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About Randy Moore

Randy Moore is the Internet Manager at Cronic Nissan in Griffin, GA. Cronic Nissan has been serving the Griffin and surrounding Georgia cities since 1975. With an intense focus on customer service and satisfaction, Cronic Nissan is the true hometown Nissan Dealer.

Take Your New Nissan on a Road Trip to This Magical Botanical Garden

Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner, so why not take your Nissan on a road trip and enjoy nature’s beauty at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia? Although residents and visitors tend to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden, you shouldn’t miss this hidden gem.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is located on a 313-acre preserve and is part of the University of Georgia. Fortunately, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is free and open to the public, making it a lovely and affordable experience that the whole family can enjoy. The Flower Garden features rare and exotic flowers, while the Heritage Garden evokes the early gardens of the American South. The Shade and Native Flora Gardens flourish in the spring, when the azaleas and magnolias are in full bloom.

Along with enjoying the beautiful gardens, you’ll be able to enjoy the preserve’s various trails and nature areas. The Hummingbird Trail is open May 1 to early October annually and features 21 markers denoting where hummingbirds often stop, and seven other color-marked trails offer a range of views of the gardens.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is open Sunday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., so pile your family into your Nissan and head there while it’s still spring.

Need a new Nissan? Come visit Cronic Nissan and we’ll help you find the perfect vehicle for your next adventure.

Nissan Road Trip

Nissan Rogue Wins Spot on AutoTrader’s 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles List

Head-turning style, advanced technology, and an impressively exhilarating driving experience — the 2019 Nissan Rogue delivers everything you want in a compact SUV. It’s no wonder that the Nissan Rogue has landed Autotrader’s 2019 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned vehicles list. And while the accolades are due, it only confirms what we’ve known all along: the Nissan Rogue ticks all the right boxes for drivers of virtually every lifestyle.

Autotrader cited the Rogue’s winning style and design as well as its exceptional warranty as some of the reasons for giving it a top spot on its 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned vehicles list, noting that pre-owned models come with 100,000 miles or seven years of warranty coverage, making it an excellent value.

The Rogue is Nissan’s top-selling new vehicle, signaling that drivers love the value, performance, and features that the Rogue offers. And with the release of the exciting new 2019 Rogue, we expect those high sales numbers to continue soaring.

Available in five trim levels — S, SV, SV Hyrbid, SL, and Sl Hybrid — the 2019 Rogue is equipped with standard features that are commonly only available on higher trim levels, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. These two new hybrid options also make the 2019 Rogue incredibly efficient — a move that’s sure to appeal to a wide swath of drivers.

Get the most for your money — check out a certified pre-owned Rogue at Cronic Nissan.

Nissan Rogue Best Certified Pre-Owned

New 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Design Revealed at Chicago Auto Show

Nissan recently revealed the 2020 Rogue Sport design at the Chicago Auto Show, showcasing its updated design, features, and technology. The 2020 Rogue Sport will have a distinct exterior look, enhanced safety offerings, and intelligent powertrain options. Ideal for families as well as those simply looking for a bold SUV, the new Rogue Sport is an exciting addition to the already-impressive Nissan lineup.

According to The News Wheel, the major redesign will have a significant effect on the interior and exterior styling. The 2020 model year will have a new Vmotion grille to provide a bold look, while 19-inch alloy wheels add a touch of refinement. There’s also LED signature lighting, two new paint options — Monarch Orange Metallic and Nitro Lime Metallic — and a roomy interior to keep you and your passengers comfortable.

“Our Rogue Sport is a critical vehicle in Nissan’s popular CUV lineup, slotted strategically between the Nissan Kicks and Rogue,” said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “Nissan is on a roll and we’re not letting up heading into 2020.”

Other great features include the Nissan Safety Shield 360 system, which will be standard on the 2020 Rogue Sport. This includes Lane Departure Warning, Auto Emergency Braking, and High-Beam Assist, among other active and passive safety measures. Under the hood, you can opt for available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and available Eco Mode to save on gas.

The 2020 Rogue isn’t on dealership lots yet — but you can see the rest of the Nissan lineup when you visit Cronic Nissan.

