Even with this spring’s disasters in Japan, Nissan is having a surprisingly strong sales year in the U.S., and it’s clear why: The company continues to build high-quality vehicles with award-winning customer appeal. And you can look to the customers who provide owner reviews at the prestigious Edmunds.com website for proof. Their praise for the all-new Nissan Quest minivan and dynamic Nissan Rogue crossover ensured both vehicles a place on Edmunds.com’s list of 2011 “Consumers’ Top Rated” vehicles.
In honoring the innovative Quest—boasting a dramatically designed exterior and a highly versatile, family-friendly cabin—Edmunds.com wrote that “Owner-reviewers love the ‘classy’ interior styling and materials that they feel are reminiscent of an Infiniti’s. ‘Definitely feels like driving a luxury car,’ writes one consumer. They also have high praise for the dual sunroof and roomy, comfortable seats.” And significantly, the website also reminds readers that “Our editors agree that the new Quest holds its own quite well with the minivan front-runners—especially if your top priorities are comfort and an engaging drive.”
Outscoring all rivals in the “SUV under $25,000” category was the Rogue, which Edmunds.com noted was “a bona fide hit with owners.” As for the Rogue owners themselves, they said the crisp crossover “Drives like a dream,” with “the smoothest ride of any of the vehicles I tested,” and “I pretty much had three options: the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 or the Nissan Rogue. Hands down, the Rogue won after checking them all out. Dollar for dollar, the Nissan offered more bang for the buck.”
Further, as with the Quest, Edmunds.com editors were in complete agreement with popular opinion as regards the Rogue—and particularly impressed with the vehicle’s unique style: “Those who appreciate distinctive aesthetics will love the fact that this spunky little Nissan is also a standout in the sheet-metal department, with organic lines that add up to a fluid, eye-catching silhouette.”
Both the 2011 Nissan Rogue and Nissan Quest are on sale at local dealerships now.