The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize SUV with seats for seven in three row, that has a premium interior design with high-quality materials, good fuel economy and ample passenger room in all three rows. The Pathfinder’s second- and third-row seats fold flat to expand cargo volume to 80 cubic feet. There’s 16 cubic feet behind the third row seat backs and small storage space beneath the floor. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder competes with Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9, GMC Acadia, Dodge Durango and Toyota Highlander.
The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. The new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid is selling as a distinct model. The Pathfinder S comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, tri-zone automatic climate control, 60/40-split-folding second-row seats, a 50/50-split third-row seats, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a 6-speaker sound system with a 6-CD changer.
The Pathfinder SV adds keyless ignition/entry, a roof rack, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch color multi-information display and an upgraded audio system. The SL model adds a power liftgate, heated mirrors, foglights, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, heated front and rear seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The top-of-the-line Platinum model adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a towing package, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and a 360° parking camera. A Premium package is available for the Pathfinder SL and Platinum. For the SL this package adds a larger 8-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, an 120-volt power outlet, a tow package, a dual panoramic sunroof and a 13-speaker Bose sound system. For the Platinum, the Premium package add to the above features a rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays.
The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that produces 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is the only available transmission. The front-wheel drive is standard while the all-wheel drive is available as option.
Standard safety features of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder include front and front seat-mounted side airbags, curtain airbags for all three rows, ABS, traction control, rearview camera, parking sensors and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags.
The 2013 Nissan Frontier is a midsize pickup that offers versatility, practicality, admirable handling and powerful engine. The Frontier is one of the best selling cars in the midsize pickup segment and has easy-to-use cabin controls, comfortable front seats, and it is rated at up to 6,500 pounds towing capacity. The new 2013 Nissan Frontier competes with Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline.
The 2013 Nissan Frontier is offered in two body styles: King Cab (extended-cab) and Crew Cab. Regular cab body style is not available. The King Cab models come with fold-down rear jump seats and a 6-foot cargo bed, while Crew Cab models come with a 60/40-split-folding rear bench and a choice of a standard 5-foot or optional 6-foot bed. The 2013 Frontier also comes in five trim levels: S, SV, off-road-oriented Desert Runner (this new trim level debuts for 2013), Pro-4X and SL.
The 2013 Nissan Frontier entry-level S comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, cloth upholstery and a flat-folding front passenger seat. The air-conditioning and a four-speaker audio system with CD player are available as options on the Preferred package. The Frontier SV adds 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, silding rear window, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, full power accesories, Bluetooth connectivity and an additional 12-volt power outlet. Options include foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensor, a Class IV trailer hitch and a rearview camera.
The Desert Runner comes with special exterior and interior styling details, off-road tires and shock absorbers. The Pro-4X adds to Desert Runner a locking rear differential, automatic headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a trip computer. The Luxury package adds a sunroof, roof rack, a rear-seat center armrest and a navigation system. The top SL trim (only offered on Crew Cab models) is almost identically with the Pro-4X with Luxury package.
The new 2013 Nissan Frontier comes with a choice of two engines. Standard on the King Cab S and SV models is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, while a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The rear-wheel drive is also standard.
Optional on the SV extended-cab and standard for all other models is a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard while the 5-speed automatic is optional (except the Desert Runner that comes with the automatic only). Also available is a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive.
The 2013 Nissan Armada is a capable large SUV with seating for eight and a towing capacity of up to 9,000 pounds. The rugged Nissan Armada has a lots of cargo space, a well proportioned cabin, a powerful engine and good driving capabilities even in difficult conditions. This truck-based SUV competes with Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition.
The 2013 Nissan Armada is offered in three trim levels: base SV, midrange SL and top-of-the-line Platinum. The 2013 Nissan Armada entry-level SV model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, side-step rails, eight-way power driver seat, four-way power front passenger seat, a tilt steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker audio system. The Driver package adds to SV a power liftgate, foglights, a rearview camera and 11-speaker Bose sound system.
The Nissan Armada SL adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, keyless ignition, keyless entry, an auto-leveling rear air suspension, leather upholstery and heated front seats. The Nissan Armada Platinum comes with 20-inch chrome wheels, a sunroof, front parking sensor, heated second-row seats, heated steering wheel, a navigation system, driver seat memory function and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual 7-inch headrest-mounted screens.
The 2013 Nissan Armada is offered in seven exterior colors (Brilliant Silver, Espresso Black, Tuscan Sun, Lakeshore Slate, Galaxy Black, Smoke and Blizzard) and two interior colors (Almond and Charcoal).
The 2013 Nissan Armada comes with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. The only available transmission is a 5-speed automatic. The 2013 Armada can be ordered with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system. EPA fuel economy estimates are 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.
Standard safety features of 2013 Nissan Armada include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (with dual-stage supplemental front air bags equipped with seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor), front side-impact airbags built into the seat, roof-mounted curtain airbag, LATCH system, antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control.
