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Nissan Takes Top Honors at 2017 Ruedas ESPN Awards

2017 Nissan Titan

Nissan has a long history of producing award-winning vehicle of all types, and the 2017 model year is no exception. At the 2017 Ruedas ESPN Awards, the Nissan Rogue Sport and Nissan Titan XD both took home top honors in different categories. To top things off, Nissan itself won the coveted “Manufacturer of the Year” award.

The 2017 Ruedas ESPN Awards were presented at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it was a night full of accolades for Nissan. The all-new Rogue Sport was named “Vehicle of the Year” and also took top place in the “Best CUV” category. Additionally, the Titan XD earned the award for “Best Diesel Pickup.” In each of these categories, Nissan came up against plenty of stiff competition. But in the end, only one could come out on top, and the victor was Nissan.

“The portfolio of Nissan vehicles available in the US Market is today better than ever,” said Jaime Florez, director of Ruedas ESPN. If there was any doubt that now was a great time to get behind the wheel of a new Nissan vehicle, we think it’s safe to say this clears things up.

Come to Cronic Nissan to learn more about the newest lineup of award winning Nissan vehicles and go for a test drive in one of them.

Altima and Murano Win Nissan J.D. Power Awards

From websites to your neighbor who seems to know everything, there are a lot of ways to get information about which new cars are the best. None are quite as reliable and trusted as J.D. Power, though. This year, the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Murano came out on top of their respective categories, winning Nissan J.D. Power Awards in two separate categories

The 2017 Altima beat out the competition in the hugely crowded midsize car category in J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. As one of the most popular car categories, the midsize segment presents some stiff competition, including the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and a long list of others.

In the midsize SUV category, the 2017 Nissan Murano won the title of most appealing vehicle—no small feat in a category that includes such vehicles as the Subaru Outback, Jeep Wrangler, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Now in its 22nd year, the APEAL study uses actual driver evaluations to determine its most highly recommended vehicles each year. In the end, only one car can be crowned king in each category, and this year, the king was Nissan.

To learn more about what makes Nissan vehicles stand out amongst the rest, stop by Cronic Nissan and schedule a test drive!

Nissan J.D. Power Awards

AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Nissan Is Top Brand in Recent AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Nissan was recently named the top brand in the 2017 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Five vehicles won Best in Class for their particular segment, including the Murano, Rogue, Maxima, Titan, and Versa. AutoPacific allows owners to rate their cars on 49 various criteria, and then tallies the votes to see which new owners are happiest.

The Murano won for the third straight year in a row, while the Rogue and Maxima won for the second time, according to Nissan. The AutoPacific awards are one of the few industry awards that is based solely on owner satisfaction, giving you a good idea which vehicle you should shop for when you’re in the market for a new car.

“VSAs look at the big picture, which includes owners’ experiences with their vehicle’s quality and safety, but also goes deeper into the heart of the ownership experience,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific.

The Rogue is now Nissan’s top-selling vehicle, which means that statistically you’re most likely to enjoy this car than any other car you buy. Not only is it popular, but owners are most satisfied with this car. There’s no buyer’s remorse—simply get in your car and start driving. To test drive the Rogue, Murano, Maxima, Titan, or Versa, visit Cronic Nissan today.

Nissan Named the Energy Star Partner of the Year

Nissan was recently named the Energy Star Partner of the Year, making this the sixth year in a row the brand has earned this award. Energy Star recognizes brands that protect the environment by making their operations as efficient as possible. This includes simple steps as well as major changes to the company’s structure.

According to Nissan, some of the efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses include switching to LED lighting in buildings, enhancing compressed air leak production programs, and using a more efficient painting process. In fact, the new paint system reduces energy use by a whopping 30%. Nissan has received Energy Star Certification for 11 years in a row, performing so well in the past six years it won awards.

