4 Best Hiking Trails in Durango, Colorado

Hiking Trails in Durango

Nissan & Hiking

There’s no better way to spend a day in Colorado than hiking outdoors. You’ll find numerous paths to adventure all across the Centennial State, especially in and around the city of Durango. While there are far too many to cover in a single day or weekend, we recommend you check out one of these four awesome hiking trails in Durango when you get a chance.

  • Animas River Trail: A paved trail that runs through the heart of the city, this path connects many of Durango’s attractions and municipal buildings. Running along the Animas River, it’s a serene walk that’s a popular route for locals.
  • The Colorado Trail: Running from Durango to Denver, this 500-mile hike took 15 years to build so travelers could witness the state’s most impressive natural wonders.
  • Twin Buttes Trail: Wide open and twisty, this trail is great for walking or biking and was only recently established as an officially sanctioned trail.
  • Engineer Mountain Trail: Towering above the skyline around Durango, Engineer Mountain is a “must do” to see the diverse scenery formed by glaciers.

Once you’re done hiking the peaks and valleys of Durango, hike over to Nissan of Durango, CO to see the Best Nissan Vehicles for Traveling to Bike Trails and Hiking.

Nissan versus Tesla : Save Money and Time and Buy the Leaf!

Nissan versus Tesla

Nissan LEAF Reporting For Duty

The all-electric Leaf is one of our favorite cars here at Durango Nissan. In fact, we not only love the vehicle, but we also appreciate that there is no waiting list and you can save a lot of money.

Nissan is very proud of the all-electric Leaf, and recently has created an ad to compete with other electric models. In particular, Nissan has directly gone against the new Tesla Model 3. Hundreds of thousands of pre-orders have been made for the new Tesla 3, which has actually become a negative for customers. Customers now have to give a deposit, make a reservation, and wait until at least 2017 or longer to get their vehicle.

Nissan is advertising a “no reservations necessary” policy. In addition to being able to get your electric vehicle sooner, you will also be saving money with the Leaf!  The Leaf starts at a lower price than the Model 3 and Nissan is also giving rebate money as incentive.

So don’t wait in line for a vehicle! In the match up of Nissan versus Tesla, Nissan surely wins! Come in to Durango Nissan in Durango, CO and save money with the all-electric Nissan Leaf!

The Nissan Maxima’s Cabin Named One of WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors

WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors

Maxima Interior

If you take just one look at the 2016 Nissan Maxima, then you will be able to tell that it is one of the most beautiful cars on the road. However, that beauty is not restricted to just the Maxima’s exterior. The Nissan Maxima’s cabin was recently named one of WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors.

WardsAuto looked at nearly 47 different vehicles and their interiors to determine which ones had the best interiors for 2016.

With its streamlined design and surface and extensive list of amenities, the interior of the 2016 Nissan Maxima impressed the editors at WardsAuto.

“This interior makes a brilliant first impression,” said WardsAuto Senior Editor Tom Murphy. “The Maxima exhibits expert craftsmanship and reminds us once again why it serves as Nissan’s flagship. We love the black-and-camel color scheme, two-tone flat-bottom steering wheel, ‘Liquid Chrome’ metallic trim and Alcantara diamond-quilted seating surfaces. Nissan took some chances with the Maxima interior, but the rewards are evident.”

Nissan knows how to design a beautiful ride both inside and outside. The proof is the 2016 Nissan Maxima at Durango Nissan in Durango, CO!

Places to Go Biking in Durango, Colorado

Biking in Durango, Colorado

Biking in Durango, CO

Now that the weather is taking a turn for the warmer, it is the perfect time to take out your bike and go traveling down a bike trail. Here in Durango, Colorado, there are plenty of popular bike trails in the area. Here are a few popular places to go biking in Durango, Colorado.

The Colorado Trail. If you feel like taking a real journey, then you should take a trip to Denver along the Colorado Trail. This beautiful path cuts through 24 miles of beautiful Colorado wilderness on its way to the capital of the state.

Engineer Mountain Trail. This bike trail is not for the faint of breath. Running alongside a mountainous region, this path is designed to test the limits of your biking abilities.

Sand Canyon. Also known as the Canyon of the Ancients, the Sand Canyon region is not only a great spot for biking, but it is also a great place to learn about the rich history of the Colorado region.

What’s you favorite bike path in Durango, CO? Tell Durango Nissan in the comments below!

Check Out These Vehicle Emergency Kit Basics

Vehicle Emergency Kit

Emergency Car Kit Set

The best way you can prepare yourself for emergencies on the road is to have an emergency kit in your car, prepared for scenarios throughout the year. You never know when it could come in handy.

If you don’t have a vehicle emergency kit and would like to start one, here are some items to consider:

  • A standard first-aid kit, which should include bandages, antibiotic ointment, gauze, etc.
  • A spare cell phone charger and even, perhaps, a spare cell phone; you may also want to keep a written list of emergency contact information
  • A quality flashlight with spare batteries
  • A full bottle of unexpired sunscreen, as well as a few pairs of sunglasses and hats
  • A spare dosage of any sort of medication you use regularly, as well as anything similar that may be needed for regular passengers
  • A stock of non-perishable food items and fresh, clean water, which can be used for drinking as well as rinsing out wounds

Be safe this year, and for more tips and tricks, contact us or visit us anytime at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO.

