11-28-22

Is a V6 or V8 Engine Right For You?

Shopping for a vehicle can already be difficult, especially when you’re trying to decipher unfamiliar terms. It’s easy to get lost in the jargon when there’s a whole host of engine options to choose from. If you’re shopping for a pick-up truck or an SUV, knowing the difference between a V6 and a V8 will make your decision easier.

While the two engine designs have similarities, understanding the unique features of each can help you narrow down which vehicle will be right for you. The biggest difference is the total number of cylinders in the engine for fuel intake, and the biggest similarity is they are light, compact, and V-shaped, hence the name. So what exactly does all this mean? Keep reading to learn more!

V6 Engine

If you’re in the market for a sedan, a hatchback, or a mid-sized crossover, you’ll most likely be looking at vehicles with a V6 engine. In general, a V6 is made up of six cylinders, and you’ll see two rows of three cylinders if you were to look at the engine. A V6 engine is going to be light, less pricey, and more fuel efficient with better handling than a V8 engine.

 Advantages of a V6 Engine

There are many advantages to driving a vehicle with a V-6 engine, and it may even better suit your lifestyle as a driver. These advantages include:

  • It’s lighter: With two less cylinders, your vehicle will weigh less and make it less nose-heavy when driving.
  • Better fuel economy: As a more lightweight engine, you’ll see better fuel economy in your vehicle with a V6 versus one with a V8.
  • Lower cost: V6 engines typically cost less than V8 engines.
  • Offers great towing capabilities: With great torque, comes great towing capabilities in many SUVs with a V6.
  • Better Handling: A lighter engine can also result in better handling on the road and provide more stability.

V8 Engine

V8 engines are most commonly found in trucks, large SUVs, and sports cars. V8 engines are known for their ability to be powerful, haul heavy loads, and exhibit great performance. V-8 engines consist of eight cylinders and are bigger and heavier than V6 engines. Due to its larger size, V8s often have lower fuel efficiency compared to a V6.

Advantages of a V8 Engine

There are also many great advantages of owning a vehicle with a V8. These advantages include:

  • Increased horsepower: With two additional cylinders, the V8 creates more horsepower than a V6.
  • More power: V8 engines generally have more torque, making the engine more powerful and yielding a higher power ceiling.
  • More cargo capacity: With the heavier, more powerful engine, you can haul heavier loads which makes them great for handling the needs of a worksite.
  • V-8 cylinders tend to have more of a perpendicular angle within the engine

Nissan V6 and V8 Vehicles

There are many great Nissan vehicle options with both V6 and V8 engines. Choosing which engine option is best for you will come down to your lifestyle and what you want to get out of a new vehicle. If your top priorities include fuel efficiency and handling, a vehicle with a V6 may be the right car for you. On the other hand, if you’re prioritizing extra power and frequently haul heavy loads, a V8 option may be a better fit.

The current Nissan lineup includes both V6 and V8, and you’ll find popular family vehicles with a V6 and popular Nissan trucks and SUVs with a V8.

Here are the current Nissan models with a V6 engine:

  • 2022, 2023 Nissan Frontier
  • 2022, 2023 Nissan Murano
  • 2022, 2023 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2022, 2023 Nissan Maxima
  • 2023 Nissan Z Sport
  • 2023 Nissan Z Performance
  • 2023 Nissan Z Proto Spec

Here are the current Nissan Models with a V8 Engine:

  • 2022 & 2023 Nissan Titan
  • 2022 Nissan Armada

Check out Nissan website vehicle locator to see the various trim levels for the V6 and V8 options, as each model will differ by trim. You’ll see more powerful engine choices with higher trim level packages.

To explore the V6 options, click here.  (link: https://www.nissanusa.com/shopping-tools/build-price?engineSize=v6)

To learn more about V8 options, click here.

(link: https://www.nissanusa.com/shopping-tools/build-price?engineSize=v8

Check Out Our Selection of New Nissan Models in Orangeburg!

