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Known for their reliability, affordability and quality, Nissan vehicles are in high demand. Many different types of cars, trucks and vehicles are produced under the brand name, so there is tremendous variety and choices. With reasonable price tags and strong safety ratings, these cars are of the most popular products worldwide. 

Nissan vehicles are in high demand because they are atheistically attractive and very well-constructed. In 2015, nearly 12 million Americans alone lived in a household where their most recent car was a Nissan. Of these Nissan owners, 9 million bought new Nissans, and according to surveys, nearly 21 million individuals in the U.S. lived in a household where at least one other person owned or leased a Nissan.

Nissan History

Like so many other Japanese car brands, this manufacturer’s history stretches back to 1933, when it was called the Jidosha Seico Company, Ltd. With a merger that happened in 1934, the company name changed to Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. This company is very rich and history, and its founding roots can be traced back even further to 1914! To learn more about Nissan history, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan for details.

For much of its history, the company marketed vehicles under the “Datsun” name, which made their debut in the United States in 1958. In the 1960s, Nissan merged with the Prince Motor Co., which led to giving its vehicles a more luxurious look and feel. The brand name wasn’t used until 1981 when it made its debut. In 1989, Nissan acquired Infiniti in North America. The marketing network for Infiniti-branded vehicles includes dealers in over 50 countries.

In 2017, the Renault-Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance formed a massive merger, becoming the world’s biggest seller of light vehicles, bumping Volkswagen AG off the top spot.

Insurance Costs

If you’re thinking about buying a Nissan, you’re probably wondering how much you’re going to have to pay to protect it. In terms of insurance cost, the average annual price to insure a Nissan starts in and around $1,500 annually.

Nissan vehicles are relatively affordable, although different models vary in price. For example, insurance rates for the Altima 4-Cylinder Sedan, and the Quest 6-Cylinder Minivan start at around $1,300, while the Xterra 6-Cylinder SUV can start as low as $1,200, depending on your personal driving record, location and other factors.

!Some models such as the Nissan 370Z can easily run as much as $2,000 per year. Be sure to check with your insurance agent or Contact a United Agent for a free price quote. Keep in mind location, driving record, make, model and other factors will weigh in on monthly premium prices.

Vehicle Safety

These vehicles tend to have fairly good safety ratings. In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Nissan Altima earned a top rating of “Good” in all categories except roof strength, in which it earned a second-best rating of “Acceptable.” The same exact ratings were given to the Quest and the Xterra, so these cars are generally safe, but may have some issues with roof integrity. Your UA rep can offer you sound advice on your Nissan make and model, so don’t hesitate to contact our office for assistance. Our United Insurance agents are standing by ready to help!

Theft

Unfortunately, when a vehicle is this popular with consumers, it can sometimes lead to higher theft rates, as well. Several Nissan models have consistently made a number of Top Stolen Vehicles lists, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) The Altima and the Maxima are stolen fairly regularly, however, the silver lining here is that many car thieves tend to target 1990s models, so if you’re shopping for a newer car, it will most likely be less of an issue.

This might feel like a challenge for legitimate Nissan owners, but there are many other positives about buying a Nissan, that can handily offset theft issues. Learn more about how you can protect your Nissan from theft. Contact us for assistance.

To Conclude

Today, Nissan continues to offer consumers quality, stylish vehicles with peak performance and reasonable prices. Whether the desire is for something sporty, family-friendly or in the rugged form of a pick-up truck, Nissan promises to deliver.

 

 

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