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Nissan LEAF named one of Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2017 Nissan LEAF has been named one of the “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000” by the editors of Kelley Blue Book. “Keep in mind all of these vehicles are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit – in addition to potential state and local incentives – bringing the net price for each of them to below $30,000,” states the introduction to the special EV section.

In selecting the Nissan LEAF, the Kelley Blue Book evaluation team wrote: “Dating all the way back to the dawn of this decade, the groundbreaking and ever-evolving LEAF has received several upgrades and enhancements over the years.”

The editors also credit LEAF for bringing affordable electric vehicles to a wide consumer audience, writing:When the Nissan LEAF debuted in 2011, it brought electric vehicles to the masses. Easy to drive, whisper-quiet, respectable cargo capacity thanks to its hatchback design and refueling that’s as easy as plugging in a power cord, the LEAF has moved nearly a quarter-million units worldwide, making it the best-selling EV yet.”

“The Nissan LEAF continues to show its strength as the most popular electric vehicle in the world – with sales exceeding 100,000 in the United States alone,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “Nissan is also played a leading role in growing the number of DC fast-charging stations in the U.S., with more than 2,100 CHAdeMO connections to date, which helps all EV drivers regardless of make or model.”

Nissan and EVgo recently revealed a plan to connect Boston and Washington D.C. via nine electric-vehicle DC fast-charge sites. The plan will deliver a robust charging infrastructure along I-95, providing EV owners peace of mind when driving along the route. The Northeast charging route is slated to be on-line this fall. The charging sites have been designed with future advances in EV technologies in mind, and have been pre-wired for a high-power charging power output of up to 150kW with simple upgrades once such technology is available to consumers.

Along with the 100-mile plus range, the 2017 LEAF features a standard 30 kWh battery that can be quick-charged to 80 percent (from the low battery charge warning) in about 30 minutes. Charging on a home charging system (Level 2, 240V) is estimated to take about six hours with the 6.6 kW onboard charger. All 2017 LEAF models include multiple drive modes: Normal, Eco and B-Mode, which engages regenerative braking more aggressively while decelerating.

LEAF’s lithium-ion battery pack carries warranty coverage of eight years or 100,000 miles against defects, plus the industry-leading coverage for 8 years/100,000 miles (30 kWh) against excessive capacity loss. LEAF is assembled in Smyrna, Tenn., including battery production.

You can click here to see Carousel Nissan’s current Leaf inventory. Also, check out Nissan’s current Alliant Energy Promotion, which could save you up to $17,500 off the purchase of a new Leaf!



Nissan makes holiday magic with Star Wars: Force for Change Amazon Wish List

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the click of a mouse, online shoppers this year can join Nissan in taking on the Battle for Good. Nissan is uniting with Star Wars: Force for Change, and Amazon, to host a toy drive benefitting the Toys for Tots organization and children across the U.S. The campaign begins today, Cyber Monday, and goes through Dec. 18.

“Nissan’s alliance with Lucasfilm and Star Wars reminds us that everybody has the choice to be a hero, and the holidays are a time when many children can benefit from the generosity of everyday heroes,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America, Inc. “This toy drive is a way of bringing the magic and excitement of Star Wars to kids, so that they may experience the joy of Christmas and a message of hope.”

When a toy is gifted from the Wish List, additional gifts will be provided by Nissan. All gifts will be delivered to Toys for Tots for distribution before Dec. 22, 2016.


The toy drive is a continuation of Nissan’s ongoing collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. in support of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” opening in U.S. theaters on Dec. 16.

As part of this promotional campaign, Nissan recently revealed the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition – the first production vehicle ever to include Star Wars-branded elements – including a unique badge, exclusive interior and exterior trim items and a full-sized, numbered, Death Trooper collectible helmet.

*Nissan will give $150,000 in toys and/or cash to Toys for Tots. Toys gifted by consumers will be delivered to Nissan and given to Toys for Tots. This toy drive is sponsored by Nissan and all toys included on the Wish List have been selected by Nissan and its partners, not Lucasfilm or the Walt Disney Company.

About Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue, marching its way to the top-selling spot in the Nissan lineup, has been updated for the 2017 model year with fresh exterior and interior treatments, an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technology including available Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection*, and the first ever Rogue Hybrid model. For more information on the 2017 Rogue and the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit or Nissan.CA.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the U.S. media sites and

About Star Wars: Force For Change
Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, harnesses the strength of Star Wars to empower and improve the lives of children around the world. Born in 2014, it was inspired by Star Wars fans, and the countless hours they have dedicated to philanthropy over the past three decades. To date, over $12 million has been raised for charitable causes around the world on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change, including $8M towards UNICEF’s programs to put children first. With a bright future ahead, and new Star Wars stories to be told, Force for Change aims to continue collaborating with causes and encouraging others to be forces for change in their own community. To learn more, please visit

About “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Warstimeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.


The 12 Days Of Nissan


Here at your hometown Iowa City Nissan dealership, Carousel Nissan, we love the holidays. We especially love all of the festive and joyful holiday songs that fill us with such good cheer. One of our favorites is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” From a “partridge in a pear tree” to “three French hens,” “five golden rings,” and “12 drummers drumming,” it’s a whimsical tune that always brings a smile to the young and the young at heart.