“Nissan remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint as we manufacture some of the highest quality vehicles sold in North America,” said Rebecca Vest, VP of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility. “We are honored to be recognized once again with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.”

Here at Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to be a part of a company that truly cares about the environment. In addition to company operations, Nissan also offers a range of efficient vehicles, especially the Nissan LEAF. Stop by today to test drive one of the many eco-friendly vehicles offered by Nissan.

Energy Star Partner of the Year - Nissan LEAF

Nissan Group Ranks Number One in EPA Fuel Economy Review

Building efficient vehicles across the board is a priority for Nissan Group. If you ever had any doubt about that, the automaker’s ranking as the number one full-line automaker in the new EPA fuel economy review should put those concerns to rest.

Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency releases a “Trends” Report in which it evaluates the overall fuel economy of auto manufacturers.

Nissan Group, which includes Infiniti models, showed the largest improvement in fuel efficiency, moving from an average mpg rating of 24.1 in 2013 to 26.2 this year. The closest automaker trails Nissan’s score by 1.1 mpg.

“Reaching this point is a direct result of a dedicated company-wide effort to scrutinize every aspect of each new model to extract the most fuel efficiency possible,” said Pierre Loing, Nissan North America’s vice president of Product Planning. “Our engineers and designers have worked hard to get us here, and we look to continuously improve fuel efficiency of our models to face the challenges of future regulations while surpassing customer expectations.”

For more information on Nissan’s commitment to fuel efficiency and EPA ratings for specific models, contact us here at Cronic Nissan.

Nissan Rogue and Quest Win APEAL Awards from J.D. Power

Nissan Rogue and Quest

Next time someone asks—or you’re wondering yourself– which car company holds the highest customer “appeal,” we’ve got some definitive proof on our side here at Cronic Nissan. Both the Nissan Rogue and Quest recently took home the top prize in their respective segments in J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. The study asked customers to rank their satisfaction with a vehicle over the first 90 days of ownership. Therefore, these awards cement that Nissan doesn’t just sell a lot of cars; the brand creates a lot of happy customers along the way as well.

“The all-new 2014 Rogue has received numerous accolades in the automotive industry, but the most important test comes when owners evaluate the vehicle for themselves,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “Driven by owner feedback , the J.D. Power APEAL Study serves as an important benchmark indicating where our products stand with consumers. It’s both an honor and a demonstration to the quality of our vehicles for Rogue and Quest to rank highest in their segments.”


Nissan Rogue and QuestWith a win in both the SUV and minivan segments, the APEAL Study also shows once again how versatile Nissan’s overall lineup is. Whether you’re looking for a zippy crossover like the Rogue or a capable, comfortable people mover with plenty of cargo room—like the Quest—the Nissan lineup has just what you need. Just ask the 86,000 people who responded to the APEAL survey. Better yet, come see us at Cronic to see it all for yourself!

2014-Nissan Rogue

Four Nissan Vehicles Named Best Values by Kiplinger

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan adds some more hardware to the awards shelf this week, with four vehicles named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “2014 Best Value Awards” list. The Nissan Rogue was the brand’s biggest winner, earning the title as “Most Fuel-Efficient Small Crossover” for its affordability and efficiency. The Rogue comes in at only $22,490 and gets an impressive 28 mpg on highway, 33 mpg on front-wheel drive models.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder
2014 Nissan Pathfinder


“Throughout the last year, Nissan took many steps in the complete redesign of the all-new Rogue to better equip drivers with the best amenities possible, while still maintaining affordability,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “This recognition from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance validates the hard work we put into making the Nissan Rogue stylish, innovative and affordable for consumers.”

2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Nissan Altima

This new award should only help the 2014 Rogue’s sales, which set a record for January sales last month. Three other vehicles made the Kiplinger’s “Worth a Look” list—the Altima, the Pathfinder, and the Versa Note. Come to Cronic Nissan today to check out any of these great Nissan vehicles!


2014-Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue – Overall Winner