2023 Nissan Ariya


Nissan is expanding its line of electric vehicles with the 2023 Ariya SUV, which will go on sale in the U.S. in fall 2022. The Ariya will join the Leaf hatchback in the Nissan showroom and will offer up to 300 miles of driving range, which beats the Leaf's maximum of 226. The Ariya's design represents a shift from the current sharp, angular lines seen on many of Nissan's vehicles. The low, wide stance of the Ariya differentiates it from the Rogue and gives it a sportier look. Two different battery sizes will be offered—a 63.0-kWh battery is standard, and a larger 87.0-kWh pack is optional—as well as either front- or all-wheel drive. A host of driver-assistance features, infotainment tech, and convenience items will be included here, helping the 2022 Ariya compete with similarly sized EV crossovers, such as the Tesla Model Y and Hyundai Kona Electric.


What's New for 2023?

The Ariya is an all-new vehicle for Nissan. It features Nissan's new semi-autonomous driving system (ProPilot 2.0), which debuted on the Japanese-market Nissan Skyline sedan. The Ariya is said to deliver up to 300 miles of driving range, but only when equipped with the optional dual-front/rear-motor drive configuration and the larger 87.0-kWh battery pack.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

The Ariya's $47,125 starting price puts it above the Leaf and other affordable EVs but under the base price of the Model Y. We're of the mindset that to successfully switch from gasoline to electricity, range is key, so we'd stick with the entry-level Venture+ trim which boasts the longest driving range among the Ariya's four trim levels.

EV Motor, Power, and Performance

Unlike the Leaf, which comes only with front-wheel drive, Nissan is pulling from features developed in other cars, including the GT-R sports car's torque-split system, to offer optional all-wheel drive via a dual-front/rear-electric-motor configuration. Front-wheel drive models offer a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 7.2 seconds according to Nissan, so if you're looking for more pep, consider the more powerful all-wheel drive Ariya which is significantly faster. We estimate that model will zip from zero to 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, a feat that is similar to higher-end electric vehicles. From what we've experienced so far, the Ariya provides a calm, stable ride which should please most buyers, but it lacks the sporty nature we driving enthusiasts prefer. When we get a chance to test the Ariya for ourselves and evaluate its handling in the real world, we'll update this story with details.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

Nissan says the Venture+ offers up to 300 miles of driving range per charge, which is quite the step up from the Leaf's maximum range of 226 miles. The Evolve+ and Premiere models offer up to 285 miles per charge and the top-spec Platinum+ is supposedly good for up to 265. Similarly sized vehicles include Jaguar's I-Pace and Audi's E-Tron, which have 234 and 204 miles of range, respectively. Key rivals from Tesla offer claimed ranges of over 300 miles. The Ariya will be capable of charging at home on 110- or 240-volt outlets as well as at public charging stations and even DC fast-charging ports.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

EPA fuel economy estimates aren’t yet available for the Ariya, nor has Nissan released any claimed MPGe figures. When the Ariya gets closer to launch, that information will likely be available. We also hope to test the Ariya ourselves on our 200-mile highway route, which allows us to evaluate its real-world efficiency. For more information about the Ariya's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Ariya's interior looks futuristic and minimal. Nissan has discarded every button possible in pursuit of a smooth dashboard that favors a sleek look to match the design of the exterior. Despite Nissan's claim that the Ariya's cabin is unlike a traditional automotive interior, its minimalistic theme appears to be its sole unique trait. Not that the cabin doesn't look like a nice place to spend time. A flat, low floor creates a spacious feeling inside, and Nissan has incorporated its comfy zero-gravity seats into the design. The rear seat space is noticeably less generous than the front, but a pair of adults should still find it comfortable and roomy enough even for long-distance travel.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Dual 12.3-inch displays serve as both the digital gauge cluster and the infotainment screen. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and in-dash navigation should all be standard features. The Ariya concept that was shown in 2019 had a feature that allowed the car to sync with the schedule of the driver, so it can pre-heat or pre-cool the interior while it's parked and charging, and therefore not draw on the power from the battery. The concept also showed off technology that would allow the driver to use their phone to park the Ariya automatically from a nearby location using ProPilot's Remote Park, a system similar to Tesla's Smart Summon feature. Nissan hasn't said yet if these features will make it to the production model.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Ariya will feature ProPilot 2.0, Nissan's second generation of the ProPilot semi-autonomous technology, as an optional feature. The system allows drivers to remove their hands from the wheel in certain driving scenarios. Although we haven't tested this new setup, we liked the original ProPilot system when we used it in 2017—and if that's any indication of how version 2.0 will perform, our expectations are high. For more information about the Ariya's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

We predict the Ariya will come with the same basic warranty package as the Leaf when it goes on sale. That warranty should include a competitive bumper-to-bumper policy as well as battery protection that stretches over eight years or 100,000 miles.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • Battery warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

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Conquer The Day In The All New 2022 Nissan Rogue

You'll be glad to know that the new 2022 Nissan Rogue is an outstanding performer. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive allows this vehicle to conquer rugged terrain with ease. It can quickly switch power between its front and rear wheels to generate the power required. When it's on the road, the Nissan Rogue will go back to two-wheel drive in order to use fuel more efficiently. The 2022 Nissan Rogue is equipped with the new VC-Turbo engine. That engine provides 201 horsepower and up to 225 lb-ft of torque. You don't have to sacrifice power even if you are purchasing a small SUV and the new Nissan Rogue is proof of that. Additional features also help improve the performance of the new Rogue. With the Hill Start Assist, you can move up hills quickly without worrying about rolling backward. Meanwhile, Intelligent Trace Control makes it easier for drivers to safely navigate sharp turns. The 2022 Nissan Rogue proves that high-end power can come in a compact package

Different Driving Modes for Different Situations

The high-end performance of the 2022 Nissan Rogue is its main selling point. We've already talked at length about how this vehicle manages to offer premium

performance despite being a smaller SUV, but there's still more to it than that. For instance, the new Nissan Rogue's different driving modes enable it to operate efficiently in just about any situation. Let's talk more about those driving modes using the bullet points below.