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport design

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Is a Cost-Effective Option According to US News

The new year is a great time to consider bringing home a new ride. If you’re in the market for a new crossover or SUV, though, you might be overwhelmed with the sheer number of options available. U.S. News & World Report recently recommended the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid as a cost-effective option for today’s consumers.

According to U.S. News & World Report contributor Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is “more fuel-efficient than its gasoline-powered sister but carries over much of what buyers like about the Rogue.” The publication also praised the model for its refined cabin, smooth ride quality, and superb safety ratings.

The 2018 Rogue Hybrid is available at two trim levels: SV and SL. Select the all-wheel drive option for more reliable traction in a variety of driving conditions. Each trim has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood that attains 33 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with FWD.* Consumers can enjoy saving money on gas while helping out Mother Earth.

If you’ve been curious about owning a fuel-sipping hybrid vehicle, now is the time to make this daydream a reality. Stop by Cronic Nissan to experience the affordable, eco-friendly 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid for yourself.

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

*Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

New Nissan Maxima and Murano Unveiled

The new Nissan Maxima and Murano made their official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The full-size sedan and midsize SUV feature refreshed designs that put them on par with luxury vehicles.

Although eco-friendly auto enthusiasts had been hoping for a new electric car, the new Nissan Maxima and Murano were certainly a welcome sight. Notably, Nissan did show off its brand-specific electric ecosystem.

The Maxima’s most noticeable updates include a larger front grille with V-motion flow. Sculpted lines move over the hood and sides of the full-size sedan. Redesigned taillights add a sophisticated touch. Inside, the Maxima features more premium materials, including available Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather appointments.

Much like the Maxima, the new Nissan Murano sees several major updates as well. The refreshed model includes a grille similar to the one found on the Maxima. Inside, drivers can choose from three new interior trim finishes. Available diamond-quilted Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather elevates the cabin.

Performance enthusiasts can rest easy. The Maxima retains its 300-horsepower V6 engine. The Murano continues to carry a 260-horsepower V6 engine paired with intelligent all-wheel drive.

Test-drive the new Maxima and Murano models when they arrive here on our lot at Cronic Nissan. You can also test-drive one of our other exciting 2019 models.

New Nissan Maxima

Check Out the High-Tech and Spacious Interior of the 2018 Nissan Rogue

There are tons of reasons to love the 2018 Nissan Rogue: a sporty, eye-catching exterior; a zippy four-cylinder engine; impressive fuel efficiency. But the feature that keeps drivers in Griffin, Georgia coming back for more is the state-of-the-art, high-tech interior and generous internal dimensions.

This Nissan Rogue offers a concert-quality Bose® premium audio system, perfect for rolling down the windows and blasting your favorite tunes as you cruise around Griffin. The advanced infotainment features don’t stop with audio, however. The 2018 Rogue also delivers a user-friendly touch-screen interface powered by NissanConnect®. Simply connect your smart device to access Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. These easy-to-use features make it easy to keep your eyes on the scenic views of Griffin instead of the dashboard. Additional and standard interior features in the 2018 Nissan Rogue include Bluetooth®, HD radio, and navigation to make each journey more delightful.

Finally, no matter where you want to spend your day in Griffin, the 2018 Nissan Rogue has the space to get you and your crew there comfortably. Without the moonroof feature, this ride boasts an interior passenger volume of 105.8 cubic feet so passengers can have enough room to stretch out during long drives. The 2018 Nissan Rogue also delivers an impressive 70 cubic feet of maximum cargo space so you can bring along the gear you need for your next adventure.

Experience the technology amenities of the 2018 Rogue for yourself when you stop by Cronic Nissan.

2018 Nissan Rogue

Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Help You on Your Way

With the holiday season almost upon us, it means that many Americans are hitting the road or hopping on flights to visit loved ones near and far. Traveling during this time of year can be remarkably stressful, especially if you’re in charge of coordinating a lot of people. To make holiday travel as seamless and stress-free as possible, here are some thanksgiving travel tips.

