2014 Nissan Rogue and Quest Rank Highest in J.D. Power APEAL Study

2014 Nissan RogueThe 2014 Nissan Rogue and Nissan Quest are ranked as the highest in their respective segments (Compact SUV and Minivan) in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

The study is based on responses from more than 83,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model-year cars and light trucks. It evaluates vehicles across 77 attributes to determine just how satisfying they are to own and drive.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue was ranked highest in the compact SUV segment thanks to its bold emotive styling, comfortable interior, affordable technologies, innovative passenger and cargo solutions, powerful engine, and overall flexibility.

The Nissan Quest earned its spot at the top on the back of its extensive family-friendly features, including full surround glass to deliver an airy, open interior environment, one-touch power sliding doors, Advanced Climate Control System, an always-available rear storage well, and quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats.

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Nissan Gets “Smart” with New Rearview Mirror Technology on 2014 Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue

Imagine you’re taking a cross-country road trip. You have three different friends who are seven feet tall and they are all in your backseat. They’ve all brought along suitcases that are even taller than them, and these are stacked floor to ceiling in your trunk. Oh, also it’s pouring rain and you’re stuck behind a semi spewing a constant flood onto your windshield. This may just sound like the premise of a really hacky slapstick comedy, but hang with me. You’d love to change lanes, of course, but how can you see well enough to make sure there’s no one back there? There’s no way!

No way, that is, until you get your hands on an all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue equipped with Smart Rearview Mirror technology. The new system features a camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle, capturing a video feed that is then projected onto the rearview mirror to provide a clearer and more extensive view than the traditional mirror. Plus, since the mirror is on the outside, you’ve precluded the possibility of the aforementioned terrible slapstick comedy; no matter who or what is in your back seat or trunk, you can still see cause the camera is behind it all!

Smart Rearview Mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat or how bad the road conditions,” said Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and Executive Vice President of Nissan. “It also offers the possibility of new and exciting designs for our upcoming models, ensuring that appearance no longer has to be compromised for visibility and functionality. We’ll have the flexibility to create new shapes and to further improve aerodynamics for better driving dynamics and fuel efficiency.”

Of course, this new rearview mirror technology might be hard to get used to. No fear! Nissan allows you to easily toggle back and forth between the LCD monitor view and a traditional rearview mirror. One of the new Rogues, outfitted with the new rearview mirror technology, is currently sitting on display at the New York International Auto Show. The new rearview mirror will be slowly rolling out across global new car markets, so check back with us here at Lewis Nissan for more information about the new Rogue and its special rearview mirror very soon!

Kelley Blue Book Awards Nissan’s Family-Friendly Lineup

2014 Nissan AltimaKelley Blue Book® recently released its list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2014. Of the 12 vehicles on the list, one quarter of them are Nissans.

What constitutes the best family car? According to KBB®, room is a big deal (not surprising when you think of those road trips when all you heard was “He’s touching me!”). Fuel economy, entertainment and overall practicality were also deciding factors. KBB experts tested the vehicles by installing and uninstalling car seats, letting their kids hop in and out, and even checking out the back seat entertainment.

Three of Nissan’s five core models, the 2014 Nissan Altima, Rogue, and Pathfinder, were chosen as the Best Family Cars of 2014. The diversity of Nissan’s winning lineup is a testament to the automaker’s ability to meet customers’ various needs in every segment.

“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” said Dan Mohnke, Nissan’s vice president of Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations.

“From Pathfinder’s more conventional family profile to Rogue’s wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions to Altima’s ideal fusion of sportiness and practicality, the mainstream appeal of these vehicles’ designs has been borne out in robust sales numbers and third-party accolades such as these most recent awards from KBB.com.”

Looking for a family outing? Round up the gang and head to Lewis Nissan to check out our family-friendly vehicles.