Nissan GT-R Hybrid Powertrain Could Power Future Gen of Sports Car

Nissan GT-R Hybrid

Nissan GT-R Hybrid

While official details concerning the next-generation Nissan GT-R have been sparse, sources are now saying that the model will, in fact, switch to a hybrid powertrain sometime in the very near future.

AutoGuide broke the story in an interview with an absolute expert: Matt McCulloh, co-founder of the North American GT-R Owners Club. McCulloh believes that the next gen GT-R will have a hybrid engine and may even look something like the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.

Of course, the switch to a hybrid powertrain would mean untold savings and even higher levels of fuel efficiency for the Nissan GT-R, already a sleek, efficient model. Just how impressive its fuel economy could be remains unknown.

Hopefully, more information will be revealed about this next-gen Nissan GT-R hybrid, which is expected to be a 2020 model, sometime in the near future. Economy Nissan in Durango, CO will keep you up to date on the latest Nissan models.

Proper Tire Maintenance Can Increase Fuel Economy

Proper Tire Maintenance

Proper Tire Maintenance

What do tires and fuel economy have in common? You would be surprised. Believe it or not, proper tire maintenance can save you serious dough in terms of fuel economy, ensuring that your cars rides just right. Not only does this include tire pressure, but proper grip is also important.

According to the EPA, you can increase fuel economy by about 3.3% if you keep tires inflated properly. Although that doesn’t sound like much, over the course of ten years it can lead to thousands of dollars, depending on how much you drive. Tire pressure changes with every 10 degree change in temperature (a rise increases psi, while a low temperature decreases psi). That’s why it is important to keep track regularly.

Why does tire pressure affect fuel economy? Tires are the only part of your car that comes in contact with the road. Flat tires can lead to added friction, which slows down your car very slightly. Overinflated tires can stress the rubber compounds, leading to bulges and cracking. Check your manual to see the proper pressure.

Having the right tires is also important. Plenty of tread ensures proper control. Bald tires can lead to tire spin, sliding, and a host of other problems. To avoid bad fuel economy and to stay safe on the road, perform proper tire maintenance frequently. For these and more helpful tips keep checking back to the Economy Nissan blog in Durango, CO!

Nissan Geneva Show Lineup Revolutionizes Mobility

Nissan Geneva Show Lineup

Nissan Lineup

Nissan made quite a splash at the recent Geneva Auto Show. With intelligent mobility designs and never-before-seen concepts, the automaker is quickly becoming an industry leader. New features include Piloted Drive, Premium Concept, IDS, and a range of electric vehicle technologies as well.

According to Nissan, the Nissan Geneva Show lineup featured some truly unique designs, especially the IDS or Intelligent Driving System concept. This complex system of sensors works with an artificial intelligence unit to avoid virtually all dangers on the road. This on-road autonomous design may appear in testing by the end of the year.

Piloted Drive is a European vehicle design, but it will be the first autonomous system on that continent. This new technology allows cars to drive autonomously in heavy traffic and gridlock, borrowing technologies like automated cruise control and a range of sensors. Although this system is also in the testing stages, it may appear as early as 2020.

The LEAF is getting some added technologies as well. This includes an augmented LEAF-battery system, 100 vehicle-to-grid chargers, and added efficiency. By this rate, Nissan will lead the industry to zero-emissions, zero-fatality driving in the next few decades. We can’t wait to see the future that is in store for us at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO!

Which Car-Related Tax Deductions Are You Eligible For This Year?

Car-Related Tax Deductions

Deduct For Your Truck… Or Any Vehicle

Have you started your taxes yet? If not, it’s time to get started. Before you know it, you might be too late!

Fortunately, there are different deductions available to you, and a good handful of those are based on your vehicle. Here are a few examples of car-related tax deductions to keep in mind:

  • General business use – If you use your car exclusively for business, you may be able to write it off entirely.
  • Business miles driven – If you use your car sometimes for work and sometimes for leisure, you may be able to write off the miles you drove while on the job.
  • Sales tax on older vehicles – Some vehicles that were purchased before 2010 are eligible for special deductions.
  • Depreciation – This one’s a bit tricky, but if your car has depreciated in value and you use it for work, you may be able to get even more back for it.

Of course, if you are unsure what applies to you or how to appropriately file your taxes, you should seek the help of a professional.

For more car-related tips, visit us anytime at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO!

Nissan January Sales Break Records, Starting the Year Off Right

Nissan January Sales

Innovation That Delights

New reports have been published on Nissan’s most recent – and they represent proof that bad weather can’t get the automaker down. Nissan January sales saw a solid rise of two percent of the prior year.

Plus, Nissan set an all-time high record for sales in the month of January alone, selling 105,734 units.

Largely to thank for the sale were Nissan’s larger models, as overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set their own January record. The Rogue and the Pathfinder saw increases of 26 percent and 5 percent respectively.

However, the Nissan Murano also saw an increase in sales of a whopping 46 percent, while the Sentra and Maxima also made significant gains.

It appears that Nissan is seriously starting the year off right, and if we had to guess, these trends will likely continue throughout 2016.

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