The 2013 Versa is Nissan’s entry-level car with comfortable and spacious interior (considering its exterior size), many available convenience features and a large trunk. For the 2013 model year, the Nissan Versa sedan gets more standard features, a new CVT transmission option and improved mileage. The five-seat 2013 Nissan Versa sedan is one of the most affordable sedan in the U.S. and competes with Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris.
The 2013 Nissan Versa sedan is offered in S, S Plus, SV and SL trim levels. The entry-level 2013 Versa S comes with 15-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a trip computer, a height-adjustable driver seat and two-speaker sound system with a CD player. The Versa S Plus adds a rear spoiler, cruise control, the CVT and 4-speaker sound system.
The 2013 Versa SV adds an upgraded upholstery and gauges, keyless entry, full power accesories and cloth door trim. The Convenience package adds to SV a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, passenger visor vanity mirror, a front map light, wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity and a sound system with iPod interface and MP3 playback capabilities.
The Nissan Versa sedan SL comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and adds keyless ignition, keyless entry, foglights and the content of the Convenience package. The Technology package adds to SL a rearview camera, a navigation system and a compact touchscreen interface.
The 2013 Nissan Versa sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System that produces 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. The Versa S comes a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and with a 4-speed automatic transmission as an option. The 2013 Versa S Plus, SV and SL come only with a Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). All Versa models are front-wheel drive. The 2013 Nissan Versa with CVT has an excellent EPA estimated fuel economy at 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
Standard safety features of 2013 Nissan Versa sedan include antilock brakes, traction control, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags.
The 2012 Nissan Juke is a small crossover (with 20 inches shorter than the Rogue) and it comes with a number of optional features not found in some competitors, such as heated leather seats, navigation and push-button start. The competitors of Nissan’s five-seat Juke crossover include Subaru Impreza, Kia Soul and Scion xB.
The 2012 Nissan Juke is a four-door hatchback that is available in three trim levels: base S (starting at $19,990 MSRP), well-equipped SV (at $21,310) and leather-lined SL ( MSRP from $ 23,630 ).
Standard equipment of the Nissan Juke S includes 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, full power accessories, air conditioning, keyless entry, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, a trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The SV trim level adds to Juke a sunroof, keyless ignition, automatic climate control, satellite radio, upgraded upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the Integrated Control (i-Con) system that allows to select Normal, Sport and Eco for throttle, steering and transmission response. The Nissan Juke SL comes standard with the above equipment plus foglights, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats and rearview camera. Other available options for all Nissan Juke models include Sport Accesory package, a Chrome package and Interior Illumination package.
For 2012, Juke features highly distinctive, sporty styling inside and out and fuses the best quality of a sport car, including a sporty driving position, dynamic handling and powerful turbo engine, with the best aspects of an SUV vehicle, such as a robust lower body, raised ground height, improved visibility and available all-wheel drive. Built on Nissan’s proven global B-platform, 2012 Juke features a powerful front and treatment with the turn signals integrated into the front fenders, a high beltline and coupe-like falling roofline. Other exterior details of 2012 Nissan Juke include body-colored outside mirrors and front doors handles and “hidden” rear door handles. The 2012 Juke color palette includes a range of eight exterior offerings: Sapphire Black, Cayenne Red, Graphite Blue, White Pearl, Chrome Silver, Electric Blue, Metallic Bronze and Gun Metallic.
The 2012 Nissan Juke interior is equally aggressive with bolstered front seats, a wide instrument panel and a unique center console inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in a high-gloss paint. The interior of 2012 Juke offers segment competitive roominess and space for five adults. In the rear, a fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provide passenger and cargo hauling flexibility.
Every 2012 Nissan Juke is powered by a 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The engine combines the best of both worlds – spirited performance and good fuel economy. The use of the turbo charger and intercooler help boost power, while the variable timing control for both intake and exhaust cycles improves low-end engine response. Two transmissions are offered – Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (SV FWD and SL FWD models only). Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for 2012 Juke FWD models equipped with CVT and 25 mpg city/ 31 mpg highway for 2012 Juke FWD with 6-speed manual transmission. Juke AWD CVT models are rated at 25 / 30 mpg.
Al Castignetti, vice president Nissan Division North America says about Juke:
In just one year JUKE has shaken up the market with a boldness, style and sense of fun that has never been seen before – at a time when segment sales are expanding with buyers looking for just such a combination. Succeeding well beyond all expectations, JUKE is finding a wide, enthusiastic audience both here in North America and around the world.
The 2012 Nissan Juke comes with 6 airbags (dual front-impact airbags, dual front side-impact airbags and front overhead airbags), tire pressure monitoring system, antilock braking system with brake assist, panic alarm, remote security system, engine immobilizer and vehicle dynamic control with a traction control system.
The experts of cars.com website conclude about 2012 Nissan Juke:
The 2012 Nissan Juke is short on cargo space and legroom, and it has a hard time fitting a couple of kids in the backseat. However, it does offer a zippy driving experience, unique looks and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system that makes it worth considering for tiny families or people without children.