Nissan

The Nissan name was first used in 1933, but the company's history goes back much further. Originally known as Kwaishinsha Motorcar Works, the company produced its first automobile, the DAT, in 1914. DAT later became Datsun (son of DAT) in 1931 and Datsuns went on to become the first mass-produced vehicles in Japan. Americans got their first look at the Datsun in 1958 - the 1200 Sedan. The Datsun 240Z was released as a 1970 model and it became the best selling sports car in the world, selling 500,000 units in less than 10 years.

Used Car of the Day: 2005 Nissan 350Z 35th Anniversary Barn Find

Today we bring you a literal barn find: A 2005 Nissan 350Z Anniversary Barn Find.

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Used Car of the Day: 1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo

Today we take you back to the days of my youth and present this 1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo.

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Nissan Unveils Ariya Nismo for Japan

The Ariya arrived later than Nissan wanted, but it’s good enough to warrant a look from EV buyers. However, it didn’t have an engaging driving experience or much in the way of performance. Nissan’s changing that for 2024 – at least in Japan – with the new Ariya Nismo.

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Nissan Prices 2024 Rogue, Only Modest Hikes Appear

Just about everything is more expensive these days. Why, just last week, our Managing Editor was complaining about his trip to buy methylated spirits and a hammer drill as part of his planned New Year’s Eve festivities*. This is why it’s all the more remarkable when automakers essentially hold the line on pricing models for a new model year – especially when it is one of their best sellers.

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Used Car of the Day: 1980 Nissan 280ZX

Today's UCOTD is a1980 Nissan 280ZX that's a 10th anniversary edition and wearing the black and gold.

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The NHTSA is Investigating Nissan's Variable Compression Engine Problems

Nissan hailed its variable compression engines as great for performance and fuel economy, though the real-world benefits of the advanced mills haven’t completely lived up to the hype. They also appear to have issues that could cause a loss of power, knocking sounds, and engine failure in the most extreme cases, leading the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to open an investigation.

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Adventurers Take Nissan Ariya Across Globe

Following 10 months and over 18,000 miles of driving, a pair of explorers have completed an epic drive from our planet’s North Pole to its South Pole. That’s a helluva drive no matter the vehicle or conditions, but the team of Chris and Julie Ramsey chose to take it on in an all-electric Nissan Ariya.

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Used Car of the Day: 1999 Nissan Frontier

Today we're keeping it simple with a clean-looking 1999 Nissan Frontier.

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2023 Nissan Z Review - Skips, Pops, Noise, Fuzz, And Joy

I recall reading reviews of the Nissan GT-R back in 2008 when it debuted - holy crap, that car is STILL being built! - where it was labeled a digital car for the PlayStation generation. This was often ascribed to the big screen in the center console which allowed for the tweaking of various settings. Reviewers often lamented these changes as a drift away from a traditional enthusiast vibe. It’s funny to see that nearly every sporty car on the road has followed this path of high-tech performance.


And, indeed, there remains a big screen atop the dash in the 2023 Nissan Z. Yet I feel this is perhaps one of the last genuinely analog sports cars around. In a world dominated by ones and zeroes, there are still those who prefer to indulge in film cameras and vinyl records. The Z is a trip to a time when holding something tangible was worth something, and embracing imperfections was better than chasing theoretical perfection.

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Nissan Hikes Armada Price Tag for 2024

The jumbo Nissan Armada has a higher entry-level price point for 2024 compared to last year – but it would be tough to solely blame inflation for this cost hike. Rather, customers should know the brand simply decided to bin a (relatively) low volume base trim.

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2023 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Review – Road-Trip Ready

It was just my luck that I was assigned a 2023 Nissan Pathfinder earlier this year for a week that included a road trip of almost 150 miles.

There are worse vehicles to while away the mile in.

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Nissan Bringing One-Off Vehicles to SEMA

This year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas is coming up fast, so you know there will be a rush of breathless PR about the rigs being hauled to the desert by manufacturers for this soirée. Nissan is getting into the game with a couple of concepts – one of which is inspired by cars used in a spec-racing series north of the border.

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Used Car of the Day: 2012 Nissan Altima SR

Today's UCOTD is a bit different -- it's more of a daily driver than a project car or show queen or odd duck.

It's a 2012 Nissan Altima SR.

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Used Car of the Day: 1987 Nissan 300ZX

Today's UCOTD comes to us via Seattle -- it's a 1987 Nissan 300ZX that someone tried and failed to steal.

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2023 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Review – A Rogue That Blends In

The 2023 Nissan Rogue is one of the top contenders for misnamed vehicles.

Think about it. A rogue is daring and dashing and goes against the grain. Rogues stand out. But the Nissan Rogue blends in.

