Why buy a Nissan?

Discover all of Nissan’s brand buying benefits, models, history, awards, and innovations with help from the experts at The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston. Our team of Nissan enthusiasts is here to help you find the perfect vehicle for you. From our incredible lineup of crossovers that include the new Nissan Kicks®, Rogue®, Rogue Sport to our large SUVs like the Nissan Murano®, Pathfinder®, and Armada®.

Our stellar lineup doesn’t stop there, we also have a set of efficient sedans loaded with the latest technology that includes the 30 combined mpg Nissan Versa®, the newly redesigned Sentra®, award winning Altima®, the high-tech powerhouse Maxima® and the innovative all-electric LEAF®.

If its power and versatility you’re looking for, The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston has a great line-up of pickup trucks and commercial vans perfect for you. Including the latest Nissan Frontier® models, the 400 standard horsepower TITAN models and a great collection of NV Cargo vans. Or if you want all power and superior handling, try out the 370Z® or the legendary GT-R®.

Nissan Buying Benefits

Every Nissan model is covered by a new vehicle limited warranty, and almost all come with a 3-Year / 36,000 mile limited warranty (whichever occurs first) and a 5-year / 60,000 mile limited warranty for powertrain components (whichever occurs first). While on the other hand, the Nissan CPO 7-Year/100,000 Mile Limited Warranty lasts 7 years from the original new car in-service date of the vehicle or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, and covers over 600 components including engine, transmission and drivetrain.

Additional benefits from buying a Nissan includes the advanced technology found throughout the fleet, the reliable, powerful, and efficient performance, and the premium comforts and versatility each model offers! The awards speak for themselves, discover all the Nissan benefits below:

Nissan Technology | The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston

Nissan Technology Highlights

  • Driver assistant technology like Safety Shield 360
  • Zero-emission Nissan e-Pedal
  • ProPilot Assist
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
Nissan Performance Highlights | The Autobarn Nissan in Evanston

Nissan Performances Highlights

  • 39 highway and 29 city Sentra.
  • 226 miles of range LEAF.
  • TITAN’s standard 400 horsepower engine.
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Nissan Comforts Highlights

  • TITAN has most standard safety technology in its class and best-in-class 8” touchscreen.
  • KICK has up to 32.3 cu.ft. and a 60/40 rear seating split.
  • Several models offer a Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control.
  • Pathfinder holds up to 7 passengers and can get up to 79.5 cu. ft. of cargo space.
Nissan Awards | The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston

Nissan Awards

  • 3 J.D. Power quality awards (2020 Nissan Murano, 2020 Nissan Armada, 2020 Nissan Maxima). Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the first 90 days of ownership.
  • 2 J.D. Power dependability awards (2017 Nissan LEAF, 2017 Nissan Frontier). Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.
  • 4 J.D. Power performance award (2020 Nissan Versa, 2020 Nissan Sentra, 2020 Nissan Armada, 2020 Nissan Maxima) Awarded to the brand with the highest new car owner design and performance ratings after the first 90 days of ownership.
  • 2020 Altima awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick and Wardsauto’s “10 Best Engine”.

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Nissan History

Originating in Japan when founder Yoshisuke Aikawa became president of Nihon Sangyo in 1928. Starting off in foundries and auto parts, Nihon Sangyo debuted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by its ticker name NISSAN in 1933 and later came to the U.S. under the name Datsun in 1958.

Datsuns were the first mass-produced Japanese vehicles and made a major impact in the 50s in the U.S. market when Datsun sedans and compact pickups arrived. Nissan showcased its first Datsuns (a 1000 cc car and truck) at the 1959 Los Angeles Auto Show. To keep up with global demand, Nissan started production in Mexico in 1966.

In 1980, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation (NMMC) was established in Smyrna, Tennessee, to fulfill the growing demand for Nissan vehicles. In 1981, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), Nissan’s financing division, was established in Torrance, California. Today, NMAC headquarters is located in Irving, Texas. In 1989, Nissan produced our 1e-millionth vehicle on American soil, and started the Summer Institute for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

In 1991, Nissan received its first environmental award from the EPA and introduced the Future Electric Vehicle concept car. In 1997, Nissan was named “Best of the Best” by the Environmental Protection Agency, and Nissan Smyrna is lauded as the most productive plant in North America in “The Harbour Report” for a fourth consecutive year.

In 1992, the 2-millionth Nissan Sentra was sold in the United States and in 1992 the very first Altima was released. In 1993 Nissan celebrated 10 years of manufacturing in the United States and the 1-millionth Maxima was sold.

In the 2000 Nissan’s first full-sized truck, all-new hybrid technology and a 21st-Century supercar were all released. The Z returned to prominence in 2002 with the introduction of the widely acclaimed Nissan 350Z®. Under the hood was a lively 3.5-liter V6 pumped out 287 horsepower. In 2009, the 350Z® was replaced by the more powerful 370Z®, the fastest Z ever produced.

In 2010, we introduced Nissan LEAF®—the world’s first mass-produced, 100% electric, zero emission automobile. The standard 24-kWh battery was replaced with a 30-kWh battery for 2016, featuring 107 miles of range. The 2018 LEAF introduced an all-new design and a 40-kWh battery that took range up to 151 miles, and in 2019, LEAF PLUS added an available 60-kWh battery, estimated by EPA to offer up to 226 miles of range.

Stop by The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston for stress-free car-shopping


Stop by or contact us for a test drive! If you’re shopping for a Nissan in Chicagoland, look no further than The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston. We are part of a family of dealerships that have served the area for over 20 years. We stand behind Nissan and we’re proud to represent their amazing lineup, year after year. Find us in Evanston at 1012 Chicago Avenue, our dealership is a short drive from Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park, Cicero, and Elmhurst.

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