- Four models, all part of Nissan NEXT transformation plan, take top segment honors in AutoPacific owner survey of the most satisfying vehicles
- Best-selling Nissan Rogue SUV, completely redesigned last year, noted for roomy cabin and standard safety features
- Full-size Nissan Armada SUV receives praise for influx of tech and cutting-edge styling enhancements for 2021
- Nissan Sentra tops field of 15 eligible compact cars with low starting MSRP, “sharp” exterior styling
- Nissan Versa named most satisfying subcompact for second year in a row with “bang for the buck” value
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four of Nissan’s most popular vehicles – Rogue, Armada, Sentra and Versa – are best-in-class winners in AutoPacific’s 25th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs). All four vehicles are completely redesigned or extensively updated as part of Nissan NEXT, the company’s global plan to transform its product lineup, as well as its business and company culture.
“Our investment in reinventing Nissan’s product lineup is paying off in terms of customer excitement and satisfaction,” said Mike Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. “With even more exciting all-new models at, and coming to, showrooms like the 2022 Pathfinder, Frontier, next-generation Z and all-electric Ariya, we think customers will continued to be thrilled by the ‘new’ Nissan.”
AutoPacific determines winners in a range of categories in a vehicle satisfaction survey of 89,000 new car and light truck owners. The owners objectively measure 36 individual attributes ranging from driving performance to interior design.
Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Following are brief recaps of AutoPacific commentaries:
2021 Rogue – Most Satisfying Mid-Size Crossover SUV
Rogue remains one of the segment’s best sellers and has proven to be the exact hit the Nissan brand has banked on for success in the U.S. market. Instead of betting on individual attributes to pull in satisfied buyers, the Rogue delivers a wide range of satisfying features from its roomy cabin and cavernous cargo area, to sharp looks, available all-wheel drive, and standard safety tech.
2021 Armada – Most Satisfying Large SUV
Nissan’s full-size Armada wins over the hearts of its owners and was christened the most satisfying Large SUV for the third year in a row. Even amid the present competition of other grand three-row SUVs, Armada owners rate their SUV at or near the top in 29 of the 36 measured attributes.
2021 Sentra – Most Satisfying Compact Car
Sentra is a slick, well-executed product and its base of owners impressively rank it equally or more satisfying in all 36 surveyed attributes. Of the highest marks of praise, Sentra owners appreciate its sharp exterior styling and available color palette, straightforward and modern cabin, passenger roominess, driver’s seat visibility, stellar fuel economy, braking, ride and handling, and power and acceleration.
2021 Versa – Most Satisfying Subcompact Car
Similar to the Sentra’s accolades, owners rank the Versa equal to or higher than competition in 33 of the 36 attributes measured. Subcompact sedans don’t have to look bland or scale back on creature comforts, as Versa owners are particularly satisfied with its exterior styling and proportions, driver’s seat visibility, interior design, front seat comfort, passenger roominess, high fuel economy, along with both handling and braking. From sleek styling to a generous amount of standard equipment, Versa owners are quite happy with the budget-friendly price they paid for.
“AutoPacific VSAs give consumers true, unbiased insight into which vehicles are providing their owners with the most satisfying experience,” says AutoPacific president George Peterson. Scores are based solely on owner input and are unique in the industry for their use of both importance and satisfaction ratings to represent a comprehensive view of the ownership experience.”
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About AutoPacific (www.autopacific.com)
Celebrating 35 years in 2021, AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm. Every year AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies on the automotive industry. The firm also conducts extensive proprietary research and consulting for auto manufacturers, distributors, marketers and suppliers worldwide. AutoPacific is based in North Tustin, California, with affiliate offices in Michigan, Wisconsin and the Carolinas. More information about AutoPacific and the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards can be found on www.autopacific.com and www.vehiclevoice.com.
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