2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Toyota Camry | Which is the Best Family Car?

2019 Nissan Altima

The 2019 Nissan Altima & the 2019 Toyota Camry go head to head in MotorTrend’s March Mayhem event. In this round, they compare the two vehicles that are the newest in their market, the best selling, and the most well known to determine which is the best family car.

It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

While these two vehicles may appear pretty similar from a distance, on the inside the differences are striking. While containing most of the same technology and infotainment–except for the standard AndroidAuto connectivity that separates the Altima from Camry–the materials used in the Camry are lackluster compared to the Altima’s finely accented zero gravity front seats. The Altima also offers more front leg room, standard remote engine start, and standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.

2019 Nissan Altima

In the rear, the seats of the Camry open narrowly, making it difficult to fit in a car seat. The Altima rear doors open up to almost 90 degrees, making it extremely easy to install a car seat. The Altima also has the standard Rear Door Alert system, which gives audible and visual heads up in the instrument panel, reminding the driver to check the back seat.

More Affordable

The 2019 Nissan Altima is also more affordable than the Camry, with a base price starting at just over $30k for the Altima, while the Camry starts at close to $35k. With more space, power, and technology, the Altima keeps you feeling sporty, while keep your family safe.

 

Like what you see in the 2019 Nissan Altima? Browse our inventory or give us a call today!

2019 Nissan Altima

The Newton Advantage | Frequently Asked Questions

Newton Advantage

Starting in 2019, Newton Nissan South launched the Newton Advantage, a new benefit of purchasing your new Nissan with us here in Shelbyville, just a short drive north of Nashville. We offer this because we want to offer the best to our customers, who are more like family to us.

Included in the Newton Advantage is a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and a Lifetime Warranty.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Newton Advantage:

What vehicles qualify for the Newton Advantage?

The Newton Advantage applies to all new vehicle purchases. We also have a Newton Certified Pre-Owned warranty on select used vehicles.

How long is the “lifetime” warranty really good for?

The Lifetime Warranty is valid for as long as you own the vehicle. You simply must return to our service center every 5 years for a free inspection. The Carefree Maintenance plan is for 24 months (or 30,000 miles), which gives you 4 oil changes, tire rotations, lube, and filter changes.

How much does it cost?

The Newton Advantage is absolutely free. We want to be your Nissan dealership for life, not just as a customer, but as our family & friends.

Where am I covered?

The Carefree Maintenance Plan requires that you get your oil changes & tire rotations here at our service center in Shelbyville, which is only a short drive from Murfreesboro, Franklin, and Manchester. You can trust our Nissan-certified technicians and enjoy free coffee, snacks, and WiFi while you wait.

However, there is no requirement to get your car’s service for the Lifetime Warranty done here. Just follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance plan and keep all your records.

Can the Lifetime Warranty be transferred?

No. The Lifetime Warranty expires when your vehicle is sold, traded, or deemed a total loss.

What exactly is covered?

The following components, parts, and labor are covered: Engine, Transmission, Transfer Case, Drive Axle, and Seals & Gaskets.

Some restrictions do apply, so ask your service adviser for more details on exactly what is and what is not covered.

Have other questions? Please call us for more information. We look forward to speaking to you more about the Newton Advantage soon!

Top Ten Things to Know about the 2019 Nissan Altima


2019 Nissan Altima

We’re excited about the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima! Are you?

We’re excited about the launch of this all-new design of the classic Nissan sedan we know and love! From exterior, to the engine, to the interior–this Altima has you covered. To get you excited too (it’ll be here soon!), we wanted to give you our top-five things you need to know about the 2019 Nissan Altima.

Here are the top things you need to know about it:

Redesign

The new Altima has been truly overhauled for a sleeker, sportier feel. Check out this head-to-head comparison with the 2018 Altima:

2019 Nissan AltimaThis sixth-generation Altima now has a deeper Nissan-signature V-motion grille, a floating roof like others in the Nissan lineup, and sharper lines. In fact, the new Altima is 1.1 inches lower in height than previous models.

Smart Technology

The 2019 Nissan Altima is leading the way in its class with the addition of the available ProPilot Assist. This is available on the SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels. ProPilot Assist was included on 2018 models like the Rogue; read more about that feature here. Also available on these trims is the new Rear Automatic Braking (RAB). RAB helps the driver detect stationary objects when backing up, and, if necessary, will apply the break to avoid a collision.