  • Auto Mode - Keep your Nissan Rogue in Auto Mode for your daily commute. While in this mode, the features of the Nissan Rogue are balanced out to improve fuel efficiency.
  • Eco Mode - You may not be satisfied with the fuel efficiency you're getting in Auto Mode. In that case, you can shift to Eco Mode to conserve your fuel more effectively. Switch to this driving mode if you have a long journey ahead of you.
  • Sport Mode - Do you enjoy blowing off some steam by going on a long drive? If so, you'll like the Sport Mode of the 2022 Nissan Rogue. The Nissan Rogue becomes more responsive in this mode so you'll enjoy the drive even more.
  • Off-Road Mode - The new Nissan Rogue is an ideal vehicle to use for camping or hiking trips. While in Off-Road Mode, this vehicle can easily navigate rough terrain. You won't have to worry about it suffering from mechanical issues while working off-road.
  • Snow Mode - Lastly, Snow Mode allows you to confidently drive even if the road provides poor traction. Take to the road with confidence knowing that the Nissan Rogue will always keep you in control.

No Shortage of Comfort or Cargo Space

The 2022 Nissan Rogue also deserves some shine for its generous cargo space allotment and comfort-focused features. Starting with cargo space, this vehicle provides up to 74.1 cubic feet of room. You can access that space quickly by folding the rear seats or activating the liftgate. The Nissan Rogue's Divide-N-Hide feature also gives owners the option of customizing their cargo space. You can set up more shelves or open up more storage areas based on what you need. The new Nissan Rogue can also seat a family of five comfortably and everyone should get more than adequate legroom.

Aside from ample room, the Nissan Rogue also keeps passengers comfortable through precise temperature control. It features Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control so you can choose a setting that works for you while still keeping your other passengers comfortable. On cold days, you can activate the heated steering wheel and seats. Stay nice and cozy inside your car with those features engaged. If there are people sleeping in your vehicle, they may be jolted awake by speed bumps you encounter. The Nissan Rogue prevents that from happening by engaging Active Ride Control. Active Ride Control will adjust engine torque and apply brakes carefully to minimize the effect that those speed bumps will have on your ride. Enjoy high-end performance and smooth rides by getting the 2022 Nissan Rogue from Townsend Nissan today!

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Experience Premium Comfort In The New 2022 Nissan Kicks

A car's ability to keep passengers comfortable should be a point of emphasis for shoppers. If you intend to use that car for your daily commutes and family outings, it should be capable of accommodating you properly. The 2022 Nissan Sentra is a new vehicle that understands the importance of providing comfort. That much is evident in its design. The people over at Nissan have installed Zero Gravity seats in the new Sentra and they are perfect for long drives. Minimal pressure will be applied to your body while you are sitting in those Zero Gravity seats. Expect those seats to lower the amount of tension that typically accumulates inside your body whenever you're driving. The front seats of the 2022 Sentra are also highly adjustable. Tweak their settings until you end up with one that works with your preferred sitting position.

To stay comfortable inside a car, you will need space. You'll be glad to know that the 2022 Sentra offers plenty of that. Both front and rear  passengers are given ample space to stretch out and relax. Cabin temperature also plays a big role in determining how comfortable a vehicle will be. With this latest Nissan offering, you and your passengers can set different temperature zones. No one inside the car will have to be too hot or too cold because of how those temperature settings work. On cold days, you can also take advantage of the heated steering wheel and front seats to get more comfortable. Check out the comfort-focused features of the 2022 Nissan Sentra by heading to your local dealership today!

Stay Connected

These days, going off the grid is not an option many of us have. Whether it's due to work or family obligations, you have to stay connected. Also, it's good to maintain those connections even when you're on the road so you can keep yourself entertained. The 2022 Nissan Sentra makes it easy for drivers and passengers alike to remain online. The features detailed below demonstrate how the aforementioned vehicle manages to maintain connectivity.

Highly Compatible with Both Apple and Android Devices - No matter which type of device you prefer, the new Nissan Sentra has you covered. Use Apple CarPlay to listen to your favorite songs or go through messages. Android Auto provides the same functions for different devices.
A Moving Hotspot - Long vacation drives can be fun, but they can also become dull after a certain point. Your passengers will need some entertainment eventually. Thankfully, the new Nissan Sentra is capable of turning into a WiFi hotspot. Take advantage of that feature and make it possible for your passengers to stream videos or browse online while they're relaxing in the backseat.

Power Up while You're on the Road - Did you forget to charge your phone before going to bed last night? Don't worry because your new car can help you with that problem. This car features both a USB port and a USB Type-C port. They are both accessible from the front seat so you can charge and still keep your phone within arm's reach. An additional USB port is also made accessible to passengers in the back.
No Shortage of Safety Features

Stay Safe

The 2022 Nissan Sentra prioritizes the safety of its passengers. You'll notice that right away when you explore the Sentra's suite of safety features. Learn more about the Sentra's standout safety features using the bullet points below.

