Infrequent Driving

If you’ll be storing your vehicle for a month or more, you may want to follow these car maintenance tips
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Rainy Weather

We are lucky here in San Diego, we don’t get much bad weather. But this time of year, we hope to see some rain! So Mossy Nissan wants you to be prepared! Here’s our top 10 list of ways to stay prepared in the rain!
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6 Tips To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19 In Your Vehicle!

We are all concerned about the spread of the Corona Virus these days. But one place you may not think about is your CAR. Can you get sick from surfaces in your car? The answer is YES. So we’ve compiled a list best practices to reduce the spread of virus-carrying bacteria and keep your vehicle cleaner!
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Top Nissan Safety Features

2019 Nissan Rogue, Altima and Sentra Safety Features Top Reviewers List of Best!

Safety is always the number one concern for drivers and the new 2019 Class of Nissans is being heralded as the best for innovative new safety features. Nissan takes a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the engineering and development of every car they make. These innovative new features keep an eye on your vehicle’s systems, assist you in handling unexpected situations, and help protect you in the unfortunate event of an accident.

Nissan Rogue 

  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility: This is the technology that powers the SAFETY SHIELD 360°. This includes an intelligent monitor that displays a rendered 360° birds-eye-view of the vehicle. It monitors all lateral sides of the vehicle alerting drivers of objects in proximity.


  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: this monitors your speed and distance between you and the car in front, it can let you know if you need to slow down and can even automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision. This technology can even detect a pedestrian in the crosswalk and can stop you in your tracks if necessary.


  • Rear Automatic Braking: this uses a sonar system that monitors the area behind you for stationary items you might not see, and if you fail to stop, it can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.


  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: this uses radar technology to detect oncoming vehicles when backing out of a parking stall or garage. This system can see behind the Nissan Rogue in all directions and it will alert you when it senses an obstacle. This is also integrated with the car’s rearview camera system.


  • Blind Spot Warning Alerts: blind spot monitoring plays a huge role in preventing collisions. Many accidents occur because a driver fails to adequately check his or her blind spots. With Blind Spot Warning on your Nissan Rogue, you will be subtly notified whenever a vehicle enters an area in one of your blind spots.


  • Lane Departure Warning: This feature uses intelligent lane intervention to prevent unintentional lane departure, it can sense when the vehicle is drifting and alerts you.


  • High Beam Assist: High Beam assist helps avoid blinding drivers in the opposite direction by switching to low beams momentarily.

Nissan Altima

In addition to being available with all the above features, the 2019 Nissan Altima also offers the following features:


  • Traffic Sign Recognition: This feature allows your car to notify you of the current limit by detecting road signs as you drive.


  • Intelligent Driver Alertness: This works by monitoring steering patterns to detect driver alertness and even suggests when you should take a break.

Nissan Sentra

Aside from standard features like 6 all-around airbags and anti-lock brakes, the 2019 Nissan Sentra also comes available with these innovative technological safety features:


  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility: This system, which is also available in the Nissan Rogue & Altima, includes some of the above features like automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and a rear-view monitor.


  • Intelligent Cruise Control: This available feature watches the flow of traffic and works to help you maintain an adjustable speed and set distance between you and the car ahead.

Want to see these amazingly innovative safety features in action? Come take a test drive today! There’s a Mossy Nissan near you anywhere in San Diego. OR CHECK OUT THE OTHER NEW 2019 NISSANS NOW at MossyNissan.com







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Distracted Driving Series: CELL PHONE SAFETY – Tips to stay safe with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Features

It is well documented that cell phone use while driving contributes to distracted driving. The act of typing in a number and then holding a device while driving with a single hand on the wheel is most definitely adding to accidents and distracted driving mishaps. A hands-free mobile phone system like Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ can minimize such issues, allowing drivers to do a variety of things without ever taking their eyes off the road or their hands off the steering wheel.


Nissan really has the jump on technology. But sometimes consumers don’t take advantage of the high-tech features. This blog will help you learn more about the Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ features available in many 2019 Nissans like the Rogue, Altima, and Sentra.


Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant

  • You can activate the Assistant by pressing a button on the steering wheel
  • If you say, “Read Text,” the assistant will read out your messages to you.
  • If you say, “Next Text,” you can move on to the next text that was recorded in the Nissan Connect system.
  • You can also respond or send a new text message to someone by saying “Send text message to..” followed by the contact’s name.
  • Or you can choose one of the many pre-written messages like: On my way, Running late, Driving, can’t text, etc.
  • You can also customize your own messages and add them into the list of pre-written messages.

Hands-Free Calling – Bluetooth Feature

  • You can accept a call by pressing the phone button on the steering wheel.
  • You can use this feature with simple voice commands. For example, if you want to call someone:
    • You can just say, “Call” and say the person’s name from your contacts
    • Or say, “Dial Number” and say that person’s phone number


Android Auto™ supports SMS and offers integration with third-party messaging apps like Google Hangout, WhatsApp, Skype, ICQ, Kik, and others.

Apple CarPlay® on the other hand, supports SMS, iMessages, and the third-party messaging app, WhatsApp.


When it comes to music, both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® offer a variety of integration with third-party audio streaming apps, apart from their native audio apps like Google Play, Music, and iTunes. This makes it easy for you to play music from any streaming services you use.

Apple CarPlay® has the same options as services like Spotify. Users have options on the home screen for playlists, browsing music, and 'Now Playing' information.

Similarly, the audio interface of Android Auto™ includes the same options that Android users are familiar with, like what’s playing next, playlists, recently played, and shuffle.