Three features are standard on all trims:

  1. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  2. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), and
  3. Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)

All of these combine to create a 360 safety shield around the 2019 Nissan Altima drivers and passengers, as Nissan continues to forge forward in vehicle safety technology.

Here are the top 10 things you need to know about the 2019 Nissan Altima:

  1. Variable Compression Turbo Engine – the world’s first! This combines power & fuel efficiency (combined MPG at 29!)
  2. It’s the 6th generation! The Altima is one of Nissan’s best selling vehicles, and it has been for 25 years.
  3. Brand-new design – it’s lower, wider, and sleeker than ever before.
  4. The backseat room is great for your passengers with long legs!
  5. All-new 8-in touch screen with Apple Car & Android Auto is now standard.
  6. The price is right – still very affordable with better features
  7. New technology: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)
  8. Available SR Sport Package
  9. Electronic power steering to help drivers stay in their lane
  10. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is now available!

These are adapted from the following video. Watch it for a fun review from one of the first people to test drive the Altima!

 

Do you have questions about the 2019 Nissan Altima? Call us today and let us know if you want to take a test drive!

Introducing: 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

The 2018 Nissan Kicks is the newest addition to the Nissan lineup, joining the other 5 crossover & SUV models that Nissan offers.  Designed with exceptional style as well as advance safety and technology features, the Kicks remains affordable for anyone looking for a new vehicle at a great price. Keep reading to learn more about what the 2018 Nissan Kicks offers!

Smart Technology

The Kicks has technology that feels personal and tailored to each driver. This includes:

  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™; available Nissan Intelligent Key™ with remote engine start; standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • 7.0-inch display screen, three USB inputs; available 7.0-inch driver information display in meter cluster
  • Available Bose® Personal® Plus Audio system with amplifier and eight speakers – including two speakers in the driver’s headrest

2018 Nissan Kicks

Standard Safety

Alongside technology that keeps you connected is the technology to help keep you safe on the road. Standard on each Kicks model is a rear-view monitor and standard Automatic Emergency Braking.  Other safety features also available are Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. And, with the price starting under $20,000, the Nissan Kicks makes safety more affordable than ever before.

2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

Personalized Color

Perhaps one of the most standout features of the 2018 Nissan Kicks is its available color options: 7 exterior colors plus 5 two-tone combinations. Three of the two-tone color schemes utilize a black roof and contrasting body colors (white, orange or red), along with one each orange roof/grey body and white roof/blue body.

2018 Nissan Kicks

Is the 2018 Nissan Kicks for you?

Whether you are looking for a fun, stylish upgrade or a safe vehicle for you small family, the Kicks marries the best of both worlds and offers in it an affordable package. Check out our available Kicks inventory, and come see us today at Newton Nissan South!

 

Jaci’s Favorite Things: The 2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Nissan Rogue

Local Grammy-nominated artist Jaci Velasquez recently took the 2018 Nissan Rogue for a month-long test drive, and she rated it in 2nd place among her top three favorite vehicles! From its advanced technology to its sleek, black exterior and leather interior, Jaci loved this vehicle. We think you will too!

“The Superhero”

Jaci dubbed this Rogue more than just a car — “It’s a superhero!” Her primary reason for calling it a superhero is the technology. This begins with the key fob, by which you can not only unlock and lock your car, but you can also enter your car without pressing the button at all. As long as the key fob is on your person, you and your passenger can get in the car by pressing the button on the door handle. In addition, with the key fob, you can remotely start up your car! “Who needs keys? You’ve got superheroes like Nissan!”

All the technology you want

On the inside, the Rogue doesn’t miss a beat in continuing to impress with the best lineup of technology. First, the touch screen houses all you need to stay connect: Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, and the Rear-View camera. In addition to the rear-view, though, is the front view camera. This shows you the sides and front of your vehicle, and warns you of potential objects. Behind the wheel, you can also choose what you want to see, which is also where you are warned when you drift lanes. The steering wheel itself will shake to alert you to stay in your lane alongside a couple of beeps.

“This car practically drives itself!”

2018 Nissan Rogue

“But the best part of the 2018 Nissan Rogue is the ProPilot Assist,” Jaci says.  This driver assist technology may not let you fall asleep with your passengers on long car rides (yet), but what it can do are these key things:

  1. Keep your speed the same, even in slowing and speeding traffic
  2. Maintain a set distance between your car and the vehicle ahead
  3. Keep you in your lane (note: you must keep your hands on the wheel)

You simply press the blue button (pictured) on the steering wheel, set your speed, and you’re all set! You will see if there’s a car in front, what your actual speed is, and if you are in your lane. Again, you still have to stay focused on the road ahead, but with your feet and hands fairly relaxed as you go!

