The completely redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima took center stage in the Nissan lineup last year, and rightly so. A long staple in for Nissan owners, it came with a host of new features and a sleek new design. The 2020 Altima has even more features and capability to love. The Subaru Legacy is likewise popular among mid-size sedan owners.
Choice of Front or All-Wheel Drive
The 2020 Nissan Altima is available with a choice between front-wheel or all-wheel drive, allowing customers to choose the option that best fits their needs. The Subaru Legacy is only available in all-wheel drive.
Driver Information Features
The Altima offers many driver information features standard, most of which are not available with the Legacy, including:
While not all safety features come standard, the Altima offers many features that the Legacy doesn’t have at all, including:
Like what you see about the 2020 Nissan Altima? Check out our inventory here!
And don’t forget about Newton Fastpass--enabling you to start your next car purchase fully online!
Looking for a high-quality used car? Look no further! At Newton Nissan South, we pride ourselves on the highest quality of used cars. Here are some tips to choosing your perfect used car, SUV, or truck.
1. Set Your Budget
Before you consider which vehicles you would like to consider, set your budget according to how much you want to spend. Determine your down payment amount as well as your monthly budget to help narrow down your search.
2. Research Different Models
Next, research what different models you would like to consider. Many popular models get traded in for upgrades, but are still in good condition. Try places like KBB.com and Car & Driver for reviews, even on older vehicles, to determine which vehicle might be the best fit for your family as well as your budget.
3. Check the CarFax
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few models you are interested in, check the CarFax. This will tell you how many owners the vehicle has had, if it has been in any accidents, etc. This information is important to know before you purchase.
4. Inspect the Inspection
No matter what the condition of the car according to the CarFax, the vehicles should be inspected by the dealership. Here at Newton Nissan South, we perform an inspection and maintenance on our used inventory. This means that if a car is close to needing new tires, we go ahead and put new tires on. We do this because we strive to sell our customers the best vehicles, new or used.
5. Go on a Test Drive
Going on a test drive is one of the most important factors in buying a new or used vehicle. You get a chance to feel how the car drives when you are the one driving it. Ask our sales specialists about our special to even bring the test drive to your home or office!
At Newton Nissan South, we make every effort to provide the best experience with used car shopping for you and your family. We want to make sure you are receiving both the highest quality of service as well as the best quality of vehicle to meet your needs. Come to Newton to change your experience today!
We’ve all heard the new craze: buy your next car “fully online,” right? This may sound too good to be true, and sometimes it is. It is important to make sure you are also buying the right car, not one that is going to break down or need repairs. This is hard to know without seeing the car, knowing the reputation of the dealership, and taking a test drive before buying.
At Newton Nissan South, we’re committed to helping car shoppers find the best new or used vehicle while providing the most enjoyable experience in Middle TN. So we’re proud to introduce our newest tool to help you find the next vehicle for your family: Newton Fastpass.
What is Newton Fastpass?
Newton Fastpass is our way to help middle TN car-shoppers save time at the dealership by completing most of the steps of buying a car online, including:
The best part is, you can do all of this from inside your own home! A representative can chat with you through the process at any time, and you can even schedule for us to bring the test drive to you.
Will I still need to come to the store?
We will still need to see you in store to make sure the vehicle meets your needs & wants, and so that you can sign your paperwork. We will also introduce you to our amazing service department, so that you can keep receiving the best vehicle service moving forward too.
Sound too good to be true?
We promise it isn’t. It’s just another way we want to help you drive home in the perfect vehicle at the right price! Test it out today -- search for the vehicle you’re interested in and click on the green Newton Fastpass button to see your options for buying your next car online.
The brand-new 2020 Nissan Sentra is almost here! Nissan has revealed a serious overhaul to this popular and affordable vehicle in its lineup. Even just looking at the new design (above), it is hard to believe that this is the same vehicle available now for 2019:
What’s new for the 2020 Sentra?
