• January 16, 2021


When you’re shopping for a vehicle these days, fuel economy is likely one of the main things you consider. Everyone wants to drive a vehicle that gets good gas mileage, because not only is it better for the environment, but it can also save drivers quite a bit of money in the long run.

At AutoCenters Nissan, we know how important fuel efficiency is to you. That’s why Nissan manufacturers so many vehicles that get such great gas mileage. But how do you choose which one is right for you? Here are a few tips for shopping for a fuel-efficient car, truck, SUV or van.

Consider your other needs, as well. Fuel efficiency is important, but it probably isn’t the only thing you look at when you’re shopping for cars. You also need to consider what type of vehicle is right for you, and what your other priorities are– is cargo space and storage the most important thing, or is ruggedness and performance? How about convenience and comfort? All these factors may help you narrow down your choices.

Choose the size of your engine. The more power you need, the more fuel economy you may have to sacrifice, but it just depends on what’s right for you. If you can get by with a four-cylinder engine, you’ll experience better fuel economy than if you choose a six- or eight-cylinder engine, but you’d have less power as well. It’s a trade-off.

Shop around. Don’t just find a vehicle with good gas mileage and settle for it, no matter what. One Nissan model might seem ideal– until you see another. Look around our showroom and compare the vehicles in our inventory. You might be surprised at what you wind up liking best of all.

Choose a newer vehicle. While Nissan has long prided itself on offering drivers vehicles with incredible fuel economy, it’s true that the newer vehicles in the Nissan lineup can often offer improved mileage over their predecessors. While there are plenty of great reasons to buy a used vehicle, if fuel economy is your top concern, it might be worth it to choose a new or late model used car.

Shopping for a vehicle can be tough, no matter what your priorities may be. At AutoCenters Nissan, we strive to make it easier than you can even imagine. Visit our showroom in Wood River today to see the complete selection of fuel-efficient and stylish Nissan vehicles, including the Nissan Altima, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Sentra and more!

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