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3 Nissans among Kelley Blue Book’s ‘12 best family cars’

The 2014 Nissan Rogue The 2014 Nissan Rogue

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has named the 2014 Nissan Rogue, 2014 Nissan Altima and the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder to its list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2014.

Nissan vehicles represent a quarter of the total winners, which were chosen by actual families working in conjunction with KBB.com’s editorial staff. 21 different vehicles, spread across 11 different brands, that had received top ranks in KBB.com’s expert ratings in various family-friendly categories were evaluated in the study. Results were determined based on participants’ feedback and compared notes.

“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, 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.”

Rogue, Nissan’s second best-selling vehicle, was completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, and KBB.com praised a number of its new features

Meanwhile, Altima received top marks for “substance, roominess, comfortable front and rear seats, ease of installing and uninstalling child booster seats and solid driving dynamics.”

According to KBB.com, Nissan’s Pathfinder has “hit a sweet spot with family-car buyers, with sales more than doubling since its debut last year.”

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