On the outside:
The exterior of the Sentra got a serious revamp: sitting lower to the ground and with a wider body, the look is more sporty than ever before. Event the V-Motion grille addition creates a continuity from the front of the vehicle to the back.
Take a look inside, and see some immediate improvements. Every detail was chosen to make this entry-level car more luxurious and spacious. More available upgrades include:
Features for staying connected to the road and your phone include an available floating 8-inch multi-touch center display and NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
Comfort & Convenience:
Nissan has made a big commitment to safety technologies, to where all Nissan Sedans now come standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 package, which includes the following advanced driver-assist systems:
While you’re waiting for the 2020 Sentra to hit, why not check out our year-end savings for the 2019 Nissan Sentra?
Newton Nissan South is proud to announce a local award--the Murfreesboro-area Ruthies’ Award forFavorite New Car Dealership in the area! This award started with a nomination by someone in our community, and then was voted on by Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, and surrounding areas’ voters to select us as their favorite new car dealership.
We pride ourselves on providing the best customer experience possible, which is why winning this award for the Murfreesboro area is important to us. We are located about 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, and have many customers who make the drive out to come see us. We are honored that so many people believe that we really are worth the drive!
Come see the Newton difference for yourself. Perks of changing your experience to the Newton Experience include:
Newton Nissan South is proud to announce that they are a recipient of the 2019 Nissan Award of Excellence. We credit this incredible achievement to both our team of committed Nissan specialists and managers and our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be growing and improving year after year.About the Nissan Award of Excellence
The Nissan Award of Excellence program recognizes and rewards employees and dealers that deliver outstanding results in sales performance and growth, customer satisfaction, and owner loyalty. Newton Nissan South delivered in those areas to earn this prestigious annual award for 2019. Our commitment to providing the best car-buying and ownership experience is what sets us apart, and our customer satisfaction scores reflect that commitment. Come see for yourself what we mean!
Newton Nissan South has always been committed to better car-buying experience for everyone,no matter their family size, needs, or credit situation. To take this commitment to the next level, we are now offering Newton Fastpass -- a faster, easier way to buy a car. With this new tool, you can begin your car-buying process online. Find your perfect vehicle, then click on “Newton Fastpass,” to see payment and down payment options. You can also value your trade, check your credit, and upload your Driver’s License and Insurance, if you so desire. All of these steps, or even just a few, can help decrease the amount of time you spend in the dealership.Making things right, every time.
We are not perfect, but we will strive to find the perfect solution to any problems that our customers or staff may face during the process. Mistakes are inevitable, but everyone, from our salespeople to our managers, all the way up to our owner and operator, Mike Castro, are determined to find the best solutions for our customers.
But don’t just take our word for it, check out our reviews here!
A word from our owner, Mike Castro:
“Congratulations to our team at Newton Nissan South for achieving Nissan’s 2019 Award of Excellence. Only the top 15% percent of Dealerships received this award nationwide as recognition for outstanding performance in Customer Satisfaction and Owner Loyalty.Biggest thank you to our customers! Thank you for choosing to do business with Newton Nissan South.”
We know it’s a bummer that summer is ending, but the upcoming season hopefully comes with cooler temperatures! With a transition into a new season though, your car may need a little TLC. Newton Nissan South can help.
Here are a few maintenance tips to help you and your vehicle “fall” into this season change--many of which you can look over yourself before bringing your vehicle in for its next service appointment.
Along with your oil change, our technicians will perform a free multi-point inspection to see if there are any further problem areas that need to be addressed before winter.
Call your service advisor at Newton Nissan South today at 931-684-6811 or schedule your next service appointment here.
For the 3rd year, Newton Nissan South is preparing to host its annual Trunk or Treat event. This family-friendly event also doubles as a fundraiser for a few local organizations, including: Cascade High School band and Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Society.
These organizations bring in their own vehicles and decorations, and Newton Nissan South provides the candy, as well as free pizza and activities for the families that come. For each trunk that participates in the event, we make a donation to their group. It is an easy and fun way for these local students and non-profits to earn extra money for their yearly budgets.