You can use available navigation apps to get real-time traffic alerts and avoid road hazards, speed traps, or find the fastest route. Or see where you can take a break and find a bite along the way.

Ultimately, when it comes to cellphone safety, Nissan has you covered! For assistance with any of these tips you can go to any of the 7 local San Diego Mossy Nissan dealers, where our staff will gladly help you set up your phone or take you through the high-tech features. Stay safe!

CREDIT: https://www.zco.com/blog/android-auto-vs-apple-carplay-2018/

*Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use features and connected devices when safe and legal to do so.

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Tired of Traffic? Try Selfless Driving

San Diegans! I’m sure you’re tired of waiting endless hours in traffic!
What would you do if you learned that you could possibly avoid it?
Well… You can so long as you AVOID “Selfish Driving”.

The amount of time that San Diego drivers are spending on the roads is undeniable. Lately, the time we are spending in traffic seems to be growing outrageously. This is not only due to the increasing number of cars on the road, it also has to do with us as individual drivers.

It may seem unbelievable, as we do not like others questioning our driving. Nonetheless, researchers have found answers to preventing traffic saturations, and all it takes is… we as DRIVERS being selfless while on the road.

The Rapid Route Epidemic
As San Diegans we know our city, meaning we know the “faster” routes, freeways and shortcuts; and if we don’t, well we Google it or we use our GPS. We all love technology and it comes in handy when deciding what the faster route is to get home after a long day at work. But does it always present the best solution?

Researchers at MIT have thoroughly followed the ongoing traffic saturations and have collected data on simulations created over the years. They have concluded that a main reason for this wide traffic congestion is due to “selfish driving.” Specifically, to find the faster route through our GPS systems, we cause traffic to become worse. We ultimately all end up choosing the fastest route offered and overlook the fact that others trying to get to the same destination are offered the exact same route.

I know we are all thinking – “well, what is the best solution if I want to be at my destination in a timely manner?”

Rerouting Is The Best Option
Yes, we all have busy lives and complex schedules; however, the simulations held by the MIT researchers have determined a rather uncomplicated solution—we must be selfless drivers!

The research suggests that doing the unusual can potentially resolve traffic congestion; for example, taking a route that may have a few minutes delay. While it may seem ridiculous to try this approach, researchers found through simulations in major cities, that rerouting proved to be significant. Redirecting drivers to alternate routes managed to decrease the flow of traffic by as much as 30%. Additionally, routes that were shown as taking 5-7 minutes longer, ended up saving others a few minutes.

What This Means for San Diegans
This is a great opportunity for San Diegans to be able to work around congested traffic by taking the initiative to be a selfless driver.

While deciding to take alternate routes will not save you a large amount of time, the overall solution is to consider remedying traffic for the city as a whole.

Credit: https://www.idrivesafely.com/defensive-driving/trending/sick-traffic-avoid-selfish-driving

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We all want to be prepared if we were ever faced with a zombie apocalypse. But have you considered what your escape vehicle will be? Below are our top Nissan picks to survive those flesh-eating monsters, just in case they start invading our world.


The new Rogue is amazingly redesigned with the new Pro Pilot Assist*! The Automatic Emergency Breaking** can help you to better dodge zombies in the road, or any cars that may have been left behind from the initial outbreak. The Intelligent Lane Control Intervention*** and Intelligent Cruise Control**** can even help you stay in your lane and maintain a set speed to the cars ahead; perfect for when you're caught up in that zombie herd. The motion activated lift gate easily opens your trunk when your hands are full carrying all of the survival essentials (food, water, etc.). In a zombie apocalypse, survival essentials are basically currency; that's why the Divide & Hide Cargo System^ is key when hiding all of your survival essentials from potential thieves in this new apocalyptic world.


Thought you needed a tank to keep your family safe from zombies? Think again, just outrun them in the newly released 2019 Nissan Kicks with Nissan Intelligent Mobility*. This innovative driving assist technology acts as the brain of your vehicle, so can work on protecting yours from being eaten by zombies!  It comes equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking**, Blind Spot Warning*** and Rear Cross Traffic Alert**** to help you navigate safely; especially when you might be tired from outrunning zombies all day and you miss the giant tree stump in the middle of the road that could’ve left you stranded with a broken axle! This new beauty also comes available with the Color Kicks Studio option to fully customize the look and color of your Kicks.  You can choose a look that helps you blend in with the environment, making this a great car for camouflage when you need to sleep; or make it as bright and as original as you want so that your group of survivors can always spot you!


Wanna run right over the undead? Look no further than the 2019 Nissan Titan.  This powerful ally is your best pick! With amazing towing ability of up to 9,400 lbs.* you can tow virtually anything or help other survivors in need by towing their broken-down car! Tow basecamp shelters, defense tools and much more! Plus the Intelligent Climate Control** helps to keep you comfortable. When activated by the Remote Engine Start System, it can adjust temperature and airflow for a quick cool-down on hot days, or on cold days it can adjust airflow to warm up the cabin, defrost windows & windshield, and can even turn on the available heated steering wheel and outside mirrors. When the zombie apocalypse hits, you never know where it will take you; whether you’re in the hot desert, or in the freezing high mountains, you will always be comfy inside this vehicle.

All 3 of these zombie getaway vehicles are available now at all 7 Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego. Be prepared and find your perfect escape car today!  