This delightful holiday song inspired us to think about 12 different ways that our collection of Nissan cars, SUVs, and trucks here at our Nissan dealership in Iowa City should be at the top of your holiday wish list. (We’re sorry, but “seven swans a swimming” and “eight maids a milking” are not available Nissan options at this time.)


1) The 2016 Nissan Versa’s Practicality & Price

With a starting MSRP of just $11,990, a new 2016 Nissan Versa four-door sedan is priced less than many pre-owned vehicles. Not only is the Versa a great value, but it’s also equipped with a peppy 109 hp, 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with an innovative dual fuel-injector design that gets up to an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg. (more…)

Nissan College Graduate Program, $500 cash back and more!!

At  Nissan, we understand that purchasing or leasing a vehicle is a significant decision. To help you make the best financial choices, we’ve created a free guide entitled Understanding Car Financing.

Are you a Recent College Graduate?

Your achievement deserves credit. SignatureGRADUATE® offers a finance choice customized for recent graduates.[*] Make that next big step with exclusive purchase and lease plans featuring special APR and lease terms when you purchase or lease with Nissan financing. You’ll enjoy:

  • $500 Cash Back[*] on the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Rogue, 2011/2012 Xterra, 2011/2012 Cube, 2012 Altima Sedan/Coupe, 2011/2012 Versa Hatch, 2012 Versa Sedan (Excludes S trims), 2012 Sentra (Includes Spec V and SE-R), 2011/2012 Juke, and 2012 Frontier.
  • 90-day deferred payment option[*] (Available on loans up to 60 months. Deferred interest added to principal balance and payable over the remaining term. Availability may vary by state.)
  • Purchase and lease plans on all new Nissan vehicles.
  • Purchase plans on pre-owned Nissans less than five years old.

To qualify for the SignatureGRADUATE® program, all you have to do is provide proof of:

  • Graduation with the next six months, or past two years, from an accredited U.S. two- or four-year university, college, graduate school, or nursing school. Also eligible: students currently enrolled in graduate school.
  • Present employment, or future employment beginning within 90 days of financing approval.
  • Sufficient income to cover normal living expenses and car payments.
  • Auto Insurance.
  • Approval credit.

Once you complete an application at a Nissan Dealer, you should receive a decision within an hour. After that, you’re on your way toward driving a Nissan.

Learn more about the SignatureGRADUATE® program. And be sure to see us at Carousel Nissan for complete details.

Enter your information at the bottom of this page to find out more about the Nissan College Grad program and the complimentary benefits of purchasing a new vehicle.

Nissan Spring Lease Loyalty Program: Major savings for returning lessees

In conjunction with the NMAC Lease Pull Forward program, returning NMAC lessees who hold an existing NMAC lease and lease a new Nissan through NMAC between February 1, 2012 and April 2, 2012 will be eligible to receive the following lease loyalty customer cash offers:

Model, Loyalty Offer:

Versa Hatch, $500
Sentra, $500
Altima, $1000
Altima Coupe, $500
Maxima, $1000
370Z, $1000
370ZRD, $1000
Frontier, $500
Titan, $4000
Xterra, $3000
Pathfinder, $2500
Armada, $2000
Juke, $500
Cube, $500
Rogue, $1000
Murano CC, $2000
Murano, $2000
Quest, $2000

See a Brand Specialist for complete details!

Carousel Nissan Fuel Savings Service Special

Fuel ecomomy is crucial in summer traveling. We will replace your engine air filter, flush the fuel injection system to get the deposits out of your fuel system, rotate your tires front to back, inspect tire conditions and ensure your tire pressures are properly set to maximize fuel economy.


$189.99 +tax* Call today to schedule your appointment or take advantage of our convenient online scheduling!

Expires 8.31.11

AMAZINGLY LOW LEASE SPECIALS from Carousel Nissan, Iowa City.

2011 Carousel Nissan

All figures represent zero down payment with first month due at signing. 39 month lease with 15,000 miles a year.

2011 Versa 1.8s Hatch: $229 a month, MSRP $17,065

2012 Sentra SR: $249 a month, MSRP $19,950

2011 Altima 2.5s Convenience: $279 a month, MSRP $24,290

2011 Maxima 3.5SV Sport: $395 a month, MSRP $37,825

2011 Frontier Crew cab 4 wheel drive SV Premium: $319 a month, MSRP $30,115

2011 Pathfinder S 4 wheel drive: $339 a month, MSRP $30,835

2011 Murano S AWD: $369 a month, MSRP $31,210

2011 Rogue S AWD: $309 a month, MSRP $23,710

IF YOU’RE CURRENTLY LEASING A NISSAN, you may qualify for additional lease savings available this month, including;
$500 off Sentra, Altima Coupe, and Rogue
$1000 off Altima and Maxima
$1500 off Altima HEV and Pathfinder
$2000 off Frontier and Armada
$2500 off Murano
$4000 off Quest and Xterra

Sales Manager, Paul Trovas wants to express to customers, “We have already worked with a few clients this month, who found their lease payments on a brand new Nissan to be LOWER than what they were currently paying. It pays to talk to one of our Brand Specialists.”

See the full list of Nissan’s August Offers during our Bottom Line Model Year-End Sales Event!