In addition, local businesses can also join in the fun as sponsors. Last year, we had our first sponsor in Global Homes, Inc. They were able to set up a trunk and tent with information about who they are, and network with the families coming through the line for their candy.
What started small 2 years ago has grown into a major event for local families. We had over 3,000 people come through last year!
This year’s event will be on October 27, 2019 from 3-5 PM. Once again, we will have free pizza, bounce houses, and more! Kids as well and parents are welcome to dress up, but we do ask that there are no scary costumes for younger children.
If you have any questions or want to sponsor this event, please visit us here or email Katie Rosenbaum at
Why is tire rotation important? It's a common question. Rotating your tires as part of your scheduled vehicle maintenance has many cost saving and safety benefits.
Some of the Benefits of Tire Rotation Include:
All of these benefits save you money, both short term (gas money) and long term (protecting your suspension). Also, during tire rotation, your service advisor is able to look over the undercarriage components and catch any problems in the very early stages, which can also save you money.
Maintain your Warranty Protection
Tire companies usually require regular tire rotation in order to keep the warranty valid. An easy way to remember is to rotate your tires whenever you get your oil changed. While this is a good recommendation, ask your service advisor or call us at Newton Nissan South for advice on when to have your tires rotated for your specific vehicle and tire type.
Remember: Lack of Tire Rotation is the #1 cause of irregular wear.
Whether you are doing the job at home or bringing your vehicle into Newton Nissan South to have one of our professionals do the work for you, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Although regularly rotating your tires can help to maintain an even amount of wear, it can not fix irregular wear caused by faulty or worn mechanical parts, improper inflation pressures or alignment issues.
Call your service advisor at Newton Nissan South today at 931-684-6811 or schedule your next service appointment here.
One of Nissan's most affordable cars, the Versa, comes with an all-new design for 2020. Uniquely introduced at the Tortuga Music Festival, the 2020 Nissan Versa made its debut during one of the sets in dramatic fashion.
Known for its dependability as well as affordable price tag, the Nissan Versa is a great sedan for anyone, even for those with recovering credit issues. But with the 2020 redesign, now the sedan will be known for far more than just affordability.
The exterior has received significant upgrades to the design, including the all-new front grill, sculpted and floating roof, and smooth lines from front to back. On the inside, the wind up windows of the base package are gone and replaced with all power windows no matter the trim level.
Standard safety features in the new 2020 Versa include:
The 2020 Nissan Versa will be arriving at Newton Nissan South soon. Until then, check out great savings on the 2019 Nissan Versa here.
And remember, every new Nissan purchase with us includes the Newton Advantage: 2 years free maintenance and powertrain lifetime warranty!
Changing your oil is one of the more inexpensive services for your regular car maintenance. Even though this maintenance is fairly inexpensive, it plays a huge roll in the longevity of your engine and saves you from forking over large sums of cash down the road.
Engine oil provides three key functions:
There are many types of engine oil, but it’s pretty easy to determine what kind you should use in your car. Your owner’s manual should tell you the appropriate viscosity of oil – like 5W-30, for instance – that your engine requires, and the viscosity may also be stamped on the oil reservoir cap on the engine itself. If you have questions about what oil your car takes give Newton Nissan a call and we can let you know what oil you need. At Newton Nissan South, we only use synthetic oil, as we believe it is the best performing oil for your engine.
Oil changes are often recommended when a certain mileage or time limit is reached. The most conventional interval is 3,000 miles or three months. The good news is, at Newton Nissan South, have the least expensive synthetic oil change around! Call us for more information.
What if I Don’t Change My Oil?
A major problem is that there will begin to be buildup in the cooler parts of the engine, like the crankcase and around the camshafts and valves. This can lead to carbon deposits, or sludge, coming out of the old oil. Which could require an engine cleaning or force you to replace worn-out piston rings. The costs of these repairs can be expensive.