Automatic Emergency Braking - When faced with a potential crash, some drivers may not react the right way. The new Nissan Sentra comes with a feature designed to protect against that potential reaction. The vehicle's automatic emergency brakes engage when they sense the possibility of a crash. Your Nissan Sentra can also detect pedestrians and it will stop automatically if it detects them on the road.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert - Backing out of a tight parking spot can be challenging. The Nissan Sentra's Rear Cross Traffic Alert feature can change that. Use it to look at the area surrounding the rear of your car and back out when you know that you have clearance.
Blind Spot Warning - Dealing with blind spots can be very troublesome while you're driving. Thankfully, you can rely on the Sentra's Blind Spot Warning feature to tell you if there are any vehicles that you might not be seeing.

The 2022 Nissan Sentra offers premium comfort, convenient connectivity, and top-notch safety features. Simply put, it has all the features you could want from a modern car. Get your hands on this modern marvel by visiting your Townsend Nissan today!

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A Glance At The NEW 2022 Nissan Altima

If you are on the hunt for a safe and smart vehicle, then you should take a close look at the New 2022 Nissan Altima. One of the standout features of the newest Nissan Altima is its VC-Turbo engine. Unlike other engines, the VC-Turbo engine adapts continuously to the different types of driving situations that you encounter. It will raise or lower its pistons' reach depending on the specific situation. That makes it very easy to control.

The Altima is loaded with other features that enable it to adapt to specific conditions on the fly. For instance, the Active Ride Control feature will adjust your engine torque based on the situation so you can maneuver the terrain more effectively. The Hill Start Assist feature is useful for keeping you in position as you make your way uphill and Intelligent Trace Control is helpful for navigating sharp curves and corners. Driving can be difficult especially for those who don't have a ton of experience. Make that part of your child's daily routine easier by purchasing the 2022 Nissan Altima at your local dealership.

Efficient Operator

Efficiency is yet another standout feature of the New 2022 Nissan Altima. However, the type of fuel economy this vehicle gets depends in large part on your choice of engine. If you've decided to use the VC-Turbo engine inside the Altima, then the fuel economy you'll get will be around 25 miles per gallon for city roads and 34 miles per gallon for h

ighways. Those are solid numbers for a vehicle as feature-loaded as the 2022 Nissan Altima. Even so, it may leave you wanting more if you place a great amount of importance on how your cars operate. In that case, you can opt to put a four-cylinder engine in your Altima. By doing so, you will significantly improve the fuel efficiency ratings of your new vehicle. On city roads, Altimas that use the four-cylinder engine get up to 28 miles per gallon. Move to the highway, and your new car's fuel efficiency rating bumps up to 39 miles per gallon. That kind of fuel economy is always a big plus if you're looking for a new car. No one likes spending a fortune on fuel so getting a new vehicle that works efficiently on the road would be ideal.

You'll also be glad to know that there is no significant drop-off in performance even if you decide to choose the less powerful engine for your Altima. It remains a stellar performer in any situation and its fuel efficiency remains top-notch.

Stay Comfortable in the Smartly Designed Cabin

The cabin of the 2022 Nissan Altima is designed mainly for comfort and convenience. That much is evident as soon as you start using it. Let's run down the list of comfort and convenience-focused features found inside the Nissan Altima using the bullet points below.

Heated Seats - The 2022 Nissan Altima is outfitted with heated seats so you don't have to battle the early morning chill while driving to work. You also won't have to wait long for those seats to get comfortable because they heat up quickly.

Heated Steering Wheel - The steering wheel of the Nissan Altima can also be heated. Activate the heating option for your steering wheel so you can make your fall and winter drives more comfortable.
Intelligent Climate Control - You can set the temperature for your Nissan Altima before you even set foot inside your vehicle. Use the included remote control to adjust the temperature of your vehicle and get comfortable right from the moment you sit in the driver's seat.

Memory System - Drivers may have different preferences in terms of how they want the seats or mirrors inside the car to be arranged. If you have the 2022 Nissan Altima, you can save your preferred settings and quickly activate it if a different driver recently made some changes. You won't have to waste your time getting elements of your car positioned properly again.

The 2022 Nissan Altima is a shining example of what a car is capable of if it prioritizes the needs of its driver and passengers. Discover how well the Altima suits your family by visiting Townsend Nissan today!


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A Glance at the New 2022 Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano has been in production for nearly two decades, initially defining the car-chassis crossover back in 2003. The model has continued to be a forerunner in the two-row crossover segment since then, and the 2022 Nissan Murano's for sale in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are no exception.

Avant Garde Style

The 2022 Nissan Murano is immediately recognizable on dealer lots, as it boasts an Avant Garde style that few other crossovers compare with. A V-shaped grille defines the crossover from the front, and full LED lights carry that statement all along the sides and back.

For the truly aesthetically inclined, a Midnight Edition package adds black exterior accents, illuminated doorsill bottoms and 20-inch black wheels. Magnetic Black Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and Deep Blue Pearl make it easy to get a color you like.

Powerful V7 Performance

Beneath the sleek hood lies a standard 3.50-liter V6 engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque -- nearly double that of some smaller cars. The engine’s power is routed through an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that ensures efficient shifting for a smooth ride.

