New Nissan Pathfinder Named to KBB.com’s Best Family Cars List for 2015

The Nissan Pathfinder is now a repeat winner of a Best Family Car award from KBB.com. After a redesign, the next-generation Pathfinder has been blazing a trail of excellence ever since. The mid-size SUV has landed back-to-back acknowledgements on the Best Family Cars list thanks to its improvements in comfort, roominess, safety technology, and rear entertainment technology.

Those improvements—not to mention best-in-class ratings in towing capacity, passenger volume, and fuel efficiency—made the Pathfinder one of only two mid-size SUVs to make the list. The list is compiled by a panel of expert editors as well as normal families. The cars go through rigorous testing to determine which ones should be included on the list—and the Pathfinder passed all the tests with flying colors.

Best Family Cars List - Nissan Pathfinder“Completely redesigned just two years ago, 2015 Pathfinder retains its core values of fun, utility and fresh style while also adding a number of exciting enhancements beneficial for the whole family,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “With plenty of cargo space and interior room, and a smooth ride with solid handling, the 2015 Pathfinder is a classic ‘family-first’ vehicle, and we’re elated to once again be included among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars.”

Come see us here at Lewis Nissan to see all the features of the new Pathfinder, from the 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, the EZ Flex Seating System, and a 13-Speaker Bose Premium Audio system. Of course, it also drives pretty well too. Come see us for a test drive today.

Nissan Altima Scores a Nod as One of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars”

2015 Nissan AltimaFor those of us with long commutes or who take frequent road trips, having a car that is comfortable and won’t leave you aching is a top priority. Nissan cares about your bum, too, and has put NASA-inspired “Zero Gravity” seats into the Altima.

With these seats in mind, KBB.com placed the Altima in sixth place on its list of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000.” With a starting MSRP of only $22,170, the Altima is one the three most affordable cars on the list.

“In addition to its advanced ‘Zero Gravity’ front seats, the 2014 Altima features soft-touch armrests as well as noise absorption materials to help reduce cabin noise and improve the overall experience inside the vehicle,“ said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, in a statement. “Coupled with its innovative, stylish design and wide range of available technology features, the Altima is the perfect home-away-from-home. This honor from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com further reaffirms our commitment to comfortable, quality products and the needs of our customers.”

Want to see how comfortable your derriere can feel in a “Zero Gravity” seat? Come check out the Nissan Altima available now at Lewis Nissan.

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.

Versa Note Included on Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is all-new and has earned a spot as one of the top 10 best back-to-school cars according to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com list. Every year editors at Kelly Blue Book develop their list of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars based on characteristics that appeal and cater to the average student’s lifestyle. KBB.com credited the Versa Notes’ cost efficiency, overall technology and a sleek design as top factors to the vehicles high ranking.

2014 Nissan Versa NoteJon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. said “The all-new Versa Note offers the ideal combination of versatility, style and technology , all at an attractive price point for the budget-savvy student heading back to campus this fall. The Versa Note’s modern styling provides enhanced aerodynamics for improved fuel economy while its dramatic shape and proportions add an energetic look to reflect the active lives of its target consumers.”

The Versa Note can seat up to five people and has an EPA estimated 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined fuel economy on the CVT-equipped models. The Versa Note starts at $13,990. For more information on the 2014 Versa Note, visit our website.

Nissan Altima is Named to KBB.com’s 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 List

The 2013 Nissan Altima has recently been named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 list. The 2013 Altima was completely redesigned and selected by KBB.com’s editors because of its “artful” interior, comfortable seats, and its unparalleled combination of fuel economy and impressive horsepower.

2013 Nissan AltimaJon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., said “The Nissan Altima was re-created to emphasize what most people look for in a sedan. In the last year we’ve taken great strides to ensure that this vehicle is fuel efficient yet fun to drive, comfortable yet stylish, and innovative yet affordable. Being honored by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com further validates all of our hard work and highlights our passion for developing innovative yet affordable products the public can depend on and enjoy”.

The Nissan Altima is in its fifth generation and it continues to be one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the United States. The Altima is a class-leader in fuel efficiency with fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon highway (EPA estimated).

For more information on the 2013 Nissan Altima, check out our website. For the Altima’s we currently have in stock, visit our inventory page.

2013 Nissan Altima Made the List of 10 Best Family Cars!

With its new look and tech-savvy features, the 2013 Nissan Altima made the 10 Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book’s editors of KBB.com. The 2013 Altima was redesigned and given a more modern feel than ever before. It is larger and lighter than its predecessors. It has an EPA estimated 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.  With room to seat five, the Nissan Altima is surely making its way onto families desired cars list.

The Kelley Blue Book KBB.com editors said “Completely redesigned for 2013, the Nissan Altima comes with a sharp new look, tech-savvy features, refined driving characteristics and class-leading fuel economy. Comfortable seating for five and a host of safety features including blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist make this revamped sedan a newly notable choice for families.”

Lewis Nissan is proud to carry the 2013 Altima. For more information on the Altima and its seven trim levels, click here. To see our 2013 Altima Inventory, click here.