On the worse end of things, the pistons could seize or the camshafts may become damaged. Costs for these repairs would make a few oil changes look like pocket change. Regular oil changes are like really cheap engine insurance.
For more information, check out this article.
As the name suggests, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is an ideal vehicle for adventure and exploration. Whether you’re visiting uncharted territory or headed to the old familiar places, safety is essential for your driving experience, and the Pathfinder delivers with advanced features and technologies geared toward keeping you safe.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ -- 4 Key Features
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder offers four advanced driver-assistive features as part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ safety suite.
Other advanced safety features
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder ensures complete and total confidence with a range of safety features to cover you on the road and beyond. The Traction Control System and Vehicle Dynamic Control help keep you on your intended path by automatically adjusting braking and throttle when the situation demands. The standard Anti-lock Braking System prevents wheel lock-up during emergency maneuvers, and Brake Assist will help apply maximum braking force if the Pathfinder senses that you are in an emergency situation. If a collision should occur, the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System minimizes your risk of injury with optimal protection.
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder earned the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (when equipped with LED low-beam headlights), confirming its place among the safest vehicles in its class. With cutting-edge driver-assist technologies and other advanced features, the Pathfinder offers confidence and peace of mind wherever the road — or lack thereof — takes you.
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Last Friday, Tyler Holman, a recent graduate from Riverdale High School, won a brand new 2019 Nissan Versa from Newton Nissan South because of her good grades.
The annual contest, hosted by Newton Nissan, is open to all students enrolled in a middle Tennessee high school. This is the 4th year the giveaway has been held at Newton Nissan South.
The grand prize was a 2019 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Tyler doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Castro, Newton Nissan South’s General Manager and Operator. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.
Tyler will be attending Cumberland University in the fall, and is very thankful to have a reliable car to take her there!
For more information on Newton Nissan South’s annual student car giveaway, please visit www.newtonnissansouth.com/our-car-giveaway
Newton Nissan South is currently the #1 Nissan Dealership in Middle Tennessee. How did a dealership in rural Tennessee 40 miles outside of Nashville become the best Nissan Dealership in Middle Tennessee?
The answer is simple.
We are committed to putting our customers first and making sure they have fun purchasing a car. We do this by being transparent and honest throughout the entire process. We value your time so we will move the process along as fast as possible. You can even start your paperwork online now! Just go to the vehicle you are interested it and click "Build My Deal."
Come see us today, it is worth the drive from Murfreesboro or Franklin to experience our superior service.
*Disclaimer: #1 Nissan Dealership rating based on May 2019 retail sales; does not include Fleet or Rental sales.
The Autotrader Best New Car Awards have been announced, and among the winners is the 2019 Nissan Altima. It's not the first award that this new, redesigned Nissan classic has won this year, and it probably won't be the last.
The vehicle also had to be the current or next model-year and available for purchase at the time of announcement. The editorial and data team at Autotrader unanimously agreed upon each of the winning vehicles.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is known for its reliability and has been around for almost 25 years to prove itself as a top sedan time and time again. Even with the complete redesign to the exterior, it remains familiar.
Where it stands out above the competition, though, is with its upgraded all-new, high-tech turbo engine, the interior luxury without the luxurious price tag, and the host of features and upgrades.
New for the 2019 Altima include:
Looking for a new car that's been voted one of the best by Autotrader? Check out our lineup of 2019 Nissan Altimas here.
For more information, visit Autotrader.com. Autotrader is a registered trademark and used with permission.
One lucky Middle TN high school student will drive away with a Nissan Versa this summer! For the fourth year in a row, we'll be giving away a brand-new car for absolutely FREE. You read that right--no taxes or hidden fees. FREE! Why? Because we want to give back to our community, and one of the ways we can do that is by rewarding our hard-working students with a car giveaway!
Students will receive an entry for every "A" on their report card! The more A's, the more entries into drawing! Believe us...the odds will be in your favor! It is worth entering! On the night of the drawing, we will have food and drinks for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the car giveaway!
