Archive for May 2013

Nissan Knows How to Take Care of Families

Nissan Pathfinder

Families have specific needs, and it takes extra thought and care to build vehicles that not only satisfy, but excite as well. Nissan has pulled off the trick nicely with the new Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Altima though, and Kelley Blue Book has taken notice, adding the two capable rides to its 10 Best Family Cars List.

Both models have had recent redesigns that amplify their efficiency, power and versatility, so it comes as no surprise that they’re at the top of the charts when it comes to getting the job done. Whether you need seating for seven and towing capacity for all your gear or a comfortable commuter that can swallow long trips without gulping down gasoline, Nissan has you covered.

You can see the entire list of family-friendly cars here:

And if you want to see the two Nissans in the flesh, you can stop by one of our Nissan dealerships in Illinois and Wisconsin. We’ll be happy to show you around the new Pathfinder and Altima!

Hyundai Genesis Leads the Pack in Strategic Vision Study

Hyundai Genesis

Quality can be hard to define, but Strategic Vision has done the legwork to discern the best vehicles on the market in its Total Quality Index. With its reputation for building top-quality vehicles, it should come as no surprise that a Hyundai vehicle took the lead in its category. The Hyundai Genesis sedan earned first-place honors in the Near-Luxury Car segment, beating out vehicles like the Lexus ES 350, Acura TSX, Lincoln MKS, Cadillac ATS and Volvo S60. That’s a pretty impressive win!

Here’s what Strategic Vision had to say about the Genesis:

“Hyundai continues to be an industry-leader in terms of overall quality and satisfaction,” said Alexander Edwards, President, Strategic Vision. “The only thing that keeps the Hyundai Genesis from competing in the luxury category is its price point. The car’s ability to rub shoulders with its more expensive European rivals really shows the depth of Hyundai’s product lineup, and serves as an example for foreign and domestic brands alike.”

We couldn’t have said it any better! Want a luxury car that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to quality and comfort? Check out the Genesis available now at our Illinois Hyundai dealership.

2014 Kia Sorento Hits a Home Run with

Kia Sorento

When it comes to value, few brands hit the high notes as well as Kia, and the automaker’s models are earning praise from industry experts. Most recently, Kelley Blue Book’s chose the 2014 Kia Sorento for its 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 list, extolling the versatile model’s mix of space, style and efficiency.

Enough from us, though – here’s what Kelley Blue Book had to say!

“Big enough to ferry a family of seven yet svelte enough to slide into that last parking spot, Kia’s Sorento feels like the Goldilocks of SUVs,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s “Beyond its just-right size, the Sorento’s well-rounded character shines with an eager and fuel-efficient engine, a long warranty, and fun-yet-functional styling.”

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Stop by our Illinois Kia dealership near Chicago today and take one for a test-drive!