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2015 Nissan Sentra Earns Top Spot in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

2015 Nissan Sentra

When it comes to shopping for a new car, soon-to-be owners essentially want to know that their vehicle is of good quality. According to the J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study, the 2015 Nissan Sentra is one of the highest quality vehicles in its segment. The model recently ranked at the top of its Compact Car class to earn the prestigious award, proving that it outshines the competition.

The Initial Quality Study determines vehicle rankings through an analysis of surveys given to new-vehicle owners and leasers. These owners and leasersare asked to report various problems experienced in the first 90 days of owning the vehicle. Their answers are recorded as problems per 100 vehicles or PP100. The model with the lowest number of problems ranks the highest in its respective segment.

“In the very competitive segment of compact sedans, Sentra continues to separate itself with a strong combination of quality, safety, value, style, and more,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president for Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. He goes on to say that, “driven by owner feedback, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study serves as an important benchmark for new vehicle quality, further demonstrating the worth of Sentra and Quest as top contenders in their respective segments.”

For more information about the features of the Nissan Sentra that owners love and can depend upon, stop by and visit 171 Nissan.  Give us your feedback about this award winning model!

All-New Nissan Murano Wins Kiplinger’s 2015 Best Value Award

2015 Nissan Murano

It has only been available since December, but already the 2015 Nissan Murano is turning heads and garnering the attention of industry experts. The model was recently named the “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2015 Best Value Awards.

Each year, the numbers gurus at Kiplinger’s do what they do best as they take price, performance, value, safety, roominess, and driving experience into account to rank the top new or redesigned vehicles in the industry. Their findings for this year’s award winners can be found in the “Deal on New Wheels” buyer’s guide, available February 10.

The publication lauded Nissan’s redesigned Murano for its best-in-class fuel economy among other mid-size crossovers, bold design, comfortable interior and convenient amenities.

“Nissan essentially created the crossover segment with the debut of the Murano in 2002, and now, 13 years later, the 2015 Nissan Murano is helping define the segment once again,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager and Marketing Operations. “The redesigned Murano was created to provide drivers with an undeniable sense of comfort, style and innovation and this award certainly reaffirms that ideal. It’s an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.”

Stop by 171 Nissan today and discover the excitement surrounding the all-new Murano for yourself.


Nissan’s Direct Adaptive Steering Wins Technology of the Year Award


Technology and innovation once again came to the fore when Nissan’s Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) technology won the RJC Technology of the Year award for 2014-2015.

The world-first DAS is currently only available on the Skyline sedan sold in Japan, though we doubt it’ll be long before Nissan ports it over to local models we can sell here at 171 Nissan.

The way the DAS system works is electronically transmitting the driver’s inputs to the car’s wheels through a steering sensor integrated with a compact motor—with no reliance on a steering shaft. The advantages are plenty: the steering feels smoother and more responsive, and because it reduces unnecessary feedback from road surfaces, the system is arguably safer as well.

The nonprofit Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan, or RJC, lauded the technology for its innovative performance and as “an important step forward for the future of autonomous driving.”