Question: I'm taking a class that only gives me a pass/fail grade, will a "P" for "Pass" count as an entry?
No. Only grades that are considered an "A" on the report card will be eligible.
Question: I am taking a college class during high school, will that class be eligible for an entry if I get an "A" in it?
That's tricky. An "A" from a college/AP class will count only if the class is listed on the high school's report card (not on a college report card).
Question: I am a college student. Can I enter the car giveaway?
No. The giveaway is currently only open to high school students in a Tennessee high school.
Question: Can I use my Driver's Permit to enter the car giveaway?
Yes. You can now use your driver's permit, driver's license, or student ID to enter, as long as your parent or legal guardian has a valid driver's license.
Question: My school does not give out report cards. Can I print off my grades from the school's online portal?
We cannot accept copies or print offs of report cards, unless they are verifed. To verify your grades, go to the Welcome Desk at Newton Nissan South and ask our teammates to log in to your school's portal (you will need to provide your login). From there, we can verify and print your grades!
Question: I totally forgot to bring in my report card and now the deadline has passed. Can you make an exception for me?
No. We are unable to make exceptions.
Question: My child brought in her grades but she won't be able to make the car giveaway. Can I stand-in for her?
No. Students must be present to win.
The 2019 Nissan Altima & the 2019 Toyota Camry go head to head in MotorTrend's March Mayhem event. In this round, they compare the two vehicles that are the newest in their market, the best selling, and the most well known to determine which is the best family car.
We know there are a lot of options when considering a vehicle purchase. New, used, certified pre-owned--it can get a little confusing. For most people, the most important piece of the car-buying puzzle is price, right? You want to know you are getting the best deal. At Newton Nissan South, we want you to get the best deal as well the best experience possible. However, there's more than just price & experience involved in your deal. The vehicle itself must be in the best condition possible, especially used or pre-owned vehicles. Keep reading for more information on how we re-condition our Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.
Additionally, you'll also receive a FREE multi-point inspection of your vehicle. This is an important step for your service visit, as it can alert you to a problem in your vehicle before it shows up as a much more expensive issue down the road. At the end of your visit, your service adviser will go over the inspection with you and answer any questions you may have. You will be alerted to any issues, such as how your tire treads are looking.
Areas inspected include, but are not limited to:
Starting in 2019, Newton Nissan South launched the Newton Advantage , a new benefit of purchasing your new Nissan with us here in Shelbyville, just a short drive north of Nashville. We offer this because we want to offer the best to our customers, who are more like family to us. Included in the Newton Advantage is a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and a Lifetime Warranty. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Newton Advantage:
Learn a new language like Vietnamese
Be more successful
Run a marathon in Greece
Have car ready for No-Prep drag race
Get into the gym (same one for three years!)
Get more healthy!
Be more driven, focused, and positive
Start a bucket list
Not eat past 9pm
Save more money
Function like a human being after having a baby!
Learn myself more and be more comfortable in my own skin
To never change! ;)
Connect with old friends, eat healthier and exercise
Nissan's striking lineup of crossovers continues with the 2018 Nissan Murano. In 2017, the Murano was named "2017 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money." It was also named by J.D. Power as the top vehicle in the mid-size SUV category. But with Nissan, awards are not the goal, or a stoplight for improvement; instead, constant innovation is the goal.
