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New for 2011-Nissan

New for 2011-Nissan

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2010
2011 Nissan Altima SedanHistory
Founded in 1933 as Datsun (a name that was discontinued in the mid-1980s), Nissan Motor Company is a Japanese automobile manufacturer with a long history of building passenger cars and trucks.

Today, in addition to its consumer-oriented automotive lineup, Nissan also offers a line of consumer and industrial products including outboard motors and forklifts. In conjunction with its French partner Renault, Nissan's automotive product line has been greatly expanded over the past decade-including the more recent North American launch of its iconic flagship GT-R sports car.

In addition to fuel-efficient gasoline, hybrid, and battery-powered passenger sedans, coupes and convertibles, Nissan offers workhorse pickups and family-oriented sport utility vehicles. Nissan vehicles are manufactured and sold worldwide.

2011 Nissan Models at a Glance:
  • Altima Sedan-Restyled hood, bumper, grille and wheel designs, new colors and a Bluetooth option
  • Altima Coupe-Two new colors and a Bluetooth option
  • Armada-New model names, revised towing capacity, and a new 2WD final drive ratio
  • Cube-Navigation and XM satellite radio standard on certain trim levels, one new exterior color
  • Frontier-New model names and options repackaged
  • GT-R-Base model dropped, suspension upgrades, many option upgrades
  • Juke-All-new for 2011
  • Leaf-All-new for 2011
  • Maxima-Minor cosmetic changes, new colors
  • Murano-Minor facelift includes cosmetic and equipment changes
  • Pathfinder-New special edition model, one model name change
  • Quest-After an absence last year, the nissanvan is re-introduced for 2011
  • Rogue-Facelift, interior refresh, new trim levels, and updated options list
  • Sentra-Minor cosmetic changes, more standard safety equipment, option changes
  • Titan-Minor equipment and trim changes
  • Versa-Audio system update and new standard safety equipment
  • Xterra-Model changes, equipment update, and new colors
  • 370 Z-Minor option change and one new color

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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan2011 Nissan Altima Sedan
The Nissan Altima, the automaker's best-selling model, replaced the Nissan Stanza in the lineup in 1993. The first-generation sedan utilized a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine sending power to the front wheels. Transmission choices included a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The second-generation model, which shared the same basic powertrain, debuted for the 1998 model year.

Things changed in 2002, with the debut of the third-generation model. The all-new Altima was offered with a choice between a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine or a much more powerful 3.5-liter 6-cylinder (shared with the Nissan Maxima) that significantly improved its "sporty" quotient. The current Altima, now in its fourth generation, arrived in 2007. Today's engines include both 4- and 6-cylinder derivatives, plus a hybrid gasoline-electric model has joined the lineup. The standard gearbox is a fuel-efficient, continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Nissan updated the 2011 model with a restyled hood, grille, and front bumper, a new rear license plate surround, and new wheel designs. The interior fabrics were upgraded, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is now standard across all models.

  • Several changes for 2011
  • Four models: Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT, Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT, Altima Sedan 3.5 SR CVT, and Altima Sedan Hybrid
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 175 horsepower (2.5 models)
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric drive motor (Hybrid model)
  • Standard 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 270 horsepower (3.5 model)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) on all models
  • 5-passenger seating
  • NEW Restyled hood, grille and front bumper
  • NEW Rear license plate holder
  • NEW 16-inch and 17-inch wheel designs
  • NEW Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • NEW Special Edition package (auto headlights, leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, fog lights, rear spoiler and badging)
  • NEW Exterior colors added: Metallic Slate, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver
  • NEW Stand-alone Bluetooth option

2011 Nissan Altima Coupe2011 Nissan Altima Coupe
The Nissan Altima Coupe debuted in 2008 as a 2-door variant of Nissan's popular Altima Sedan. Built on the third-generation Altima platform, the Coupe shares both mechanicals and powertrains with its sedan cousin (but there is no Hybrid offering). As such, the Coupe is offered with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, or a much more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 (also shared with the Nissan Maxima). Unlike the sedan, a body style that is only offered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the Coupe is fitted with a standard 6-speed manual transmission while the CVT is optional. Updated significantly for the 2010 model year, the Coupe receives two new exterior colors and a stand-alone Bluetooth option for 2011.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Two models: Altima Coupe 2.5, Altima Coupe 3.5 SR
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 175 horsepower (2.5 model)
  • Standard 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 270 horsepower (3.5 model)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) on all models
  • 5-passenger seating
  • NEW Exterior colors added: Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver
  • NEW Stand-alone Bluetooth option
2011 Nissan Armada2011 Nissan Armada
Introduced in 2004, the Nissan Armada is a full-size 8-passenger SUV that shares mechanicals with the Infiniti QX56 SUV and the Nissan Titan pickup. The largest vehicle in the Nissan lineup, the Armada's rugged, truck-based underpinnings include a high-strength-steel frame and the choice between 2- or 4-wheel drive.

