Started as Kaishinsha Motor Car Works in July of 1911, the Nissan Motor Company is one of the oldest and most successful car brands in the world. Since officially adopting their current namesake in 1934, the company began to rapidly expand. In that same year, Nissan became the first manufacturer to create a car via an integrated assembly system. After decades more of expansion, including cars, trucks and even planes, Nissan quickly grew into the global car company that we all know today. Now that we have the brief history lesson out of the way let’s dive into the impressive array of Nissan models available on the market today. Through their years of experience, Nissan has touched—and often dominated—every corner of the automotive market. Here’s a look at just a few of Nissan’s impressive lineup and who they might be a perfect fit for.
For the Outdoorsman
Don’t let its sleek, polished appearance fool you, the Nissan Pathfinder is a rugged and versatile off-road machine. Starting at $31,430, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder comes in both two and four-wheel drive options depending on what kind of terrain you plan on tackling. With up to 6,000 pounds of towing capacity, 284 horsepower and 259 lb/ft of torque, the Pathfinder proves that it’s up to even the toughest challenge. Its 3.5L Direct Injection Gasoline V6 engine provides zip on the road and raw power in tough situations. The Pathfinder also comes available with Intelligent 4×4, a feature that monitors environmental conditions and adjusts the balance between the front and rear wheels to provide you with the best traction at all times. In addition to all of this, its seven seats, available onboard WiFi, and interior accent lighting ensure that you drive every mile in the utmost comfort and style.
Now, if you’re a little more concerned with raw power and carrying the heaviest loads, the Nissan Titan may be better suited to your taste. With a starting price of $30,030, the Titan uses its 5.6L 32-valve V8 engine to deliver 390 horsepower capable of towing up to a whopping 9,400 pounds. The single, crew, and king cab options for this vehicle provide any potential buyer with a large variety of customization to satisfy their unique needs. With loads of style and substance, this truck is an excellent buy for anyone looking to move through their busy day in style.
For the Environmentalist
In a global culture that is giving more attention than ever before to sustainable ideas and practices, the Nissan Leaf stands among the competition as the world’s best selling electric car. First introduced in 2011, the Leaf has continually improved in its performance and skyrocketed in popularity. The car starts at $29,990 and can be purchased for as low as $22,490 after federal tax credits. The Leaf uses a 240V home charging system that is capable of taking your battery from empty to 80 percent full within only 30 minutes. The 2019 model outputs the equivalent of 147 horsepower and can travel up to 150 miles on a single full charge. Check out Nissan’s savings calculator hereto find out just how much of a difference a revolutionary electric engine could make in your daily life.
For the Person Around Town
Starting at $23,750, the Nissan Altima is the perfect four-door sedan for the daily commute, impromptu road trips, or a Sunday joyride. With the world’s first VC-turbo engine and Nissan’s first all-wheel-drive sedan, this car is no ordinary commuter. By integrating years of technology and experience into one vehicle, the Altima stands to make every drive more enjoyable and streamlined than ever.
One of the Altima’s standout new features is the intelligent mobility system. This feature uses monitors all around the car to engage automatic emergency braking, rear automatic braking when parking, provide rear cross-traffic alerts and blind spot signaling. The Altima also offers the highly advanced ProPilot Assist system, an advanced driver assistance system that responds actively responds to highway traffic when engaged. With just the push of a button, this highly advanced system springs to life, automatically keeping a safe distance between you and the car in front and even keeping you centered in your lane. Relax a little and let you Alimata do the work!
If you fancy yourself a fit for this category but don’t quite see the Altima as the right car for you, try taking a step up with the Nissan Maxima. Starting at the higher price point of $33,420, the Maxima is the highest-end four-door Sedan Nissan has to offer. Available in six distinct models, ranging from standard to platinum, each one provides a different combination of bells and whistles dedicated to making your ride a bit smoother. For the commuters in a hurry, the Maxima will not disappoint. Its 300 horsepower engine offers a sport mode for tightening up the steering and adding that extra bit of zip to your acceleration. Nissan designed the interior of the car to reflect the highest level of care and attention to detail. If you refuse to settle for any less than the highest level of automotive design, give the Maxima a closer look.
For the Speedster
No offense to the other cars on this list, but we’ve saved the most exciting auto for last. Any self-respecting gearhead (or petrolhead for our British readers) will have their ears perk up when they hear the three letters GT-R. The successor of the famous Nissan Skyline, the GT-R has established itself as one of the most well-known and well-respected sports cars in the world.
Starting at the not-so-modest price point of $99,990, the 2019 GT-R comes in Pure, Premium, Track, and Nismo editions (the Nismo will run you a slightly less reasonable $175,490). Every inch of the GT-R has been meticulously molded by Nissan to fully embody its reputation as one of the purest, highest-performing supercars on the planet. The performance all starts under the hood with the standard 3.8L twin-turbo v6 engine, which provides an immense 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque.
From a strictly aesthetic point of view, the GT-R lives up to its reputation. The sleek and sharp exterior communicates a simultaneous presence of elegance and raw power. The interior features a slew of brightly colored dials and displays, similar to that of a spaceship. Everything from your music to advanced technical diagnostics can be accessed from the driver’s seat.
While this extravagantly indulgent car will likely be out of reach for the normal reader, it certainly is fun to take a close look at such an impressive piece of engineering in design. Pay your local Nissan dealer a visit today, and if you ask extra nice, maybe they’ll let you take one out for a test drive.
Which One are You?
Now that we’ve covered the wide range of available cars Nissan has to offer, the only thing left to do is ask yourself which one fits best for you. Whether you’re a rugged outdoorsman or a billionaire playboy with the need for speed, Nissan has an impeccably engineered auto suited just for you. Head down to your local dealership today to take a closer look at specific models and take one home for yourself.