Looking for a comfortable and stylish mid-size sedan? Look no further than the 2017 Nissan Altima. After receiving a facelift last year, this family sedan is better than ever. With a refined interior, high-tech features, and a reputation for reliability and value, the Altima is a top competitor in its class. Continue reading
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is what Nissan calls a ‘4-Door Sports Car’ and we agree. Nissan’s flagship sedan is stylish, fun to drive and refined, more than your typical family sedan. Well equipped and reasonably priced, you’ll want to schedule a test drive. Continue reading
The 2017 Nissan Titan is a new, much needed, full-size truck for the real truck enthusiast. Offered as the light-duty Nissan Titan or the heavy duty Nissan Titan XD, both versions will be blow your mind. They are both available in five trim levels: the S, SV, Pro 4X, SL, and the Platinum Reserve. Continue reading
Today we’d like to share a video review of the 2015 Nissan Versa Note. Our friend Shane, an avid car enthusiast, loves to create auto reviews and has conveniently created an overview of the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SV with the Convenience Package. Watch as he points out the exterior and interior features of the vehicle and shows just how roomy a compact car like the Versa Note can handle his 6-foot-3 frame.
Here are some of the video highlights in this particular Versa Note model review:
- SV is the middle trim level with many standard features
- Can add other features as an option
- This particular model has the convenience package that includes NissanConnect with mobile apps, an upgraded audio system (Sirius XM-capable), rearview camera, and a 5-inch color display
- Bluetooth capability and overhead Bluetooth microphone
- Engine DOHC 16-valve inline-r with 109 hp @6000 rpm and torque of 107 lb-ft @4400 rpm
- Equipped with an Xtronic CVT transmission (allows for smooth riding and excellent fuel economy) and automatic gear shift
- Keyless entry remote
- Upgraded electroluminescent gauges and re-settable trip computer with brightness control
- Steering wheel controls
- Intuitive, easy temperature controls
- Electronic side-mirror controls
- Interior chrome accents
- Power door locks and windows
- Vanity mirrors
- Versa Note-exclusive dual glove boxes
- Front and rear windshield wiper blades and controls
- USB port
- NASA-inspired front seats with a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and armrest
- Ample rear seating room
- Ample rear cargo space (18.8 cubic feet with rear seats up, 38.3 cubic feet with rears seats down) including Nissan’s Divide-n-Hide adjustable floor and 60/40-split folding rear seats
- Safety features including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Shane’s overall impression of the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SV was that it was a smooth, quiet ride with good options in the Convenience Package and plenty of satisfactory features for this price range. This car would be excellent for commuters and travelers alike.
Stay tuned for more review from Shane via our blog and his YouTube page, and if you like what you read and saw about the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SV we invite you to schedule a test drive.
We wanted to formally take a moment to thank all our customers who came out for our 2016 Nissan Maxima Mid-Atlantic Debut event on April 23. There was a lot of excitement surrounding the event from customers and staff alike and overall, we felt it was a very successful event.
Check out some of the photos and videos below that highlight some of the day’s festivities including photos of the new 2016 Nissan Maxima, customer testimonials, and more.
As you can see, we had a good time and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and fully redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima. The new Maxima sports sedan is set to come to our dealership later in the summer. If you would like to contact our Nissan Sales department regarding the 2016 Nissan Maxima, please don’t hesitate to call us: 888-544-9033
Happy Earth Day, Tischer friends! It’s actually the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and we thought we’d take a moment to honor this beautiful planet we all share as well as remind you about the Nissan PUREDRIVE® badge and what it stands for.
The PUREDRIVE® badge has been around for some time and so it’s easy for drivers’ eyes to glaze over that emblem without a second thought as to its meaning. Debuting on the 2012 Versa sedan, Nissan launched its “Pure Drive” initiative, which showcases Nissan’s continuing commitment to development of environment-friendly technology through improved fuel economy on internal combustion engine vehicles with reduced CO2 emissions.
The crux of this technology is replacing an automatic transmission (AT) with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This technology replaces fixed gears with two tapered pulleys linked by a metal belt, which curtails the typical waste of significant amounts of fuel by the AT’s selecting gear ratios less-than-efficient for specific road conditions. The result is smooth acceleration and a much wider range of gear ratios that serve to boost fuel economy.
Early CVTs gave birth to Nissan’s even more efficient and lightweight new generation of XTRONIC CVTs. XTRONIC CVTs help with fuel efficiency and fuel economy, and create less internal friction. With Adaptive Shift Control, which offers more than 1,000 shift patterns in sporty, normal and city modes, XTRONIC lets you choose a driving experience that suits the road and your mood.
