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.
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.
Nissan is winning awards left and right, including four recent awards from AutoPacific for vehicle satisfaction. The Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Frontier each won Best in Class for the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, showing just how impressive these models are. You won’t regret buying a new Nissan.
According to Nissan, these awards are given after AutoPacific surveys over 65,000 customers on their vehicles, measuring over 50 attributes. The Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Frontier have each been redesigned recently, with great new features and record sales. Styling and comfort were among the leading reasons for owner satisfaction, while performance, fuel economy, and safety were added perks.
“The 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are confirmation of what we’re seeing everyday in Nissan showrooms nationwide – buyers are responding to the redesigned Maxima, Murano and Rogue’s styling, interior comfort, performance, fuel efficiency and advanced safety and security features,” said Dan Mohnke, VP of Nissan Marketing. “We’re also proud that Frontier, a true workhorse in its class, continues to deliver on and exceed owner expectations year after year.”
The Maxima took home the gold in the Luxury Mid-Size Car segment, while the Murano won for Premium Mid-Size Crossovers, the Rogue for Mid-Size Crossovers, and the Frontier for Compact Pickups. Why would you purchase a vehicle you weren’t satisfied with? Get the best of the best and buy a Nissan today.