All Armada SUV models share Nissan's 5.6-liter "Endurance" V-8 engine, rated at 317 horsepower. The truck's independent suspension (setting itself apart from many of its competitors) includes a standard auto-leveling system and is rated to tow up to 8,200 pounds.

After making several changes to the Armada for 2010, there are only minor changes for the 2011 model year. These include new model names, one new exterior and interior color, revisions to the towing capacity, and a new final drive ratio on 2WD models.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Three models: Armada SV, Armada SE, and Armada Titanium
  • Standard 5.6-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 317 horsepower
  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Two-wheel drive or optional 4-wheel-drive models
  • 8-passenger seating
  • NEW Model designations changed
  • NEW Exterior color added: Espresso Black
  • NEW Interior color changed: Almond replaces Stone
  • NEW 4WD towing capacity now 6,500 pounds
  • NEW 2WD towing capacity now 8,200 pounds
  • NEW 2.937 final drive ratio on 2WD models
2010 Nissan Cube2011 Nissan Cube
The Nissan Cube was introduced for the 2009 model year as an all-new nissan MPV. It was designed to compete in the same segment as the Scion xB, Honda Element and the Kia Soul. With seating for up to 5 passengers, the Cube is readily identified by its unique asymmetrical styling-the rear window wraps around the passenger side of the vehicle, while the driver's side has a traditional thick painted C-pillar. The styling is functional, as Nissan utilizes the visible pillar to hide the mechanicals of the standard swing-out rear tailgate.

Designed to be utilitarian and practical, the interior of the Cube is roomy with dual front seats and a 3-position sliding and reclining, theater-style rear seat. The styling of the interior mirrors the uniqueness of the exterior. Inside, passengers will find asymmetrical gauges, "water drop" interior accents, and detachable multi-hooks for storage. As the Cube was an all-new entry for 2009, changes to the 2011 model are nissanmal and include the addition of navigation system for the SL Preferred package, the addition of standard XM satellite radio on the Cube Krom Edition, and one new exterior color.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Four models: Cube 1.8, Cube 1.8 S, Cube Krom Edition, and Cube 1.8 SL
  • Standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is rated at 122 horsepower
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission (1.8 and 1.8 S models)
  • Standard continuously variable transmission (1.8 SL models)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 5-passenger seating capacity
  • NEW Navigation system for SL Preferred package
  • NEW Standard XM satellite radio on Krom Edition
  • NEW Exterior color added: Golden Ginger
  • NEW Emissions certification is now classified as LEV2-SULEV (CAL)
2010 Nissan Frontier2011 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier, a compact pickup truck in production since 1998, replaced the Nissan "Hardbody" pickup that the automaker first introduced in the mid-1980s. The first-generation Frontier was the first compact truck to offer a 4-door body style (known as the "Crew Cab") in North America. It was replaced by the second-generation model in 2005.

The completely redesigned Frontier was built on the same F-Alpha platform shared with Nissan's full-size Titan pickup. It shares a number of features with its larger sibling, including its rugged suspension design, innovative spray-in bedliner, and a fully boxed, all-steel frame. After a refresh in 2009, Nissan is only making minor changes for 2011. These include new model designations and minor option updates.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Two models: King Cab (XE, SV 4-cylinder, SE V6, PRO-4X, and LE trim levels), Crew Cab (SV V6, PRO-4X, and LE trim levels)
  • Available long bed
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 152 horsepower
  • Standard 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 261 horsepower
  • Standard 5-speed manual transmission (4-cylinder models)
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission (SE V-6 model)
  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission (V-6 models)
  • Optional 6-speed automatic transmission (SE V-6 model)
  • Standard 4x2 with optional 4x4 powertrain
  • NEW Model designation changed (SE model is now SV)
  • NEW Option packages
2010 Nissan GT-R2011 Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R, the automaker's iconic supercar, traces its roots back to the late 1960s when Nissan first began producing high-performance models of its Skyline for the local market. While the rest of the world enjoyed subsequent Skyline iterations, the North American market was shutout until mid-2008, when the GT-R arrived as a 2009 model. Nissan says its GT-R is the world's most efficient supercar in balancing speed, acceleration and fuel consumption. Unlike previous versions of Nissan's technology flagship GT-R, the new model is sold around the world including the North American and mainland European markets.

There are several changes to the Nissan GT-R for the 2011 model year. These include darker wheel center caps, the addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area, heavier clear coat on the front fascias, and a retuned suspension. The previously optional auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers are now standard, along with a USB iPod interface that includes Bluetooth streaming audio and DVD playback. The navigation system now includes XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capability.

  • Several changes for 2011
  • One model: GT-R Premium
  • Standard 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine rated at 485 horsepower
  • Standard 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 4-passenger seating capacity
  • NEW Base model has been eliminated
  • NEW Darker wheel center caps
  • NEW Rear cooling ducts to improve cooling
  • NEW Dual layer clear coat on front fascia to protect paint
  • NEW Suspension retuning to improve ride
  • NEW Standard auto on/off headlamps
  • NEW Standard speed-sensitive wipers
  • NEW Standard USB iPod interface
  • NEW Navigation includes XM NavTraffic and NavWeather
2011 Nissan Juke2011 Nissan Juke
The Nissan Juke is an all-new compact crossover that made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The 5-door is one of the most unique recent designs from Nissan. According to Nissan, it has been "designed to offer a refreshing alternative for customers who are shopping in the small car segment of the market, but uninspired by the traditional offerings." The Juke is powered by a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC, aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at more than 180 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. While the standard powertrain is front-wheel drive, the Juke is also offered with Nissan's torque vectoring AWD system (which splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also split torque from side to side across the rear axle), a system designed to help reduce understeer and enhance cornering feel, Nissan says.

  • All-new model for 2011
  • Three models: Juke S, Juke SL, and Juke SV
  • Standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 180+ horsepower
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional continuously variable transmission
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Options include leather upholstery, rear-view camera, and push-button start
  • 5-passenger seating capacity
2011 Nissan Leaf2011 Nissan Leaf
While still several months from the showroom, the Leaf is a midsize model built on a 5-door hatchback platform. While it features very strong Nissan styling cues, the overall exterior appearance hints of the Nissan Versa and Murano-keeping the family resemblance strong.

Powering the Leaf is an 80-kilowatt (about 107 horsepower) electric motor that sends power to the front wheels (its range of 100-plus miles should meet the needs of 70% of the world's motorists, says Nissan). Electric power is stored in 192 lithium-manganese battery cells (making multiple 24-kilowatt-hour battery packs) that are positioned flat beneath the Leaf's floor, keeping the center of gravity low to improve handing, according to Nissan.

Nissan says consumers will be able to recharge their Leaf vehicles in about 6 hours via a conventional 220-volt outlet through a "plug-in" port on the nose that is located under the hood emblem.

  • All-new model for 2011
  • Trim levels yet unannounced
  • Standard 80-kilowatt (about 107 horsepower) electric motor
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Range of 100-plus miles
  • Lithium-manganese battery cells
  • Recharges via standard 220-volt outlet
  • Up to 5-passenger capacity
2011 Nissan Maxima2011 Nissan Maxima
Introduced more than 30 years ago, the Nissan Maxima is the largest sedan and the flagship passenger car of the Nissan lineup. While the earliest Nissan "Bluebird" Maxima (sold in the United States as the Datsun 810) offered rear-wheel drive (RWD), for the past two decades all Maxima models have been front-wheel-drive (FWD) 4-door sedans.

According to Nissan, the "Maxima has always enjoyed a certain �duality'-a unique fusion of sedan practicality with the soul of a sports car." It was Nissan who coined the phrase "4-door sports car" for the Maxima. Last redesigned for the 2009 model year, the seventh-generation Maxima shares platforms with the Altima (although the Maxima is larger). The standard engine is a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder that sends power to the front wheels through a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT).

