Edmunds Votes 2013 Nissan Altima as Best Midsize Sedan

Each year the midsized sedan competition is becoming closer and closer. The available innovative technologies, high quality materials, improved fuel economy and extra space create for some of the closest competition yet. For years Edmunds has been known as a trusted review company and once again came out with the 17 Best Cars you Can Buy list. This year, the 2013 Nissan Altima steals the show, winning the Best Midsize Sedan Segment.

Nissan Altima Discounts

2013 Nissan Altima

Edmunds is an auto review site that reviews dozens of vehicles multiple times comparing them to each other. This tough review process is not easy and each vehicle that wins a segment has won a great accomplishment. This year, the 2013 Nissan Altima snags the Best Midsize Sedan Segment, beating out tough competition. The 2013 Altima won for an assortment of reasons including design, interior quality, powertrains and driving dynamics.

Starting with fuel economy, the Altima beat out class leaders of the industry during the Edmunds 116-mile teat loop. Beating competitors by at least 5MPG, the 2013 Nissan Altima managed an incredible 39.7 MPG. Nissan engineers accomplished this by creating the continuously variable transmission producing plenty of power, speed and efficiency.

Other key notes from the Edmunds review include the refinement combined with engagement creating a fun and sporty drive. The interior of the Altima includes lots of technology and easy to use controls. All factors add up creating the 2013 Nissan Altima an affordable vehicle that any driver will get is need and moneys worth.

Here at Economy Nissan, in Durango, CO, we would like to help you pick out the vehicle for your need. currently the 2013 Nissan Altima has great sales and incentives including savings of up to $1,600, $199 per month lease for 36 months and 0% APR financing up to 60 months.

Three Nissan Models Earn Top Awards from IIHS

2013 Nissan Altima IIHS Award

2013 Nissan Altima, Versa and Juke win IIHS Top Awards

If you are looking for a safe car for your family, Nissan has three models that should make it onto your list.  The 2013 Altima, 2013 Versa and 2013 Juke have each been honored by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by receiving top marks in their safety tests.

Both the Versa and Juke received Top Safety Pick Awards.  This means they received a rating of “Good” in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear crash tests.  These models come equipped with a variety of standard safety equipment, including Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System with dual stage, dual threshold front bags, passenger side impact air bags, Active Head Restraints, and many other features.

The 2013 Altima received the highest marks possible, winning the Top Safety Pick+ award in its segment.  This means it received a “Good” rating in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests, as well as an “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap front test.  “The 2013 Altima is truly Nissan’s most innovative Altima ever, and the ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ designation by IIHS reflects the engineering and design that have gone into this car to make it stand out in the class,” commented Bob Yakushi, Director of Product Safety.

We are now selling all three of these IIHS Top Safety Pick awarded models here at our dealership, Economy Nissan.  Stop by today and test drive one of Nissan’s most highly rated and safest vehicles on the road!

The Nissan Garage

Inspiration can come on us at any moment; the shower, the car, the kitchen anywhere. But some of the most popular ideas got their start in a garage! The personal computer, bands, printers and much more all started in a garage. That’s why Nissan started its Innovation Garage; they wanted to find the next best idea. But they got more than they bargained for…they actually found 3!

Three winners who submitted ideas were chosen for the originality and usefulness of their ideas!

“We’ve been impressed by the great ideas that were submitted,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America. “The team at Nissan enjoyed providing a platform for these innovations to surface. We’re looking forward to seeing where they may lead. It’s inspiring to see people fired up to find ways to make the world a better place.”

The winners are Andrew Saldana, Ryan Helsel, and Kyle Vath. Both Saldana and Helsel were selected by Nissan and will receive a $50,000 grant, and a 2013 Nissan Altima. Nissan will also assist both of these winners in getting their idea promoted on kickstarter.com. Vath was a fan favorite and will be awarded a 2013 Nissan Altima for his participation. Read about their ideas below or visit www.nissanInnovationsGarage.com

Dreamwork by Sladana : helps you learn while you sleep.

Low-Tech Bedsore Prevention by Helsel: Helps reduce the occurrence of bedsores in patients in developing countries.

Non-Emergency Medical Response unit by Vath would help reduce the amount of people who use the emergency room for non emergency uses.

The Season for Giving!

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year! People rush around to all sorts of stores and try and get the best deals. Well this year in order to give people a helping hand, Nissan had a Altima, and Quest at the Colorado Mills outlet mall. These new Nissans were helping provide assistance to all the customers. Weather they needed a ride or just some warm holiday season drink!

 The Nissan Quest, one of the Nissan holiday season cars.

“Both the Altima and Quest are equipped with segment-leading innovations, heated seats and plenty of cargo room – making them the perfect match to assist fatigued shoppers. Improving the shopping experience for Denver consumers on Black Friday is a great opportunity to expose people to Nissan’s innovative products first-hand” Said Jon Brancheau, the vice president of marketing in North America.

In addition to helping offer hot drinks, hand warmers and blankets on Thursday night; Nissan was there most of Friday as well. They were on hand to help carry guest and their gifts back to their cars, all while showing off  the cool Nissan technologies. ‘Tis the season for new gadgets!

Now while we weren’t able to be part of the team driving people around the Colorado Mill Outlets.  We are doing our best to get into the holiday season; although our plan helps you out a little more in the future.  Right now, we are running a sale that will allow you to take a vacation to Vegas for free!

That’s right! If you need to buy a new car this holiday season, we try to help relieve that stress by offering you a paid vacation so that after the holiday season is done you can take a break and get away! But after the year runs out, so does this deal so if you need a new car, now might be a good time.

Save Some Gas this Fall

Gas prices have gone up and down so much within just the past few days its hard to tell when you’ll be able to buy gas for a reasonable price. It seems like every time you have to break down and buy gas, the price is always up. Now while we can’t change the price of gas making it cheaper for you to drive around with we do have some tip that will help you save some money by getting the most out of your gas tank.Save some gas

The official term is actually called Hypermiling. But we like to keep things simple, so we call it Economy driving. Now there are extreme things that people do to stretch their gas tank, but we think that our tips are pretty reasonable, and won’t get you nasty looks on the road.

First: Don’t be afraid to coast a little. Most of us learned that the gas pedal is used to go forward and the brake is to stop. Well if you coming up to a stop sign/light,  or going down a hill consider taking your foot off the gas, and maybe even popping the car into neutral ( that’s the N you don’t usually use ). Its not hard to do or remember and it will really start to add up.

Second: Corridor! While you are driving on the highway don’t be anti-social, travel in a group of cars! Now we are not saying to draft, we mean to corridor. Basically if a lot of cars in row the wind resistance isn’t as strong making your gas mileage better.

Third: Block the wind. This is similar to the Corridor technique. You use other things to block the wind. For example, if you take a road with a lot of houses and trees  chances are you will meet less wing resistance then if you were driving on a country road. So make sure you use things like trees and buildings.

Fourth: Find a different route. Now this may seem like a no brainer, most of us take the same path day after day because it’s what we are used to. Maybe there is a path with less stops, or less traffic. Explore a little who knows what you’ll find! (Just don’t be late for work!)

Fifth: Lastly check out a new car if you have a long commute. If you can swing a hybrid like a Nissan Altima, you could save hundreds on gas a year!

Hopefully these small tips can help you get a little more bang for your buck! Be sure you share them with your friends to! Everyone could afford to save a little money on gas!