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Nissan Updates Rogue, Adds Tech and Tweaks Styling

As the calendar flips to 2024, Nissan is throwing some revisions at its bread-and-butter crossover. Appearance, in-car tech, and cabin materials are all getting a critical eye.

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Nissan Recalls Almost 10,000 Ariyas for Unexpected Loss of Power

The Nissan Ariya had early delays that softened what could have been a significant EV release for the automaker, but the reviews are generally positive, as most are impressed with its cabin quality and comfort. Despite that, the SUV is facing a recall of almost 10,000 units for an issue with its software that could cause an unexpected shutdown. 

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Used Car of the Day: 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V

Today's UCOTD is 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V that the author has loved for a long time but must part with due to family needs.

Many of us can relate to that.

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2024 Nissan Z Pricing Leaked Online

Pricing on the 2024 Nissan Z appears to have leaked on the requisite web forums and it’s a tad bit steeper than you might have been anticipating. Nissan has made the sport coupe a little more expensive for the coming model year. However, it’s the high-spec Nismo variant that’s really going to stretch your wallet. 

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Nissan Announces Pricing for 2024 Frontier

The Nissan Frontier finally got the overhaul it needed in 2022 and has received generally positive reviews despite the fact that it’s not as refined or advanced as its rivals. As it stares down a 2024 model year in which all of its competitors are newer and more attractive, the Frontier is getting a new Hardbody Edition that piles on nostalgia and a few feature upgrades to some trims. Nissan also released pricing, which starts at a reasonable $29,770 before destination and taxes.

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Nissan Hints at Hardbody Revival

We know there are more than a few members of the B&B who look upon the era of small trucks with no small amount of fondness. Nissan Hardbody, Toyota Pickup, Mitsu Mighty Max – they all hold a place in the minds of many.


Nissan seems to be on the cusp of reintroducing something with the Hardbody name, releasing this image just the other day and promising answers next week.

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Nissan Prices Murano for 2024, Drops Base Trim

As the calendar flips into 2024, Nissan is staying the course with just a few tweaks to its midsize Murano crossover, a machine that has been on sale largely unchanged for about the last 10 years.

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Report: Dealer Claims Nissan Planning Fresh Armada and a Range of New EVs

Automakers never talk about future products with the media, but dealers often get previews of upcoming models and lineup changes. Automotive News recently reported that Nissan showed off a next-generation Armada SUV, and the changes are said to make the full-size family hauler more “Range Rover-like.”

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Used Car of the Day: 1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T Type M

Today we bring you a car that hasn't yet seen the road after being wrapped. It's also a rarity -- a 1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTST

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Nissan Sentra Under Recall for Steering Issues

Late last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a letter to Nissan requesting they recall a batch of Sentra sedans thanks to tie rods that may bend and cause steering issues. A total of 236,238 units may be affected, ranging from the 2020 – 2022 model year.

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Nissan Dealership Handed Over 400 Charges

On this Friday afternoon, we find ourselves adding yet another post to our ‘Dealers Behaving Badly’ tag. This time, some former employees at a Nissan dealer in North Carolina are on the hook for more than 400 charges.

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Nissan Altima Priced at $25,730

We interrupt the stream of breathless news from places like the crushingly self-important Monterey Car Week to bring you fascinating pricing details of the somnambulant 2024 Nissan Altima.

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Used Car of the Day: 1971 Datsun 240Z

Today's UCOTD is a non-running 1971 Datsun 240Z.

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Attack on Titan: Nissan to Kill Its Truck Next Year

It would seem  our musings – and the musings of many other outlets, to be fair – regarding the future of Nissan’s entry in the full-size pickup truck segment were right on the money. The company has confirmed they plan to wind down production of the Titan after this model year.

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2024 Nissan Titan Priced at $45,770

Nissan has rolled out pricing for the 2024 Titan pickup truck. It starts several thousand shillings higher than last year because the base S trim has been axed, though an equivalent 2023 SV 4x2 has a sticker of $45,650.

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Nissan Z Nismo Gets Modest Power Bump and Loses Manual Option

Nissan pulled back the curtain on the new Z Nismo, officially showing the car that so many have speculated about in recent months. It gets a tiny bit more power, some handling upgrades, and one fewer transmission choice: It's automatic only.

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Used Car of the Day: 2005 Nissan XTerra

Today's UCOTD comes to us via Miami, and the ad copy is...sparse.

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Nissan Jumps on NACS Bandwagon

It’s only a matter of time before nearly every major EV manufacturer hawking cars in this country moves to the so-called North American Charging Standard.