That power is transferred to on-road forward thrust via either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Front-wheel drive is sufficient for driving around Alabama roads even in winter, but all-wheel drive is helpful if you’re ever on dirt roads, fields, boat ramps or other more slippery surfaces.

Complete Smartphone Integration

As vehicles become increasingly smart, Nissan is making it easy to keep up with industry standards for smartphone integration. You don’t have to pay extra for full app access, as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included on all trim levels. The standard interface is also an 8-inch touchscreen, which makes it easy to select the tech features you want to use.

You’ll find built-in navigation on higher trims. This isn’t a feature that you have to go for, however, as iOS and Android navigation apps can also provide directions.

Some of the higher trims do come with an 11-speaker Bose audio system, which is worth upgrading for if you like to turn the stereo up.

For convenience, keyless entry, push-button start and dual-zone climate control are also all standard.

Finely Appointed Interior

When inside the 2022 Murano, fine appointments give a sense of luxury. Even on the lower trims, aluminum and faux wood accents dress up the crossover. Available leather upholstery and/or seat inserts can further upgrade the cabin.

In the back, a generous 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space can expand to 67 cubic feet if no one’s sitting in the rear seats. That’s enough room for suitcases, the kids’ college gear or even a harp (should someone in the family play one).

Stellar Safety Ratings

Of all the two-row crossovers that are now available, the 2022 Nissan Murano most importantly leads the class in safety. It received the highest possible marks in all of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash and other tests, earning the 2022 Murano a Top Safety Pick+ designation.

Test Drive the 2022 Nissan Murano

To see a selection of 2022 Nissan Murano's that are for sale near Tuscaloosa, drive over to Townsend Nissan. We’re conveniently located at 2620 Skyland Boulevard E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, and we have lots of these crossovers in stock. Take one (or several) for a test drive, and you’ll see why this model has long defined its segment.

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Spring Tune Up at Townsend Nissan

If you drive a Nissan, you know they have a reputation for being durable, reliable vehicles. Even though your Nissan might be working well, it is important for you to make sure it stays that way. That is where the team from Townsend Nissan can be helpful. Before you take your car on the open road this spring, make sure you schedule your spring maintenance check! It would be our pleasure to help you make sure your vehicle is working well, and we might be able to help you save money.

Your Spring Maintenance: Why It Matters

Because Nissans have such a powerful reputation for being durable and reliable, you might be wondering why you need to get your spring maintenance done. After all, if your car is working well, why do you need to get it fixed?

Here’s one very important reason:  your warranty.  Every new Nissan from Townsend Nissan comes with a lifetime warranty that is good for as long as you own your vehicle! However, in order for the warranty to stay in effect, your vehicle must stay up to date with its regularly scheduled mileage maintenance.  A spring tune-up at Townsend Nissan is a great way to ensure that you stay current on your Nissan service schedule to keep your warranty valid. The second biggest reason why you need to get preventive maintenance done at Townsend Nissan is that it is important for preventing serious repairs. It is always better to prevent a problem from happening with your car than to fix it after it has already arisen. When you schedule your spring maintenance with our team, you give our mechanics a chance to identify problems with your car before they lead to serious issues.

Preventative maintenance is also important because it can add years of life to your car. If we can reduce the wear and tear on the internal parts of your vehicle, your car might last longer before it has to be replaced. If you want to maximize the longevity of your car, count on the experts from Townsend Nissan.

Spring Service Packages: Options from Townsend Nissan

At Townsend Nissan, we have a variety of service packages from which to choose. Every vehicle is different, and different cars require different service packages at different stages of their lives. Some of the most common services we perform in the spring include:

  • It might be time for us to swap the air filters in your car. There are a lot of allergens in the air, and you need to make sure your engine is working efficiently. You also need to make sure your passengers have clean air to breathe. That is where engine air filters and cabin air filters are important.
  • We will also take a closer look at your timing and serpentine belts to make sure they are operating as they should. This is important for making sure your car can get you from place to place reliably.
  • We will also inspect your battery. You should expect to get between three and five years of life out of your battery. We will make sure your battery can still hold a charge. That way, you know your car starts when you turn the key.

We will always let you know what maintenance checks your car is due for when you pull into the shop.

The Townsend Nissan Team: Why Partner with Us

We are proud of our mechanics who show up to work every day to help you take care of your car. We have a dedicated team that always puts your needs first, and we are always transparent about the work your car needs to be done.

We also have some of the best products and equipment available in the industry. We will use every resource at our disposal to make sure your car is operating at its top efficiency level when you roll out of our dealership. Count on Townsend Nissan to help you.

Schedule Your Spring Service from Townsend Nissan Today!

If you want to make sure you get as many miles out of your vehicle as possible, it is time to schedule your spring service at Townsend Nissan. We are proud to be one of the most trusted names in the industry, and it is our pleasure to serve the drivers in the local area. We are always available to address any questions or concerns you might have, and we can help you with all of your routine maintenance needs. Schedule your spring maintenance check with Townsend Nissan, and let our team make sure your vehicle is operating as it should! We look forward to seeing you.


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The Exciting New 2021 Nissan Rogue

The world’s best-selling car, the Nissan ROGUE, is set to be completely redesigned for the 2021 model year.  In July, Nissan unveiled a revamped version of the company’s top-of-the-line sports coupe with a new front-wheel-drive, a more powerful engine, and an all-new interior.

