A Look at Nissan’s Six Most Popular Models

When looking for great value in a used vehicle, you must consider which brands are known for building cars, trucks, and SUVs that will hold up over the years. Fortunately, Nissan has developed a reputation for making safe, affordable, and reliable cars, trucks, and SUVs built to last. So, if you are in the market for a used vehicle, you should look for used Nissans for sale, which are available at our Faith’s Toyota and Faith’s Ford dealerships. Considering the most popular Nissan models is the key to finding a great pre-owned model. There are several reasons for this:


  1. You’ll be able to find more of them on the used market, giving you more options.
  2. Given their mass appeal, the most popular models tend to be the most versatile. Sure, Nissan makes a great sports car called the GT-R and the full-size Titan XD truck, but these models have specific purposes. Suppose you are looking for something that can be used for commuting, family transportation, and daily driving. In that case, these other models will be a better choice.
  3. They tend to be among the best models on the road.


At Faith’s Automotive, we will be happy to show you all the great used Nissans we have in stock. Let us show you why each of these six Nissan vehicles have continued to be fan favorites on both the new and pre-owned vehicle markets.


#1. The Nissan Rogue


Easily the most popular model in the Nissan lineup, the compact SUV Rogue provides drivers with a 5-passenger vehicle that is safe and economical. Since we’re talking about used cars, let’s focus on the 2021 model. The 2021 Nissan Rogue features a fuel-efficient I-4 gas engine, getting you up to 30 MPG in combined fuel economy on the front-wheel drive option. Those are the kind of number commuters and families on a tight budget can embrace.


Nissan offers the Rogue with either front-wheel driver or all-wheel drive. This allows you to choose between the improved fuel economy of front-wheel drive and the added on-road traction provided by all-wheel drive. This is part of what sets the Rogue apart from other models in its compact SUV class.


The Rogue first appeared during the 2008 model year and has been in its third generation since 2021. In addition, Nissan always makes incremental improvements to the Rogue during each new model year. It is also the most popular Nissan model, selling over 186,000 vehicles alone in 2022 and 286,000 models in 2021. This gives you plenty of used Nissan Rogue options to choose from.


#2. The Nissan Altima


The stylish Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan that has seized a large part of the market for folks who like this type of vehicle. While many other automakers have moved away from making sedans, Nissan has continued with the Altima, first introduced in 1993. That means drivers have continued to love the Nissan Altima for an incredible 30-year run!


The most recent generation of the Altima began in 2019 with the introduction of the sixth-generation model. If you want a 5-passenger midsize sedan, a used Altima will give you precisely what you’re looking for at a great price. As for the trend away from sedans, it appears that Nissan may have made the right decision to break from the herd. In 2022, Nissan sold almost 140,000 Altimas, an increase over the 104,000 sold the year before. This is great news for you since you’ll have no problem finding a used Altima with all your desired features.


A red 2021 Nissan Altima is shown from the front at an angle.


#3. The Nissan Sentra


For years, compact sedans were the vehicle of choice for commuters, students, and first-time drivers. These smaller models are economical, easy to handle, park, and often more affordable. Yet, like the midsize sedan, many automakers stopped building these models. If the sales figures for the Nissan Sentra are any indication, these competitors made a mistake. Nissan sold over 127,000 models of the Sentra in 2021 alone, making it the third most popular model in its lineup.


Nissan introduced the Sentra in 1982, a year before the first Altimas rolled into the showrooms. The Sentra has developed a sporty and aerodynamic profile over the years, providing it with exceptional fuel economy. The 2021 model has a 2.0-liter I-4 gas engine and standard front-wheel drive, delivering an impressive 39 MPG in highway driving. Also, many of the modern used Sentras on the market feature the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of standard driver assistance features. This helps make the used Sentra a great choice if you want to buy your kid their first car or just need an efficient commuter vehicle.


#4. The Nissan Frontier


When most folks think of trucks, they may not think of Nissan, at least not immediately. However, the Nissan Frontier is an incredibly versatile midsize truck that is an excellent choice for folks needing a pickup for light-duty work or are first-time buyers. That is because a used Frontier has a potent standard V6 engine that helps provide towing and hauling capabilities to rival a larger truck.


The Nissan Frontier has been around since 1997, with the third generation model being introduced in time for the 2022 model year. Throughout its run, the Frontier has featured a choice of a King Cab and Crew Cab, so you always get two rows of seats in your truck. The Crew Cab has a little more legroom in the back than the King Cab, making it a better buy for family drivers. With over 76,000 trucks sold in 2022, you will have no problem finding a Frontier that is perfectly tailored to your needs.


#5. The Nissan Pathfinder


Another venerable model in the Nissan lineup is the Pathfinder. This rugged three-row SUV is excellent for big families and folks who love adventure because you can find a used Pathfinder with four-wheel drive. Unlike all-wheel drive, designed to improve traction on inclement road conditions, four-wheel drive can go off-roading, delivering the right amount of horsepower to each Pathfinder’s wheels.


The Pathfinder was introduced by Nissan in 1986, with the most recent fifth-generation model hitting the roads in 2022 after Nissan took a one-year break in 2021 to perfect this version. Still, finding a used Pathfinder will give you and your family the kind of room you need, with seating for up to seven passengers and an impressive 79.5 cu.ft. of cargo space found in more recent models, like those from 2019 and 2020. The newest version of the Pathfinder proved extremely popular, with over 57,000 vehicles sold in 2022, following the final year with 41,000 sales of the prior generation model in 2021.


A silver 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x is shown from the side while off-road.


#6. The Nissan Kicks


This subcompact SUV makes a great choice for everyone, from commuters to new drivers and small families. This is because it is safe, economical, and exceptionally affordable, especially if you shop for a preowned version. The Kicks is actually one of the newer models in the Nissan lineup. It joined the Nissan SUV team in 2018 and has remained unchanged since then, thanks to an economical 1.6-liter I-4 gas engine that provides the kind of fuel economy you would expect from a small sedan.


For example, the 2021 Kicks will give you up to 31 MPG in city driving and 36 MPG on the highway. So, if your daily drive or commute combines a little bit of both types of driving, then the Kicks might be the right model for you. In addition, Nissan made its Safety Shield 360 system standard on all Kicks models starting with the 2020 model year. With all that to offer, it is no wonder that almost 83,000 drivers decided to get their Kicks back in 2021. Get behind the wheel of this excellent subcompact SUV and take your driving experience throughout Vermont and beyond to the next level.


Nissan Offers an Array of Pre-Owned Options for Every Type of Driver


Nissan offers one of the most varied and comprehensive model lineups. From compact and subcompact SUVs like the Rogue and Kicks to sedans like the Altima and Sentra, a used Nissan is a great way to make your commute, do your daily drive, or have confidence that your child will be safe in their first car. Nissan also offers versatile trucks like the Frontier and large family SUVs like the Pathfinder, so you know that you can get a great used Nissan if you have these needs. Come in today and see why your next vehicle should be a used Nissan from us!

December 8, 2023
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