The vibrant Tricity of Ontario: Cambridge, Waterloo, and Kitchener beckon students and young adults alike. Dynamic academic environment, proximity to the bustling metropolis of Toronto, scenic landscapes and nature destinations make our region a great place to live, build your future and start a family. Now, if you’re a student on a shoe-string budget or simply starting to make it on your own, we’ve got your back when it comes to getting  safe, reliable, budget cars. Check out what Greg Vann Nissan has in store for you!


Nissan Kicks – Affordable Crossover SUV for Practical Buyers


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The Nissan Kicks is the most budget friendly SUV that we offer. If you’re looking for a comfortable and spacious vehicle packed with all the newest technologies and safety features – this is one of our best budget cars for you and here’s why!


  • Great performance: fuel economy is a guarantee thanks to the 1.6-liter engine and Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). With the lightweight construction of the Kicks, you can achieve up to 7.7/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway! The Speed Sensitive Steering reduces the amount of power required from the engine, so a single tank will last longer – no need for frequent stops at the gas station!


  • Spacious cargo – you can finally stop worrying about the transportation of the project materials for your next college assignment! With a rear seat that splits 60/40 and provides up to 716 liters of room, you’ll have more than enough space to accommodate everything you need.


  • Comfortable view for driver – with the height of an SUV, Nissan Kicks gives you a better view of the road! With the Safety Shield 360 you can easily monitor ahead, behind and on either side of your Kicks, giving you the comprehensive view of the surroundings and increasing the safety of your ride. No more stress when driving on the busy roads of Cambridge!


  • With the comprehensive suite of advanced safety technologies, even less experienced drivers will navigate the streets of Guelph with safety and confidence. Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist – Nissan Kicks will help you stay aware, assisting you during your daily commute and longer journeys. 


The Kicks is a versatile and compact SUV, offering a perfect blend of affordability and reliability. With its advanced safety features and spacious interior, the Nissan Kicks provides a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience for those seeking an urban-friendly budget car.

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Nissan LEAF – Our Most Affordable Electric Car


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Are you passionate about nature and limiting carbon footprint while saving money on fuel? Look no further than the Nissan LEAF, the predecessor of the Nissan Ariya. As an affordable electric car, the Nissan LEAF is one of our best budget cars for the environmentally-conscious driver. 


  • This Nissan EV has a driving range up to 342 km, but depending on how efficiently it is driven and the type of driving done, it has been seen to reach 400-500 km in a single charge! You can easily plan a drive between Cambridge, Guelph or Kitchener, or a weekend visit in Toronto. 


  • Charging is quick and easy, wherever you go –  there are now over 14,000 EV charging stations across Canada! We even have an EV charging station at Greg Vann Nissan!


  • Imagine you don’t have to change the engine oil ever again! Spark plugs, timing belts or topping up the fluids – say goodbye to them too! Enjoy the peace of mind, when you sit down to organise your monthly budget – Nissan LEAF offers hassle-free ownership, where not only you save money, but also the time and energy – so precious in everyday life. 


  • Pro-PILOT Assist and Nissan Intelligent Mobility, among a number of other safety features – will help you flow safely with the traffic, making your daily commute an enjoyable and stress-free routine.  


  • With the options of folding the rear seats full or 60/40, you can adjust the Nissan LEAF to your needs! With up to 850 liters of cargo space, you can easily pack a bicycle for your well deserved weekend get-away!


If you dream about an EV, but you’re looking for something more affordable than the newest Nissan Ariya – give a chance to Nissan LEAF. You will not be disappointed!

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Nissan Qashqai –  Affordable SUV with Impressive Features for Excellent Value


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Nissan Qashqai places itself slightly above the price range of the Nissan Kicks, but it’s one of our favourite budget cars, and a top-seller at Greg Vann Nissan. Here’s why!


  • With the 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine it achieves 7.3 L/100 km on the highway. The combined fuel economy is only up to 8.0 L/100 km – which is remarkable for an SUV this size! The available Eco mode will optimize your fuel efficiency whether you’re cruising along Ontario’s highways or navigating streets of Kitchener.


  • Smooth and dynamic driving experience – feel like a pro with the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, that can adapt to changing weather conditions in a blink of an eye. Pro-PILOT Assist, Active Ride Control and Intelligent Trace Control will make sure you stay on track, while the Sport Steering option allows you to enjoy the enhanced steering response.


  • Extra spacious cargo – whether you’re dealing with large-sized materials for your faculty projects, making deliveries in your first job, or frequently moving from place to place, the Qashqai has got you covered. Its rear seats can fold completely or in a 60/40 split, offering a cavernous cargo area that can accommodate your needs. The innovative Divide-N-Hide system provides the flexibility to store your items safely and efficiently. No matter the load, the Nissan Qashqai ensures you have the space and adaptability required for all your cargo-related tasks.


Nissan Qashqai is one of the best budget cars for those seeking an affordable and dependable SUV that will stand the test of time. Whether you’re a young professional, a small family, or an adventurous student seeking reliability and versatility, the Qashqai has it all. 

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Nissan Sentra – The Sleek and Sporty Budget Car


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With its sharp and sporty style, this vehicle is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. If you’re looking to commute with style and comfort but not breaking the bank – Nissan Sentra may be your next car!


  • Enjoyable performance –  with impressive 149-horsepower together with sport sedan suspension and advanced steering system, Nissan Sentra offers great acceleration, excellent handling and high-level responsiveness. Buckle up and enjoy the thrilling ride!


  • 6.0 L/100km on the highway and 7.1L/100km of combined fuel economy makes the Sentra the most fuel efficient vehicle on this list! Active grille shutters control the airflow optimizing the fuel consumption during different speeds. You can even customize the Eco Mode of your Sentra to make it even more comfortable and efficient! If you like to keep an eye on the score, the Fuel Economy Screen lets you see the live numbers and control the gas usage.


  • Despite its eye-catching design, the Nissan Sentra doesn’t compromise on space, offering ample room to comfortably accommodate up to five passengers, ensuring everyone can enjoy the journey


  • Trunk capacity – with the rear seats folded, the Nissan Sentra cargo has the space of 405 liters – enough to bring all your outdoor gear for next trip in the wilderness of Ontario or more than enough for the excursion to your nearest shopping mall. 


  • With the Intelligent Around View Monitor and a comprehensive package of safety features, navigating through the city or the 401 highway will be a breeze!


Sentra, the most affordable of all budget cars in the Nissan lineup, is a sleek and modern sedan that combines style, spaciousness, and outstanding performance. With its comfortable interior, advanced features, and engaging driving dynamics, the Nissan Sentra is a stylish and reliable sedan.

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At Greg Vann Nissan, we understand the importance of finding a vehicle that not only meets your needs but also fits your budget. Whether you’re in the market for a brand-new car or exploring the options available in our used inventory, our team is here to guide you! 

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