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.

Check Out the 2022 Frontier at Ken Nelson Nissan

2022 Nissan Frontier | Dixon, IL

The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier is available now at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon. The 2022 Frontier is a versatile truck that easily takes on the demands of hard work and country living. Plus, its family-friendly amenities make it a comfortable daily driver for you and your passengers.

“It’s an authentic midsize truck with a range of body, drivetrain, and equipment configurations carefully selected to fit customer needs,” said Mike Colleran, senior vice president of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales.

Here are a few reasons why we at Ken Nelson Nissan are so excited about the 2022 Frontier.

Refreshed, Rugged Design

The latest Frontier features a refreshed, rugged design that coordinates well with its impressive power. You’ll relish the best-in-class horsepower rating of 310 that makes every journey a thrill. In the back, it offers a six-foot bed and 4×2 or 4×4 configurations.

Frontier’s Driving System

The driving system of the Frontier also offers a nimble performance whether you’re cruising through the countryside or navigating congested city streets in Chicago.

Modern Tech Inside

Inside, the Nissan truck features modern tech such as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ syncing aimed to keep you connected with easy access to your smartphone. Upgrade with NissanConnect® to earn wireless device charging and a Wi-Fi® Hotspot so your connectivity is never compromised.

Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and available Nissan Safety Shield® 360 offers comprehensive protection to help you drive more safely in Dixon, Illinois.

Learn more about the 2022 Nissan Frontier at Ken Nelson Nissan when you visit our dealership for a test drive.

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.