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The Nissan name was first used in 1933, but the company's history goes back much further. Originally known as Kwaishinsha Motorcar Works, the company produced its first automobile, the DAT, in 1914. DAT later became Datsun (son of DAT) in 1931 and Datsuns went on to become the first mass-produced vehicles in Japan. Americans got their first look at the Datsun in 1958 - the 1200 Sedan. The Datsun 240Z was released as a 1970 model and it became the best selling sports car in the world, selling 500,000 units in less than 10 years.

Nissan Sedan Reviews

2012 Nissan Versa Review

2012 Nissan Versa Review

While other automakers are adding style, features and price to their small cars, Nissan is staying the course with simple transportation for those on a budget.
2010 Nissan Cube Review

2010 Nissan Cube Review

Unlike a lot of cars that sacrifice every day functionality for a cool design, the Cube works with its niche market look to deliver utility for everyone.

Nissan Compact Car Reviews

2013 Nissan Sentra Review - Video

2013 Nissan Sentra Review - Video

With new features, added space, class leading fuel economy and, most notably, a premium look, the Sentra is now in the compact car spotlight.

Nissan Crossover Reviews

2014 Nissan Rogue Review

2014 Nissan Rogue Review

Nissan’s Rogue gets a much-needed shot of refinement and style for 2014. Is it enough to make the crossover a contender?
2014 Nissan Rogue Review

2014 Nissan Rogue Review

Believe it or not the Rogue compact crossover is Nissan’s second-best selling nameplate in the U.S. behind the ever-popular Altima midsize sedan. The company just redesigned this family utility for the 2014 model year, but did they do enough to keep it competitive or could it lose silver-medal status?
2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video

Looking to grow its NISMO brand Nissan has begun affixing performance parts to a new series of models in its lineup, the latest being the quirky Juke. So does this souped-up crossover deserve the motorsports badge? We think you already know the answer.

Nissan SUV Reviews

2009 Nissan Murano

2009 Nissan Murano

Is a redesign for 2009 enough to help keep Nissan’s futuristic Murano SUV ahead of the pack or has a lack of other improvements let it slip from its pedestal?
2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Review

2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Review

It took a few days to grow on me, but after driving a fully-loaded 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD for a full week, this small utility vehicle has proved itself worthy. Looking strikingly similar to the Murano, the smaller, lighter, more economical Rogue comes in FWD or AWD versions in familiar S and SL nomenclatures.

Nissan Sub-Compact Car Reviews

2014 Ford Fiesta vs. Nissan Versa Note

2014 Ford Fiesta vs. Nissan Versa Note

One is stylish and fun to drive while the other is spacious and full of value. These two cars have very different ideas of what a subcompact should be.
2014 Nissan Versa Note Review - Video

2014 Nissan Versa Note Review - Video

After delivering a lukewarm Versa sedan, Nissan pulls out all the stops (or maybe just some of them) in an attempt to create a competitive hatchback for 2014. Can the Versa Note be spacious, refined and efficient, and still a great value?
2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD Review

2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD Review

With fun-to-drive compact four-doors dying out and crossovers all the rage, is the Juke the sport compact sedan for a new automotive era?

Nissan Hybrid Car Reviews

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review

Once a true SUV with a big V8 engine, first the Pathfinder became a crossover and now it’s a hybrid. Forget this being a transformation, Nissan’s utility vehicle has undergone a complete metamorphosis.

Nissan Sports Car Reviews

2014 Nissan 370Z Review

2014 Nissan 370Z Review

Nissan slashed pricing on its 370Z sports car this year and that was more than enough reason to take another look.
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Review - Video

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Review - Video

Not satisfied with merely good enough the folks at Nissan are continuing to improve their already bonkers GT-R. For 2014 the car gets a number of minor enhancements plus a new special model.
2013 Nissan Altima Review

2013 Nissan Altima Review

Redesigned Altima delivers all that you love about Nissan’s mid-size sedan plus class leading fuel economy and plenty of unique features.

Nissan Minivan Reviews

2011 Nissan Quest LE Review

2011 Nissan Quest LE Review

The Quest might not be the innovation leader in the minivan segment, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have some excellent features. And in top-level LE trim it’s arguably it the most attractive for those who need family utility, but want a luxurious package.

Nissan Coupe Reviews

2011 Nissan 370Z NISMO Review [Video]

In building the NISMO Z, Nissan followed the proper route for a special edition sports car, adding on all the extra performance goodies and then deleting the unnecessary luxuries, making for a heightened driving experience at little extra cost.
2011 Nissan NISMO 370Z Review

2011 Nissan NISMO 370Z Review

Chances are, if you like the 370Z you’ll love the NISMO version, with more of everything that makes the standard car so much fun.
2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV First Drive

2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV First Drive

We drive the SpecV in Japan to see if Nissan’s more extreme GT-R performs like it costs. Out on the track, the answer is undeniable.
2009 Nissan 370Z Coupe

2009 Nissan 370Z Coupe

Thoroughly redesigned inside and out to be stronger, lighter and faster, the all-new 2009 Nissan 370Z remains true to its classic Z car predecessors while being totally modern and utterly captivating. And, what a bargain it is?

Nissan Convertible Reviews

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster: First Drive

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster: First Drive

Unlike the drop-top 350 model, the new Z looks like it was always designed to be a roadster. Plus, it gets all the performance upgrades that give it a thrilling driving experience.

Nissan News View All Nissan News

Next Maxima to Closely Resemble Sport Sedan Concept

Next Maxima to Closely Resemble Sport Sedan Concept
The next Nissan Maxima will have styling very close to the wild-looking Sport Sedan Concept preview first seen at the Detroit Auto Show. Last week, Nissan revealed the 2015 Murano, which also closely followed styling cues from its concept preview: the Resonance Concept. The biggest surprise when Nissan debuted the 2015 Murano was how little... more

Nissan Micra Not US-Bound

Nissan Micra Not US-Bound
With the introduction of the Micra to Canada it seemed like an inevitability that Nissan would then bring the small car to America, but that’s not going to happen. “Yes there would be space for the Micra, but my view is it’s not worth it,” said Nissan North America VP of Product Planning Pierre Loing... more

Nissan Self-Cleaning Car Repels Dirt

Nissan Self-Cleaning Car Repels Dirt
Washing your car would be much simpler if most of the dirt didn’t stick. That could be the case very soon. Nissan said today that it is testing a specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint in Europe that will slough off most of the road grime your car picks up on messy days. A specially-painted Versa... more

More Nismo Models Coming Says Nissan Product Boss

More Nismo Models Coming Says Nissan Product Boss
The next Nismo-tuned product from Nissan is likely to be a hopped-up version of its Sentra compact sedan, but there will be more to follow says product boss Pierre Loing. Speaking with AutoGuide at the New York Auto Show last week Loing wouldn’t give any specifics but did confirm that Nissan will offer more Nismo... more

Nissan Lannia Concept Seeks to Inspire Beijing

Nissan Lannia Concept Seeks to Inspire Beijing
Nissan is readying a sedan for the Chinese market and this is our first look at it. According to the Japanese automaker, the Lannia concept is geared towards China’s rising “Post-80s” generation and the concept is the second vehicle to come from the company’s design center in China. While it does feature Nissan elements such... more

Nissan Expands No Charge to Charge Program in US

Nissan Expands No Charge to Charge Program in US
Nissan Leaf owners will get to save more than just fuel costs in the coming years. The Japanese automaker has announced that it is expanding its “No Charge to Charge” promotion to 25 U.S. markets, which covers over 80 percent of Nissan Leaf sales. The no-cost public charging program will be made available with the... more