Whether you’re shopping for a vehicle with a V6 or V8 engine, or just want to learn more, Nissan of Orangeburg has you covered! We have a massive new vehicle inventory ready for you, including the Nissan Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder, Titan, and more. We even have a wide variety of pre-owned models here to test drive, if you’re not looking to buy new.

If you’re searching for a Nissan dealer near you, we’re here to help! You can start your search online or come see us right here in Orangeburg, SC. We’re conveniently located near Lexington, Cayce, Columbia, and Charleston, SC. Let us help you find your next ride today!

Read More

05-04-22

Which 2022 Nissan Vehicles are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

No matter which Nissan vehicle you choose, safety comes standard. The brand is known for its innovation in safety technology, always looking to the future to remain ahead of the curve.

Five vehicles from Nissan’s line-up have been named a “2022 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)! This highly coveted award identifies the vehicles that exceed safety standards, standing out from the pack within each category. 

Here are the winners: 

Test drive one of these top safety picks at Nissan of Orangeburg today!

How Are Top Safety Pick Winners Determined?

Top Safety Pick+ winners must earn “Good” ratings in all six crash test criteria, including the following tests: Driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraints. Winners must also have “Acceptable” or “Good” standard headlights as well as “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings for available front crash prevention in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation.

Top Safety Pick award winners, a slightly lower tier, must meet the same requirements – except “Acceptable” or “Good” rated headlights need only be available, not standard. Note that the Nissan Sentra’s addition of LED projector headlights elevated it to its spot in this category.

What Driver Assist Features Come Standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360?

Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes the following must-have features, designed with your family in mind!

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam assist

Nissan also offers Pro-Pilot Assist, a suite of driver assist features that pairs Intelligent Cruise Control capabilities with Steering Assist tech. This system requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel, and enhances safety for those susceptible to driver fatigue. For instance, Brake Assist allows drivers to set their desired distance from the vehicle in front of them, and applies the brakes when necessary. Check out these features during your test drive:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Braking Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • Speed Adjust by Route

Find Your Favorite Nissan Model For Sale in Orangeburg Today!

Your new Nissan awaits here at Nissan of Orangeburg! Whether you’re looking for a speedy sports car like the Nissan GT or an eco-friendly Nissan Leaf, our team is here to help! You’ll find this model year’s most popular Nissans, plus a great selection of budget-friendly used options.

As your trusted Nissan dealer in Orangeburg, we’re proud to serve drivers in Cayce, Gaston, and Lexington County. Customers from our state capital of Columbia also visit us, proving that great deals are worth the drive! Come see us today!

Read More

07-18-19

Drive with Confidence in Your New Nissan Altima

The all-new Nissan Altima makes a lasting impression wherever you go. This midsize sedan creates a thrill when you start up the engine to drive to your desired destination. Whether you're a young professional looking for a weekend getaway in St. Matthews or you're taking the kids to Gaston for the day, the Altima is more than capable. You can rely on this versatile vehicle at any time of the day.

This model is a comfortable, sporty, and tech-savvy sedan that has plenty to offer. You'll be overwhelmed when you come to us at Nissan of Orangeburg, to pick your perfect new or used model where our finance center will help you acquire it. Between five different trims, there is a Nissan to your liking with your options being

  • The standard Nissan Altima S
  • The exhilarating Nissan Altima SR
  • The technologically advanced Nissan Altima SV
  • The comfortable Nissan Altima SL
  • And the luxurious Nissan Altima Platinum

At our dealership, we work hard to make sure you know all your options when you're considering buying your new sedan. No matter where you come from, or what you plan on using your car for most, the Altima is ready to be by your side whenever you need it.

Design

When you take your first look at the Altima, you'll admire its confident stance with chiseled lines and low position with a large V-Motion grille directly in front. There are significant front LED headlights and LED lighting to make you stand out along with the available frameless 19-inch wheels that feature a black-out design. For the new generation of the Altima, there is a new C-pillar design that gives off a sporty attitude.