There are only minor changes to the Maxima for 2011. These include a new dark chrome grille, smoked headlights, metallic finish on the center console, new interior stitching with the Sport package option, and a new tailpipe finish. There are also three new colors.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Two models: Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV
  • Standard 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 290 horsepower
  • Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • 5-passenger capacity
  • NEW Rolled-edge tailpipe design
  • NEW Smoked headlights (Sport package option)
  • NEW Dark chrome grille (Sport package option)
  • NEW Metallic finish on center console (Sport package option)
  • NEW Shiny gray interior stitching (Sport package option)
  • NEW Three new exterior colors added: Metallic Slate, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White
2011 Nissan Murano2011 Nissan Murano
Initially launched as a 2004 model, the first-generation Murano arrived at dealerships in 2003. The 5-passenger, car-based crossover/SUV was designed to offer a blend of style, luxury and sporty road-based driving dynamics that were not found with Nissan's then-current lineup (including the Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Xterra).

The all-new, second-generation Murano was launched for the 2009 model year. In addition to its updated platform, it featured a revised 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine mated to its standard continuously variable transmission. The 2011 Nissan Murano is at the receiving end of a minor facelift. In addition, it benefits from a new trim level (SV), new wheels, and several equipment changes.

  • Several changes for 2011
  • Eight models: Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SV FWD, Murano SV AWD, Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD, Murano LE FWD, and Murano LE AWD.
  • Standard 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 265 horsepower
  • Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or optional all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • 5-passenger capacity
  • NEW Front grille and bumper
  • NEW 18-inch alloy wheel designs
  • NEW Murano "SV" trim level
  • NEW Instrument panel color changed from orange to white
  • NEW Heated steering wheel (SL models)
  • NEW Bose premium audio (SL models)
  • NEW Center stack colors and wood grain hue (LE models)
  • NEW Exterior color added: Graphite Blue
2010 Nissan Pathfinder2011 Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder was originally introduced in 1986 as a 5-passenger alternative to the Toyota 4Runner. Based on Nissan's compact pickup truck platform, the first-generation model shared its mechanicals-including a ladder frame-with the Hardbody truck. It was only offered with two doors. The second-generation model arrived in 1996. Much "softer" in appearance, but every bit as rugged under the skin, the 6-cylinder Pathfinder was refreshed in 2001 and again in 2002 with minor facelifts.

Now in its third generation (which was introduced for the 2005 model year), the Pathfinder has grown into a larger and more spacious 7-passenger SUV (based on the Nissan Armada). After another minor facelift in 2008, and several upgrades in 2010, Nissan has left its Pathfinder relatively unchanged for 2011. The one significant exception is the addition of a new Silver Edition model (17-inch wheels, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and unique badging), celebrating the Pathfinder's 25th anniversary.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Four models: Pathfinder S V6 (4x2 and 4x4), Pathfinder SE V6 (4x2 and 4x4), Pathfinder LE V6 (4x2 and 4x4), and Pathfinder LE V8 (4x4 only)
  • Standard 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 266 horsepower
  • Standard 5.6-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 310 horsepower (LE V8 only)
  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or 4-wheel-drive powertrain
  • 7-passenger capacity
  • NEW Pathfinder Silver Edition model, celebrating 25 years of the Pathfinder
  • NEW Model name change as the "SV" model replaces the "SE" model
  • NEW Exterior color: Espresso Black
2011 Nissan Quest2011 Nissan Quest
Nissan introduced the Quest in 1993. Engineered in collaboration with Ford Motor Company, the first-generation, front-wheel-drive 7-passenger nissanvan was sold by Nissan and rebadged for Mercury as the Villager nissanvan.

The second-generation Quest arrived in 1999. Like its predecessor, it shared mechanicals with the Villager as it gained a more powerful engine, more refinement, and more standard amenities. Unfortunately, its short wheelbase made it less competitive compared to the long-wheelbase Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Chrysler nissanvans.

Nissan completely redesigned the Quest for the 2004 model year. Only sold under the Nissan brand (and manufactured in Nissan's plant in Mississippi), the all-new, third-generation Quest offered a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine, long wheelbase, and unconventional center-mounted dashboard. The Quest received a significant facelift in 2007 that saw a redesign for both the front fascia and the dashboard. Nissan did not manufacture a 2010 model, but the Quest returns for the 2011 model year.

  • Information on changes not released as of press time
  • Three models: Quest 3.5, Quest 3.5 S, Quest 3.5 SL and Quest 3.5 SE
  • Standard 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 235 horsepower
  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 7-passenger capacity
2011 Nissan Rogue2011 Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue is a compact, 5-passenger crossover sport utility vehicle launched as a 2008 model after being presented in sketch at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2007. Smaller than its sibling Nissan Murano, the Rogue targets buyers in their early 30s who need function and versatility, but aren't yet willing to give up a fun ride, says Nissan. After several years of only minor changes, Nissan performs a significant upgrade to the Rogue for the 2011 model year. Changes include a new front fascia on the exterior, and many improvements to the interior. In addition, there are several option upgrades and a model change.

