Nissan Altima named 2017 Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact winner in Mid-size Car segment

Nissan Altima Total Quality Award

The Altima has always been a great value and recently a Top Safety Pick. Now the 2017 Nissan Altima gains another award. The 2017 Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact winner in Mid-size Car segment.

Strategic Vision’s 23rd annual Total Quality Impact (TQI) report is based on results from the New Vehicle Experience Study surveying over 42,000 new vehicle buyers after the first 90 days of ownership. The TQI rating system allows owners to fully reflect their experiences with their vehicles, including tangible aspects such as acceleration and visibility, intangible aspects such as vehicle image, emotional aspects and involvement, as well as a comprehensive survey of the number and severity of the vehicle problems reported.

According to the study results, Altima stood out in categories such as seat comfort, interior design, thoughtful engineering and interior versatility. Quoting an Altima owner from the study: “I have fallen in love with how beautiful this car looks. Everything on the exterior is really a plus because the journey begins on the inside and with how much you will enjoy the experience of driving this vehicle.”

The study editors added: “Most importantly, (Altima) delivers what its buyers hope for when they purchase. This kind of emotional delivery leads to greater loyalty later down the road.”

Nissan of LaGrange in LaGrange, GA, provides sales and service for new Nissan vehicles. Nissan of LaGrange also offers a great selection of pre-owned cars and trucks. In addition to new and used cars, Nissan of LaGrange also services all makes and models. We are located in LaGrange, but we offer a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles to West Georgia and Eastern Alabama, including Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, and the Atlanta metro area. You can contact Nissan of LaGrange at 706-884-1744. You can also visit our online showroom at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com. Nissan of LaGrange, 1050 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30241.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder named one of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 by KBB.com 4 years in a row!

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has been named one of the “12 Best Family Cars of 2017” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. It is the fourth consecutive year that Pathfinder has been included on the website’s annual evaluation and selection of vehicles that “best meet the needs of today’s families.”

Editors credited Pathfinder for “playing a great inside game,” writing: One of the most critical factors when considering a family-focused vehicle is its ability to please the people it carries. The Pathfinder scores high marks in that area thanks to a well turned-out and invitingly roomy cabin that’s designed to facilitate quick, convenient transitions. Arguably the most notable feature on that front is Nissan’s benchmark EZ Flex and Glide System. Standard on every model, it allows a child seat latched to either the Pathfinder’s second-row split-bench or captain’s chairs to remain in place when they’re slid forward, greatly assisting access to the third-row bench.

KBB.com recommends that family car buyers take their children’s car seats and boosters along when shopping to see how they fit and their ease of use with prospective vehicles.

“In a 3-row SUV like Pathfinder, access to the last row is critical in everyday use, both getting in and out of and negotiating around a child seat in the 2nd row,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “Our innovative 2nd row seat system, which tilts forward with a child seat still in place, gives Pathfinder a big advantage over other 3-row designs, even before shoppers get behind the wheel for a test drive.”

The “12 Best Family Cars of 2017” evaluation team also noted Pathfinder’s recent major redesign that includes a revised 3.5-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) V6, producing 284 horsepower while maintaining 26 mpg highway fuel economy and class-leading 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped).

Pathfinder, one of Nissan’s best known and most popular nameplates in its nearly 60-year history in the United States, was reborn for the 2017 model year with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology – pure Pathfinder taken to an even higher level of performance, technology and style.

The changes for the new model year began from the A-pillars forward – both with revised sheet metal and the re-engineered 3.5-liter V6 under the new hood design. The new Pathfinder engine utilizes more than 56 percent new or new-to-Pathfinder engine parts and components – including combustion chamber design, pistons, intake manifold and e-VTC (fully electronic on intake).

Pathfinder’s refreshed exterior for 2017 provides a stronger sense of adventure character and presence by adding Nissan signature design elements, such as the new “V-Motion” grille and boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights. Another significant addition for 2017 is the available Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory, which is standard on SL and Platinum grades.

Pathfinder’s stylish, adventure-ready interior includes comfortable seating for seven, enhanced user friendliness and updated connectivity features. As in previous years, every 2017 Pathfinder interior is anchored by Nissan’s innovative EZ Flex Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE, a 2nd row tilt and glide seat that allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed1.

For 2017, Pathfinder adopts new-generation information technology. The standard 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings – including the available NissanConnectSM Navigation. Also available is NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, which features automatic collision notification, emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, customizable alerts, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts.

The 2017 Pathfinder’s wide range of available convenience features and driving aids also includes standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, RearView Monitor, and available 13-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, Family Entertainment Package with dual headrest 8.0-inch DVD monitors, Nissan Intelligent Key with programmable settings, Remote Engine Start, Dual Panorama Moonroof and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

Advanced Driver Assistance technology includes new Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC). For 2017, Moving Object Detection has been added to the available Around View Monitor. Also offered are Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

The new 2017 Pathfinder is available in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations and in four models: S, SV, SL and Platinum. It is assembled in Tennessee.

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

 

2017 Nissan Maxima named Best Resale Value by Kelley Blue Book

The 2017 Nissan Maxima was rated as having the Best Resale Value in the Full Size Car Class by Kelley Blue Book. This award rewards vehicles that retain the best value over the first five years of ownership. The Nissan Maxima is a great value when purchased new and keeps that value if you should decide to get another Nissan!

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

 

Titan bests F-150 in certified testing

We have a great selection of the 2017 Titan at Nissan of LaGrange and in a test of V8-powered crew cab models, TITAN was the clear performance winner, according to certified testing by the professional certification organization AMCI.

The 2017 TITAN SV 4WD earned bragging rights for:

  • Better acceleration, handling, and braking than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better standing-start acceleration than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better overall braking performance — unloaded or while towing — than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better 0-60 mph acceleration, handling, and braking than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better quarter-mile acceleration than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better overall handling performance — on wet or dry pavement — than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better evasive action performance — on wet or dry pavement — than Ford F-150 V8
  • Better cornering — on wet or dry pavement — than Ford F-150 V8

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AMCI Testing Certified: 2017 Nissan TITAN SV 4WD vs. 2016 Ford F-150 4×4 SuperCrew with 145-in. wheelbase. 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration. Braking performance unladen and with 8,900-lb. towing load.

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

 

Maxima Takes Top Spot in Total Quality Award

The Nissan Maxima, available now at Nissan of LaGrange, earned the top spot in Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact (TQI)’s full-size car segment rankings. Maxima had a total evaluation score of 720 out of a possible 1,000, well above the segment average.

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According to the study results, Maxima stood out in all key factors — including safety, durability, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), comfort, workmanship, style, power and pickup, and thoughtful engineering. Maxima also ranked highly in excitement and individuality measures.

More than just counting problems, the TQI rating allows owners to fully reflect their experiences with their vehicles, including tangible aspects such as acceleration and visibility, intangible aspects such as vehicle image, and emotional aspects and involvement, as well as a comprehensive survey of the number and severity of the vehicle problems reported.

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.