2015 Nissan Sentra: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: Bluetooth and USB port standard on all models

Price change: TBA

On sale: December

Which you should buy, 2014 or 2015? 2014

The Sentra compact sedan was redesigned for 2013, and sales have taken off this year. All 2015 models will add standard equipment as Nissan follows an industry trend of packing more features into smaller cars. Bluetooth and USB are now standard on all Sentras.

By Rick Popely | July 10, 2014 | Comments (1)

BMW, Chrysler, Ford Join Ever-Expanding Airbag Recall

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Three more major automakers have joined the massive expansion of the recall action involving airbags that could deploy with too much pressure and cause injury. BMW, Chrysler and Ford added their names to the roster of automakers — which already includes Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota — that are recalling millions of vehicles equipped with a faulty airbag inflator, manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. As we reported Monday, Honda, Mazda and Nissan announced they are recalling millions of vehicles to fix the airbag problem that was supposedly addressed last year; that followed Toyota's June 11 recall announcement of its expansion of the initial April 2013 recall. Today's announcement comes as 2014 reaches a new record for U.S. recalls, now topping 31 million — well over half of which are from GM, beleaguered by its ignition-switch debacle.

Get the full story from the Detroit News, here.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

Nissan Leaf Used Prices Drop Most in June

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Gas prices may be on the rise, but that's not necessarily bolstering demand for used electric cars. The all-electric Nissan Leaf saw the biggest price drop in June; asking prices for late-model used Leafs dipped 4.2 percent ($819) to $18,692 on average. The Chevrolet Volt, an electric car with a range-extending gas generator, experienced the fourth-biggest price drop, with its average price falling 2.9 percent ($710) to $23,984.

Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Express 3500 full-size van had the biggest price gain in June, up 2.1 percent ($513) to $24,908. Rounding out the top three were the Porsche Boxster convertible, up 1.8 percent ($959), and the Lincoln MKS luxury sedan, which gained 1.5 percent ($430).

By Mike Hanley | June 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

Honda, Mazda and Nissan Join Airbag Recall Expansion

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Three Japanese automakers are recalling millions more vehicles worldwide — including more than a million in the U.S. — due to an inflator defect in airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp., NBC reported. This latest announcement by Honda, Mazda and Nissan follows the June 11 announcement by Toyota of a massive expansion of a 2013 recall of vehicles equipped with airbags that could deploy with too much pressure, increasing the risk of an injury. Hot on the heels of the Toyota news earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it was reopening its investigation into the matter.

Get the full story from NBC here.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Nissan Altima: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: The 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL V-6 models add navigation, blind spot and lane departure warnings, and moving object detection as standard

Price change: Base price $130 lower on the 2.5 S; others get increases

On sale: Early June

Which you should buy, 2014 or 2015? 2014

The Altima is one of the top-selling sedans that appeals because of its comfort, fuel economy and Nissan's aggressive incentives. Altima competes in the hotly contested midsize sedan segment against the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and others, and its sales have increased this year while some rivals have faltered.

What's the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan for 2014?

Four-cylinder models come with EPA ratings of 27/38 mpg city/highway, putting them among the higher echelon in the midsize class, and Altima is competitive in interior room. Fashion-conscious buyers should note that Nissan hasn't tampered with the styling since the Altima was redesigned for 2013, so midcycle appearance changes are probably in store for the 2016 models.

By Rick Popely | June 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue, 2014 Infiniti QX60

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 334 model-year 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue crossovers and model-year 2014 Infiniti QX60 crossovers manufactured between March 7 and March 10, 2014

The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a lug nut in one of the right-side wheels may not have been properly tightened. If it becomes loose, it could fall off and cause the other nuts to loosen over time, increasing the risk of wheel separation and a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and tighten the affected lug nuts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners at the end of this month. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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After what seemed like an eternity at No. 1, the 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover finally toppled as the 2014 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck climbed to the mountaintop on our list of most-read reviews. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Honda Ridgeline
2. 2014 Nissan Rogue
3. 2014 Mini Hardtop
4. 2015 Subaru WRX STI
5. 2014 Honda CR-V
6. 2014 BMW 328d
7. 2014 Subaru Outback
8. 2014 Cadillac ELR
9. 2014 Subaru Forester
10. 2014 Infiniti Q50

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Rogue

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Vehicles Affected: About 1,644 model-year 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers manufactured between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, 2014

The Problem: An incorrect bolt may have been used to connect the intermediate shaft to the upper steering assembly. This could result in the bolt loosening and falling out, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Nissan will begin notifying owners in June, and dealers will inspect and repair all affected vehicles for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Nissan Versa Note Starts at $14,990

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Just one model year after it arrived, the Nissan Versa Note — a hatchback offshoot of the current-gen Versa sedan that debuted more than three years ago — added a (sort of) tricked-out SR trim for 2015 (pictured above). That brought the trim count to five, and Nissan announced pricing across the board today. The base stick-shift Versa Note S starts at $14,990, while an automatic Versa SL tops the ladder at $18,770. Add in factory options and the price can climb as high as $20,260; all prices include an $810 destination fee.

2015 Nissan Versa Note at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

That stays about even with the 2014 Versa Note ($14,800 for the stick-shift S to $20,000 for an optioned-out SL, including destination). Bluetooth phone without audio streaming is standard for 2015; audio streaming is optional on the SV/SR and standard on the SL, which slots atop the group. Including an $810 destination charge, pricing is as follows:

By Kelsey Mays | May 28, 2014 | Comments (4)

Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Leaf

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 211 model-year 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars manufactured Feb. 28 through March 12, 2014

The Problem: A welding problem could reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle if it’s involved in a crash. This increases the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners starting in mid-June. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 20, 2014 | Comments (2)

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