One thing that can trip up a lot of new car buyers is car terminology. But we aim to make that easy.
It’s not hard really. When you find yourself in the market for a new Nissan and you feel like it’s time to make your way down to the dealer to discuss the best deal, you don’t want to embarrass yourself. So take a little bit of time to brush up on your car terms. Classic Cars Nissan has put together a short primer to get you started.
- HEV- Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Hybrid vehicles are starting to catch on. Vehicles like the Nissan Altima Hybrid will be very popular in years to come. Look for HEV to know when a vehicle is considered hybrid electric.
- FWD – Stands for front wheel drive.
- RWD – Rear wheel drive.
- AWD – All wheel drive.
- 4WD – 4-wheel drive. The difference between 4-wheel drive and AWD is that you have to switch from FWD or RWD TO 4-wheel drive. AWD is always on.
- MPG – Miles per gallon is a very important acronym you’ll need to learn. It will affect you every day of your life.
- SOHC – Single overhead camshaft.
- DOHC – Dual overhead camshaft. When you see DOHC as you do in the description of the 2011 Nissan Titan SL Crew Cab, then you know it’s got an extra standard for clean air passing through the engine.
Now that you know a few more car buying terms, how about going the extra step and learning a few more?