In one Edmunds.com article about the PUREDRIVE® badge, one commentator added,
“Pure Drive is, quite frankly worth mentioning. It basically means that the vehicle that carries it has exceeded the 2016 CAFE Standards. The CVT transmission is a large part of how it accomplishes this, but there’s also improved aerodynamics, microfinished surfaces in the engine, and electrically assisted power steering instead of one driven by the engine. Some, but not all Nissan models carry the badge also. I’m writing this the day after the Climate March in New York City where 400,000 people came to support the Climate Change Initiative and the line of people stretched 4 miles in Manhattan. That is a sign that people want change, the US Congress is demanding change through the laws they create and vehicle manufacturers are delivering it!”
You might also be interested to know that PUREDRIVE® technology is just one component of Nissan’s overall Green Program, which aims to deliver the following:
- No.1 in Zero-Emission Vehicles: cumulative sales of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles across the Renault-Nissan Alliance
- Leading fuel efficiency: 35% fuel economy improvement compared with 2005 on a corporate average for all Nissan vehicles sold in Japan, China, Europe and the United States
- Leading low corporate carbon footprint: 20% reduction per vehicle of CO2 emission of corporate activities compared with 2005
- Leading closed-loop recycling: raise the usage rate of recycled materials to 25%
To clarify, PUREDRIVE® technology is different than the technology behind the Nissan LEAF’s technology. The 100% electric LEAF is also a fantastic option for environmentally-conscious drivers. But Nissan explains, “Nissan believes it is important not only to develop and circulate zero emission vehicles such as electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, but also to improve the fuel economy of engine-powered vehicles. Vehicles that are powered by engines which burn fuel suffer from energy loss in various situations. Maximizing energy efficiency in order to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission— Nissan’s undertaking entitled “PURE DRIVE” is our action to improve fuel economy of engine-powered vehicles.”
The next time you are in the market for a new car but are also looking for a car that is a little kinder to the planet, consider one of our Nissan models with the PUREDRIVE® badge. And just because a car is more earth-friendly doesn’t mean that it can’t be modern, sporty, or refined. As one writer for Autobytel pointed out, “Vehicles with the Pure Drive badge should prove that low emissions vehicles don’t have to be boring.”
By purchasing a car with the PUREDRIVE® badge not only will you be helping the environment, but through these more efficient and greener technologies, you’ll be a little kinder to your wallet as well.
We are very excited to share the great news–the all-new and redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima will be making its Mid-Atlantic debut only at Tischer Acura Nissan! We have a big day planned for this particular event, and here are some of the details:
- The new Maxima will be at our dealership for preview on Thursday, April 23, from 2pm to 5pm.
- Customers and visitors at this event can get an up-close and personal preview of the 2016 Maxima. We encourage you to get inside the vehicle and check out the interior with its fresh redesign!
- Tischer staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the new Maxima, and to help prospective customers get more acquainted with this exceptional vehicle.
- We will be taking pre-orders for the 2016 Nissan Maxima! In fact, the first five customers placing pre-orders the day of the debut will receive a $200 gas card upon delivery of their new Maxima!
- A limited time offer of 3 years of complimentary maintenance for the 2016 Maxima is available. See the details on the Nissan website.
- As part of the festivities, we will be cooking out! In addition to your questions about the Maxima, be sure to bring your appetite as well!
- We have created a Facebook event. This is where you can join our event, check out any updates we have about the day’s event, or leave a post/comment/question about information regarding this event.
- We will be sharing information on our social media pages regarding the Maxima debut (before, during, and after) so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima was recently revealed at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Check out the video!
Also, Nissan has created an infographic highlighting all the amazing features of the new Maxima, so you will want to check that out!
We hope that you’ll join us on Thursday, April 23, at our dealership for this amazing one-day event. In the meantime, please be sure to check out the event page and share it with interested friends and family.
The Nissan Murano is fully redesigned for the 2015 model year. But how does it compare to its major competitors? The Murano’s closest rival is the Ford Edge, but we’re taking this comparison a step further. We’ll compare the 2015 Nissan Murano S to the 2015 Toyota Venza LE, 2015 Ford Edge SE, and 2015 Lexus RX 350 Base.
If you do a simple Google search of 2015 Murano comparisons, one of the first results to surface will be a great comparison from The Car Connection. While they take many more models into account, such as the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll notice the Murano’s TCC Rating is on par with, or higher than, the other models. That’s already a good sign of how the new Murano compares. But let’s look at the details a little closer and see how the Murano compares with the Edge, Venza, and Lexus when it comes to cost, interior and exterior features, safety, size, and more.
The 2015 Murano does come with a slightly higher MSRP than the Edge and Venza, but with similar destination charges. As you might expect, the Murano is significantly more affordable than the Lexus. However, the Murano’s city, highway, and combined fuel economy is better than all the other models.