 

We love the 2018 Nissan Rogue!

View our inventory today, and come see us to take a test drive yourself!

 

For more information, watch the full version of Jaci’s Favorites here:

 

Introducing: 2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Nissan Frontier

The 2018 Nissan Frontier may look like a small truck, but it’s got big capability for small and large tasks alike. Whether you are looking for a truck “just because,” or you need a workhorse to tackle those projects you’ve been putting off, the Frontier is the vehicle for you! Read on to find out why.

Enhanced Standards

Nissan is committed to improving their vehicles year after year. Enhancements for the 2018 Nissan Frontier include:

  • the addition of standard RearView Monitor,
  • standard air conditioning,
  • cruise control,
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System,
  • 5.0-inch color display audio,
  • and Siri® Eyes Free.

Just look at that beautiful interior! But, as you can see, it’s not just there for looks — it has all the capability that you need to stay connected and up-to-date. In addition, later in the year, there will be a Midnight Edition of the 2018 Nissan Frontier for the very first time! This available package includes a black grille, 18-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels, semi-gloss black step rails, body-color front and rear bumpers, black outside rearview mirrors and door handles and black badging. These Midnight Edition vehicles are always very popular, and it is exciting to see the Frontier receive this special upgrade.

2018 Nissan Frontier

Options, options, options!

There are many options to choose from when looking at the 2018 Nissan Frontier. Choose between  a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (King Cab only); manual or automatic transmission; regular/crew cab or long bed, and more! Depending on what you need for towing or hauling or just an all-around truck, you can find the perfect Frontier to match your needs, including 8 different color options!

But the best way to see if the 2018 Nissan Frontier is right for you is to come in

for a test drive at Newton Nissan South!

Come see us today!

2018 Nissan Frontier

 

 

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Chevy Malibu:

Two great cars. How do you decide?

When it comes to buying a new car, no one wants to be uninformed about what’s out there. And here at Newton Nissan, we do not want to ever pressure you into making a decision. So here are two great options out there for your next sedan. Keep reading to understand the key similarities and differences between them, so that you can make a well-informed decision!

2018 Nissan Altima

This new model year for the Nissan Altima brings with it many new standard features, including:

  • Standard hands-free text messaging assistant,
  • Standard Advanced Drive-Assist® Display,
  • and Standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).

These features combine to keep the driver alert and aware at all times, even when needing to stay connected on-the-go. In addition, also available is the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which warns the driver to a potential rear-end accident. It monitors the vehicle directly two cars ahead, and alerts the driver with both visual and audio warnings. Though the Malibu also offers a similar system, it can only monitor the car directly in front.

2018 Chevy Malibu

The Malibu for this year is not lacking in features itself, either. One noticeable difference in the increase in the size of the fuel tank–up from 13.0 gallons to 15.8 gallons on models with the 1.5 liter engine. The Altima, however, does make even that increase seem small,by offering a 18.0 gallon tank! An additional standard feature now on all Malibu models is the rear-view camera, which makes backing up a breeze. Also available are many different trim levels, which vary in both packages and pricing.

Standards Sweeten the Deal

When you’re looking for a car, of course you want good features. Nissan makes that easy by making so many great features standard–at no extra cost to you–ranging from connectivity to safety. But you also want an affordable price. Nissan again offers a lower starting price than the Chevy. The bottom line is that you can’t go wrong either way. Check the choices out for yourself, and we hope to see you soon!

Click here to view Newton Nissan South’s 2018 Altima options!

 

The Valuable 2018 Nissan Versa

First-time buyer? Here’s why the 2018 Nissan Versa is worth a look.

2018 Nissan Versa

Affordable Value

The 2018 Nissan Versa, no matter what model or edition you choose, stays priced well under $20,000. But it won’t feel that way, with options ranging from chrome details to a leather-wrapped steering wheel to a rear view monitor. If you choose to forego additional options and packages, the base price will continue to drop. That is primarily why this is a great first car! No matter which options or trims you choose, the Versa will remain an affordable value. Here at Newton Nissan South, we have many different available options for you!

