Nissan Pathfinder One of the 15 Best Family Cars for 2015

Nissan Pathfinder

When it comes to our families, we want to give them the best, right? Well, look no further. The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has been named one of the 15 Best Family Cars for 2015 by trusted automotive resource Kelley Blue Book®.

Factors such as comfort and driving, safety, child seating, cargo space, back seat entertainment, and additional amenities were considered in determining the award winners.

The Pathfinder, one of just two mid-size SUVs to make the top 15 list, was praised for its roominess, ease of access, efficiency, power, and additional convenient features.

“Completely redesigned just two years ago, 2015 Pathfinder retains its core values of fun, utility and fresh style while also adding a number of exciting enhancements beneficial for the whole family,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan chief marketing manager & marketing operations. “With plenty of cargo space and interior room, and a smooth ride with solid handling, the 2015 Pathfinder is a classic ‘family-first’ vehicle, and we’re elated to once again be included among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars.”

This is the second year in a row the Pathfinder has made the list of the industry’s best family vehicles. If you are still wondering why, please stop by Bates Nissan. We would love to show you.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Named Best Interior by WardsAuto World

When you’re looking to purchase a car, are you looking more at the inside or the outside? Here at Bates Nissan, we think you should be looking inside; especially at the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder which was voted Best Interior by the editors at WardsAuto World.

Out of 46 vehicles of all prices ranges were evaluated on their comfort, materials, fit and finish, control layout and use, technology user interface, safety, value and overall design, 10 were chosen as 2013’s best interior designs.

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was picked because of its “warm, inviting, spacious, and ready for anything” atmosphere and the second row “latch and glide” seats gave the Pathfinder an overall fine example of graceful utility.

Today, more consumers are spending more time looking at the interior of a car before they purchase it than they used to and Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of WardsAuto World, said “it wasn’t uncommon all that long ago for auto makers to view interiors as the best place to take cost out of a vehicle.” However even the Chevrolet Spark (the lowest-cost model picked for the 10 Best Interiors) figured out they were doing it wrong.

“They eventually figured out that’s a big mistake,” said Winter. “People spend a lot more time looking at the inside of a car than the outside.”

For a full list of the 10 Best Interiors of 2013, see WardsAuto World.