The revision will be most noticeable in the interior of the upcoming model, where it will be most noticeable, compared to the Nissan Rogue 2020. The interior of the Nissan Rogue 2021 has also been refined and is different from any other, with a sensory experience that makes it perfect for the modern driver. Compared to the previous version of this SUV, the latest Rogue will also be the only one with an all-new front-wheel drive system that will lead to improved fuel economy and a more efficient engine. This will give it a bolder look, but it is also more compact and lighter than its predecessor and more powerful.

With this new technology, the Nissan Rogue 2021 predicts what the driver will try to do by monitoring the steering, accelerator and brakes, and then lets it happen.

When you leave the SUV to check the rear seats for sleeping children, the reversing warning is alerted and the car honks its horn. Access to the rear seats is improved by opening and closing the rear doors, and holding time is increased. The Nissan Rogue 2021 features a new electronic shifting system that takes up less space, as well as an all-wheel drive system for better handling and stability.

As the Nissan Rogue 2021 is a modern crossover, it will also have a full range of displays. It has a high-resolution display in places where most vehicles have traditional analog gauges, and it distinguishes between front and back seats, driver and passenger seats.

First of all, the third generation of the Rogue compact SUV will build on the same platform that is also found in the Nissan Altima. You can choose from three embellishments, including the Platinum embellishment on the line, located at the top of the line, for an adventurous and comfortable ride.

Like most Nissan vehicles today, the Rogue 2021 will be equipped with a full range of safety features including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. The basic equipment of the 2021 Nissan Rogue can also be upgraded to give access to all-wheel drive and a range of other features. It is equipped as standard with the 3.0-litre four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission.

Discover more about the specifications of the Nissan Rogue 2021 when we speak to one of our sales representatives today. Discover how the Rogue 2021 will find its way into the hands of Nissan customers in the UK and Canada.

Be one of the first to fill in the form below and enter the completely redesigned Nissan Rogue to enjoy a more advanced driving experience. All – wheel drive and all – new front and rear suspension systems are standard, plus a new movement – activated lift flap, steering wheel, reversing camera and adaptive cruise control, as well as a whole range of driver assistance functions.

In 2018, the Rogue was the first Nissan on the North American market to receive the ProPilot Assist option, but the Nissan Rogue SL 2021 is also the one that combines all the different functions in one.

The interior of the Nissan Rogue 2021 now has the same design elements as its predecessor, but has been improved. Everything in the front and rear, including the headlights, headlights, rear lights, side mirrors and front bumper, as well as the rear spoiler and side skirts, has been redesigned for the 21st generation Rogue SL 2021. The 2021s Rogue now comes with a floating roof and exquisite Nissan styling, plus all-wheel drive and a full body kit.

The new Nissan Rogue 2021 is also equipped as standard with the so-called Safety Shield 360, a driver assistance system that includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. Forget the basic Rogue S 2021issan, it has the same design elements as the 21st-generation Rogue SL, such as an angular off-tailgate, rear spoiler and side skirts.

Nissan is upgrading the features available in the Rogue 2021 with the redesigned Sentra and Altima. The new Nissan Rogue 2021 will have the same powertrain as the 21st-generation Rogue SL, but with a stronger engine, more power and more features.

The Nissan Rogue 2021 is powered by a 2.4-cylinder engine that has a direct-injection four-cylinder design and can produce 181 horsepower. Nissan says the Rogue 2021 has the same engine as the 21st-generation Rogue SL, making it the most powerful rogue in its class. With a revised version of the two-engine that powered the 2020 model, the Rogue 2019, it will come with a 3.0-liter six-speed manual transmission that ramps up a total of 180 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The 2021bhp Rogue is powered by an all-new 1.6-litre, two-litre, three-cylinder, direct-injection turbo engine that delivers 184 bhp and a top speed of 190km / h.

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Vehicle Spotlight: 2020 Nissan Rogue

In many cases, the 2020 Nissan Rogue rises to the occasion. If you’re looking to meet a mid-size car that increases safety, boasts wide-ranging features, and has best-in-class performance, you’re in the right place.

Performance Detailsxz

The all-wheel drive 2020 Nissan Rogue comes equipped with a 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine, with enhanced features such as the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). This system packs a whopping 170 horsepower driving and a fuel economy that saves at the pump. It can reach 33 miles to the gallon on the highway—and tow up to 1,102 pounds!

The 2020 Nissan Rogue is also armed with Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, ensuring you and your passengers’ safety as you travel the roadways. Able to comfortably seat five, you and your friends can feel safe, relaxed, and enjoy your time together—in the cozy, temperature-controlled quarters of the 2020 Nissan Rogue.


Driving should excite the senses, and that’s exactly what the 2020 Nissan Rogue delivers. No matter where you find yourself—in the driver’s seat or along for the ride—the Rogue has something for everyone. Features include:

  • Premium Nissan Navigation Services;
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto;
  • NissanConnect Services and other safety options;
  • Remote Access through the convenience of your smartphone;
  • Advanced Drive-Assist Display;
  • Ample Seating and Cargo Space;
  • Rear Door Alert;
  • Bose Premium Audio System and Surround Sound;
  • Remote Engine Start System;
  • Climate Controlled Interior;
  • and Advanced Safety Features.

Drive in style—and safety—with the comfort and convenience of the 2020 Nissan Rogue.


Wishing you could take this vehicle for a test drive? You can at Townsend Nissan! Come visit us on Skyland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, Alabama—and we’ll link you up with this great ride.

Looking for something else? A truck or SUV, perhaps? We’ve got you covered at Townsend Nissan too! Call us at 877-861-8514 for more info or to schedule a meeting with one of our certified salespeople.

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The Benefits of Buying a Vehicle in the Fall

Fall isn’t only for football—it’s for car buying as well. If you want the best deals from the dealership, ‘tis the season to shop. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of buying a vehicle in the fall.

Discounts Abound During Fall

Autumn marks the end of the quarter for dealerships. Fall is also the time when brand new models from the upcoming year are slated to fill lots. That means dealerships have to offer deals and discounts to cut back on excess inventory. That’s where you can swoop in and get your hands on a vehicle you’ve been eyeing for a while—for less.

Multiple Models are Still in Stock

Some car buyers opt to wait to the very end of the year to buy a new car: December. However, by the time December rolls around, the trims, specs, colors, and even models you’re looking for may not be in stock. While you can get some of the best deals in December, autumn offers comparable discounts with the added benefit of all kinds of options. Getting what you want at a price point you like is definitely one of the best benefits of buying a vehicle in the fall.

‘Tis the Season for Specials

To reduce inventory, dealerships also turn to specials on vehicles that they still have an abundance in stock. This is especially true during fall, as the end of the quarter (and year) looms. This means you can snag a certain vehicle for a whole lot less than the dealership originally listed it for.

Sales are on Your Side

Sales goals are a constant in the car selling industry—and can many times swing in your favor. As the New Year nears, dealerships strive to hit certain sales marks. Sometimes, this means you can negotiate a more favorable price for the vehicle you want.


Not only are there many benefits of buying a vehicle in the fall: there are many benefits of buying a vehicle from Townsend Nissan. We’re the place to buy Nissan—and don’t have the baggage of big city prices. Feel free to browse our new and used Nissan vehicles over on our website.

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7 Tips for Fall Vehicle Maintenance

Taking good care of your car ensures that it will be there for you, season after season. New car owners and long-time drivers alike can all benefit from engaging in a bit of fall vehicle maintenance. Don’t know where to start? Make sure you try out these helpful tips!

Restore Your Headlights

Whether you visit a professional or buy a kit to get the job done yourself, restoring blurry headlights is an important task. After all, they’re what help you see clearly on the road. And since the days are getting darker at an earlier time, you’re more likely to be driving in nighttime conditions.

Take out the Trash

Fall vehicle maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Sometimes, it’s as easy as taking a paper cup or some napkins out of the car. Once a day, remove the trash from your car. Making it a part of your regular routine will ensure that you stick to it—and that your car stays nice and clean throughout the year.

Check on Your Battery

Your car battery is an essential part of your vehicle. Check on it—or get a professional to do so if you need a bit of assistance—and make sure that it’s in the proper condition.

Get a Good Wash In

Soon, it will be too cold to wash your car yourself! Give it a good wash in your driveway while the weather permits. Or, if you want to treat yourself, you could always get a wax and wash at your local car wash!

Check off Your List

Are you overdue for a tire rotation? An oil change? Wheel alignment? Check off all the maintenance tasks on your list!

Add Air to Your Tires

Did you know that a change in weather often means a change in tire pressure? It’s true! Take the time to check your tire pressure—and refill the air on your tires. You can find gas stations or even grocery stores that offer free air for this purpose in their parking lots.

Make Sure You’re Prepared

It’s going to get real cold real soon! Make sure you’re prepared for the season by keeping jumper cables, an emergency roadside assistance kit, and a coat in your car. That way, you’ll always be ready on the road. You can even keep a small generator in your car too.


We all love the autumn! It means trips to the costume store, days out picking apples, and going to farms for pumpkins and hayrides. Prioritizing fall vehicle maintenance will help you make the most of the season—and plenty of great memories too.

If you want to make your fall even more memorable, come visit us at Townsend Nissan! You can also give us a call at 877-861-8514. We’ll help you pick out the perfect SUV, truck, sedan, and more. To find out more about car care, check out our blog.

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Vehicle Spotlight: 2020 Nissan Altima

The 2020 Nissan Altima is the ultimate ride. That’s why we’re shining our vehicle spotlight on this incredible mid-size car. Whether you’re a fan of the Altima looking to learn more about the latest edition, or you’re on the hunt for the perfect car, strap in! We’ll tell you all you need to know about this fantastic machine.

Performance Details

When you drive the 2020 Nissan Altima, the specs sure are special. It runs on a VC-Turbo engine, getting 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. With the help of its Turbo engine, it can reach 236 HP. As for its fuel economy, you could be driving longer without refills if you choose a model with its four-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline. As for its passenger capacity, it can comfortably seat five people. Other great performance improvements include responsive steering and the Nissan Intelligent Mobility Suite.


When you drive, you want a car that makes the road safe and comfortable for everyone. Well, we have good news: the 2020 Nissan Altima is loaded with features that drivers and passengers alike are sure to love. They include incredible offerings like:

  • Nissan door to door navigation;
  • Drive-assist display;
  • Rear cross-traffic alert;
  • Rear automatic braking;
  • Nissan Connect Services with Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant;
  • 60/40 split rear seating;
  • Smartphone compatibility;
  • Parked car finder;
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection;
  • Remote access, including unlocking and start/stop;
  • Lane departure warning; and
  • Blindspot warning.

Safety and comfort are one in the 2020 Nissan Altima. After all, you deserve the best possible care on the road!


Are you itching to test out this incredible car? Good! We’ll be happy to help you take a test drive of the amazing 2020 Nissan Altima. Prefer an SUV? What about a truck? No matter what you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find it! Come visit us at Townsend Nissan or call us at 877-861-8514. As for learning more about cars and car-buying, you can visit our blog!