Spacious Interior

2018 Nissan Versa

Standard on the Versa is a spacious interior–with 90.2 cubic feet of space, including several inches more legroom in the rear than in other comparable sedans. The trunk volume itself measures almost 15 cubic feet. Couple this with the ability to lay down the back seats in a 60/40 split, and the space increases, allowing for more cargo room. The Versa proves that a smaller sedan does not have to equal small space!

Essential Features

2018 Nissan Versa

The Versa might seem simple by today’s common standards of luxury and intelligent features. However, it has all the essential features for staying connected: AM/FM radio, USB and auxiliary ports for music and charging, and hands-free Bluetooth connection. It also keeps standard essential safety features: airbags, anti-lock breaks, and tire pressure monitoring. Even more features–including a 5-in. LED display scene with rear-view camera–are available on the affordable SV Special Edition upgrade (pictured above).  Add this to the already trustworthy Nissan brand, as well as the service available here at Newton Nissan South, and we’ve got you covered in a car you can feel good about purchasing!

Come see us today, and test drive the 2018 Nissan Versa for yourself!

2018 Nissan Versa

 

 

2018 Nissan Altima: What’s New?

Last month, we took a closer look at the 2017 Altima, and saw how it stacked up against a strong competitor: the 2017 Toyota Camry. The upgrades made on the 2017 model proved that upgrades are becoming standard for Nissan’s already impressive and durable lineup. With the 2018 Nissan Altima, the bar for what is becoming standard just got set higher.

2018 Nissan Altima

A New Standard

With the 2018 model year, Nissan set a new standard with many of its models, including the Rogue, Murano, and Altima. On a million of these models, the revolutionary Automatic Emergency Breaking (AEB) technology was placed as a standard feature–not for special editions only, but on base models, with no excess charges. This is double the amount of Nissan vehicles with AEB from 2017.

2018 Nissan Altima

What is AEB?

AEB is a new technology that helps a driver stay alert to possible collisions with vehicles ahead. It offers both visual and auditory alerts as it tracks the space in between your car and the car ahead. If the driver fails to respond to these warnings–i.e., not slowing down–the car will automatically apply the breaks. This will either help you to avoid rear-ending someone altogether, or it will at the very least reduce the speed at which the collision occurs.

An Intelligent Interior

2018 Nissan Altima

On the inside, the 2018 Nissan Altima complements its exterior.  It features a standard Advanced Drive Assist display and a 5-inch color audio display. Its primary goal is to help the driver stay focused on the road while staying informed of incoming messages. The driver can respond with preset or custom messages through the smartphone connection via the USB port below the controls.

The 2018 Nissan Altima features new standards, alongside optional upgrades, and is available at Newton Nissan South! Come see us today to check it out!

 

2017 Nissan Altima Sedan vs 2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

Two great cars. Two reputable manufacturers. How do you decide?

Here at Newton Nissan, we don’t want you to only take our word for it when it comes to buying a car. We want you to make an informed decision. So we’ve put two of the top sedans available on the market head-to-head: Nissan’s 2017 Altima Sedan vs Toyota’s 2017 Camry to help you decide.

2017 Toyota Camry

Toyota’s Camry this year offers gasoline-powered models in a 4-cylinder or V6 engine, as well as a hybrid model. The gasoline models feature a 6-speed automatic transmission, but the hybrid model offers Toyota’s Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

On the interior, the XLE and XSE models newly feature the Entune™ Audio Plus system with navigation. Other select models are equipped with a Qi Wireless Smartphone Charging system for certain phones.

2017 Nissan Altima Sedan

Nissan’s version of Toyota’s CVT, Xtronic CVT® comes standard on the 2017 Altima Sedan, giving every model smooth acceleration and quiet performance. It also has a better fuel efficiency than the Camry, with a larger fuel tank and an average of 30 mpg with a 4-cylinder engine; Camry’s estimates for the Camry’s 4-cylinder is 27 mpg. Also standard on the 2017 Altima is Push Button Ignition.

In the driver’s seat, the Altima has the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, providing easy recognition of vehicle information and warnings. For added comfort, a heating steering wheel is available on select models. This feature is not offered on any of the Camry models.

A Standard Upgrade

The 2017 Nissan Altima considers standard what competitors count as luxury upgrades. It is the clear choice for someone looking at the 2017 Nissan Altima versus 2017 Toyota Camry this year, because of these standard luxuries that Nissan offers on the Altima.

Click here to view Newton Nissan South’s available 2017 Altima Sedans!