Question: I'm taking a class that only gives me a pass/fail grade, will a "P" for "Pass" count as an entry? No. Only grades that are considered an "A" on the report card will be eligible. Question: I am taking a college class during high school, will that class be eligible for an entry if I get an "A" in it? That's tricky. An "A" from a college/AP class will count only if the class is listed on the high school's report card (not on a college report card). Question: I am a college student. Can I enter the car giveaway? No. The giveaway is currently only open to high school students in a Tennessee high school. Question: Can I use my Driver's Permit to enter the car giveaway? Yes. You can now use your driver's permit, driver's license, or student ID to enter, as long as your parent or legal guardian has a valid driver's license. Question: My school does not give out report cards. Can I print off my grades from the school's online portal? We cannot accept copies or print offs of report cards, unless they are verifed. To verify your grades, go to the Welcome Desk at Newton Nissan South and ask our teammates to log in to your school's portal (you will need to provide your login). From there, we can verify and print your grades! Question: I totally forgot to bring in my report card and now the deadline has passed. Can you make an exception for me? No. We are unable to make exceptions. Question: My child brought in her grades but she won't be able to make the car giveaway. Can I stand-in for her? No. Students must be present to win.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier may look like a small truck, but it's got big capability for small and large tasks alike. Whether you are looking for a truck "just because," or you need a workhorse to tackle those projects you've been putting off, the Frontier is the vehicle for you! Read on to find out why.
Just before the end of Summer Break, take the kids to the fair! Enjoy livestock shows, arts and crafts, baking contests, and so much more.
Here at Newton Nissan South, we pride ourselves on the best customer service: before, during, and after the sale. This year, we even won a top award for it: the 2018 Consumer Satisfaction Award from Dealer Rater. When it comes to service, we want to give you the best experience possible. From the moment you're greeted to the moment you drive away. In between, we are thoroughly inspecting your vehicle as we take care of your oil change, balance your tires, and do necessary maintenance work and repairs. You've entrusted your vehicle to us, and we take that very seriously. Which is why, in the coming days, you will see a slight increase to your bill - specifically for an oil change. That is because we are changing from regular oil to a fully synthetic oil for all our oil changes. We believe that this will be better for the vehicles we service in the long run, giving you more miles between changes and better protection for your engine.
Ashley, a 10th grader from Community High School in Shelbyville, won a brand new car this weekend because of her good grades. Ashley was so shocked, saying, “I just can’t believe it...I mean, ME?!” She will be getting her permit soon, and is excited to begin driving her new car! Her little sister and mom were also surprised and thankful for this gift to their family. The annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway event is open to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away ten cars to students in the Nashville area.
The grand prize was a 2018 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Ashley doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Nissan’s Vice President. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.
The 2018 Nissan Kicks is the newest addition to the Nissan lineup, joining the other 5 crossover & SUV models that Nissan offers. Designed with exceptional style as well as advance safety and technology features, the Kicks remains affordable for anyone looking for a new vehicle at a great price. Keep reading to learn more about what the 2018 Nissan Kicks offers!
Newton Nissan South is proud to sponsor local non-profits, schools, sports teams, and community events in and around Bedford County! This month in the spotlight is the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County! You may recognize this name as a national program, but did you know that they are located right in our backyard here in Shelbyville as well?
The Nissan Altima is 25 years old! The photo above shows the very first generation next to the latest generation, which debuts very soon: the 2019 Altima. This first generation was produced from 1993-1997. It replaced the Nissan Stanza in the US, which was known as the Bluebird in Japan. The second generation (above) was manufactured between 1998-2001. This redesign offered a sportier apperance, increased horsepower, and 15-inch tires. The third generation of the Nissan Altima was made between 2002-2006. This all-new design was widely popular, and receives credit for reviving the Nissan brand in the US. Again, the horsepower increased with an award-winning engine upgrade. The fourth generation was produced from 2007 to 2012. This was the first to use the Xtronic transmission system, which is now standard on several other Nissan models. The fifth generation, made from 2013-2018, became the one of the most innovative & premium Altima in its history. Major developments included advanced technology features. It's in this span of time that this Altima remained the best selling nameplate for Nissan up until the redesigned Nissan Rogue crossover passed it in 2017. Finally comes the sixth & most current generation of the Nissan Altima (below). With updated styling, the best technology available, and two all-new engine upgrades, this generation is aimed at re-energizing the sedan segment of the market!
The New Year is almost here, and that means new Nissan models continue to roll out. The 2019 Nissan Altima, with its major design updates, was a big hit, and now two more newly designed models have been introduced: the 2019 Nissan Maxima and the 2019 Nissan Murano.