  • Plan ahead: Although it’s already November, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to plan your trip home for Thanksgiving. Whatever planning you do beforehand means less stress while on the road or at the airport. If possible, avoid traveling on the Wednesday before and the Saturday/Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving, since these are the busiest travel times.
  • Consider alternative routes and airports: If possible, try to plan your travel to avoid the busiest airports and highways. If this is not possible, simply build more time into your travel plans and expect delays. If you know what you’re in for, you’ll have less stress while traveling.
  • Have entertainment options: It’s important to have entertainment options while traveling to help the hours past more quickly and enjoyably. Load up your phone with music and podcasts or pack a good book if you’re flying. You will also want to make sure you have charging cables for your devices while on the go, so you can keep them charged up and connected.

Contact us at Cronic Nissan to schedule a pre-holiday maintenance appointment for your vehicle to ensure that it functions safely and smoothly on your upcoming trips.

Thanksgiving travel tips

“Calling All TITANS” Is Nissan’s New Way to Give Back

Most of us want to do good things for our communities and lend a helping hand to those in need. In fact, according to a recent study, more than three-quarters of Americans believe companies should do more for their communities. Nissan believes this too and has a started a new campaign called “Calling All TITANS.” This campaign is focused on the everyday heroes all around us who use their pickup trucks for good.

Nissan has divided these heroes into three groups: TITANS of the Community, TITANS of the Neighborhood, and TITANS of the Outdoors. With this program, Nissan is donating $1 million to three organizations, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and the National Park Foundation.

“We have seen that TITAN customers are the kind of people who want to get the job done and leave their world better than they found it,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. “Be it conservation of the outdoors, contributions to local charities or simple acts of kindness, there is a natural desire among pickup truck owners to take action when help is needed.”

Thanks to its strong capabilities for towing, hauling, and driving, the Nissan TITAN is a great truck for making it through tough situations and driving conditions. Every time there is a disaster or a need in this country, you will see TITAN owners helping where they can.

Here at Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to serve the city of Griffin and its surrounding areas.

calling all TITANS

What’s New for the 2019 Nissan Altima?

The 2019 Nissan Altima is arriving with new technologies, upgraded performance, and enhanced safety. A complete redesign creates what’s practically a new model for this midsize sedan.

“Our goal with the all-new Altima is to re-energize the sedan segment — in terms of design, driving feel and in making advanced technologies available and affordable for everyone,” said Jose Munoz, Nissan’s Chief Performance Officer.

The all-new Altima arrives with the world’s first production Variable Compression Turbo engine. It delivers a thrilling 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers an improved 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

While many midsize sedans are sticking to a front-wheel drivetrain, the 2019 Altima is changing the formula. It’s available with the segment’s first Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.

Nissan has been making more and more advanced safety systems standard over the past few years, and the 2019 Altima is no exception. The new model includes driver-assist features like ProPILOT Assist, which provides drivers with autonomous driving systems designed to make hitting the road more relaxing.

“ProPILOT Assist has the ability to track curving lanes, helping the driver stay centered in the lane as well as adjusting for various traffic flow conditions,” said Takeshi Yamaguchi, senior vice president of Nissan Research and Development.

We’re excited to welcome the 2019 Nissan Altima to Cronic Nissan. Stop in sometime and take a look — or take one out for a test drive.

2019 Nissan Altima (2018 Model Year Pictured)

2018 Nissan Maxima Makes “Best Four-Door Sports Cars” List

Named one of “The Best Four-Door Sports Cars in 2018” by U.S. News & World Report, the new 2018 Nissan Maxima® delivers exhilarating performance without sacrificing family-friendly versatility and comfort.

The 2018 Maxima® earned an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 for the U.S. News list, which called the car an excellent choice for commuters and family drivers looking for something a little sportier than the typical full-size sedan. The publication celebrated the power and efficiency of the Maxima’s® standard 3.5-liter V6 engine while noting the car’s flexible interior and numerous features.

The Maxima® is offered in five trim levels, including the luxuriously equipped Maxima® Platinum. Each trim is equipped with the 3.5-liter V6 coupled to an Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission with Drive Mode Selector. This impressive powertrain generates 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

The Maxima® also features a wide array of standard infotainment features like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation. Active safety features like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the Intelligent Around View® Monitor also come standard with the Maxima®.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 Nissan Maxima®? Stop in for a test drive at Cronic Nissan.

2018 Nissan Maxima (2017 Model Pictured)