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Nissan to Recall 1.4 Million Vehicles Globally

Nissan is issuing a global recall on roughly 1.4 million vehicles over a handful of reasons pertaining to acceleration. Based on early reports, owners are either getting a sudden increase in throttle after shutting off cruise control or a short that kills the motor while driving. The cars in question include models like the Note, Kicks, Leaf, and Serena. 

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Report: Next Nissan Z NISMO To Be Automatic Only

A report is suggesting, based on order guides, that the next Nissan Z NISMO will be automatic transmission only. Say it ain't so.

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Nissan Teases Aggressive 2024 NISMO Z

The Nissan Z returned last year, bringing unique retro-inspired styling and a powerful twin-turbo V6. Though it’s still fresh and difficult to find on dealers’ lots, Nissan is unsurprisingly working on a hotter NISMO version of the car.  A new teaser video gives a great look at the car, but sadly no details came with the film.

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Used Car of the Day: 2001 Nissan XTerra

If you want a cheap, manual-transmission off-roader, give this 2001 Nissan XTerra a check.

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Junkyard Find: 1993 Nissan Stanza Altima GXE

Over the last couple of decades, the Nissan Altima has become the butt of countless online jokes and is now generally considered the most wretchedly disposable of US-market motor vehicles. We can assume that this is the result of so many years of ex-fleet Altimas being dumped into the market after full depreciation, coupled with a general sense of utter dysfunction in Nissan HQ. In any case, the Altima is an icon now, and I've spent years trying to find a first-year example in the car graveyards I frequent. Finally, in a Denver-area boneyard, I found this battered '93 GXE sedan.

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Used Car of the Day: 2000 Nissan Frontier Special Edition

This one is for the Tennessee fan in your life. This 2000 Nissan Frontier was, of course, built in the Volunteer State, and it's festooned with Tennessee stickers and a paint job that screams "Rocky Top".

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R34 Nissan Skyline Driven By Paul Walker Fetches Record Sum At Auction

The R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is one of the most iconic JDM cars in history, thanks to the Fast and the Furious movies, and the few that have made their way here over the years have sold for big bucks. Recently, a blue GT-R driven by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 4 hit the auction block, and the result is surprising, even for an R34.

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2023 Nissan Rogue Review: No Soggy Bottom Here

Like much of the world over the past three years, we’ve been finding ourselves planted in view of our television a bit more than in the past. Streaming services have supplanted broadcast shows by offering episode after episode ready for gluttonous consumption. One glutinous show has taken over our screens in particular - The Great British Bake Off.

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Too Much Junk in the Trunk: S&P Downgrades Nissan's Credit Rating

Often the butt of jokes concerning the types of people that drive its cars, Nissan can’t catch a break. Its long-awaited new EV, the Ariya, was long delayed because of supply chain issues and a global pandemic. Now we’re learning that the automaker’s credit rating recently took a hit. 

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Nissan Recalling 712,000 Rogues and Rogue Sports for Faulty Keys

Most of us have seen a set of the so-called ‘jackknife’ ignition keys. You know the ones: a press of a button causes the business end of the key to flip outwards, permitting it to light the fires on a car and instigating those of us with active personalities to say “HI-YA!” while jabbing the thing skyward as if it were a real jackknife.


No? Huh; maybe it’s just me, then.


Anyways, that type of key is at the crux of a major recall for Nissan, one which involves nearly a quarter million Rogue SUVs.

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Used Car of the Day: 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R


Today's UCOTD is a $5,500 sporty Nissan that's over 30 years old, in "ok" shape, and according to the seller, able to surprise "American muscle".

It's a 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R with a SR20DET engine from a U12 Bluebird.

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Older Nissan Models Recalled for Potentially Detaching Steering Wheel Emblem

The Takata airbag recall is massive and ongoing today, despite being issued years ago. Nissan recently recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles for another dangerous airbag issue, this time related to the company’s steering wheel badge.

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Used Car of the Day: 2002 Nissan XTerra

While we wait for Nissan to come to its senses and bring back the XTerra as a Ford Bronco -- or maybe, more likely Bronco Sport -- fighter with true off-road chops, we can gaze upon this 2002 Nissan XTerra and daydream.

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Report: Nissan Says Solid State Batteries Coming By 2028

Nissan is reportedly on track to have its very first solid-state battery production plant up and running by 2025, with vehicles leveraging the technology by 2028. While these units are supposed to offer increased range and decreased charging times, improving EV ownership, they also have some shortcomings engineering teams have yet to address. However, this hasn’t stopped a majority of manufacturers from pursuing the technology in the hopes of gaining an advantage over the competition as everyone attempts to transition toward all-electric lineups.

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Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance Being Overhauled

The strategic partnership between France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan has been a tenuous alliance throughout most of its history. However, the duo is attempting – once again – to tweak the nature of their complicated relationship in the hopes it produces better cooperation and reduced animosity. 