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Nissan’s Self-Driving Car Tech Adapted for Golf Balls

Science—it changes the way we do everything. It even changes how we golf! Because of Nissan’s self-driving car tech adapted for golf balls, the game has an interesting future ahead of it. Here’s how they “putt” the technology into autonomous golf balls—and how that will affect how people play the sport.

Self-Driving Technology

By now, you’ve probably heard all about self-driving cars. They’re out there—and some, like Google’s self-driving cars, have seen their fair share of pavement. Well, it turns out that the same technology can also be used to make autonomous golf balls.

So, how does the technology work? It uses miniature sensors, a motor, and an internal monitoring system to get each golf ball to its target goal. That means that when a user putts the golf ball, it can course-correct. Of course, the destination needs to be selected first, which tends to take some of the fun out of golfing.

Innovating How We Play Golf

Golf is a sport filled with patience and precision. Using Nissan’s self-driving car tech adapted for golf balls can change how the sport is played, but the heart of the game remains the same: you putt the ball and hope that you can make it reach the hole.

Though some golf fans may not like this new technology, others might enjoy getting an edge on their game. Still, it looks like the golf balls won’t be on the market any time soon. And if you were interested in trying them out for yourself, that window just passed on September 1. A select few people visiting the Nissan headquarters located in Yokohama, Japan did get the chance to try out the golf balls. Who knows though—maybe one day, you’ll be able to pick these cool golf balls out at a local sporting goods store!


Getting Nissan’s self-driving car tech adapted for golf balls involved a lot of hard work and experimentation. Getting into a Nissan, on the other hand, is simple and easy! Come visit us at Townsend Nissan to take a test drive or call us at 877-861-8514. You can also check out our cool blog for more useful info for drivers.

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Your Vehicle Safety Carpool Checklist

When you carpool, you can count on a few things: spilled snacks, forgotten backpacks, and LEGOs in the strangest of places. One thing you should never count on, though, is that a safe drive is guaranteed. With school starting back this month, make sure that you’ve checked off all the requirements from this vehicle safety carpool checklist.

Look out for other pedestrians

Some kids walk to school. Others might sneak behind your vehicle as they leave or enter the carpool lane. You’ll encounter lots of little pedestrians as you drop off your kiddos. So, make sure to keep an eye out for them!

Visit the auto shop

In the lead-up until school starts, you’ll have a lot to do. Shopping, doctor’s appointments, school open houses and more—don’t forget to add an auto shop visit to your list. There, you can get a check-up on your car! Make sure that you get your brakes, lights, tires, oil, wipers, and more checked out by a professional. Though this part of the vehicle safety carpool checklist may take some time, it’s a critical step towards taking care of drivers and passengers alike.

Double-check before you back up

Children can be fast. Always double-check before you back up. If you have a car with a back-up detection camera, make sure to use it—but still confirm for yourself that the area is clear.

Stow your phone

Maybe you’re waiting to hear back from another parent about him or her picking up your child. Maybe your coworker has a quick question. Or maybe you have a child taking a sick day. Though these sound like tempting excuses to check your message, you should never, ever have a phone out while you’re behind the wheel. Stow it away and check on it only when you’re done with your journey.

Do a seatbelt check

Before every drive, you should always ask if everyone’s buckled. You should also look in the rearview mirror or cabin camera and make sure that they’re all telling the truth. Spending these precious few seconds on safety could make all the difference.

Store large belongings carefully

Your kid may have instruments, equipment, and more to bring to school. Try and put big belongings away carefully so that they don’t obstruct your view of the road.


Carpooling does its part to save our environment. Make sure that you do your part to keep your passengers safe from point A to point B by following this important vehicle safety carpool checklist.

Now that it’s time to start carpooling again, you might need a bigger vehicle. At Townsend Nissan, we’re happy to help you find the right one! Visit us soon or call us at 877-861-8514 to get started. As for learning more about cars, check out our blog.

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The Best Nissan Vehicles for Back-to-School

When you have a handful of little passengers to drive around, you need the right car! Roomy, kid-friendly, and filled with state-of-the-art safety technology—that sounds just like a Nissan! If you’re ready to find the perfect car for your family, here are the best Nissan vehicles for back-to-school.

2019 Nissan Sentra

One of the best upgrades to come out of 2019 is the 2019 Nissan Sentra. With perks like these, it’s easy to love:

  • Rear cross traffic alert system;
  • Automatic emergency braking;
  • Intelligent cruise control;
  • Smartphone integration;
  • 29 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway; and
  • Seating for five.

2019 Nissan Kicks

Kick a successful school year into gear with the 2019 Nissan Kicks! It’s known for features like:

  • A seven-inch display screen;
  • The Nissan Intelligent Mobility system;
  • Smartphone integration;
  • A rearview monitor;
  • 31 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway; and
  • Seating for five.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder

A good carpooling vehicle means space for everyone! You’ll be able to enjoy plenty of room and great features such as:

  • A 6,000-pound towing capacity;
  • Automatic emergency braking;
  • A second row 60-40 split-folding seat;
  • Tri-zone automatic temperature control;
  • 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway; and
  • Seating for 7.

2020 Nissan Versa

The 2020 Nissan Versa is one of the best Nissan vehicles for back-to-school. Some of the sedan’s incredible features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking;
  • Blindspot warning;
  • Smartphone integration;
  • Lane departure warning;
  • 32 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway; and
  • Seating for five.

