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7 Best New Nissans Under $30,000 for 2019

Nissan builds a wide variety of vehicles, from a small electric hatchback to a full-blown half-ton pickup. In particular, though, the automaker tends to focus on offering affordable, value-driven options in the market’s most competitive segments. As a result, buyers can find a variety of competent, well-equipped Nissans at low price points. To help illustrate this point, we’ve outlined seven of our favorite new Nissans you can get for around $30,000 or less.

2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima

Nissan’s midsize sedan, the Altima is all new for 2019. Two different powertrains are offered: a basic 2.5-liter 4-cylinder puts out 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, while a turbocharged 4-cylinder makes a healthy 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. For the first time, the Altima is available with all-wheel drive, a rarity in this segment, although it’s only offered on non-turbocharged models. Either engine comes standard with a continuously variable automatic. With the base engine, the Altima returns between 31 and 32 miles per gallon in combined driving with front-wheel drive or 29 to 30 mpg combined with AWD. In line with Nissan’s focus on value, every 2019 Altima comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while every Altima outside of the base model comes with automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and radar cruise control. The Altima carries a starting price of right around $25,000 and tops out at around $37,000 in fully-loaded Platinum guise. Every Altima with the base engine can be spec’d with AWD, which costs an extra $1,350. At the $30,000 mark, we like an SR model with the turbocharged engine, or if you require 4-wheel traction, an SV model with AWD. Find a Nissan Altima for sale

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf

As of this writing, electric vehicle buyers here in the U.S. are entitled to a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, plus whatever incentives are offered by the state in which they live. So while the base model Leaf technically carries a starting price of just over $30,000, buyers can afford even a higher-range Leaf Plus when factoring in these incentives. Given this, we’d look for a Leaf S Plus, which carries an MSRP of about $37,500, or stretch our budget a little and look to a Leaf SV Plus, which comes in at around $39,500. Factor in those tax credits and either of these vehicles can be had for around $30,000 and change. For under $2,000 more, the Leaf Plus comes with nicer wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and better infotainment and EV services than the base-model S. Either way, Nissan claims that the Leaf Plus comes with 226 miles of range, while the regular Leaf only offers 150. The Plus also comes standard with an 8-in screen and quick-charge capability. Find a Nissan Leaf for sale

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Nissan Kicks

Nissan offers several different SUVs and the Kicks is the sportiest of the group. A subcompact, the Kicks is the spiritual successor to the popular Juke sold from 2011 to 2017, although unlike the Juke, the Kicks is only available in FWD guise, as no AWD model is available. Still, there’s a lot to like here. The main thing is the Kicks’ low starting price of under $20,000. Base models come with automatic emergency braking, Siri eyes free, and a 7-in touchscreen display. Step up to an SV model and you get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with 17-in wheels. In top-of-the-line SR trim, the Kicks gains LED lighting, a surround-view monitor, a rear spoiler, and orange interior accents, all for just over $23,000. Find a Nissan Kicks for sale

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

The subcompact Rogue Sport competes with the likes of the Honda HR-V and the Toyota CH-R. A shrunken version of the regular Rogue, the Rogue Sport has a comfortable cabin, good cargo volume, good safety and infotainment tech — just like the larger vehicle on which it’s based. Pricing for the Rogue Sport starts at $23,385 when factoring in destination charges and tops out at around $30,000 for a fully-loaded SL model. The Rogue Sport offers an impressive array of standard features, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with blind spot monitoring. On top of that, loaded SL models come with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist safety tech, 19-in wheels, leather seats, passive keyless entry, and a surround view camera. Hands down, the Rogue Sport is one of the most value-packed new Nissans you can buy. Find a Nissan Rogue Sport for sale

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue

One of the best-selling vehicles in America, the Rogue checks a lot of boxes. It’s got loads of cargo room, returns good fuel economy, and comes with all of the safety features buyers should look for in a new vehicle. Powering the Rogue is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder putting out 170 hp and mated to a CVT. This powertrain is nothing to write home about until you look at fuel economy, and the Rogue returns an impressive 25 mpg city/32 mpg hwy when equipped with AWD. The Rogue is also available in Hybrid guise where it comes with a combined 175 hp from the combination of its gas and electric motors. The Rogue Hybrid achieves 33 mpg city/35 mpg hwy with AWD. Buyers looking for a $30,000 Rogue can afford up to a Rogue SV Hybrid, which comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-in alloy wheels, remote start, rear cross traffic braking, and more. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard. Find a Nissan Rogue for sale

2019 Nissan Frontier

2019 Nissan Frontier

The Frontier is the most affordable pickup on the market, with pricing starting at right around $20,000. It’s also the oldest new vehicle on sale today, having last received a full redesign way back in 2005. Due to its AARP status, the Frontier lacks the amenities offered on modern pickups like the Toyota Tacoma and the Ford Ranger and is about 15 years behind the rest of the industry when it comes to safety and technology. Still, for someone looking for a simple, reliable pickup with a full factory warranty for not a lot of money, the Frontier can be enticing. For $30,000, Frontier buyers can afford a Crew Cab S model with an automatic transmission, which gets you space, capability and a 7-in touchscreen infotainment display. Given its age, a new Frontier often comes with some attractive financial incentives on the hood, meaning that you may be able to afford an even nicer trim than it would appear for $30,000. Find a Nissan Frontier for sale

2019 Nissan NV200

2019 Nissan NV200

The NV200 is a small, compact cargo van on par with the Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster City. While the Transit offers a passenger variant, the NV200 is strictly a cargo van, although Nissan sells a taxi variant, as well. The NV uses FWD and is built on the same platform that underpins some of Nissan’s small cars. Under the hood is a 131-hp 4-cylinder paired with a CVT. On the market since the 2010 model year, the NV200 is getting a little old, although it competes in a segment where innovation comes at a snail’s pace, and new models only come around every decade or so. As a result, the NV200 remains about as competitive as it was when it bowed 10 years ago, and small business owners and adventurers alike love it for its space-maximizing dimensions. The NV200 is offered in two trim levels. Pricing starts at around $23,000 for a basic S model and comes in at under $26,000 for a loaded SV. Find a Nissan NV200 for sale

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