  • Significant changes for 2011
  • Two models: Rogue S, Rogue SV
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower
  • Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • 5-passenger capacity
  • NEW Revised front fascia, grille, spoilers and door guard trim
  • NEW Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • NEW Redesigned center cluster, meters and drive computer
  • NEW Standard mood lighting, rear heater ducts, outside temperature display, 12-volt outlets, driver's seatback pocket, cargo light (Rogue S model)
  • NEW Standard 4.3-inch color display with USB interface (Rogue SV model)
  • NEW Standard rearview monitor (Rogue SV model)
  • NEW "SL" package includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bose audio system, automatic headlights, power glass moonroof, and more
  • NEW "Premium" package includes navigation system, power glass moonroof, automatic climate control, and automatic headlights (Rogue SV model only)
  • NEW Standard 18-inch alloy wheels (Krom Edition trims)
2011 Nissan Sentra2011 Nissan Sentra
The Nissan Sentra is a compact car that used to be the automaker's smallest offering. Today, the Sentra is positioned between the smaller Versa and the larger Altima models. First offered in 1982, the Sentra is now in its sixth generation. The Sentra is offered in a variety of models-from an economy-oriented entry-level sedan to high-performance enthusiast-targeted sedans (SE-R and Spec V).

According to Nissan, all models feature a roomy, high-quality interior with a long list of standard amenities including air conditioning and power windows. Last redesigned for the 2007 model year, the 2011 Nissan Sentra is the recipient of a host of changes. These include new exterior cosmetics, upgraded option packages, improved safety features, and new technology.

  • Significant changes for 2011
  • Six models: Sentra 2.0, Sentra 2.0 S, Sentra 2.0 SR, Sentra 2.0 SL, Sentra SE-R, and SE-R Spec V
  • Standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 140 horsepower (2.0 models)
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 177 horsepower (SE-R models)
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower (Spec V models)
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional continuously variable transmission (all models except SE-R and Spec V)
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • 5-passenger capacity
  • NEW Rear spoiler added to base models
  • NEW SL Value package (2.0 SL models)
  • NEW Visual Audio package (2.0 S and 2.0 SR models)
  • NEW SL Audio package (2.0 SL models)
  • NEW Navigation now standard with SE-R Upgrade package (SE-R, Spec V models)
  • NEW Heated front seats added to SL Leather package
  • NEW Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) (2.0 models)
  • NEW Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) with traction control (TCS) (2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SR models)
2011 Nissan Titan2011 Nissan Titan
After competing for years in the compact and midsize pickup arena, Nissan entered the full-size pickup market with its all-new Titan in 2004, designed to go head-to-head against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram. Offering unique features (including storage panels on the outside of the bed and an available factory spray-in bed liner), the Titan debuted with a 5.6-liter 8-cylinder engine as standard fitment. Unlike most full-size trucks in the segment, however, the Titan was only offered in King Cab and Crew Cab models-there is no Regular Cab offering.

A long-wheelbase model debuted in 2008 (short-wheelbase models have a 78-inch bed with the King Cab and a 66-inch bed with the Crew Cab while long-wheelbase bed lengths are 8 feet with the King Cab and 7 feet with the Crew Cab). The base seating configuration includes a front bench seat with a column-mounted shifter that allows seating for 6 (front bucket seats and a floor shifter are offered that reduce seating capacity to 5). After upgrading the Titan in 2010, Nissan made few changes to the pickup for 2011.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Four models: Titan S, Titan SV, Titan PRO-4X, Titan SL
  • Standard 5.6-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 317 horsepower (plus available flexible-fuel engine)
  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard rear- or 4-wheel drive
  • King Cab or Crew Cab body styles
  • 6-passenger capacity (5-passenger capacity with front bucket seating)
  • NEW Badging designates "4x4" (S, SV, and SL 4x4 models)
  • NEW Captain's chairs now standard (SL models)
  • NEW PRO-4X/LE Technology and Entertainment package content renamed PRO-4X/SL Technology package
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Nissan Versa
Sold in other parts of the world since 2004, the Nissan Versa was launched in North America for the 2007 model year (other countries know it as the Latio and Tiida). Built on Nissan's B-platform, the Versa Hatchback went on sale in July 2006, with the Versa Sedan model following in January 2007.

