Nissan Earns Five AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
It’s a repeat honor for Nissan, as the automaker takes home the most best-in-category distinctions from the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). Honored again were the Maxima, TITAN, and Murano while the 370Z and LEAF earned their first awards.
“Not only does Nissan have the most brand wins for the second year in a row, the Maxima and Murano have been unbeatable since their redesigns were introduced to the market,” said George Peterson, the president of AutoPacific.
The VSA is a survey of approximately 58,000 owners of new 2017 and 2018 light trucks and cars from across the nation. The survey covers 40 attributes of owner satisfaction.
The Maxima serves as Nissan’s flagship sedan and features a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 300 horsepower, standard smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well as advanced driver assist technologies. Standard on the Maxima is Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.
A 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, which is rated at 390 horsepower, powers the TITAN half-ton. You can choose between multiple configurations — Single Cab, Crew Cab, and King Cab.
The Murano, which has earned category awards four years in a row, stands out thanks to styling cues including its “floating” roof, large windows, Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seating, and oversized Panoramic roof.
The 370Z is unmistakable thanks to its boomerang-style taillights. Powered by a 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine, the 370Z earns a horsepower rating of 332.
The zero-emission LEAF delivers a remarkable EPA-estimated range of 151 miles. It also features an e-powertrain capable of generating 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The new LEAF is equipped with the automaker’s most innovative driver assist technology — e-Pedal and ProPILOT Assist.
“The AutoPacific VSA Awards provide a unique picture of how both brands and individual models are doing in terms of satisfying customers every day,” said Brandon White, the director and chief marketing manager of Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s great to see Nissan vehicles come out on top in a wide range of categories – sedans, crossovers, full-size trucks, electric vehicles and sports cars.”