of the Nissan TITAN when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan to test-drive one.
Used vehicles are a great way to go,
especially for families who are looking for something spacious and
accommodating that doesn’t break the bank. Anyone in that position will benefit
from checking out the latest list of the “25 Most Reliable Used SUVs under
$10,000” by U.S. News & World Report. The list suggests used models that
are long-lasting, comfortable, and packed with amenities.
Nissan has two models that have been deemed as some of the most reliable used SUVs out there. One is the 2011 Nissan Juke, a compact and quirky option that serves as fun option for people looking for something a little different than a basic sedan. This Nissan Juke earned an 8.7 out of 10 USN Overall Score for its stylish design and passenger-friendly cabin.
The 2010 Nissan Murano was ranked even higher,
earning a USN Overall Score of 9.0 out of 10. This crossover boasts a
surprisingly luxurious cabin, delivering more sophisticated than many of its
Kelley Blue Book has also praised the 2010
Nissan Murano for its styling, as well as its peppy powertrain and its in-cabin
technologies. Drivers who are looking for a used crossover that will meet all
of their needs should consider the 2011 Juke and the 2010 Murano.
Test-drive the current Juke and Murano models we have in our inventory when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan.
U.S. News & World Report recently announced its top 25
Best Commuter Cars for 2019. This list showcased sedans and SUVs with excellent
fuel economy, comfortable interiors, and affordable prices (all under $35,000).
Both the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Kicks received spots on the list, proving that
their efficient designs make them rewarding choices for a commuter vehicle.
The 2019 Rogue earned praise for its excellent fuel efficiency of 33 mpg on the highway, as well as its standard set of Nissan Safety Shield 360 features. Safety features on this model include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. U.S. News & World Report writer Joel Patel also commented, “When you’re commuting, the comfort-first nature of this SUV shines.”
The 2019 Kicks also received marks for its fuel-sipping powertrain. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission to achieve 36 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined. The model’s interior amenities — like the Zero Gravity Seats, which are designed to help reduce fatigue by encouraging a more neutral posture when you’re behind the wheel— make even long drives more comfortable.
Celebrate these two models’ accolades when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan to test-drive them for yourself.