Altima and Pathfinder among several Nissan vehicles named "2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com"

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- Nissan GT-R, Frontier and NV commercial van also named "Most Popular" in respective categories -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nissan Altima and Nissan Pathfinder feature advanced NissanConnectSM systems to help drivers avoid crowded roads, but both are generating heavy traffic on the Internet. Today, Edmunds.com named the Nissan Altima as one of its "2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Midsize Cars," and the Nissan Pathfinder as one of its "2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Midsize Traditional SUVs."

The "2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com" awards were given to the three models in each of 23 vehicle segments that had the highest total monthly car-shopper consideration in calendar year 2013.  "Consideration" means the number of unique visitors during a calendar month to the research and inventory pages on Edmunds.com desktop site for each new model.

The Altima was one of three vehicles with the highest car-shopper consideration in the midsize car segment, while the Pathfinder was one of the three highest in the midsize traditional SUV segment.

"The fact that potential customers are searching for the Altima and Pathfinder on Edmunds.com at a rate that earned them  Most Popular on Edmunds.com awards is another indicator that these vehicles are, and will continue to be, among the top vehicles of their respective classes," said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. "Though we're usually focused on making it simple for our customers to avoid heavy traffic with features like NissanConnectSM technology, this is one instance where we'll gladly make an exception. We're honored to have several of our vehicles named '2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com'."

The following Nissan vehicles were also recognized by Edmunds.com:

  • Nissan GT-R: A 2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Premium Sports Car
  • Nissan NV: A 2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Van
  • Nissan Frontier: A 2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Compact Truck

To view a full list of the 2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com vehicles, please visit edmunds.com/car-reviews/car-awards.html.

About Altima
The 2014 Nissan Altima, the centerpiece of the Nissan lineup and one of the top selling cars in the U.S., offers a premium exterior and interior and driver-focused technology. Its many attributes include outstanding fuel economy of 38 mpg highway (2.5-liter engine only) and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, handling and a fun-to-drive demeanor. Altima is offered in seven well-equipped models to meet a range of needs and budgets – and with a choice of a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Both engines are matched with a smooth, efficient Xtronic transmission.

About Pathfinder
Totally redesigned just last year, the 2014 Pathfinder SUV offers exceptional levels of versatility, fuel efficiency and full-size comfort for seven passengers. Pathfinder is available in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations, powered by choice of 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 or a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine/electric motor hybrid. The attractive interior design includes comfortable seating for seven and premium seating materials in all three rows, along with Pathfinder's innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat, allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed. A range of available features is also offered, including Around View® Monitor and 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system.

About GT-R
The Nissan GT-R is the purest, most passionate expression of the Nissan brand. Already one of the most legendary street supercars in automotive history, the Nissan GT-R raises the bar again in 2015 with the introduction of the new 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO model (available summer 2014). The Nissan GT-R is also offered in three other models – GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and GT-R Track Edition, each powered by a potent 545-horsepower advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6. Torque is rated at 463 lb-ft. All 2015 Nissan GT-Rs are built on an exclusive Premium Midship platform, which enables the use of the unique independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. The Nissan GT-R's interior balances functionality with a sense of ease and comfort, with sculpted performance bucket seats, a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display, and specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system.

About Frontier
The popular 2014 Nissan Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment, combining premium hardware, extraordinary power and an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance. Frontier offers an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance with the use of a 261-horsepower 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine or economical 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder – which delivers 23 mpg highway (I4 King Cab 2WD M/T). The 2014 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 and 4x4 driveline configurations, along with five trim grades: Frontier S, SV, PRO-4X, Desert Runner and SL.

About NV Commercial Van
The 2014 Nissan NV Cargo, the original entry in the Nissan Commercial Vehicles product lineup in the United States, offers a range of three innovative, business-enhancing models: the NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD. Available in two roof configurations – Standard Roof and High Roof – the Nissan NV Cargo is the first commercial van to offer rugged body-on-frame construction combined with a High Roof, offering most users the ability to walk, stand and work in the cargo area. Powering the rear-wheel drive Nissan NV Cargo is a choice of two powerful yet fuel-efficient engines – a 4.0-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8. Both are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com Price Promise®, they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles. Recently named by Maritz Research as one of the most trusted online consumer review sites - and the only automotive site listed in the top ten - Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories. Even when you're at the dealership, we're always by your side. Just call our free Live Advice Line at 1-855-782-4711 or use our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps or Edmunds.com Android App. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.

 

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