JD Power APEAL Awards Go to Nissan TITAN XD, Maxima, and Altima

Three Nissan vehicles recently earned JD Power APEAL awards. This test looks at automotive performance, execution, and layout on new models. The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD took first for the Large Light Duty Pickup segment, the Maxima won the Large Car segment, and the Altima came in second for the Midsize Car segment.

JD Power APEAL awards

According to Nissan, the JD Power APEAL awards are given on the basis of customer satisfaction and surveys. In other words, Nissan owners were so satisfied with their driving experience, that they ranked three models among the highest in the industry. Many especially noted the sense of safety provided by Nissan Safety Shield technologies like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and more.

“It is gratifying to see three vehicles that are either all-new or redesigned receive such high marks from customers,” said Christian Meunier, VP of Sales and Marketing for Nissan. “And along with our best-selling sedans and crossovers, Nissan is providing more options as we launch the ‘Year of the Truck’ with our all-new TITAN and TITAN XD trucks.”

This is the 21st year in a row for the JD Power APEAL survey. Models are ranked on a 1,000-point overall scale. The TITAN scored an 867, the Maxima had 857, and the Altima had 824 points. The Murano and Sentra also scored high, at 831 and 814. This is pretty impressive for Nissan, especially considering the fact the industry average was just 801 points.

Best Fayetteville Restaurants

Enjoying a day out in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina? If you’re looking for the best Fayetteville restaurants, we’ve done your homework for you and compiled a list of some of the most delicious choices in the area.

Billy Boy’s Grille: Want some good ol’ Southern cooking with a friendly, local atmosphere? Billy Boy’s Grille delivers delicious food, great specials, and a welcoming staff.

Charley’s Pub: Charming, cozy, and packed with a full bar and excellent weekend entertainment, Charley’s Pub is an awesome destination for anyone looking for a fun night out.

Fayetteville Pie Company: Who doesn’t love pie? Don’t be deceived, however; this place isn’t just desserts. Check the menu for a variety of unique and interesting savory pies for lunch and dinner.

Pierro’s Italian Bistro: If you want something a little more upscale, check out this award-winning Italian restaurant for gourmet meals.

Sherefe Mediterranean Grille: Sherefe provides more exotic cuisine, including Greek, Turkish, and other Mediterranean foods. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available, and everything is locally-sourced.

Has anything caught your eye on our list of best Fayetteville restaurants? Give one of our choices a whirl and you’re sure to be impressed, or maybe explore the downtown area for yourself and come up with your own recommendations.

Staycation in Lumberton: Explore the Area

Take a staycation in Lumberton. With a new vehicle, you can easily make small day trips around the area, exploring locations and shops you’ve never found time to visit before. From entertainment to cuisine and museums, there’s something for everyone in the Lumberton area.

staycation in Lumberton

According to the Lumberton Visitor’s Bureau, there’s plenty to do for those who want to take it easy on a staycation. For example, check out the African American Cultural Center. You can see paintings, photographs, and artifacts from local African Americans, exploring the legacy of the Lumberton community. You can even schedule a tour or have educational sessions.

Everyone loves shopping. Stop by the Biggs Park Mall to see premiere shopping locations, with over 30 stores in the area. Located right off I-95, it’s easy to find the mall. Whether you’re simply browsing or if you want something specific, the Biggs Park Mall is bound to have it.

staycation in Lumberton

Explore the outdoors at the Lumber River State Park. As a favorite spot for hikers and anglers, you can enjoy scenery, canoe, kayak, and more. This park has even been named a National Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service.

Finally, hit the links at the Pine Crest Country Club and Golf Club. This refined club has a golf shop, driving range, practice green, and more. There are also banquet and dinging facilities on site. Don’t forget about the specially designed golf course, created by Donald Ross and Dick Wilson.