The 2017 J.D. Power APEAL Study Honors Five Nissan ModelsOct 16th, 2017
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A boring drive just isn’t worth driving. You won’t need to worry about that when you get behind the wheel of a Nissan in Waterloo. And we have the study to back it up. Two Nissan models topped their categories, and three more were runners up in the 2017 J.D. Power APEAL Study.
What is the APEAL study? For over two decades, J.D. Power has surveyed owners and lessees, and let them evaluate 77 specific aspects of their new vehicles as part of the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The evaluations are then translated into a numerical score on a 1,000 point scale. Nissan as a brand scored very well, moving up eight spots from 2016, thanks to an improvement of 27 points.
But it was the Nissan model lineup that truly shined. Including the Nissan Murano, which was named most appealing in the Midsize SUV category behind its 837 points, eight more than the second place vehicle. The Nissan Altima topped the Midsize Car segment with 826 points, two more than the runner up.
Nissan also had a trio of second place finishers, including the Nissan Maxima in the Large Car segment, and the Nissan Titan in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Nissan Rogue also finished second in the Compact SUV segment with an impressive improvement of 46 points over 2016. One thing is clear: Nissan continues to improve and garner attention.
Give your drive a little more appeal by browsing our new Nissan inventory, and by arranging for a test drive at Waterloo Nissan!