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Acura ILX leads the list of cars people wish they hadn't bought.

Nobody wants to experience buyers' remorse, and that's especially true when dealing with something as expensive as a brand-new car.

Quick Spin

More power and more towing capacity headline a short list of changes.

It looks a little different, but it's what's underneath the mild restyling that counts.

Official

More power equals more towing capacity, too.

It's not a major update, but some of the changes are meaningful enough to matter.

Recalls

Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally – 3.2 million in the United States – because the front passenger airbag may or may not deploy properly in the event of a crash.

Featured

Why? 'Because we can.'

We hit the slopes in Nissan's Winter Warriors, a trio of crossovers with tracks fitted in place of wheels. Awesome? You betcha.

Official

Nissan has converted three of its family-friendly CUVs so that they can handle school runs, soccer practice, and shopping trips... in the Antarctic.

Featured

Quality issues can cost owners a great deal down the line. We look at the case of defects on two popular Nissan SUVs to track how they fared over the years and how a class action settlement didn't provide many owners much help.

Spy Shots

The latest spy shots of the refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder provide a great look at its new grille and angular headlights. The latest spy shots of the refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder provide a great look at its new grille and angular headlights.

Spy Shots

Early spy shots show that the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will get at least a facelift and tweaked rear styling for the refresh next year.

Report

Nissan and Kia are under investigation by NHTSA because of reported flaws with the occupant detection system. The Nissan campaign could affect nearly a million cars to check if a recall from last year worked.

Official

Nissan Also Confirms 2016 Model Updates

Nissan is finally giving the Xterra the axe from its lineup, but the company has a lot of upgrades in store for the 2016 model year. New generations of the Maxima and Titan join the range, and refreshes for the Sentra and Altima are on the way.

Report

Nissan is dropping the Pathfinder Hybrid from the company's lineup for the 2016 model year. Its Infiniti QX60 Hybrid twin remains, however.

Recalls

Nissan is recalling 326,000 vehicles in the US and Canada to replace their passenger side Takata airbag inflators. The campaign includes the 2004-2006 Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder, and 2005-2006 X-Trail.

Video

This guy doesn't let a lack of revere gear in his Nissan Pathfinder keep up from getting around. A system of chains and rollers is a unique but clearly functional solution to the problem.

Recalls

Nissan recalling 470k previous-generation Rogues for a wiring harness connector that could short out, and another 170k Pathfinders (as well as their Infiniti counterparts) to fix the hood latch mechanism in two separate campaigns.

Recalls

Nissan and Infiniti are the latest automakers to issue recalls involving faulty airbag inflators from Takata. The Japanese automakers have announced campaigns covering about 226,326 units from seven models built in the early 2000s because they contain the bad part in the passenger-side, front airbag. The affected vehicles include the 2002-2004 Nissan Sentra, 2002-2003 Pathfinder and 2002-2003 Maxima, and it also covers the 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4, 2002-2003 I35, 2003 FX45 and 2003 FX35.

Report

Among automotive enthusiasts, no one seems to hold a neutral opinion when it comes to continuously variable transmissions. CVTs are either praised for their ability to boost fuel economy or chided for their occasionally poor driving dynamics. Nissan is among the masters of these un-shifting gearboxes in the US, and it uses them in many vehicles in its lineup. However, for the 2015 model year, several models are getting a software update to make their CVTs a bit more like a conventional automatic

Recalls

Nissan has announced a small recall affecting 334 vehicles built just a few months back. 2014 Nissan Rogue and Pathfinder and 2014 Infiniti QX60 CUVs built between March 7 and March 10, 2014 could be susceptible to a loose lug nut on the passenger side wheels.

Long Term

Sweet Year, Sweet Brown

Despite our tendency as enthusiasts to clamor for things like wagons and hot hatchbacks, it's hard to argue with the buying public's increasing demand for functional crossovers. In fact, the great SUV craze of the late-1990s has all but faded in favor of the easier-driving, better-packaged, more-efficient crossover. That's even true at the larger end of the market – just look at what happened when Ford redesigned its body-on-frame Explorer into a stylish and well-equipped CUV. And now look

Recalls

Nissan is recalling 3,065 units of the 2013 Pathfinder equipped with the CVT, due to a potential transmission fluid leak. On crossovers built from April 18, 2012 to October 3,2012 "inadequate clamping force" on the hose connected to the internal oil cooler can cause the hose to come loose and let fluid escape. A severe loss of fluid can cause the transmission to stop working properly.