Whatever Gas Prices Do, Make Sure You Drive a Fuel-Efficient Car

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We drivers certainly have been spoiled since the holidays. At a time of year when gas prices tend to be high, across the U.S. gas prices continued to drop. Here in the Laurel area, we even saw gas drop to under $2 per gallon. However, according to AAA, “The national average price of gas reached a current 2015 low on January 26 of $2.03 per gallon, which was the lowest average since March 27, 2009.” However, as of last week AAA reported the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased every day for two weeks for a total of 14 cents per gallon. Week-over-week prices are higher in 48 states and Washington, D.C.

The ebb and flow of gas prices is nothing new for us. While we can’t control the cost of gas, there is one thing you can do to manage how much you are paying at the pump—you can choose a fuel-efficient car.

At Tischer Acura Nissan, we have many models that boast excellent fuel economy. If you’re in the market for a fuel-efficient car, here are the ones you will want to keep in mind:

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

nissan leaf fuel efficient carsLet’s point out the obvious choice—the Nissan LEAF. It’s a 100% electric vehicle which means never having to pay at the pump. Plus, there’s the added benefit of tax breaks for driving electric vehicles. If you want to know what it’s like to own a LEAF, check out the interview we did with one of our LEAF-driving customers.

You also have the option of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid which runs partially on electric power and partially on gas. The hybrid system uses an Intelligent Dual Clutch System that efficiently manages power from both the electric motor and the gas engine. To conserve fuel, the electric motor powers the Pathfinder at start-up and while coasting. When you are accelerating, passing, or towing the boat, the gas engine kicks in, working in tandem with the electric motor to power the vehicle.

If you are interested in either the Nissan LEAF or Pathfinder Hybrid, please contact us: 888-544-9033

Nissan Altima

nissan-altima-fuel-efficient-carThe Nissan’s number one seller— the Altima—boasts up to an incredibly efficient 38 MPG fuel economy and has an 18-gallon tank. So, let’s do a little math. Say gas prices average $2.25 per gallon. 18 gallons at $2.25 is a full tank of gas for $40.50 and a total of up to 684 miles. That means you could drive from the Washington DC area to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (approximately 432 miles) and still have gas left in your tank—and all for about $40!

Check out the Nissan Altima.

Additional Nissan Models

Here’s something you may not know: The Nissan line-up has many models that are fuel-efficient, including the Juke and the Rogue, with some models offering as high as 40 MPG highway (Nissan Versa Sedan, Versa Note, Sentra)!

Check out our Nissan inventory on our website: http://tischernissan.com/

Acura MDX

acura mdx fuel efficient SUVAcura’s best-selling luxury SUV is also surprisingly fuel-efficient for a larger car. For example, a front-wheel drive MDX offers as much as 27 MPG highway. And while for some MDX models premium fuel is recommended, our Acura Sales Consultant, Noah, explains that “you can use regular fuel with the MDX without hurting the engine or voiding your warranty.” So again, let’s create a little scenario. The MDX has a 19.5-gallon tank. Based on our $2.25 per gallon gas rate, that’s a full tank for approximately $44. On a full tank of gas, you can travel approximately 513 miles in an MDX. If you were to drive from the Washington DC area to Disney World, that’s about 861 miles. That means you could load up the family in this comfortable three-row SUV and drive to Disney World and back (round-trip) for about $150. What would the cost of plane tickets to Disney for your family be? We can say with confidence that it would be a lot more than $150!

Check out the Acura MDX.

With the upcoming tax season, fluctuating gas prices, and folks itching for the end of winter and yearning for summer vacation, it’s a smart idea to consider switching to a fuel-efficient car. We’d like to be the dealership that helps you do just that. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter with your questions or feedback regarding what you read today.

Top 7 Reasons the Nissan Versa Note Beats the Competition

2014 Nissan Versa Note

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is just one of many vehicles in the compact car segment. Compact cars have their advantages–easy parallel parking, better fuel economy, great “starter cars” for new drivers, and more. But with so much competition, how does someone who’s looking to buy a compact car decide which car will not only meet their needs, but also be the best bang for the buck? That’s why for today’s post, we’re featuring the top seven standout features about the Nissan Versa Note when compared to similar vehicles in its segment, such as the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, and Honda Fit.

1. Low starting MSRP. Compared to the other vehicles, the Nissan Versa Note is an amazing brand new car with a lower starting price tag!

2. Excellent fuel economy. The Versa Note has better highway mpg than the competition–a whopping 40 miles per gallon! (Just another example of how the Note will save you money!)

Nissan Note interior space3. Plenty of space. Even though the Note is a compact car, it has been recognized for its best-in-class roominess and excellent rear legroom. The interior spaciousness is part of the reason the Versa Note was dubbed “your door to more” when Nissan introduced it onto the market. And with rear legroom that beats the competition, you can rest assured your guests will be nice and comfy for the ride!

Nissan Versa Note Divide-n-Hide4. Plenty of storage versatility. Every car–no matter the segment–has cargo space and little nooks and crannies and cupholders to tuck away essentials. However, not every car, and certainly not the competition, has Nissan’s Divide-n-Hide cargo system. With a feature like this, drivers can drop or raise the adjustable floor space to discreetly protect valuables inside the car.

Nissan Versa Note Around View Monitor5. Class-exclusive Around View Monitor. Most cars have some sort of rearview camera, but not every car, especially not a car in this segment, can boast such technology as the Note’s available Around View Monitor. With four cameras creating a 360-degree view, getting around town, parking, and being safe in a tight spot is easier than ever!

6. NissanConnect with Navigation. With the available color navigation Nissan Versa Note NissanConnect with Navigationsystem and NissanConnect™, you can get live local weather and traffic , streaming audio via Bluetooth, hands-free texting, compatibility with Google® services, and you can do it all without even plugging in your phone. You won’t find this on the Hyundai Accent or the Chevrolet Sonic.

7. Industry awards. In case you’re thinking, “Of course you guys at Tischer are pro-Note–you sell this car,” you don’t have to take our word alone. The Nissan Versa Note also earns plenty of kudos from professionals in the automotive industry. According to IHS Automotive, Polk, Versa is America’s overall best-selling entry vehicle for the past five years (2009-2013). Also, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note was named Best Back-to-School Car by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. We’d say those are some pretty reliable sources to bet on with your car-buying dollar.

To reference any of these points in detail, check out the Nissan USA website and also be sure to check out our review of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

If you’re looking for an affordable, new, compact car that is sure to delight, we can’t recommend the Versa Note enough. We’d love to have you come down to the dealership for a test drive. Just click on the button below to schedule your test drive when it’s convenient for you. For any further questions you have about what you’ve read, feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for reading and happy car shopping!

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