Sometimes when we buy things, we regret it afterward; that is buyer’s remorse. You do not want to feel buyer’s remorse after buying a new car — especially one from Ken Nelson Nissan. One way to avoid that is to buy a vehicle with a high satisfaction rating. Recently, four Nissan models earned best-in-class ratings in the 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.
These four vehicles include the Nissan Rogue, Armada, Sentra, and Versa — all available at Ken Nelson Nissan. These models have been completely redesigned or thoroughly updated as part of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan.
AutoPacific selects its winners after polling new vehicle owners. This year, the survey included 89,000 owners and covered 36 vehicle attributes like technology, interior comfort, and driving performance.
The Rogue, which was redesigned for 2020, was praised for its spacious cabin, versatile cargo area, and abundant standard safety features. The full-size Nissan Armada comes with updated styling in 2021 and an influx of advanced technology features. This is the third year in a row it has earned the top prize in the Large SUV segment of the AutoPacific VSAs.
As for the Sentra, its affordable pricing is matched by its modern exterior styling. The Versa delivers a lot of “bang for your buck” and was named the most satisfying subcompact sedan for the second consecutive year.
Although we would never recommend playing a video game while driving your Nissan, you might feel like you are in a video game when you ride in a new 2021 Nissan Pathfinder or Rogue at Ken Nelson Nissan.
Why is that? Nissan teamed up with the Bandai Namco Group, the makers of Pac-Man to redesign the sound signals inside some Nisan models — and you can hear the difference.
The Bandai Namco Group’s imaginative sound designers wanted to create sounds that would communicate with drivers in a more musical, organic way, as opposed to the harsher sounds previously used in those SUV models.
“We wanted to make it easier to understand the information in the car and provide an emotional tone so that people feel the Nissan brand,” explained Hiroyuki Suzuki, Nissan’s lead engineer for in-car information sound design.
Like in a video game, the sounds you hear in your Nissan are telling you critical information, for example, one tone pattern will remind you to put on your seatbelt, while another sound tells you your headlights are still on. These new Nissan SUV sounds are much more friendly, which you can hear in the automaker’s video spotlight on the sound creation process.
During the process, Nissan engineers realized the monotone device usually used to emit sounds would not work, so they created a new speaker. These updated Nissan models come with a high-quality speaker underneath the dashboard that is optimized for the new custom sounds.
To hear these new sounds in person, test-drive a Pathfinder or Rogue at Ken Nelson Nissan. If you’re a young parent in Dixon, Illinois, who has a soft spot for childhood nostalgia and care about the safety of your family’s SUV, you’ll enjoy owning these Nissan models.
You may not associate Nissan with cookbooks, but after a difficult 2020, the automaker wanted to celebrate its families, communities, and a shared love for tasty meals. It asked thousands of its hardworking U.S. manufacturing employees to share their favorite family recipes and compiled the most delectable ones into the Nissan Family Cookbook.
Nissan says the cookbook was “created with hopes of helping people feel connected to one another, break up the pandemic-induced monotony and make new memories.” So what’s inside?
The cookbook features 140 recipes including everything from appetizers and main courses to soups and desserts. According to the foreword, the variety of recipes is emblematic of the diversity of its customers and employees.
Many of the recipes use canned goods as ingredients, which is handy if you’ve been stacking your shelves with them in preparation for lockdowns, or receiving food bank donations. Nissan also peppered the cookbook with lovely backstories that give you a little background info on the people that work for the company.
“My dad, Tim ‘Boss Hogg’ Boisseau, retired from the Smyrna plant a few years ago,” said Tim’s daughter Christy. “His recipe is well-known and I’m happy to keep the family tradition going by sharing it with our Nissan family and neighbors.”
If sharing food is a favorite pastime of yours, or you’re just looking for new dishes to cook up, make sure to check out the free-to-download Nissan Family Cookbook. And if the cookbook whets your appetite for something more substantial, make sure to visit Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, for a look at Nissan’s collection of high-quality vehicles, produced by the same people whose recipes make up the Nissan cookbook.
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.
If you’re looking to upgrade your Altima for 2021, Nissan offers a spectrum of accessories for you to choose from. Here are just some of the add-ons you can embellish your 2021 Altima with here at Ken Nelson Nissan.
Make the athletic Nissan Altima even sportier with the addition of a rear spoiler, which is pre-painted and factory-installed.
The 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a five-spoke design will do wonders for your Altima’s curb appeal.
Indiana winters can get messy with rain, snow, and slush. These elements can quickly cover your shiny new Altima with grime. Splash Guards are designed to fit into wheel openings. They simultaneously protect your Altima’s flanks while adding a sporty vibe.
All-Season Floor Mats
Keep the unwanted wintry mix out of your 2021 Altima’s carpets with All-Season High Wall Floor Mats. Hooks, grommet holes, and grippy undersides keep them securely on top of your carpet, preventing mildew and bad odors.
Portable Trunk Organizer
This collapsible cargo organizer easily fits in your trunk and allows for simple, effective, and convenient storage thanks to customizable dividers.
Not sure which accessory to pick? Call us at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, IL. We’ll help you pick the right add-ons to suit your needs and lifestyle.