2019 Nissan Armada

This school year, drive safely in the 2019 Nissan Armada. It boasts defining features such as:

  • A power liftgate;
  • A second row 60-40 split-folding seat;
  • Intelligent cruise control;
  • Underfloor storage;
  • 14 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway; and
  • Seating for eight.

2019 Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Nissan Rogue is ready for duty! This great crossover includes features like:

  • The Nissan Intelligent Mobility system;
  • A motion-activated liftgate;
  • USB ports;
  • A rear door alert system;
  • 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway; and
  • Seating for five.


It’s almost time to put on backpacks and pull out textbooks! Get prepared for pick-ups, drop-offs, after-school lessons and more with the best Nissan vehicles for back-to-school.

Want to take one of our crossovers for a test drive? Hoping to browse our wide selection? Come visit us at Townsend Nissan or call us at 877-861-8514. Plus, to learn more about Nissan—and cars in general—visit our blog.

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Black or White: Which Car Gets Hotter?

Black or White: Which Car Gets Hotter?

Regardless of your color choice, you’ll be cruising in comfort all ride long no matter which new Nissan model appeals to your sense of style. With so many to choose from here at Townsend Nissan, Inc., you’ll have no trouble finding something truly special. And once you do, the experts at our finance center will be there to get you an affordable payment plan that fits neatly into nearly anyone’s budget.

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Insane Tricks in this Video Game Racetrack

Driving around a real racetrack is a ton of fun and is something everyone should try to do at least once in their life but video games are constantly providing us with experiences that would be impossible away from a screen. For example, we recently found a video of a racing game called “Trackmania 2” and this track is, well, pretty mind-blowing. Take a look at it below, step away from reality and all concepts of safety for about five minutes, and have a fun experience on your Friday afternoon. Just a warning to those who get motion sickness, as this video has a LOT of flipping and spinning:

For a calmer and considerably safer driving experience, come in to Townsend Nissan, Inc. today. Our knowledgeable and professional experts will show you all around our selection of new Nissan models, answer any questions you have, and send you off on a thrilling test drive around town. We hope to see you soon!

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Summer Car Care Tips

While we love summer, the season brings with it some weather that isn’t incredibly vehicle-friendly. Hot and humid days can make for some uncomfortable drives if you’re not keeping up your vehicle’s health, so the folks at Autotrader have made a short list of car care tips we can all benefit by knowing. From keeping your engine coolant topped off, to ensuring your air conditioning is working properly, to checking the air pressure in your tires, and much more, your car will feel as good as you do all season long. See for yourself and jot down a few notes:

If your vehicle needs some care from professional hands, schedule an appointment with our service center experts and get the repairs or maintenance you need. Of course, if you’re in the market for a new Nissan model to take care of, come on down to Townsend Nissan, Inc. today and we’ll show you everything our selection has to offer.

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Practicality, Good Looks, and Comfort in the 2015 Nissan Sentra

The folks at Kelley Blue Book know what they’re talking about when they talk about cars, and have a refreshingly unbiased view on any vehicle they take a ride in. They reviewed the 2015 Nissan Sentra and had a lot of great things to say about it. Despite being a compact sedan that has practicality first and foremost in mind, the Sentra offers a surprising amount of interior space for passengers, a responsive engine with a CVT transmission, high fuel economy, and a well-organized and easy to use center console. Take a look below and see how it could be the ultimate commuter car for you:

If you’re ready to check it out up close and personal, come out to Townsend Nissan, Inc. at your earliest convenience and we’ll show you all that the 2015 Sentra has to offer you on your daily drives. Of course, with so many other amazing new Nissan models to choose from, you’ll feel like you’re in an automotive wonderland. Take your time and find the one that’s perfect for you.

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The 2014 Nissan Versa Note Exemplifies Long Term Excellence

There’s a lot to be said about the subcompact comfort and convenience of the Nissan Versa Note and last year’s model – the 2014 Versa Note – is proving that it can keep soldering on miles upon miles later. The folks at MotorWeek have one of their own and have reported on how well it’s been performing. With a small but sufficiently powerful engine that can still hit over 34 miles per gallon on the highway, a surprisingly spacious and comfortable cabin for all passengers, and tons of cargo space that you’ll struggle to fill entirely, this is one tiny hatchback you’ll keep coming back to for years to come.

We also have new 2015 Versa Note models in our selection of new Nissan models, so come in to Townsend Nissan, Inc. and find one that reignites your passion for the open road. Our friendly staff members will be at your side with answers and knowledge, sure to give you the confidence you need to make a decision you’ll love.

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The 2016 Nissan Maxima’s Two Drive Modes: Like Day and Night

Getting to know how your vehicle performs over time is important; to feel like the wheel is an extension of your body is an experience like no other. But what if your vehicle could feel like two vehicles? Well, with the 2016 Nissan Maxima’s two drive modes, it can.

In Normal mode, you’ll get the smooth and refined feel that you’d expect from a Nissan vehicle. Switch into Sport mode and hang on for the ride of your life! You’ll discover a sharper throttle response, heavier steering, quicker shifting, and hear the engine’s growl escalate to a roar! Take a look below to see what we mean:

We have the 2016 Maxima here at Townsend Nissan, Inc., so drop by today and get a feel for the two modes with a hands-on experience! Once test drive around the block in any new Nissan model that appeals to you and you’ll be head-over-heels for something truly life-changing.

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