What were our top-selling Acura and Nissan models this past year? In other words, which models were our customers’ vehicles-of-choice?
For today’s post, members of our team, Angela and Noah, both chimed in with their feedback. Angela works from the Nissan side of Tischer Acura Nissan, and Noah is a member of our Acura team. Here’s what they had to say.
Top-selling Nissan models:
The all-new Nissan Rogue has been a hot-seller (not to be confused with the previous generation model, now dubbed the Rogue Select). Angela attributes the success of the Rogue due to its modern redesign which includes “LED diamond cut running headlights, chrome accents (window seals), new crossover body design and gas mileage of 26 city/33 highway.” Angela also notes the elegant interior styling of the Rogue which includes Around View Monitor and panorama roof—“Skylight Views for all passengers!”—as well as the Divide-N-Hide© cargo system with 18 configurations and Rogue’s 20/40/60 split seats.
Check out the Nissan Rogue.
The Altima has been a Nissan best-seller for some time, and that certainly has been the case with Tischer customers as well. Several features our customers love about the Altima, according to Angela, are the “interior piano elegance design, sleek exterior design, very peppy 4-cylinder engine, voice activation, NissanConnect with Apps, Nissan Technology Package (navigation, safety shields, blind side warning, lane departure warning, moving object detection), and the excellent fuel efficiency (27 mpg city/38 mpg highway).”
Check out the Nissan Altima
Finally, Angela pointed out that one of the “up and coming” cars with 50% more sales this year is the 2014 Juke. According to Angela, “The more it’s seen, the more it’s loved.” Juke highlights that customers have responded favorably to include its innovative sports car crossover compact design, the 1960’s headlamp design, bicycle-style console in red or silver, sports tune suspension, 4-cylinder turbo charge direct injection gasoline (DIG) technology engine, the unique I-Con Integrated Control System which displays and configures climate and drive modes, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH premium audio system with subwoofer, and a fuel economy of 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
Check out the Nissan Juke
Top-selling Acura models:
Acura’s top-seller is also one of our top-sellers. According to Acura, “Record sales in the first six months of 2014 have strengthened the third-generation MDX’s position as America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV – not only in 2014, but of all time.” The Acura MDX made a splash onto the scene with a brand new redesign starting with the development of an all-new, more rigid and lightweight body and chassis, dropping more than 275 pounds versus the previous model and boasting major gains in body rigidity, aerodynamic efficiency and low running resistance. [link to blog post] Not only has the redesign of the MDX made it appealing to buyers, according to Noah, also its lighter weight has helped improve fuel economy and the latest generation of the MDX boasts “better technological and safety features.”
Check out the Acura MDX
For those customers that like the idea of the MDX, the Acura RDX has been another go-to seller for us. Noah attributes the success of RDX sales to it being “a smaller SUV that still has lots of versatility” as well as having an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option. It’s worth noting that both the MDX and RDX are top-rated vehicles by Edmunds.com and have won the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Cars for the Money Awards in their respective categories.
Check out the Acura RDX
The ILX is Acura’s gateway luxury sports sedan. Noah notes it’s a “great introductory model for car shoppers interested in a more luxurious car, has excellent fuel economy, and that the sportier look of the ILX is particularly popular with the younger generation looking to make a strong impression.” In fact, the ILX won the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award which is based on analysis of every new model sold in the United States and identifies those that have low total ownership costs and lower than expected costs over time when compared to similar models. With its high quality and well-appointed interior, ILX is smart, spacious and sporty. It offers numerous features important to luxury buyers, including a Keyless Access System with smart entry and push-button start, Pandora® interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, a power moonroof, heated front seats and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.
Check out the Acura ILX
Just like Angela chose an “up and coming” Nissan, Noah points out the car to watch on the Acura side is the all-new Acura TLX. Because it came to our dealership later in the year, it wasn’t a model that was available for most of 2014. Since its arrival, however, it has been HOT, HOT, HOT! We can’t blame our customers—the TLX is receiving rave reviews and accolades from industry experts, too. With features such as super handling all-wheel drive, precision all-wheel steering, four driving modes, electronic gear selector, and more, the Acura TLX is built to thrill. You can read our review about the TLX for full details.
Check out the Acura TLX
Yes, 2014 was a great year for Tischer and our customers alike. We’re looking forward to continuing our mission to help car buyers find a car that’s best-suited for their budget and lifestyle in 2015. If you’re in the market for a new car (or even certified pre-owned or used!), feel free to reach out to us on our website or through Facebook or Twitter. Thanks to Angela and Noah for lending their expertise. All of us at Tischer Acura Nissan wish you a happy and healthy new year!