I had my test drive earlier today. Car was a fully loaded SL w/power seats and ProPilot Assist. It had over 8330 miles on it and TN manufacturer plates. I forgot to take of a pic of the door sticker to see its build month.
I really liked the extra power. Unfortunately, I'm not at all used to the analog gauge on the right for the speedo since neither of my cars has that. I was once up to 80 mph before I knew it. The car felt quieter than my '13 Leaf.
I liked ProPilot Assist but perhaps I should've done more reading up on it. It did let me let go of the steering wheel for at least several seconds before it started warning. Was cool to feel it slightly turning the wheel to follow the lanes and to see it actually following. I didn't try using it while staying in rightmost lanes to see if it had a tendency to want to exit.
brotherjethro wrote:The other thing I tried was the ProPilot feature. Basically, when you're on the highway, with cruise control on, the car will try to steer itself, maintaining a centered position in your lane. I knew I wouldn't like this, as my wife's 2017 Honda CRV has this and I've tried it in there. The feeling is like someone else is trying to help you steer, and they have different ideas about where the car should be than you do.
I can't say I dislike it, but I concur with your latter observation. It felt like it wanted to be further to the right in a lane than I normally would be. I have no idea if that was just a feeling/illusion or if I actually happen to drive too far too the left all the time.
I was able to set the ProPilot Assist/cruise to above 62 mph. I don't think you can leave the digital speedometer (w/compass) w/screen up when ProPilot Assist is on. I didn't want to futz with it too much while on the highway.
e-Pedal was interesting w/no forward creep. Felt similar to driving a BMW i3. The ride along guy had very strong opinions about creep. He felt it was stupid, unnecessary and didn't belong on EVs.
I liked the blind spot warning mirrors. I totally forgot to test lane departure warning.
It was interesting that in the modes I was in, the GOM value wasn't very prominent. I think that's a good thing.
It seems a lot of options have been crammed into/added to the dash display. Gone are the squares and dot/circle buttons. Now you operate a d-pad w/ok and back button on the steering wheel. It many of the options that were on the nav system have been moved to the dash display. Not sure if they've been moved or duplicated. I eventually got the hang of the UI conventions. There will be somewhat of a learning curve vs. those used to how trip computers work on earlier Nissans (including '11 to '17 Leaf).
Too bad the charging lock options (auto, lock or unlock) have been moved to a menu instead of the physical switch.
Was interesting that the time estimates let you set the charge rate and then it'd point to different parts of the whole (e.g. 1/2, 3/4, full) and give you times at at given charge rate (e.g. 3.6 kW). It looked like it even had one for 50 kW.
Nav system is totally different than the one in my '13 SV. Was neat to see (small) artwork for each of the XM Sirius channels.
They had the huge 120 volt/240 volt L1/L2 EVSE in the trunk. I was finally able to hold the plug and remove/reattach the 120 volt adapter.
Overall, the car's a very nice improvement. Hope the longer range (60 kWh?) car will be reasonably priced and finally have liquid cooling of the battery.