The new Murano offers competitive exterior features such as:
- 4 doors
- Driver and passenger power remote mirrors
- Automatic exterior light control (not available in the Edge)
- LED daytime running lights (only standard running lights in the Edge)
- Driver and passenger side turn signal indictor in mirrors (not available in the Edge)
- Standard LED brake lights (not available in the Venza or Edge)
One other “Nissan advantage” the Murano has, which you will notice upon first glance, is the Murano’s bold, exterior body material of both composite and galvanized steel, whereas the other models are just steel.
Compared to the other models, the 2015 Murano also offers a number of competitive interior features that today’s drivers will find provides both comfortable and convenience such as:
- 5-seat capacity
- Automatic air conditioning (manual AC in the Edge)
- Dual zone front air conditioning (not availalble in the Edge)
- Power door locks
- Remote keyless entry
- Intelligent key doors and ignition (not available in the Venza, ignition only in the Edge)
- Power windows
- Remote engine stat (not available in any of the other models)
- Ample storage throughout the cabin including standard overhead console storage and full floor console
- Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
- Multi-directional driver and passenger seats
- Rear folding and split-bench seats
- AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite
- CD player
- MP3 decoder
- Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity
One concept of note in the 2015 Nissan Murano is the “social lounge” concept Nissan designers had in mind from the start. With an open, airy cabin and a host of available technologies, the 2015 Murano is Nissan’s “most social” model yet.
When it comes to the mechanics and size of the Murano, we want to point out a few ways the Murano stands out from its competition. Considering all of these models are SUVs, they all have quite a bit of power and capacity. You can check out the detailed specifications on the Nissan website. A few highlights are:
- The 2015 Murano has more horsepower and torque than the Venza, and more horsepower than the Edge.
- Like the Lexus, the Murano has a 3.5 liter V-6 engine. The Venza and Edge engines are smaller.
- Unlike the other models, the new Murano is the only model with a Xtronic CVT transmission.
- When it comes to size, the 2015 Murano offers more exterior length and exterior width than all the competitor models.
- The Murano offers greater interior cargo volume than the Edge and Venza.
- The Murano features best-in-class cargo volume with all seats up and best-in-class cubic feet interior volume.
All of the models in this comparison offer similar safety features—that’s one area auto manufacturers don’t like to compromise as you can imagine! That being said, the 2015 Nissan Murano also offers a class-exclusive available Predictive Forward Collision Warning and class-exclusive available Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection. Additionally, the Murano has a standard vehicle safety security system which is not available in the Edge and Venza comparison trims.
If you’re in the market for an SUV-type car, we invite you to come check out the 2015 Nissan Murano. With its exquisite exterior styling and expertly outfitted interior, we think it’s a superb model for the price even at the base trim as we’ve detailed above. After all, there’s a reason Popular Science named the 2015 Murano a “Best of What’s New” award winner. We think you’ll agree!
What a thrilling time it was last week during the 2015 North American International Auto Show! Among the many exciting revelations, we were so pumped up seeing the 2016 Nissan Titan and next generation Acura NSX. You can relive the reveals of each model on the Acura news and Nissan news websites or watch the videos at the end of this post. We’ve rounded up a few details for you on each model, so check them out.
2016 Nissan Titan XD
- The new Titan XD is the first of the new generation of Nissan Titan models.
- The new Titan was designed as a “powerful precision tool” with the concept of having a “work-place warrior” ready to haul, pull, tow and tackle, yet also is intended to deliver style and comfort for everyday use.
- The Titan XD provides more effortless towing and hauling than its larger, more expensive heavy-duty competitor’s trucks – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups.
- Powered by a new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and hefty 555 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Titan XD will offer an available maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds (when properly equipped).
- Titan’s industry-first Utili-track™ Bed Channel System continues with the new design.
- Available exterior and interior convenience features on the all-new Titan include RearVew Monitor with Trailer Guides, Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from outside the vehicle—Blind Spot Warning (BSW), front and rear sonar system, and front and rear NASA-inspired zero gravity seats.
- The new Titan XD Crew Cab is the first of three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels to be available later in the Nissan Titan lineup. (More information on the full lineup will be available at a later date.)
- Along with the Titan Crew Cab shown in the Detroit preview, the new Titan will be available in King Cab and standard cab versions and with 4×4 and 4×2 drivetrains. Future engine options will include a new gasoline V8 and an advanced gasoline V6.
- The Titan XD is projected to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in late 2015.
If you’re a truck-lover, be sure to check out the infographics below which highlight exterior and interior details of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD.
Next Generation Acura NSX
- The new NSX was specifically created to bring a “new sports experience” to the supercar segment.
- The NSX features an all-new power unit—a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system—integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world’s-first material applications and manufacturing processes.
