Safety First

Here's which car seat is best for your Nissan car, truck, or SUV

Nissan has a handy guide to help owners choose the right car seat for their vehicle.

Photo by Getty Images

A sniff will tell you if your milk is expired. A squeeze of an orange will tell you if the fruit is past its prime. It's not just the size of a child that dictates when it's time to change out their car seat.

Nissan and Infiniti engineers spend thousands of hours a year evaluating and installing child safety seats. The team has come up with the Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Guide, which helps parents confidently select a child restraint system that best fits their vehicle.

The guide covers models of the past (hello, 2005 Xterra) and present. Each vehicle has a handy PDF that covers car seat recommendations by brand and notes which styles of seat (booster, rear-facing, or forward-facing) have been proved to fit appropriately into the second-row seating in the Nissans.

Each PDF also includes the contact information for each car seat brand so that parents can easily find out how to get in touch with the manufacturer to get additional information, if required.

The 2019 Nissan Maxima and 2019 Nissan Murano recently earned accolades from Cars.com for their design, which allows easy car seat installation. Check out all the names on the 2019 Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll, shown in the video below.

2019 Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll www.youtube.com

Trending News

Nuts & Bolts

 
 

The Dodge Challenger is one of the models on the list.

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Car dealers rely on the first half of each year to get rid of all the models on their lots from the previous year. By now, there were supposed to be few 2019 model year vehicles available. But, with dealerships basically shut down for most of the last two months, there are large amounts of lingering 2019s.

A new study by iSeeCars found that while the average new model has 10.8 percent of its inventory remaining from 2019, some models have more than six times that on dealer lots. Dealerships with high numbers of leftover models may be willing to offer buyers a steep discount to help make the sale.

iSeeCars analyzed its national inventory of over 1 million new cars for sale to determine which models have the most inventory from the 2019 model year available (and it's not good news for FCA).

No. 20 - Nissan Maxima (20.5%)

2019 Nissan Maxima

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

No. 19 - Honda Passport (​21.2%)

2019 Honda Passport

Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Mfg. Inc.

No. 18 - Dodge Charger (​21.6%)

2019 Dodge Charger

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

No. 17 - Nissan Kicks (​22.5%)

2019 Nissan Kicks

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

No. 16 - Honda Civic Coupe (​22.7%)

2019 Honda Civic Coupe

Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Mfg. Inc.

No. 15 - Mitsubishi Outlander (​22.7%)

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors

No. 14 - Ford Mustang (​23.1%)

2019 Ford Mustang Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

No. 13 (tie) - Volkswagen Golf GTI (27.1%​)

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG

No. 13 (tie) - Nissan Sentra (​27.1%)

2019 Nissan Sentra

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

No. 11 - Dodge Challenger (30.2%​)

2019 Dodge Challenger

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

No. 10 - Chevrolet Impala (​31.8%)

2019 Chevrolet Impala

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet


No. 9 - Alfa Romeo Giulia (​32.8%)

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

No. 8 - Volkswagen Atlas (​37.1%)

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG

No.7 - Ram 1500 Classic (​39.4%)

2019 Ram 1500 Classic

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

No. 6 - Audi Q7 (​40.6%)

2019 Audi Q7

Photo courtesy of Audi AG

No. 5 - Ford Ranger (​41.9%)

2019 Ford Ranger Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

No. 4 - Nissan Titan (43.7%​)

2019 Nissan Titan

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

No. 3 - Dodge Journey (​45.8%)

2019 Dodge Journey

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

No. 2 - Chrysler 300 (​50.9%)

2019 Chrysler 300

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

No. 1 - Dodge Grand Caravan (​66.3%)

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Trending News

 
 

The Nissan Frontier gives a hint at what's to come with a redesigned truck.

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

The 2020 Nissan Frontier is part old part new. While it still has the same body design as the current generation model, it has the engine of the next gen. The Frontier remains a midsize truck and the smallest in Nissan's lineup.

The 2020 Frontier is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine achieves a best-in-class 310 horsepower, which is an increase of 49 horsepower over the V6 in the 2019 Frontier, and has improved fuel economy and emissions performance. There is no other engine offered in the 2020 Frontier.

2020 Nissan Frontier

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Buyers can get the 2020 Frontier in 11 different configurations:

  • Frontier S King Cab 4x2 - $26,790
  • Frontier S King Cab 4x4 - $29,680
  • Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 - $27,900
  • Frontier S Crew Cab 4x4 - $31,290
  • Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 - $27,670
  • Frontier SV King Cab 4x4 - $30,560
  • Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB - $28,800
  • Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 LWB - $31,410
  • Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x4 SWB - $31,990
  • Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x4 LWB - $32,410
  • Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 - $37,490 USD

Every new model is subject to a $1,095 to a destination and handling charge.

The Frontier now comes standard with push-button start, a leather shift knob, manual tilt steering, power door locks, and power windows with driver side auto-down. The interior of the model remains mostly unchanged, otherwise.

In the 2019 model, options were offered in available packages that added money to a buyer's bill are now part of the Frontier lineup and available as no-charge add-ons. The 2020 Frontier Crew Cab SV Midnight Edition includes black exterior treatments and 18-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels, while the Special Edition Package features trip computer, Satin Chrome grille, body-color rear bumper and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Frontier fans can expect to see the next-generation 2021 Frontier later this year.

Trending News