Sometimes when we buy things, we regret it afterward; that is buyer’s remorse. You do not want to feel buyer’s remorse after buying a new car — especially one from Ken Nelson Nissan. One way to avoid that is to buy a vehicle with a high satisfaction rating. Recently, four Nissan models earned best-in-class ratings in the 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.
These four vehicles include the Nissan Rogue, Armada, Sentra, and Versa — all available at Ken Nelson Nissan. These models have been completely redesigned or thoroughly updated as part of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan.
AutoPacific selects its winners after polling new vehicle owners. This year, the survey included 89,000 owners and covered 36 vehicle attributes like technology, interior comfort, and driving performance.
The Rogue, which was redesigned for 2020, was praised for its spacious cabin, versatile cargo area, and abundant standard safety features. The full-size Nissan Armada comes with updated styling in 2021 and an influx of advanced technology features. This is the third year in a row it has earned the top prize in the Large SUV segment of the AutoPacific VSAs.
As for the Sentra, its affordable pricing is matched by its modern exterior styling. The Versa delivers a lot of “bang for your buck” and was named the most satisfying subcompact sedan for the second consecutive year.
Although we would never recommend playing a video game while driving your Nissan, you might feel like you are in a video game when you ride in a new 2021 Nissan Pathfinder or Rogue at Ken Nelson Nissan.
Why is that? Nissan teamed up with the Bandai Namco Group, the makers of Pac-Man to redesign the sound signals inside some Nisan models — and you can hear the difference.
The Bandai Namco Group’s imaginative sound designers wanted to create sounds that would communicate with drivers in a more musical, organic way, as opposed to the harsher sounds previously used in those SUV models.
“We wanted to make it easier to understand the information in the car and provide an emotional tone so that people feel the Nissan brand,” explained Hiroyuki Suzuki, Nissan’s lead engineer for in-car information sound design.
Like in a video game, the sounds you hear in your Nissan are telling you critical information, for example, one tone pattern will remind you to put on your seatbelt, while another sound tells you your headlights are still on. These new Nissan SUV sounds are much more friendly, which you can hear in the automaker’s video spotlight on the sound creation process.
During the process, Nissan engineers realized the monotone device usually used to emit sounds would not work, so they created a new speaker. These updated Nissan models come with a high-quality speaker underneath the dashboard that is optimized for the new custom sounds.
To hear these new sounds in person, test-drive a Pathfinder or Rogue at Ken Nelson Nissan. If you’re a young parent in Dixon, Illinois, who has a soft spot for childhood nostalgia and care about the safety of your family’s SUV, you’ll enjoy owning these Nissan models.
Nissan offers some fantastic models for families in Dixon, Illinois, which are as safe and reliable as they are tough. In acknowledgment of that, PARENTS named the Nissan Rogue® and Pathfinder® to its “Best Family Cars 2021” list.
Nissan significantly updated this midsize crossover inside and out to make it more family-friendly. Thus, PARENTS gave the 2021 Rogue the recognition of “Best Redesign.”
The Rogue is exceptionally comfortable, with a generous amount of legroom in each row, available tri-zone automatic temperature control, and available heated seats. PARENTS appreciates that the crossover’s rear doors open almost 90 degrees, making installing a car seat or loading luggage far easier.
The redesigned 2022 Pathfinder earned recognition as “Best for Towing.” This SUV can tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped, which means it’s more than capable of bringing your trailer to the campsite or your boat to the lake.
PARENTS also notes that the SUV has flexible, spacious seating throughout. The editors wrote, “You may be able to fit up to three car seats or boosters in the second row and two in the third.” Both models also come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360. This suite of innovative safety systems can help protect your family on each drive.
Ready to get your hands on one of these award-winning family haulers in the Nissan lineup? Schedule a test drive today at Ken Nelson Nissan.