The Nissan Rogue is one of KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000”

award-winning Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is making headlines as one of KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000.” KBB.com likes the fuel economy, capacity, value, style, technology, drivability, and function of the 2014 Nissan Rogue.

Nissan’s redesigned mid-size SUV offers drivers best-in-class fuel economy on the highway getting an EPA-estimated 33mpg (front wheel drive models).* The Rogue is able to seat up to seven passengers comfortably with plenty of extra room for cargo and belongings. KBB.com mentioned the Rogue’s excellent pricing starting at just $22,490.

KBB.com also noted the 2014 Rogue’s advanced set of technological features. Although the Rogue offers value, Nissan did not skimp on technology. Some of the cutting-edge features found inside the Rogue include smartphone integration via NissanConnectTM apps, keyless entry and ignition, AroundView Monitor with moving object detection, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Dan Mohnke, Vice President, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations said, “The all-new Nissan Rogue was designed to offer customers an excellent value, while still providing drivers with unparalleled style, technology, drivability, and function.” He then goes on to say, “Earning a place on KBB.com’s list of 10 Best SUVs under $25,000 helps to reaffirm our vision for this vehicle as well as its place in an extremely competitive segment.”

To learn more about the award-winning Rogue, stop by Blackburn Nissan in Vicksburg, Mississippi! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will help you with any questions you may have!

Three Nissans Make KBB.com’s List of 12 Best Family Cars

12 Best Family Cars
2014 Nissan Rogue

Kelley Blue Book (KBB), The Trusted Source®, recently recognized three Nissans on their list of 12 Best Family Cars! Recognized for being great family-friendly cars were the 2014 Rogue, 2014 Pathfinder, and 2014 Altima. Vehicles were chosen for the list by actual families alongside KBB.com’s editorial staff.

There were a total of 21 vehicles evaluated by KBB and families. The 21 vehicles were spread across 11 different brands. Of those 21, only 12 were chosen as the best with Nissan taking up a quarter of the top 12 spots.

The Rogue was recently redesigned for the 2014 model year and is Nissan’s second best-selling vehicle. KBB liked that the all-new Rogue included more features, better styling, and plenty of interior space. The Rogue was recognized by KBB for being a “compelling choice for young families looking for practical, comfortable and inexpensive transportation.”

12 Best Family Cars
2014 Nissan Pathfinder

KBB found very little to dislike about the 2014 Nissan Altima. They noted the Altima’s interior spaciousness, excellent driving dynamics, and comfortable interior.

The Nissan Pathfinder commanded the attention of KBB for its overall value and roomy interior. KBB noted the excellent cargo space, excellent interior and exterior design, and great pricing.

To find the perfect new family-friendly vehicle, stop by Blackburn Nissan in Vicksburg, Mississippi! We have the Rogue, Pathfinder, Altima, and more!

Nissan’s New Project: The Frontier Diesel Runner

Frontier Diesel RunnerAt the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan pulled out the big guns, the diesel guns that is. The automaker debuted the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner pickup truck; and now they’re asking you to help them out as they continue to develop it for production.

Nissan asks that you take their survey and offer your opinion on the diesel-powered Frontier as well as your general knowledge of diesel engines.

Before you take the survey, here’s what we know of the Frontier Diesel Runner so far:

The truck, which is based on Nissan’s 4×2 Frontier Desert Runner model, is loaded with a Cummins’ 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers haven’t been released yet for the project, but Nissan’s senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Parts, and Service, said in a press release, “I drove it and tried as hard as I could to hurt the baby. I abused it and pushed it as hard as I could. The thing handled everything I could throw at it with ease.

Frontier Diesel Runner“I was quite impressed – impressed with the get-up-and-go, the torque, the horsepower, and everything that the truck is going to mean to the potential truck buyer if we end up bringing it to market,” he added.

Check out this video, and then head over to take the survey. There could be a $100 Amazon gift card in the mix for you.

Don’t forget to let us at Blackburn Nissan know your first impressions of the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner as well.

Nissan’s January Sales Set Record, Show Numerous Increases

January Sales Set Record
2014 Nissan Rogue

Believe it or not, the first month of 2014 is already in the books. If you’re anything like us here at Blackburn Nissan, it’s easy to lose track of time when you are almost constantly digging yourself out from beneath a nice, thick blanket of snow, but we digress. Nissan Group has announced its first month sales figures, and the results are enough to warm our hearts (though maybe not necessarily enough to warm our hands).

Nissan Group total sales in the United States for January totaled 90,470 units, which is nearly a full 10,000 units better than January 2013 sales and good for an 11.8 percent increase. Nissan division sales accounted for 81,472 of that figure, good for a 10.4 percent jump over 2013; and Infiniti sales came in just under 9,000 and leapt an astounding 26.3 percent.

What’s more, in just the second full month of sales for the all-new 2014 Rogue, the CUV set a January record by delivering 13,831 models and increasing 54.5 percent over the previous January.

January Sales Set Record
2014 Nissan Altima

The Altima was Nissan’s top-seller with 22,515 units sold, which is a 4.9 percent improvement over last year. The LEAF also had an impressive month; its total of 1,252 deliveries marks a 92.6 percent increase over the beginning of 2013 and represents a promising trend for EVs in 2014.

More information on individual Nissan and Infiniti models can be found at the official press release. To test drive the latest Nissan vehicles, stop in and see us at Blackburn today!