2019 Nissan Rogue:*ProPILOT Assist cannot prevent collisions. Always monitor traffic conditions and keep both hands on the steering wheel. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

**Automatic Emergency Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information

***Intelligent Lane Intervention only operates when lane markings are detectable. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

****Intelligent Cruise Control uses limited braking and is not a collision avoidance or warning system. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information

^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.

2019 Nissan Kicks:

* Availability of features varies by model year, model, trim, and package.

**Automatic Emergency Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

***Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention cannot prevent all collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

****Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

2019 Nissan Titan:

*Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Maximum towing of up to:

  • 9,400 lbs. for TITAN® Crew Cab 4x2
  • 9,230 lbs. for TITAN® Crew Cab 4x4
  • 9,400 lbs. for TITAN® King Cab® 4x2
  • 9,240 lbs. for TITAN® King Cab® 4x4
  • 9,740 lbs. for TITAN® Single Cab 4x2
  • 9,470 lbs. for TITAN® Single Cab 4x4

Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.

**State laws may apply. Review before using. Available features. See specifications for more details.  

+All zombie apocalypse scenarios are fictional.

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The All New 2018 Nissan Leaf Takes Home KBB.com’s 5 Year Cost to Own Award

The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, has taken home Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the electric vehicle category at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show this week.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. It takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models over the initial five-year ownership period.

The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, which went on sale last month, has been completely reinvented for its second generation, combining greater range with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan technology. The new LEAF embodies Nissan's Intelligent Mobility, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking and more.

"Nissan Intelligent Mobility is about applying the latest technology to set a new benchmark for exciting and safe driving and the all-new Nissan LEAF delivers on that in every way," said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV marketing and sales strategy. "In addition to the exhilarating drive, EVs are inherently less expensive to operate than gas-powered cars and the 2018 Nissan LEAF provides more range, content and technology at a lower MSRP than the previous generation, offering customers more value at a lower price."

The 2018 LEAF S starts at just $29,990 and adds attractive new styling inside and out, a 40% increase in driving range, a 37% increase in horsepower, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking with a price that's $690 lower than the previous model.

The 2018 LEAF SV includes the S trim's long list of standard features – then adds Intelligent Cruise Control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top trim level, the 2018 LEAF SL, comes standard with additional features like Bose® Premium audio system, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Around View Monitor and a portable L1/L2 charging cord.

Shop for your very own 2018 Nissan Leaf Electric now! Or visit one of seven Mossy Nissan locations to test drive this amazing new ride!

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/all-new-2018-nissan-leaf-receives-lowest-cost-to-own-award-from-kelley-blue-book

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The All-New 2018 Nissan Leaf gives you more self-driving experience with the new ProPILOT Assist!

The Nissan Leaf is the top-selling electric vehicle in the world. Sure, Tesla and Chevy get all the hype with the Bolt and Model 3, but with more than 290,000 cars sold, Nissan's little electric car is the one people are buying. After seven years without a design refresh, the automaker dropped a new and improved model to continue to dominate the EV world. Although, that task will be a lot tougher thanks to increased competition.

The new Leaf starts at $30,000 and has a 150-mile range. That's really what everyone wants to know, so let's get it out of the way. Besides traveling farther on the road, the car is an all-around improvement over the outgoing version. It has a stiffer chassis, better steering, a way better design and Nissan's first foray into semi-autonomous driver (ProPilot Assist is an option).

When it comes range, the Leaf sits between the likes of Honda's Clarity EV and the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which hover around the 100-mile mark, and the 200-mile-plus Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. That said, at 150 miles, its range is better than most in the increasingly crowded EV market. The closest real competitor is the Volkswagen e-Golf, with a 125-mile range and roughly the same starting price. But the Leaf has a secret weapon: Nissan's aforementioned semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist system

While Nissan is a bit late to the semi-autonomous game, ProPilot is a solid system on par with nearly every other automaker's combination of lane-keep assistance and adaptive cruise control. While it performed marvelously on the highway, it also did a bang-up job on Napa's backroads, something none of these systems is really made for but is a good indication of how well they read lane markings.

The vehicle stayed within its lane at or slightly above the speed limit and even around corners sharper than those found on the average highway. Unfortunately, we never encountered stop-and-go traffic, but the adaptive cruise control was able to track the vehicle ahead of it at a line for a stop sign.
Thankfully, driving the car is a sharper experience. The Leaf kicks out 147 horsepower with 236 pounds of torque, which delivers quick bursts of speed off the line and while driving. But it's not sustainable, after few seconds you're reminded you're in an economy EV. Considering that most buyers will be using it in urban areas where swift, small bursts of acceleration (to get out of tight situations) are all they really need, it's not so much a ding as a reality check.

On the efficiency end, during our drive with the Leaf, the 150-mile stated range seems pretty much on par with our experience. I drove the Leaf 118 miles through winding mountain roads on a single charge. I spent most of our drive in "normal" mode. I also tested the vehicle's "Eco" mode and the e-pedal one-pedal driving system. I returned the car with a 9 percent charge or about 14 miles left on the battery.
The test was held on and around the rural mountain roads near the town of Calistoga, north of San Francisco. In my daily commuting life, driving through San Francisco, I'd more than likely use the e-pedal system extensively. It brings the car to a gentle stop when you lift your foot off the accelerator. After a few tries I was able to get the car to stop right at the stop sign without using the vehicle's brake. That was more of a personal win than anything else.