Depending on which trim you choose creates a lot of different opportunities, especially with your interior. In the Platinum trim, you can sink into the charcoal leather-appointed seats or sit in the standard gray cloth depending on what you love. When you sit in your Altima, you can enjoy the dual-zone automatic temperate control for those colder days in Cayce. They're also heated front seats and a heated steering wheel to make sure you are always comfortable.

You'll love the Altima's versatile seating if you need more room to load your things for a trip outside of St. George with the 60/40 split rear seats. If your kids or friends are piling in, they'll enjoy the open interior with plenty of legroom and headroom where they can store their belongings in the spacious trunk.

Performance

To experience performance that matches your needs, you can decide between two engines. There's the 2.5L inline-4 that delivers 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque where the powerful 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine delivers 284 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The turbo engine has excellent fuel economy with all-wheel drive for a smooth and confident ride around Orangeburg.

Technology

You won't ever be bored in your Altima with its outstanding entertainment features that will make your ride memorable. Inside the cabin, there are NissanConnect technologies that allow you to integrate your smartphone with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to access your music, apps, and more. You can view everything from your smartphone to the 7-inch Advanced Driver-Assist Display at your convenience that allows you to stay more focused on watching the road.

Safety

We want to make sure you are always safe from the point you leave our lot in your new Altima. Luckily, there are Nissan advanced safety features that help keep an eye on your sedan and assist you in unexpected situations. These helpful features include Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System, Anti-locking Brake System, and Advanced Braking.

We Look Forward to Meeting You!

Stop by our dealership today and discover all the possibilities you can experience in your new Altima.

Read More

06-24-19

Get the right new Nissan Sentra for your lifestyle at our Orangeburg, SC dealership

When you've been selling new Nissan cars and used vehicles in the Orangeburg, SC area for as long as we have, you learn a lot about your customers. And while a lot of dealerships from Cayce to St. Matthews, SC will proudly boast that they know what's best for their customers, we'd never make such a brazen claim here at Nissan of Orangeburg, SC. All we can say is that, we know that the new Nissan Sentra is a great fit for many of our customers, but when it comes to picking the right trim, the ultimate decision is up to you!

Now, the new Nissan Sentra is undeniably one of the most well-rounded compact cars out there today, but largely due to the generous range of six available trims. In fact, it comes well-equipped right from the get-go with standard features on the Nissan Sentra S like automatic emergency braking and striking silver interior trim.

Of course, if you're looking for a few extra interior luxuries, you can always spring for the Nissan Sentra SV with its leather-wrapped steering wheel or opt for the bold rear spoiler on the Nissan Sentra SR.

That being said, if you're seeking a Nissan Sentra with a little extra muscle to get you engaged on your day-to-day drives around St. George, you should definitely go for the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo with its lively 188-horsepower turbocharged engine. And if you're looking for that aggressive stylistic edge to match its performance, you can always go for the Nissan Sentra NISMO to get some head-turning red accents.

On the other side of things, if you're like many Gaston, SC drivers, you love a with lots of bells and whistles, and the new Nissan Sentra SL delivers on that quite nicely. From its moonroof to its charcoal leather upholstery and Bose® premium sound system, the Nissan Sentra SL exceeds all expectations of what a compact car can be.

So, if you're interested in getting a taste of the new Nissan Sentra firsthand, we'd love to aid you in that regard here at Nissan of Orangeburg. Drop by our showroom to take one for a test drive and explore our new Nissan financing options today.

Read More

04-24-19

Discover your love of the open road all over again with the new Nissan models at Nissan of Orangeburg!

