Rogue, Altima, and Pathfinder Named Best Family Cars

In their infinite wisdom, the editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have included three Nissan models in a list of the 12 very best vehicles for families. To represent 25 percent of the best family cars on the road this year is quite a feat for Nissan, and we at Nissan of Lake Charles are pleased to offer all three award-winning models: the 2014 Rogue, the 2014 Altima, and the 2014 Pathfinder.

In determining the 12 Best Family Cars of 2014, KBB editors originally selected 21 representative models across 11 different automakers. Each of these models had received top ranks in the website’s Expert Ratings for different family-friendly vehicle aspects. These aspects included safety, comfort, driving performance, rear-seat entertainment, room for child seats, and cargo space, among others.

Once these 21 vehicles were chosen, the editors relied on real families who drove these cars to offer their feedback. Based on their stories and opinions, the editors chose the top 12 victors, and the rest is history.

“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” explained Dan Mohnke, the vice president of Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “From Pathfinder’s more conventional family profile to Rogue’s wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions to Altima’s ideal fusion of sportiness and practicality, the mainstream appeal of these vehicles’ designs has been borne out in robust sales numbers and third-party accolades such as these most recent awards from KBB.com.”

Currently shopping for a new model for your family? Be sure to stop by Nissan of Lake Charles and check out our top-rated family vehicles today!

Nissan Altima Coupe Discontinued

The 2014 Model year for Nissan already has a handful of exciting changes that many of us here at Nissan of Lake Charles and Nissan fans across the country. One of the primary changes that are causing some interest is the discontinuing of the Nissan Altima Coupe. Many Altima Coup fans were won over by the innovative design, sleek styling, and a power V6 which pulled in 270 horse power. Many people are speculating on whether or not Nissan will ever bring the Altima coupe back to life but they will be replacing it with several new models.

The new additions to the Nissan 2014 fleet will include the Nissan Versa Note hatcheback, the NV200 Compact Cargo van, the next generation Nissan Rogue, and releasing later in the year the Pathfinder Hybrid will begin hitting showroom floors. Despite these exciting new models and new designs, some of us who are die hard Coupe fans are sad to watch the Nissan Altima Coupe go. Luckily Nissan will still be producing the Nissan Altima Sedan which will have its own full line of adjustments for the coming year.  The only question is will die hard Altima Coupe fans be willing to make the adjustment to the Sedan model, even if it looks as sleek as it does!