2022 Nissan Pathfinder® Is Coming to Ken Nelson Nissan

2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Dixon, IL

Designed to optimize utility, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder® delivers more of what families on the go need. It’ll arrive soon at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, so here’s a spotlight on what you can expect from this SUV.

Starting with an increase in total interior volume (164.6 cubic feet compared to last year’s 154), the 2022 Pathfinder also offers new features including seating for eight passengers, available captain’s chairs, and accommodations for two car seats in the third row and three units in the second row.

“We closely analyzed every angle to make this vehicle as versatile as possible, while also delivering on rugged capability,” said Jared Haslam, vice president of Product and Services Planning for Nissan U.S. and Canada. “Our goal was to turn Pathfinder into a multi-tool on wheels – making this the go-to SUV for hard-working, adventurous families.”

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers best-in-class front seat legroom of 44.3 inches. And, third row passengers won’t struggle to reach their seats thanks to the Nissan EZ FLEX® one-touch seating. Once seated, they will appreciate the 46.7 inches of hip room, which makes that third row feel spacious. This reflects an increase of nearly 5 inches over previous Pathfinder models.

Convenient and concealed cargo space afforded by the new luggage box increases from 33.3 liters to 54.1 liters in the 2022 Pathfinder. For items you need access to during the drive, the 2022 Pathfinder features a new storage shelf located on top of the glove compartment. Thanks to 16 beverage holders placed throughout the cabin, you and your passengers can stay adequately hydrated on long journeys.

Contact Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.

Experts Say Nissan Rogue & Pathfinder Are Top SUVs for Families

2021 Nissan Rogue | Dixon, IL

Nissan offers some fantastic models for families in Dixon, Illinois, which are as safe and reliable as they are tough. In acknowledgment of that, PARENTS named the Nissan Rogue® and Pathfinder® to its “Best Family Cars 2021” list.

Nissan Rogue

Nissan significantly updated this midsize crossover inside and out to make it more family-friendly. Thus, PARENTS gave the 2021 Rogue the recognition of “Best Redesign.”

The Rogue is exceptionally comfortable, with a generous amount of legroom in each row, available tri-zone automatic temperature control, and available heated seats. PARENTS appreciates that the crossover’s rear doors open almost 90 degrees, making installing a car seat or loading luggage far easier.

Nissan Pathfinder

The redesigned 2022 Pathfinder earned recognition as “Best for Towing.” This SUV can tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped, which means it’s more than capable of bringing your trailer to the campsite or your boat to the lake.

PARENTS also notes that the SUV has flexible, spacious seating throughout. The editors wrote, “You may be able to fit up to three car seats or boosters in the second row and two in the third.” Both models also come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360. This suite of innovative safety systems can help protect your family on each drive.

Ready to get your hands on one of these award-winning family haulers in the Nissan lineup? Schedule a test drive today at Ken Nelson Nissan.

Nissan Frontier Ranks Highest for Dependability in JD Power Study

2020 Nissan Frontier | Dixon, IL

If you are looking for a pickup truck you can trust for tough work in Dixon, Illinois, look no further than the Nissan Frontier. This well-built truck ranked highest in its segment for dependability in this year’s J.D. Power evaluation.

The J.D. Power Dependability Study, now in its 32nd year, is a comprehensive review that uses eight vehicle categories to cover a total of 177 possible problems vehicle owners may endure.

The J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Studyused data records from 2018 model year vehicle of all auto brands and segments, assessing the frequency of problems encountered during the most recent year of vehicle ownership.

Then, researchers calculated the number of problems per 100 vehicles to determine a score. The lower the score, the better: A low score means the vehicle has a higher dependability rating with fewer reported issues. In its segment of midsize pickup truck, the 2018 Nissan Frontier got the best score with the lowest reported rate of problems.

“The Vehicle Dependability Study is a great validation of a vehicle’s true quality because it comes after three years of real world, everyday use,” said James Moss, vice president of Total Customer Satisfaction for Nissan North America. “Earning the top spot in the competitive midsize truck segment is an immense point of pride for us.”

What to own this dependable, capable pickup truck? Get a closer look at the Nissan Frontier at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois.

2021 Nissan Kicks Recognized for Fuel Efficiency

2021 Nissan Kicks | Dixon, IL

Nissan has been at the forefront of engineering fuel-efficient SUVs for drivers like you, and unsurprisingly, they’re being consistently recognized for all that hard work. Recently, U.S. News & World Report added the all-new 2021 Nissan Kicks to its list of the 14 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs for the year.

The 2021 Kicks outranked SUVs from the likes of Hyundai, Subaru, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and even Lexus. Its Overall Score was an impressive 7.6/10.

U.S. News & World Report’s staff was impressed by the 2021 Kicks’ overall efficiency when coupled with its performance, versatility, and affordability. This sporty SUV achieves EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, and only costs a bit over $1000 in annual fuel expenditure.* When combined with its powerful 1.6-liter, 16-valve four-cylinder engine, standard technology, and interior space, this efficiency helps make the 2021 Kicks an appealing choice for SUV drivers.

The best way to experience the 2021 Kicks is to test-drive it for yourself. Do just that when you visit us at Ken Nelson Nissan right here in Dixon, Illinois. You’re sure to fall in love with the efficiency, versatility, and trendy vibe of this family-friendly model.

*2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 31 City MPG/36 Highway MPG/33 Combined MPG for Kicks. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

The Nissan Re-Leaf Concept Is Prepared for the Worst

Nissan Leaf Interior | Dixon, IL
Nissan Leaf Interior | Dixon, IL

This fall, Nissan debuted a new concept car that’s built to handle natural disasters. The Nissan Re-Leaf is modeled after the Nissan Leaf EV, and comes with durable, weatherproof sockets attached to the exterior. With these, the Nissan Re-Leaf serves as an emergency power source that’s capable of charging 110-volt to 230-volt devices straight from its battery.

This feature is already available in Japan on the Nissan Leaf, and has proven helpful during emergencies. According to Nissan, a fully charged Leaf can run a medical ventilator or a flood light for at least 24 hours. The Nissan Leaf is an incredible EV option for practical, conscientious drivers. Its life-saving potential makes it all the more appealing.

In addition to its bi-directional charging, the Nissan Re-Leaf concept has an open cargo area with no back seats and a pull out desk with a 32-inch LED screen. This would allow it to serve as a mobile office or information center after a disaster. It also has 8.8 inches of ground clearance, all-terrain tires, an LED light bar, and fender flares, making it all the more capable.

Although there are no current plans to make the Re-Leaf for production, this concept car does serve to demonstrate the brand’s progressive direction. Bi-directional charging is proving to be of interest to many people who’d like to use vehicles for emergency power sources. The concept is called “vehicle-to-grid” or “V2G” technology, and will likely become increasingly available as more people upgrade to electric cars.

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