Here in the greater Orangeburg area, we're fortunate to live in a part of the country that affords almost endless opportunities for adventure and fun during the springtime. Whether you're heading up to Columbia for a day of shopping in the city, hitting the links with friends here at the Hillcrest Golf Course, or even cruising out to Congaree National Park to reconnect with nature on a hike, there's plenty to fill your free time. Of course, as any seasoned driver know, it's not just about where you're going, but the journey you take to get there. And if you'd like to get a bit more out of your time on the road this spring, we'd love to recommend some of the new new Nissan models for sale at our Orangeburg, SC dealership that can help you do just that.

Take for example the bold new Nissan 370Z for sale here at our Orangeburg, SC dealership. This rear-wheel drive sports car is perfect for folks who want to rediscover their love of the open road.

With the hard-top coupe and soft-top convertible roadster body styles available, the 2019 Nissan 370Z affords you the chance to push your driving acumen to the limits or enjoy the freedom of open air driving. And with its sporty rear-wheel drive configuration and the ability to put out up to 350 horsepower when properly equipped, the 2019 Nissan 370Z practically begs to be driven on the winding roads that spiderweb across South Carolina, and we think you'll be only too happy to oblige once you've spent some time behind the wheel.

Of course, the 2019 Nissan 370Z is just one of many new Nissan models available here in Orangeburg, SC, and if you'd indulge us, we'd love to show you your options firsthand. So, if you're in our neck of the woods, drop on by the showroom and let us get you behind the wheel of the new Nissan car, crossover, SUV, or truck that excites you the most!

Read More

10-11-17

2017 Nissan GT-R is the Consummate Sports Coupe

If you're in search of a high-performance sports car for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Nissan of Orangeburg think you might like to have a good, long look at ours, the 2017 GT-R.

And why's that, you wonder?

AutoGuide.com Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad is here to offer an explanation; join him in the clip below:

Beneath the snout of the base GT-R, a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine syncs with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Pairing with a standard all-wheel-drive system, the GT-R musters a monstrous 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque.

We'd be remiss if we didn't also mention its 0-to-60 mph sprint time, however, as the GT-R can make the magic happen in a sizzling 3.2 seconds.

If you'd like to learn more about this diminutive dynamo, or wish to get behind the wheel of one, we encourage you to drop by our Orangeburg, SC dealership. Our automotive experts are ready to answer your every question about the GT-R, or any other Nissan model within the present portfolio.

Read More

08-10-17

KBB.com Says the Nissan Versa Note is a Best Car for Back-to-School

The Nissan Versa Note has received a place on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com "10 Best Back-to-School Cars" list for the third consecutive year, with editors crediting the restyled Versa Note for its heady blend of spaciousness, available options and versatility -- all in the vehicle with the lowest starting price on the list.


In order to earn a spot on the list, vehicles needed to meet the editors' criteria of being both stylish and safe, and must be available for purchase at a Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price below than $20,000.

The 2017 Versa Note received a fresh front end design and a newer, more refined interior. Offered in four trim levels (S Plus, SV, SR and SL), the Versa Note is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that's matched to a Xtronic transmission to help achieve an estimated 39 mpg highway fuel economy.

At Nissan of Orangeburg, we're proud to serve drivers from the Orangeburg, Cayce, Gaston and Saint Matthews areas.

Read More

06-06-17

Stay Up to Date When You Lease a New Nissan Model

Are you looking to get behind the wheel of a brand new Nissan model like a Nissan Rogue? Would you like to be able to drive a new car every few years? Consider leasing!

Buying vs. Leasing

When you buy a new car, it's yours.

When you lease a new car, you borrow it for a few years and then bring it back.

You also get to enjoy other leasing benefits like:

  • Up-to-date technology and safety features
  • Maintenance and service warranty coverage
  • Lower initial and monthly payments compared to financing

You can continue the cycle of driving a new vehicle every few years or, if you fall madly in love with a car, you can buy it when the lease is up. It's entirely your call.

Would you like to learn more about leasing? Stop by our dealership in Orangeburg, SC to speak with an auto finance expert today!

Read More

New Inventory Archives - Nissan Orangeburg

Your Matches
Filters

Contact Us:

Name:
Email:
Message: