The 2016 Nissan Frontier has been recognized as the top mid-size truck in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the industry benchmark for new vehicle quality. Additionally, the Nissan brand jumped 10 spots in the study, bringing it to 10th position, sixth among non-premium brands and above the overall industry average.
Nissan today announced that the 2016 Maxima, Murano, Rogue and Frontier have been named the top vehicles in their segments in AutoPacific's 20th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), a survey of over 65,000 owners of new 2015 and 2016 cars and light trucks. It was the second win in a row for the redesigned Murano crossover. The four wins also tied Nissan as the second most of any manufacturer.
Parents magazine and Edmunds.com last week announced that the Nissan Murano has been named to their annual listing of the "10 Best Family Cars of 2016." It is the second consecutive year the Murano crossover has received the prestigious honor. The 2015-2016 Murano crossover, which was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, has won more awards over the last two years than any other SUV in its class.
Recently, the 2016 Nissan Murano was named "Activity Vehicle of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during its annual Texas Auto Roundup, a two-day drive and evaluation of 53 vehicles in 17 different vehicle categories. Journalists from 11 states participated in this year's program, which was based at the Texas Motor Speedway. Along with the recently redesigned Murano, the new Nissan Altima and Maxima sedans were judged highly, taking runner-up spots in the mid-size and full-size car categories respectively.
The 2016 Nissan Murano has just received its second major award from the editors of U.S. News & World Report – “Best 2-Row SUV for Families.” In February, Murano was named one of the magazine’s “Best Cars for the Money.”
Nissan is a brand on the move. And on a roll. The past two years have seen the back-to-back introductions of the segment-busting 2014 Rogue and 2015 Murano, which helped drive Nissan to record 2014 calendar year sales of 1,269,565 (+12.2%) in the United States.