Nissan Versa and Murano Ranked Highest in Driver Appeal

2022 Nissan Versa Ranked Highest in Driver Appeal

The Nissan Versa and Murano have got the highest ranking in the J.D. Power APEAL Study proving they are solid offerings in their segments.

Owners have highly appreciated the 2022 Nissan Versa sedan and the 2022 Nissan Murano crossover. The models lead in the segments of small cars and mid-size SUVs, respectively, according to the annual J.D. Power APEAL Study.

Based on around 40 car attributes in 10 experience groups, that study examines how owners see their experience with their new vehicles after 3 months (90 days) of ownership. Among the factors assessed are design, quality, performance (powertrain), usability, comfort, infotainment system, safety, and others.

What Customers Like about the 2022 Nissan Versa

The Versa is a strong value in its class, more affordable than some rivals. It delivers a lot to owners for comparatively little money.

The sedan has such advantages as a good fuel economy of 32/40/35 mpg (Xtronic models), a smooth ride, intuitive tech features, and most standard safety systems in its class from the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite.

The model boasts a large trunk and a well-built interior with comfortable seats. The front seats offer best-in-class headroom and legroom, though the car’s rear seats are not as spacious as those of competitors.

The Nissan Versa’s 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine produces a middling 122 horsepower, however, it is a capable unit, and the car’s handling is quite competent.

What Customers Like about the 2022 Nissan Murano

This elegant flagship crossover has some of the highest safety and predicted reliability scores in the midsize SUV class. For example, it offers such class-exclusive safety features as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning or Intelligent Around View Monitor.

A gentle ride, good fuel economy from a powerful 260-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, comfortable seats, and straightforward infotainment controls are the strong points of the Murano. 

However, competitors are also strong. In some ways, the Nissan Murano is still inferior to them, when it comes to cargo hold (it is small in the Murano), transmission (it is clunky), or driving dynamics (dull).

The Toyota Highlander has a stronger V6 engine and more cargo space. The Mazda CX-9 has a nicer cabin and better driving dynamics.

Source: Nissan

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