- The next-generation NSX will leverage its state-of-the-art hybrid supercar power unit, body and chassis to deliver exceptionally intuitive and immediate response to driver inputs.
- A “Human Support Cockpit” design concept inspired by the original NSX provides exceptional driver control, visibility and packaging, but is further advanced to meet the extreme performance expectations of a modern supercar.
- The NSX interior boasts exceptional forward visibility, simple and intuitive controls, and class-leading ergonomics.
- The NSX’s instrument cluster features a dynamic TFT display that responds to changes in the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamics System with pertinent graphics and information.
- Acura engineers coupled the company’s expertise both with high-performance engine and hybrid electric-drive technologies, with its two decades of experience with industry-leading dynamic torque-vectoring technologies, including Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), to create the most sophisticated, technologically advanced and intelligent powertrain in the supercar universe.
- The NSX has undergone extensive testing at some of the world’s most challenging race circuits, including the famed Nurburgring.
- The NSX features an “Advanced Sports Package” with placement of key powertrain components which gives the NSX, along with its lightweight body, the lowest center of gravity in its class.
- Handling is greatly enhanced by Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), enabling lightning-quick response to all driver inputs—steering, braking and throttle—along with the stability, control and launch performance of all-wheel drive.
- The NSX’s dial-operated Integrated Dynamic System features Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track modes.
- The NSX also features a “launch” function to achieve the ultimate in “zero delay” launch performance, aided by both the engine and three electric motors.
- Acura will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer, with customer deliveries expected later in the year.
Speed-demons and supercar enthusiasts, your time has come indeed!
It can’t be denied that these two models are raising the bar for 2015. Now that you’ve read and seen some of the highlights before these cars hit the market, what do you think? Share your feedback on the NSX or Titan with us on Facebook or Twitter. We’re happy to keep the conversation going about the latest car buzz!
The all-new and totally redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano is now available at our dealership—what a way to break in the New Year! We previously wrote a post on the details of the new Murano when the industry buzz first broke. But we know it’s still the holidays and you want to be able to enjoy your down time, so here are some fast facts about the 2015 Nissan Murano and what makes it so appealing.
- This third-generation Murano takes its cues from the future, expressed in the form of the Nissan Resonance Concept vehicle.
- The 2015 Murano carries forward Nissan’s new design direction with features such as V-Motion front end, a unique “floating” roofline, LED boomerang-style headlights and taillights, and more efficient aerodynamics.
- Fuel economy is projected to increase by approximately 20% versus the current generation Murano, due to the approximate 145-pound overall weight reduction, enhanced aerodynamics and engine/transmission efficiencies.
- The instrument panel height is lower than previous Muranos. Centered between the outer wings is a large information and control center with an available 8.0-inch color display with multi-touch control. The number of audio and navigation switches has been reduced by 60% – from 25 to 10 – for a more user-friendly experience.
- The new Murano shares the look and feel of the Resonance with an upscale “social lounge” interior with premium materials, advanced and purposeful technology, and a low, wide center console that encourages conversation between front and rear passengers.
- Adding to the driver’s sense of connectedness with security is Nissan’s Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display, an enriched version of the popular instrument panel feature offered in both the Altima and the Pathfinder. For use in the new Murano, there are a number of new features, including a 7.0-inch high-resolution color display.
- Murano incorporates up to four cameras (front, rear, two side) and three radar sensors (one front, two side) to provide input to a range of available technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC). When backing out of a parking space, the new Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system can help to warn you about vehicles you may not see approaching from either side.
- The new Murano offers an available class-exclusive Around View® Monitor (ARM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).
- Nissan’s advanced Zero Gravity seats are standard for front and rear outboard occupants. The rear seats are a three-cushion design – a first for a Nissan vehicle. Climate-controlled seats (heating and cooling) are available in front, along with available Quick Comfort™ heated rear seats.
- The available Power Panoramic Moonroof has a 40 percent longer sliding length and 29 percent larger opening than the previous generation design. It is projected to be among the largest moonroofs in the segment.
- The new Murano’s cargo area has been reconfigured (versus the previous generation) to provide a projected best storage space in the segment (with seats up).
- The 2015 Murano is offered in four trims (S, SV, SL, and Platinum) with either front-wheel drive or intuitive all-wheel drive.
- Popular Science magazine chose the 2015 Nissan Murano for a “Best of What’s New” award.
Having been inside the new Murano and behind the wheel, we can absolutely vouch that this Murano is a huge step forward in luxury and design, while continuing to offer the technological and convenient features that today’s drivers both want and need.
If you’re in the market for a crossover vehicle to accommodate your lifestyle, we hope you’ll consider coming down to check out the 2015 Nissan Murano. If you have any questions about this model, feel free to contact us on Facebook or Twitter.
Be sure to check out our photos of the all-new Murano on our Facebook Page.