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What’s New for 2015 Nissan Cars, Trucks and SUVs

Nissan recently revealed the 2015 Nissan car, truck and SUV lineup, highlighting both minor and major changes. While most vehicles simply receive some updates and refreshments, there are some all-new models to show off as well as more personalization options for consumers. We’ve listed some of the more notable changes.

The Altima sees an improvement of a single mile per gallon in the V6’s highway fuel economy. Other changes include fog lights and an 8-way power driver’s seat added to the 2.5 SV. An enhanced version of the NissanConnect telematics system is introduced. Models with remote engine starting add intelligent climate control to their standard equipment list.

The Leaf SV gains 17-inch wheels, and all models are now equipped with B-Mode, a setting that ramps up the regenerative braking while decelerating.

The Sentra gains Bluetooth on all models, while rear disc brakes replace drums on the SR and SL trims. The SL model now features leather seating and heated front seats as part of its standard equipment list.

The Versa Sedan receives an extensive makeover, bringing it more in line with the recently restyled Versa Note. Both the sedan and hatchback now offer standard Bluetooth, as well as more trim levels and revised equipment packages.

Nissan’s high-performance GT-R gets the NISMO treatment, yielding 600 horsepower for the fastest GT-R ever built.

The 2015 Nissan 370Z is changed to include two new trims: Sport and Sport Tech. The 370Z NISMO can now be ordered with an automatic transmission.

The midsize Murano crossover is all new this year and features styling strongly influenced by the Pathfinder and Rogue. Look for our review when the 2015 Murano debuts late in 2014.

The 7-passenger Pathfinder SUV carries on largely unchanged, with just a few upgrades to some of its equipment packaging.

After its debut last year, the Rogue gains a few new features, including an Eco mode and heated cloth seats for the SV Premium package. The Rogue Select has been given another year of life.

The midsized Frontier pickup sees only minor changes to its equipment list. A standard moonroof is added to the SL trim, while the upgraded NissanConnect navigation and mobile-apps system is made standard on PRO-4X models.

The full-sized Titan pickup gets a few revised option packages, including power lumbar support for the driver’s seat on models equipped with captain’s-chair seating.

Wrapping up, the full-sized Armada 8-passenger SUV carries over for 2015 with no major changes. The Quest minivan also carries over with no major changes. There will be no 2015 Maxima sedan; it will carry over into 2015 as a 2014 model. We suspect that an all-new Maxima will debut for 2016. Finally, the Xterra SUV can now be equipped with NissanConnect.

Joe Tralongo
Joe Tralongo
Joe Tralongo is a longtime contributor who started in the industry writing competitive comparison books for a number of manufacturers, before moving on in 2002 to become a freelance automotive journalist. He’s well regarded for his keen eye for detail, as well as his ability to translate complex mechanical terminology into user-friendly explanations. Joe has worked for a number of outlets as... Read More about Joe Tralongo

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