2017 Nissan Frontier Preview

2017 Nissan Frontier

The City Is The New Frontier

The Nissan Frontier is a midsize pickup known for offering durability, reliability, and strength that can compete with American-made trucks. The newest model is set to arrive later this year and Nissan has been pretty forthcoming with the specs and features. Here at Nissan of Durango, we have plenty of juicy details about the 2017 Nissan Frontier!

For the moment, the 2017 Nissan Frontier will be available at the same price as the 2016 model, starting at $18,290. There’s no word as to whether the interior will be entirely redesigned but if the exterior receives one, it’s likely the interior will as well.

The big news surrounding the new Nissan Frontier is the addition of diesel engines, including a Cummins engine. With demand for diesel engines in midsize trucks increasing, a diesel Frontier couldn’t come at a better time. While Nissan hasn’t revealed any specifics, enthusiasts have speculated far and wide.

The Desert Runner show truck packed a 2.8-liter Cummins diesel four-cylinder engine that produces around 200 hp. While that may not seem like much, keep in mind that diesel engines provide high torque at low rpm, in this case, around 350 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the new engine is likely to provide better fuel economy than the 4.0-liter V6 engine found in the 2016 model.

We can’t wait for the 2017 Nissan Frontier to come to Nissan of Durango and the Durango, CO area. If you want to see a Frontier now, then take a look at our 2016 Nissan Frontier models.

Old West Gunfight in Durango, CO

Old West Gunfight

Belle Saloon by Scott Smith

Reliving the dramatics of the Wild West is something of a past time here in Colorado and it’s something the Diamond Belle Saloon does well. Depicting popular gunfights from the 1800s, the theatrical reenactments are something you won’t find anywhere else. Supported by the Strater Hotel, the Old West Gunfight is a ton of action packed into a short amount of time.

The theatrical gunfight takes place at the Diamond Belle Saloon and is historically accurate according to records. Mainly taking place in the 1800s, Old West gunfights typically involved at least two participants, the wanted man and the lawman.

Some parts of the gunfight also include one of the Saloon Belle girls as well. Interested in getting in on the action? Guests have the opportunity to play a role in the gunfight for a small fee.

Reenacted gunfights include those that actually happened, including the O.K. Corral shootout of 1881 that took place in Tombstone, Arizona.

The theatrical reenactments take place on August 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st from 7:00 to 7:20 p.m. Trust us when we tell you it’s something you have to see!

We here at Nissan of Durango, CO can’t wait to see the Old West Gunfight in person this year!

Introducing the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Finds Upgrades

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is even better than its predecessors. With new, innovative technologies, the Nissan Pathfinder is more ready than ever for your next adventure.

You’ll get next-generation infotainment features with the all-new Pathfinder, like a color touch screen one-inch bigger than the previous 7.0-inch display. Plus, you’ll get improved graphics so operating your infotainment system will be easier than ever.

Here are some of the best features in the all-new Pathfinder:

Rugged Look

The 2017 Pathfinder has a more rugged look than its predecessors thanks to its all-new front fascia. The headlights are reshaped and feature a unique shape that stand out and increase your visibility.

Added Safety Features

Now there are even more features to prevent collision when you’re behind the wheel. Added features include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and Moving Object Detection.

Improved Suspension

Want better handling? The all-new Pathfinder has your back. Front and rear shock absorbers are stiffer and the rear spring rates are increased by 25%.

NissanConnect Services

Added to the Pathfinder is this top service program, with a host of security and safety features that allow you to call for help in emergencies and before emergencies.

For more information on the Nissan Pathfinder contact any of us, at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO!

Tips on Travelling with Pets

Travelling with pets

He’s Preparing Mentally For The Journey Ahead

Road trips can be fun but when you’re doing them with pets along for the ride, it can be that much more difficult. Whether you have a cat or a dog along for the ride, here are some tips on travelling with pets.

ID Them

Make sure before you load them up that they have proper identification. Even if they’re microchipped, external identification will help you, too.

Plan Pit Stops

Plan stops every two to three hours to give your pet a chance to drink some water and go to the bathroom.

Put Cats in a Carrier

While your dog just loves being around you, your cat loves being at home. So being loose in a vehicle might freak them out and they might even try to climb under your pedals. Keep them in a carrier.

Test Runs

Before the big trip, take your dog or cat on test drives around the neighborhood. That way, they get used to the feeling of a car.

Pack the Essentials

Pack everything you’ll need, like food, water, a litter box, plastic bags, bedding, toys, and any first aid things they might need.

Good luck and road trip on! Let all of us, at Nissan of Durango, know if these tips helped and visit us in Durango, CO when you have some time!

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.