The Nissan Altima is a mid-size sedan class car that Nissan has been manufacturing since 1992 and is a continuation of the Nissan Bluebird line which began in 1957. The Altima is known primarily as a sedan with conventional gasoline powertrains, but coupe and hybrid variants have been briefly available. The sixth generation Altima will have Nissan Intelligent Mobility. All engine types are combined with a continuous variable transmission (CVT).
The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that first made its debut in 2008. The current or second generation model was launched in 2013 and is currently Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. A hybrid Rogue made its debut in January 2017 with limited availability for that model year. The Rogue has a four-cylinder engine with a continuous variable transmission (CVT) and comes in front-or-all-wheel drive and with Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The Nissan Sentra has been in production since 1982. Originally classified as a subcompact, it was reclassified for the model year 2000 as a compact car. However, beginning with the 2007 model, the EPA has rated the Sentra as a mid-sized sedan due to its interior volume. The sixth generation of the Sentra was launched in 2013 with all models coming equipped with a reworked CVT or optional manual transmission. Each successive model year added more enhancements. The 2019 Senta has Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The Nissan Versa is a subcompact car that Nissan debuted in 2007. The Versa Note is a hatchback version of the car, but will not return for the 2020 model year. The Versa has carried the title of “cheapest new car” in America. The new model has the new driver-assisted technology from Nissan, Intelligent Mobility. The Versa offers a standard five-speed manual transmission as well as CVT that has been enhanced from the previous generation with a 1.6 liter engine.
The Nissan Cube first debuted in 1998, but was not introduced in the U.S. until the third generation model went on sale in May, 2009. It is a subcompact, 5-door hatchback, available with a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s CVT. The tailgate is side-hinged to swing open like a door rather than upward. Sales of the Cube were discontinued in the North American market at the end of the 2014 model year due to poor sales, and will be discontinued in Japan at the end of 2019.
The Nissan Juke is a subcompact crossover SUV. The first model year for the Juke was in 2011. The base S model is available only with CVT, but the SV model adds an optional 6-speed manual transmission, moonroof, and I-CON. Sales in the U.S. have been sluggish vs. sales in European market, so Nissan discontinued the Juke after the 2017 model year.
The Nissan Maxima began as a high-volume, six-cylinder sedan, but, over the years, has evolved into an full-sized, entry-luxury car sold primarily in North America, the Middle East, and China. The first model year for the Maxima was in 1982, and over the years, it has become the company’s flagship sedan. Nissan added continuously variable transmissions to the Maxima starting with the model year 2007. Over the past decade or so, Nissan has updated the styling, safety, and tech features. Newer model years offer Nissan’s driver-assistance technology — Intelligent Mobility.