Nissan says that e-pedal will keep the car stationary on up to a 30 percent grade. I never encountered that steep of a road to test it on, but it was solid on the few hills I did encounter. It'll be interesting to see how it handles the streets of San Francisco.
While the drivetrain (powered by its new 40kWh battery -- up from 30 kWh found on the previous model) is a solid performer and the handling of the vehicle improved, I'm not a fan of the sitting position and leg room. I'm 6-foot-3, and I felt like I was way too close to the dash and the seat was higher than my liking. If you're taller than me, the Leaf probably isn't for you. Anyone shorter than me, should probably be fine.

Sure, the old Leaf was the number-one-selling EV in the world, but things have changed in the past seven years and Nissan needed to step up its game -- and with the new Leaf, it did. This is largely thanks to the new and impressive ProPilot Assist system option. I'm a fan.

Contact us for the new 2018 Leaf arrival - COMING SOON! Or shop now for other great vehicles like the New 2018 Nissan Rogue that also has the ProPILOT Assist as an option! Visit one of seven Mossy Nissan locations to test drive this amazing new ride!

CREDIT: https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/12/2018-nissan-leaf-review/

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Nissan unveils Xmotion Concept Car at 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Last Week, Nissan revealed the Xmotion concept, a design exploration for a potentially groundbreaking compact SUV, building on the company’s long history of cutting-edge crossovers and SUVs.

Making its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the six-passenger, three-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced "cross motion") concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

"In the Xmotion concept, we explored the more rugged and powerful side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Bold and powerful forms and proportions are, upon closer inspection, contrasted with aspects of traditional Japanese craftsmanship expressed in a contemporary way," said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "The exterior's combination of western and eastern concepts continues inside the Xmotion, where advanced connectivity and autonomous technologies mix with modern Japanese digital art and cultural craftsmanship. At a glance, Xmotion may appear to have a minimal design language, but a closer look reveals layers of detail that make this concept exceptional."

Signaling the future of Nissan design, the Xmotion concept's stunning exterior features a powerful dynamic presence with understated sculptural beauty, including unique U-shaped highlights and a bold evolution of Nissan's signature V-motion grille.

The visual simplicity of the Xmotion concept exterior is contrasted by the rugged, metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire design. Like the rest of vehicle, the mechanical tool-inspired wheels and all-terrain tires coexist as one piece, with the tire tread physically laminated over the 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Additional exterior features include a retractable "rooftop box" and a unique tail light design inspired by Japanese woodwork.

The interior itself was created with the imagery of a river on the floor, with the center console acting as a bridge. The console, the core of the interior design, uses a traditional Japanese architectural wood joinery technique, kanawa tsugi, found in the carpentry used to build religious temples and shrines.

The Xmotion concept's instrument panel design is a modern interpretation of traditional kigumi wood joinery. By using the kigumi structure in the instrument panel and console, the vehicle's interior suggests a robust bone structure, creating a sense of strength and trust.

Inside, the Xmotion concept's crafted interior design symbolizes a Japanese landscape, honoring Nissan's roots while incorporating advanced graphic user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies.

The interior includes a total of seven digital screen portions. Three main displays and left and right end displays span the width of the instrument panel. There's also a "digital room mirror" in the ceiling and a center console display.

The displays and infotainment system can be controlled by gestures and eye movements. Intuitive controls and a voice command system allow drivers to focus on driving, helping them access various information in a smart, easy and safe manner.

With its long wheelbase, with wheels and tires pushed out to the extremes of the corners, the Xmotion concept allows for the creation of a fresh, "4+2" passenger layout. Featuring three rows of side-by-side individual seats, it's designed to provide a perfect space for a young couple, another couple and two children or pets in the third row.

"We envision the Xmotion concept to be a highly functional SUV that can be driven every day, yet can take the owners and friends to a national park or recreation area on a whim," Albaisa said. "With its combination of style and technology, this concept fulfills Nissan's mission of moving people to a better world."


CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-unveils-xmotion-concept-at-2018-north-american-international-auto-show

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Nissan gives Tesla a Run for its Money with the New ProPILOT Assist technology on the 2018 Rogue and LEAF

Nissan's ProPILOT Assist technology is the foundation for the autonomous vehicles of the future, helping drivers maintain lane control, navigate stop-and-go traffic, maintain a set vehicle speed and maintain a set distance to the vehicle ahead – all with a simple two-button operation. ProPILOT Assist is available on the 2018 Rogue SL grade as part of the Platinum Package.

"Nissan continues to democratize technology, bringing our most advanced systems to our highest volume models, rather than reserving them for our most expensive vehicles," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "Customers are delighted when they realize they can afford technology usually reserved for high-end, expensive luxury vehicles (like Tesla). Bringing unexpected value is core to the Nissan brand and our Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission."

Following Rogue, ProPILOT Assist will next launch on the Nissan LEAF in early 2018.

Right now however, the 2018 Rogue is available in three well-equipped grade level: S, SV and SL. As in previous years, Rogue offers exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ and Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System. Along with the new ProPILOT Assist, other enhancements to the 2018 Rogue include the addition of standard NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on all trim levels, and revised Midnight Edition Package content.

"The world is facing serious challenges such as climate change, traffic congestion, road fatalities and increasing air pollution. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are committed to addressing these challenges by making transportation safer, smarter, and more enjoyable," said Bunce. "The new ProPILOT Assist technology is a perfect example of how we can make drivers feel more confident and more connected to their vehicles."

COME TEST DRIVE THE NEW ROGUE AND SEE HOW AMAZING THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IS at one of seven Mossy Nissan locations! Or check out our entire vehicle line up, get your trade-in value, and get pre-qualified now!

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-propilot-assist-technology-makes-u-s-debut-on-2018-rogue-reduces-the-hassle-of-stop-and-go-highway-driving

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Nissan named 2017 ESPN Awards ‘Manufacturer of the Year.’ Rogue Sport takes ‘Vehicle of the Year’ title

All-new Rogue Sport also named "Best CUV," and TITAN XD earns "Best Diesel Pickup" honors


Nissan has been named the winner in four categories in the annual Ruedas ESPN Awards, including the prestigious "Manufacturer of the Year" and "Vehicle of the Year" titles, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The new 2017 Rogue Sport, the latest addition to Nissan's popular crossover SUV lineup, took home the hardware in both the "Vehicle of the Year" and "Best CUV" categories. The TITAN XD, the flagship of Nissan's hardworking personal and commercial pickup lineup, won for "Best Diesel Pickup Truck." Winners are selected by a jury of industry experts in 14 categories, along with the "Vehicle of the Year."

"Nissan is honored to be recognized for these four awards by Ruedas ESPN, especially with their nod to the exciting new Rogue Sport," said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. in accepting the awards from Jaime Florez, director, Ruedas ESPN. "The Hispanic market, and Los Angeles in particular, has been a key driver of Nissan's sales success in recent years – so it is an added pleasure to receive the honors here at the Los Angeles Auto Show."

"The portfolio of Nissan vehicles available in the U.S. market is today better than ever. Not only are their products the right ones in every segment, but also the quality of their vehicles is second to none," said Florez. "For these and many other reasons, Nissan North America is 2017 Ruedas ESPN Manufacturer of the Year."


The new Rogue Sport shares many of the design, utility and technology attributes that have made Rogue Nissan's best-selling vehicle in the United States, but is slightly smaller, sportier and more affordable for younger, urban SUV buyers. These buyers are looking for much more space than a compact sedan, while still seeking the maneuverability and fun-to-drive feel that Rogue Sport delivers.

Like Rogue, the 2017 Rogue Sport offers a comprehensive suite of Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield technologies. The list includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI).


The 2017 Nissan TITAN XD Diesel offers the effortless towing and hauling of larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – including an available maximum towing capacity of 12,640 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,420 pounds (when properly equipped) – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability closer to a half-ton pickup. The TITAN XD Diesel is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque.

Like all 2017 TITAN full-size pickups, the TITAN XD is covered by "America's Best Truck Warranty"2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

For more information on the 2017 Rogue Sport, TITAN XD and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup - visit one of 7 Mossy Nissans or SHOP ONLINE NOW AT: MossyNissan.com

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-named-2017-ruedas-espn-awards-manufacturer-of-the-year-rogue-sport-takes-vehicle-of-the-year-title

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Nissan showcases 7 ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’-inspired vehicles at the LA Auto Show

In honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nissan partnered up with the beloved franchise to bring their fans seven Star Wars-themed concept vehicles. This fleet premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

"We're back this year collaborating with Lucasfilm and the artists at Industrial Light & Magic to create these amazing concept vehicles across some of our best-selling models," said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America, Inc. "These show vehicles were created for our fans, and will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and shared across the country in regional auto shows over the next several months."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi themes were created for each vehicle and were developed by Lucas films designers who incorporated the expressive lines of some of Nissan's most popular models– Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, Maxima, and TITAN.

2018 Nissan Altima – Special Forces TIE Fighter

Used by the First Order's elite Special Forces pilots, the TIE Fighter is a strike fighter. This has been appropriately recreated using Nissan's best-selling sedan, the Altima. Featuring custom body enhancements that bring it in line with a member of the First Order's fleet, the vehicle's stand out feature has to be its cockpit window. It brings the multi-paned look of the Special Forces TIE fighter to the Altima's windshield. Additionally, custom wheels that each feature the centerpiece of a TIE Fighter wing, a full-body wrap and speakers at each corner that recreate the iconic TIE Fighter and blaster sounds, all help to bring the dual-winged spacecraft to life.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren

This show vehicle draws from the existing aggressive design of the Maxima to transform it into a truly “sinister sedan”. Using the Maxima’s V-motioned front design, the designers were able to merge this with a block of milled aluminum to create Kylo Ren's distinctive black and silver facemask. The custom front lower spoiler, impactful hood and body are all also coated with “exact character color-matching specifications.” As a final touch to help complete the look, a set of red signature headlights and underbody lighting were added and pulse at random – designed to mimic Kylo Ren's crossguard lightsaber.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer

The Nissan Maxima is engineered for speed and sharp handling capability, this makes it the perfect car to replicate Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. As one of the new crafts to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this one-off TIE Silencer is fully designed to Kylo's specifications. The concept car comes equipped with laser cannons and missile launchers attached to the vehicle's distinct wings, which stretch the entire length of the car. Red lighting in the grille and underneath, along with sound effects, pulled directly from the movie, help to give this concept an “amazing true-to-life feel.”

2018 Nissan Maxima – Captain Phasma

Also joining the ranks of the First Order is this menacing Maxima, designed in the image of Captain Phasma, the strong female character in the film. The designers have covered the Maxima in high-gloss silver armor to help create the unmistakable mask. To further its intimidating look, a red accent line with ground effects runs the length of the car. The Captain Phasma Maxima was built as a celebration of female strength; and fitting in with this theme, “Nissan's Maxima team is led by a female engineer, the designer for this vehicle was a female from ILM, the vehicle's brand director is a female and the vehicle was created to celebrate one of the toughest female warriors in the galaxy.”

2018 Nissan Rogue – Poe Dameron's X-wing with BB-8

Leading the New Republic Starfleet is Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter. Building on the dependable Nissan Rogue’s foundation, massive wings were fixed on to both sides of the vehicle. The T-70 X-wing also features a pair of illuminating thrusters, and quad laser cannons integrated into each wingtip, these help to make the craft appear ready for action. Sitting on top of the vehicle is a life-size BB-8 astromech droid, complete with functioning lights, motion and sound. To tie it all together, a rugged tire and wheel package is used to draw “parallels to the rugged valor of the Resistance.”

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport – A-wing

The A-wing is quick and nimble, which makes it a perfect fit for the Rogue Sport it is built on.  Created to perfectly mimic the A-wing's design, the vehicle features top-mounted fins and illuminated dual thrusters at the rear. Its blue wheels are painted to match the craft's accents, while laser cannons at the side of the vehicle, along with a detailed wrap that display battle damage, prove that this is a vehicle ready for almost anything.

2018 Nissan TITAN AT-M6

What do you get when you pair the largest vehicle in the First Order's arsenal with the biggest vehicle (and the highest standard horsepower in its segment) in Nissan's fleet? A perfect match! Nissan fittingly created the AT-M6, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, show car replica with a Nissan TITAN. Coincidentally, it also happened to be the biggest unveiling (in physical size) at this year's LA Auto Show. With features like a massive megacaliber cannon, fixed on its truck bed, and a custom body wrap, the show truck is definitely reminiscent of the film's massive First Order walker. Additionally, the wheels received hydro-dip graphics, intended to mimic a walker's leg joints, while a 1-foot lift kit was applied to promote its destructive appearance. As a final way to bring the vehicle to life, designers installed a sound system capable of mimicking the walker's ground-stomping movements; an 18-inch bed-mounted subwoofer with a companion surround sound system produces a "planet-thumping 5,000 watts”, this is said “to closely capture the reverberation of a First Order walker.”


CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-unveils-six-star-wars-the-last-jedi-inspired-show-vehicles-at-2017-los-angeles-auto-show

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New skill for Amazon Alexa from Nissan lets customers talk to their car from the comfort of home!

Don't risk burning what is in the oven; don't dump out your bag in search of a key fob – you can now use your voice to remote-start your Nissan. Available later this month, a new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will allow some Nissan owners a new way to interact with their vehicles.

There are now over 25,000 Alexa skills, and Nissan's connected car skill will be one of the newest. Riding on the popularity of Alexa, Nissan uses already-available features within NissanConnect Services to enable the new skill on some of its new and existing vehicles.

"Intelligent integration means helping our customers even when they are not behind the wheel," said Dan Teeter, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America, Inc. "We are about bringing unexpected innovations to customers, and are excited to offer this technology to both existing and new Nissan owners."

Later this month, users will be able to find and use the new skill, called "NissanConnect Services," free of charge under the connected car category within the Amazon Skills Store.

It will be available on certain model year 2016, 2017, 2017.5 and 2018 Nissan vehicles equipped with NissanConnect Services telematics. Amazon's Alexa integration will require owners to have an active subscription to NissanConnect Services and a valid Nissan Owner Portal account, although the NissanConnect Services app does not need to be running to use the service.

NissanConnect Services and integration with the new Alexa skill, will be available on the following vehicles at launch, with more to come:

Nissan plans to expand the technology to other models in the future, including the new 2018 Nissan LEAF through NissanConnect EV and Services. Additionally, model year 2011 – 2017 LEAF owners will be able to check battery status, manage remote charging and cool down or warm up the vehicle's interior using the new skill through the NissanConnect EV and Services Skill.

How the NissanConnect Services skill works

Once enabled and linked to a valid Nissan Owners Portal account with a compatible Nissan vehicle, owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine depending on the model.

For example, owners can say, "Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to start my Murano" or "Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to lock the doors of my GT-R." Moments later, Alexa will confirm the request and the vehicle will respond to the command.

A 4-digit pin will be required to send certain commands to the vehicle, such as remote start, for added security. Additionally, owners can customize the name of their vehicle.

For more information on the complete Nissan vehicle lineup and available advanced safety, security and driver assistance technologies, visit one of seven Mossy Nissan locations or shop online now.

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Car in Case of an Emergency

Would your car be ready if you had to leave at a moment’s notice? If you were stranded in your car, would you be prepared?

Emergencies and natural disasters come in a variety of forms, and you don’t always have time to prepare. It is important to remember to perform regular maintenance and do-it-yourself checks on your car, as well as have a stocked emergency kit. This gives you peace of mind to know that your vehicle is always ready for the task.

It is recommended to check the following to make sure your car is ready for the unexpected:

  • Tire Tread:
    Tire tread helps your car grip the road. Having low tire tread is especially dangerous when driving in wet, flood-like, snowy or icy conditions. Check your tread easily with a penny.

  • Tire Pressure:
    Pressure that is too low or too high can affect gas mileage, tread wear and vehicle performance. Check your tires once a month when they are still cold, using the PSI (pounds per square inch) number located on the driver door or in the owner’s manual.

  • Fluids Check:
    Check your car’s fluids once a month or take a peek when you fill the gas tank. Top off fluids, such as your oil and coolant, and visit a technician if you suspect a leak.

  • Belts:
    A broken engine belt can literally stop you in your tracks. Look for signs of excessive wear or looseness.

  • Brakes:
    Your vehicle’s brakes are very important for safety; make sure they are ready in any condition. Have your brakes inspected by a technician once a year, and be aware of any signs of brake trouble, including noise, pulling and vibration while braking.

  • Battery:
    Even in a non-emergency, it is stressful when your car does not start. Extreme temperatures, such as summer and winter, can wear the battery. A technician can test that the battery is charging at the correct rate. If your battery is three years or older, it may need to be replaced.

  • Emergency Kit:
    Have an emergency kit ready to go in your car. A vehicle emergency kit should include the following:

    • Jumper cables
    • Road atlas or map
    • First-aid kit
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Water
    • Non-perishable food
    • Blankets

Make sure your car is in tip top shape so you can be prepared for anything! Schedule an appointment at one of our 7 convenient Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego County today!

CREDIT: http://www.carcare.org/car-care-resource/car-care-tips/

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Top 5 Car Interior Cleaning Tips!

Keeping a car clean inside is probably one of the most difficult things to do. There are tons of tiny cracks, vents, and other hard to reach places. Plus, there’s that area under the seat where items go to get lost forever. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of 5 incredible hacks to keep your car interior looking it’s best. People may even think you got it detailed!


Instead of spending money replacing your floor mats, try just washing them instead! Spray some stain remover and throw them in your washing machine. It’s just that easy.


Instead of buying leather cleaner, or special upholstery wipes, use olive oil!! It is less expensive, and it’s totally natural. Simply apply a small amount of oil onto a clean rag and rub it in circles on your leather. Be sure to apply sparingly, as a lot goes a long way!


There’s no need to rush to the car wash to get rid of all those dead bugs off your windshield after a long road trip. All you need is a few dryer sheets! Simply wet it, and go to work! The dryer sheets work magically, and all of the bugs come off easier than they would with a water hose. Plus, they don’t have to be new dryer sheets, a used one works just as good.


If the cup holder’s are the dirtiest part of your car, prevent the mess from ever happening! Place a silicone cupcake liner in the bottom of your cup holder. This will catch any crumbs, spills, and keep your cup holders from getting sticky. Just throw them in the dishwasher when it’s time to clean!


Instead of spending hours vacuuming up all of the animal hair on your seats, use a squeegee and a spray bottle instead. Mist the spray bottle (full of water) on the seats and use the squeegee to loosen the hair. All that’s left is to vacuum up what’s left!

Want to leave car detailing up to the experts? Schedule a service appointment at any of our 7 Mossy Nissan locations.

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The totals have been tallied, the votes counted, and ultimately, there can be only one. For 2017, it’s the 2017 Nissan Titan. The All-New Ground-Up Design, First-Class Amenities, and Incredible Feature Set Lead Nissan Titan to Top the Field of Eight contenders.

TRUCK TREND’s Pickup Truck of the Year award program is an invitation-only shootout that is only open to all-new or significantly revised pickup trucks for the upcoming model year. For 2017, the field of vehicles included eight entries from six companies and consisted of one variant from each company’s eligible product line.

“With the launch of the 2017 Titan, Nissan has set out to redefine itself as a force in the pickup market,” says TRUCK TREND Editor Jason Gonderman. “By combining a richly appointed interior and deep feature set with a stout drivetrain and respectable capabilities, Nissan has reemerged as a player in the ½-ton pickup market. Combined with an industry-best 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty and low cost of entry compared to the competition, Nissan looks to have found the winning combination with the all-new Titan.”

The Nissan Titan won TRUCK TREND’s 2017 Pickup Truck of the Year award only after completing a demanding weeklong test comprised of more than 1,200 miles of performance testing, hauling, towing, fuel economy calculation, and off-roading—all important disciplines in which truck owners expect their vehicle to be competent.

Over the course of the 1,200-mile test, the experts had ample time with each vehicle to form qualified opinions regarding important factors such as interior ergonomics, seat comfort, technology usability, build quality, and features and benefits of each truck, while also logging fuel usage to gauge real-world economy throughout the diverse evaluation.

With testing completed, the staff at TRUCK TREND crunched the data and found the Nissan Titan led in two out of seven scoring categories: Highway (15%) and Empirical (20%), while placing solidly in the remaining categories of Interior (10%), Exterior (10%), Off-Road (15%), Towing and Hauling (15%), and Functionality (15%). Ultimately, it was the Nissan Titan, tested in the Platinum Reserve trim, which scored the highest number of points and earned the nod from TRUCK TREND’s jurors.

“TRUCK TREND’s Pickup Truck of the Year award is not determined around a conference room table,” says Sean P. Holman, content director for TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s Truck and Off-Road Group. “This is a real-world evaluation of pickups as seen through the eyes of truck experts and enthusiasts. Anchored in data, the test is conducted across many disciplines by staffers who drive and evaluate trucks every day with a goal of determining which vehicle offers the best pickup truck experience for the money. TRUCK TREND prides itself as being the credible, go-to authority for light-truck reviews and information for the industry.”

The strong power and throaty sound of the 390-hp 5.6L Endurance V-8 won unanimous praise from the judges, giving the Titan ample power delivered through a seven-speed automatic transmission. The V-8 engine note was there when you wanted it, and quiet when you were cruising, never intruding on the comfortable, well-equipped cabin. Top it off with AMERICA’S BEST TRUCK WARRANTY – 5 YEARS/100,000MILES BUMPER TO BUMPER! 5 Year/100,000 Mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty that surpasses all competitors you can be sure that your TITAN will always be ready for the job.

What propelled Nissan’s new full-size to the top was its combination of capability, comfort, value, and all-around practicality as a daily driver. In our eyes it represented the best overall truck experience for the money. For those reasons, we’re proud to name the Nissan Titan as Truck Trend’s 2017 Pickup Truck of the Year.


CREDIT: http://www.trucktrend.com/truck-of-the-year/1701-nissan-titan-wins-2017-pickup-truck-of-the-year/ AND https://www.nissanusa.com/trucks/titan

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Cruise for The Cause Car Show Event

This Saturday, August 19, 2017, hundreds of custom and classic cars, trucks, lowrider bicycles and more, will show up for Magic 92.5, Xavier the Xman's 14th Annual Cruise for the Cause! The event benefits the Emilio Nares Foundation, a local organization providing free medical transportation for children receiving treatments for cancer and other ailments. Live music, food trucks and a Kids Zone are also part of the festivities. Event is free to attend for all ages.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium

Time: 10am - 3pm

Mossy Nissan is a sponsor of the event and will have a booth with 4 cars on display. The fastest production car on the market, the Nissan GT-R, the all new Cummings engine Nissan Titan XD, the number one selling crossover, Nissan Rogue and a San Diego favorite, Nissan Sentra! Plus, Mossy Nissan will award “THE BEST” Nissan low rider with a WINNERS TROPHY!

The event is held at Qualcomm Stadium from 10am - 3pm and features Meet & Greets of DJ's from Magic 92.5, a contest to win tickets, and of course the classic car show!

Be sure to check out the full lineup of Nissans now, or visit one of seven local San Diego Mossy Nissans!

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Nissan WOWS San Diego at last weekend’s SuperGirl Surf Pro Event & Festival!

Nissan was a proud sponsor of the 2017 SuperGirl Surf Pro event, the largest women’s surf event & festival in the world! This 3-day event was packed with pro-surfing competitions, pro-skateboarding and BMX exhibitions, and even a celebrity surf competition! Plus, other activities like live bands, food trucks, female inspired speakers and more at the festival village! The event was free to attend and families and people of all ages packed the Oceanside Pier Event.

Hometown favorite, Tia Blanco, won the final heat of opening day over fellow San Diego County surfer Tiare Thompson, who posted the day’s highest single-scoring wave of a 9.17. Between heats, Blanco excited fans by signing autographs in the Nissan booth!

Mossy Nissan thrilled fans that did not get to go to the competition by streaming it LIVE on their website. They also gave fans a sneak peek at the amazing new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport and the 2017 Nissan Frontier - complete with an accessory tent set up in the bed! WATCH THE FACEBOOK LIVE WALK-AROUND HERE:

The show stopper was the appearance of the amazing, new 2017 Nissan Titan crime-fighting truck donated by Mossy Nissan! Fans got a look LIVE on Facebook through Mossy Nissan’s social feed. MISSED IT? CHECK IT OUT HERE NOW:


After 3 hard fought days of surf and sun, the SuperGirl Surf Pro Title went to Courtney Conlogue; with 2nd place to Sage Erickson, 3rd place to Tatiana West.
But there was more winning to come! Nissan awarded a new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, plus a $5,000 check to be donated to the charity of their choice, to the top competitor with the most overall competition points and combined social media activity. There was a tie between Tatiana and Sage, so the winner was determined by a good ‘ol fashioned coin toss.  Tati won the toss! However, it just didn’t feel right to Nissan and Mossy Nissan to only give one Rogue Sport away, when there clearly was a tie.  Sean Hogan, Vice President of Mossy Nissan, then walked on stage and announced that Mossy Nissan Oceanside would give Sage Erickson a 24-month lease on a new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport! The crowd went wild at Mossy Nissan stepping up and saving the day for the SuperGirls!

Want to check out the new Nissans yourself? Stop by one of seven Mossy Nissan locations or view our inventory online now.

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Mossy Nissan Donates 2017 Nissan Titan to Oceanside

Earlier this year, Mossy Nissan Oceanside joined forces with the Oceanside Police Department to outfit a new 2017 Nissan Titan to add to their fleet of crime fighting patrol & pursuit vehicles. “Mossy Nissan is proud to help to help support our local community and law enforcement heroes,” said Sean Hogan, Vice President of Mossy Nissan. “It’s our way of honoring those who serve and protect the city of Oceanside.”

Several police truck modifications were done to the Nissan Titan, including lifting the truck, LED lights, and an added truck cab and roll cage.

The police decked out Nissan Titan was on display July 28 through July 30, 2017 at the SuperGirl Surf Pro event in Oceanside, CA.

Want to learn more about the new mighty Titan truck? Read on.

The new 2017 Nissan Titan lets you take on even the biggest jobs with bold, rugged styling that features distinctive touches like available LED Daytime Running Lights and a grille that clearly states this truck means business.

Titan’s smart layout gives you room to stretch, and room for things you want close at hand. Then they made sure that everything you touch has a quality feel, while still offering the durability and versatility you look for in a truck.

Thanks to TITAN's available navigation system and Online Search powered by Google®, getting around has never been easier.

With 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque, the Titan provides the power to carry massive loads.

Titan helps you tow with the confidence you need with a full-length, fully-boxed frame, powerful Endurance® V8, new 7-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode, and adjustable Brake Controller.

Titan makes it easy to hitch-up, with available features including a large, 7.0-inch RearView Monitor, and convenient Trailer Light Check system.

Want your own Nissan Titan? Check out our inventory, or visit one of 7 Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego.

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