The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R is a dedicated sports car, a high-tech weapon for the track, and entirely suitable for winding public roads. But it is not the most practical for day-to-day driving.
The 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo is a fantastic pure sports car, but it makes a number of comfort and tech compromises in the name of speed.
The 2012 Nissan Juke is a fun little SUV with excellent performance tech, but it really drops the ball on cabin electronics.
The 2015 Juke update, launched at the Geneva auto show, continues and accentuates the car's unique looks, while improving engine and cabin tech.
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The 2014 Nissan Versa Note offers good efficiency and space for people and cargo, but there are so many better values in this class.
The 2014 Nissan Altima's continuously variable transmission distinguishes it in the saturated mid-size sedan segment, but competitors show better overall polish.
The 2012 Nissan Leaf offers a good blend of affordability and all-around performance for city dwellers and suburbanites looking to go zero-emission, but its cruising range limits its appeal for long hauls.
The GT-R really hits its stride, especially on the track.
Nissan's homegrown tuner shop, Nismo, takes on three models at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, sparking up the already hot GT-R, adding an RS to the Juke Nismo, and even coming up with a concept Sentra.
The 2013 Nissan 370Z makes many comfort compromises in the name of performance. If that's what you're after, skip the pricey Touring trim level and grab a base model with the Sport package.