2015 Nissan Murano Honored Once Again for Its Family Friendliness

2015 Nissan Murano

Back in March, the redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano was lauded by U.S. News & World Report as one of the publication’s 2015 Best Cars for Families. This month, the praise for the new Murano kept coming – this time from Parents magazine and Edmunds.com as they listed the crossover among their 10 Best Family Cars of 2015.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly crossover that won’t forgo luxury or style as it protects your children, then the automotive experts seem to agree that the 2015 Nissan Murano is your ideal ride. With its IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation, available 360-degree Around View Monitor and range of optional active-safety technologies, the 2015 Murano has all the angles covered for crash protection and prevention. Meanwhile, the standard Zero Gravity front and rear outboard seats can keep your whole family comfortable, and the wider center console serves both form and function, creating a lounge-like feel while opening up a lane for easier interactions with your kids in the back.

The 2015 Murano also has plenty of convenient features for both parent and child alike. Up front, an optional 8-inch color touchscreen provides access to the NissanConnect infotainment system. In the second row, you can let your kids control the music selections through an available USB connection on the back of the center console. Not only that, but the rear seats recline as a standard feature, and you can pamper your children even more by opting for heated rear seats.

When you’re waiting in the school pickup line, the 2015 Nissan Murano won’t be confused with your run-of-the-mill family-hauler. The crossover’s V-Motion front end, boomerang-shaped headlights and floating-roof appearance will make it clear that your domestic duties haven’t dulled your taste for bold design.

Want to check out the 2015 Murano’s forward-looking family features for yourself? Bring along your children to Rosen Nissan Milwaukee at 5505 South 27th Street, and let’s go for a test-drive!

 

Marvelous May: Kia Tallies Its Best-Ever Monthly Sales

Kia Record May Sales

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a new Kia vehicle recently, you’re far from alone. Our Milwaukee Kia dealership was filled with customers last month after we launched the Summer’s On Us sales event, so we weren’t surprised to learn that Kia recorded its best-ever monthly sales in May.

More than 62,000 Kia models were sold in the United States last month, marking only the second time ever that the automaker moved more than 60,000 units in a month. While those record sales would not have been possible without impressive tallies from the brand’s best-selling Kia Optima and second-best-selling Kia Soul, it was actually the sales gains from the recently redesigned Kia Sedona and Kia Forte that put the lineup over the top.

All-new for the 2015 model year, the Kia Sedona minivan totaled 4,110 units sold in May, an incredible 456 percent increase over the same month last year. As we wrote in April, the 2015 Sedona has been earning industry recognition for its well-engineered features, including its optional second-row First-Class lounge seating and newly available Forward Collision Warning.

On the other hand, the Kia Forte compact continues to benefit from its bold redesign for the 2014 model year, moving 8,584 units in May for a 19 percent boost year-over-year. Whether you choose the 2015 Forte sedan, Forte5 hatchback or sporty Forte Koup, you’ll receive sleek styling, a responsive ride and excellent fuel economy.

There’s still time to take advantage of the Kia Summer’s On Us sales event for awesome deals on the 2015 Forte, Optima and Sedona. Stop by Rosen Kia of Milwaukee, and you could get your first three months of payments covered along with 0% APR financing for up to 66 months!

 

Mazda3 Repeats as KBB.com’s Coolest Car Under $18,000

 

2015 Mazda3

Last year, we featured the Mazda3 as one of our best cars for students because of its aggressive styling that comes at an affordable price. Well, our sentiments continue to be echoed by industry experts, as Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has placed the Mazda3 at the top of its 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list for the second consecutive year.

KBB.com editors praised the 2015 Mazda3 for being fun to drive, easy on the eyes and technologically advanced on the inside. The compact car’s redesign for 2014 brought bold KODO styling and fuel-efficient SKYACTIV technologies, but the Mazda3 has never been a stranger to the Coolest Cars list: It has made the cut in all 12 model years that it’s been on the market.

By using lightweight-yet-strong materials in its engine, transmission, body and chassis, the 2015 Mazda3 manages to offer excellent fuel economy without diluting the highly responsive ride that has become the signature of the Mazda brand. For starters, you can go with the standard 155-horsepower 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine, which returns up to 41 mpg on the highway in sedan models. If you’re looking for even quicker acceleration, you can upgrade to the 184-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine, which still nets up to 40 mpg on the highway in sedan models equipped with the available i-ELOOP system.

The Mazda3’s features are just as advanced inside its cabin, where you’ll receive a standard MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system in every 2015 model except for the base i SV sedan. Controlled through a 7-inch touchscreen that is positioned high atop the dashboard to keep eyes toward the road, MAZDA CONNECT lets drivers access apps like Aha internet radio, Pandora and Stitcher, as well as hear text messages and social media updates without dangerously fumbling for their smartphones.

As KBB.com put it, the Mazda3 is the “king of affordable cool cars,” so call the Rosen Mazda of Waukegan sales team at 847-497-8696 and schedule a time to try out the car’s awesome features for yourself!