According to Nissan, the Versa's unique packaging layout provides a spacious cabin with class-leading head and rear leg room. Under the hood of this economy-oriented model is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder or an optional 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that sends its power to the front wheels. The standard sedan is Nissan's lowest-priced model in the United States (the hatchback is not offered with the smaller powerplant). After a minor refresh last year, Nissan is making few changes to its Versa for 2011.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Five models: Sedan 1.6 Base, Sedan 1.8 S, Sedan 1.8 SL, Hatchback 1.8 S, Hatchback 1.8 SL
  • Standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 107 horsepower (Sedan 1.6 Base model)
  • Standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 122 horsepower (all 1.8 models)
  • Standard 5-speed manual transmission (Sedan 1.6 Base Sedan model)
  • Optional 4-speed automatic transmission (Sedan 1.6 Base, Sedan 1.8 models)
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission (Hatchback 1.8 models)
  • Optional continuously variable transmission (Hatchback 1.8 models)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 5-passenger capacity
  • NEW Standard 6-disc CD radio (Sedan 1.8 S models)
  • NEW Anti-lock braking system (ABS) standard on all models (except Sedan 1.6 Base)

2010 Nissan Xterra2011 Nissan Xterra
The first-generation Nissan Xterra debuted in 2000. Marketed to the adventurous and outdoor consumer, the Xterra offered a truck-based, body-on-frame alternative to the slightly larger and more luxurious unibody-platform Nissan Pathfinder.

In 2007, Nissan introduced the second-generation Xterra, continuing the tradition set by its predecessor. With the same rugged exterior design, and built on the same "F-Alpha" platform as Nissan's Titan and Armada, the all-new Xterra grew in all dimensions while offering significantly more refinement and power.

According to Nissan, the Xterra features a distinct "multi-flex" interior with an abundance of useable space, storage and convenience features-including an available Easy Clean cargo area, a tie-down channel system, 10 cargo hooks, and an available built-in first-aid kit. Aside from some changes in the model lineup, and minor equipment changes, the 2011 Nissan Xterra is mostly unchanged from last year.


  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Three models: Xterra X, Xterra S and Xterra PRO-4X
  • Standard 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 261 horsepower
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission (Xterra S and PRO-4X models)
  • Standard/optional 5-speed automatic transmission (all models)
  • Rear- or 4-wheel drive
  • 7-passenger capacity
  • NEW PRO-4X model replaces Off-Road Grade
  • NEW SE model has been dropped
  • NEW "S 4x4 6MT" model added
  • NEW Body side moldings (S model)
  • NEW Exterior colors added: Lava Red and Metallic Green
2010 Nissan 370Z 2011 Nissan 370 Z
Many will argue that the name Nissan is synonymous with the letter "Z," which denotes the automaker's line of 2-door, rear-wheel-drive sports cars manufactured since 1969 (at the time under Nissan's "Datsun" brand and carrying the "Fairlady Z" name).

The first 240Z, and subsequent 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX, and 300ZX models were followed by the technically advanced fourth-generation 300ZX models offered in the 1990s. After a 5-year hiatus, the fifth-generation chassis was introduced in 2002, bringing with it a thoroughly modern form and interior following Nissan's current design theme. The first official factory convertible "Roadster" debuted in 2004.

The 2009 model year marked the introduction of the current, sixth-generation body style. The all-new model was decidedly sportier than the outgoing model and it showed in the details. The wheelbase was shorter and the chassis lighter, for improved handling. The familiar VQ-family engine had grown in size and power, for improved acceleration, and the interior had been completely reworked with higher quality materials and improved ergonomics. Now in its third year of production, Nissan is making minor changes to the 2011 370Z.

  • Minor changes for 2011
  • Five models: 370Z Coupe, 370Z Coupe Touring, NISMO 370Z , 370Z Roadster, and 370Z Touring Roadster
  • Standard 3.7-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 332 horsepower
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional 7-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • NISMO model is tuned for enthusiasts
  • Power-operated soft convertible top (Roadster models)
  • 2-passenger capacity
  • NEW RearView monitor added to Navigation package (370Z Touring, 370Z Touring Roadster)
  • NEW Exterior color added: Gun Metallic
  • NEW Full-size spare is now an option (Roadster models)

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