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Report: Some at Nissan Call for Electrification of Pickups

Nissan has been trying to gain traction in the truck market around here for a few years, with varying degrees of success. Now, a new report from Automotive News suggests some folks at the brand would like an increased focus on a lightweight electric pickup.

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Used Car of the Day: 1971 Datsun 240Z Series I

Most days, we look for quirky used cars, or inexpensive ones, or project cars. Yes, we've tossed a few classics up there -- two or three '60s Ford T-Birds, for example, but it hasn't been the normal modus operandi.

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One More Time: Nissan GT-R Updated for 2024

Thanks to Nissan’s glacier-like design cycle, most of us are intimately familiar with the silhouette of the brand’s mighty GT-R. Last night in Tokyo, company reps rolled out its latest smattering of updates for the long-running supercar.

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2023 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Review - Parting Thoughts

It’s the beginning of the new year as I write this, and we are being bombarded by easy-to-pen yearly listicles in the “hey, remember this B-list celebrity that died in February?” Like most, I’ll read one or two of these in my downtime out of sheer boredom, and will occasionally notice a critical reappraisal of someone’s supposed genius that wasn’t properly appreciated until they had passed. 


Like people, of course, consumer products have life cycles. And while very few might shed a tear for the untimely demise of a particular flavor of dishwashing sponge, the same can’t be said of automobiles. Even the least popular mass-produced car or truck has thousands of owners across the country, and certainly, some feel a sort of kinship to the model. So even though it seems forever destined to remain in sixth place on the full-sizer sales charts, the 2023 Nissan Titan PRO-4X is worthy of reassessment. 

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QOTD: Can the Mid-Size, Mid-Lux Sports Sedan Be Saved?

The Kia Stinger is dead. The Nissan Maxima is going to die after 2023. The Volkswagen Arteon oft seems to be forgotten. Is there hope for mid-size sport sedans (and four-door coupes) with front-wheel or all-wheel drive and priced between $45,000 and $60,000?

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QOTD: Truck Talk

Chris Tonn reviewed the Toyota Tundra for us this morning. A running theme that I've noticed whenever we review a Tundra or Nissan Titan is that we often say, even if the truck is good, that there's nothing about it that will help it steal sales from the Detroit Three.

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Used Car of the Day: 2007 Nissan Frontier

Nissan's Frontier didn't change much from 2005 until 2021. The D40 generation just quietly soldiered on forever until it was redone for 2022.

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Used Car of the Day: 1985 300ZX

Today's used car of the day is another Nissan/Datsun special -- a 1985 300ZX in the rare Aspen Gold paint job. Fewer than 5,000 of these cars were built in Aspen Gold.

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Nissan Nismo Boss Says Hybrid GT-R Successor Under Development

Despite having gone into production in 2009, Nissan’s GT-R remains a blisteringly fast performance car that basically exists to embarrass more expensive automobiles. But it’s also exceptionally old for an automobile and has managed to stay relevant thanks to Nissan issuing meaningful performance upgrades every few years and Nismo releasing track-focused variants of an already very track-friendly GT car.

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TTAC Rewind: 2012 Nissan Sentra Rental Review


Today's TTAC rewind for your late afternoon perusal is about a decade old. Former TTAC'er Jack Baruth was in sunny SoCal and got his hands on a 2012 Nissan Sentra rental.

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The 2023 Nissan Versa Is the Hero We Need Right Now

Are you finding food too expensive? Do fuel prices have you down in the dumps? Tired of selling valuable bodily fluids to cover the phone bill? Boy, do we have good news. In a world where the average transaction price for a new automobile exceeds $47,000, the refreshed 2023 Nissan Versa still starts below $17,000 – including destination and delivery fees.

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Nissan Stuffs V8 Up Nose of Frontier Pickup

In a time-honored tradition of shoehorning a large engine into a small vehicle, Nissan showed up at this week’s SEMA show in Vegas with a V8-powered Frontier midsize pickup truck. Yes, it’s a concept but one can still admire the effort.

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  • TheEndlessEnigma I don't have to read the review, the price says it all. Nah.
  • Jkross22 this is how difficult it can get....
  • Jkross22 I would advise against buying/leasing a hydrogen vehicle until Honda and Toyota's hydrogen partners figure out the supply chain. Here is why....This map is more green than normal, meaning most stations are working and have H2 to dispense. Normally about 40% of them are either inoperative or have run out of H2. Toyota and Honda need to hold their partners accountable or find others that are better at this.
  • Seanx37 Does FIAT have a future? Will Stellantis keep them around? Or just rebody Peugeot and Jeep products?
  • Jkross22 The grill is 2-4% of the problem. What about the other 96-98% of the car?