Nissan Ties for First in JD Power Initial Quality Study

Initial Quality Study

The Best In Initial Quality Study

Looking for durability in a car? Consider a Nissan. The Nissan brand recently tied for the most awards from the JD Power 2018 Initial Quality Study. This study is a standard for predicting which cars will have the fewest problems in the future and those that currently have the highest quality. Among the cars that received top honors were the Frontier, Maxima, and Altima.

Winning 3 Years In A Row

According to Nissan, the brand has been a leader in the study for three years in a row, as it’s the third consecutive year Nissan has achieved significant improvement. The Frontier was the best Midsize Pickup, the Nissan Maxima took the Large Car category, and the Nissan Altima won the Midsize segment. The Nissan LEAF also showed massive improvement since last year. What does this study mean for the winners? In short, they’re the least likely to have problems in the near future. “Nissan’s J.D. Power IQS results for 2018 are encouraging because they reflect customer satisfaction directly from the people who buy and lease our vehicles,” said Mark Swenson, vice president of Total Customer Satisfaction for Nissan North America. “Positive IQS performance is a tribute to the ongoing efforts of Nissan Engineering, R&D, Quality and Manufacturing teams around the world.”

Nissan Owners Have Spoken

How does JD Power measure quality? The Initial Quality Study draws conclusions by looking at customer information and data from the first 90 days of ownership. That means that Nissan owners are tied for being the most satisfied during the first three months of ownership, which is a positive indication of things to come.

If you want to see some of these award-winning Nissan vehicles for yourself, contact us at Santa Cruz Nissan in Santa Cruz, CA.

All-New Nissan Altima Global Debut Set for 2018 New York International Auto Show

All-New Nissan Altima Global Debut
New Design. New Technology

Best-Selling Sedan

The Northeast region of the United States has always been considered the most popular market for the Nissan Altima, which is the brand’s best-selling sedan. That’s why the all-new Nissan Altima global debut will occur at the 2018 New York International Auto Show on March 28 before showing up in the Santa Cruz Nissan showroom.

6th Generation of Greatness

The 2019 Altima will offer a redesigned version of the sedan, replacing the fifth-generation model that has been on sale since 2012. We think that we can get an idea of what the Altima will look like based on the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept, which was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017.

V-Motion Grille

It’s likely the Altima will mirror the concept car’s new vertical V-motion grille, though it might stay away from the more futuristic design aspects to still appeal to traditional buyers. It will likely also have more headroom for rear passengers thanks to a slightly more fastback roof profile.

Coming Soon

For power, the Altima will likely keep an inline-four engine for its base engine, though whether or not Nissan will keep its beefy V6 engine is still up in the air. The sixth-generation Altima will go on sale later this year and will hopefully keep up with the current Altima’s top-notch sales, which allowed it to be the thirteenth top-selling vehicles in the United States.

To learn more about the 2018 Nissan Altima currently on our lot, come see us at Santa Cruz Nissan in Santa Cruz, CA.