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The Best-In-Class Mid-Size Crossover SUV Is? The 2014 Nissan Rogue – Yet Another Award for the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue

Yet another award to add to the mantle, which already has overflowing medals and trophies, of the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue. This amazing Nissan vehicle has accumulated an amazing amount of accolades in a very short period of time. Nissan Dealers, like Windsor Nissan in East Windsor, NJ, could not be more happy to have the opportunity to sell the number one Mid-Size Crossover SUV in the USA!!!

Proud Nissan Rogue owners are letting their voice be heard with the recent naming of the all-new 2014 model as “Best-In-Class Mid-Size Crossover SUV” in AutoPacific’s 18th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), an industry benchmark for measuring how satisfied an owner is with his/her new vehicle.

Created to identify the most satisfying vehicles on the market, AutoPacific’s 2014 VSA are based on the feedback of more than 92,000 new vehicle owners, whose satisfaction is objectively measured with 50 separate attributes ranging from interior comfort and convenience to fuel economy and performance. In the national survey, 2014 Rogue owners identified exterior styling, reliability, handling and feeling safe while driving as the Rogue’s “top satisfying attributes.”

“With its combination of high style, best-in-class highway fuel economy*, top safety features, innovative technology and much more, the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue was created to satisfy anyone considering a vehicle in this rapidly growing segment,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “Given that this AutoPacific award stems directly from vehicle owners, it’s an honor to know owners share our passion for the 2014 Rogue, and we’re thrilled to receive this recognition.”

The Rogue, which was completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, challenges convention once again with bold emotive styling, a premium interior created with comfort in mind, as well as an array of available affordable technologies. Rogue offers optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, along with exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex™ seating System and innovative Divide-N-Hide™ Cargo System. Every 2014 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a responsive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with an advanced Xtronic transmission. Rogue comes in three well-equipped models, S, SV and SL, each in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Let me assure you in that you cannot go wrong with your selection. Your trim level selection will truly come down to your specific vehicle needs, but even the most base of Rogue crossovers is highly equipped with an array of standard options that will rock your world.

If you are interested in learning more about the award giant, the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue, feel free to checkout Windsor Nissan’s new vehicle inventory and selection of 2014 Nissan Rogue automobiles.

Happy Travels to all!

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Nissan Rogue named Best Crossover by Parents Magazine and as 1 of the 10 Best Family Cars by Edmunds.com

Reaffirming its position as an ideal family road-trip machine, today the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue was named “Best Crossover” in the 2014 Parents and Edmunds.com 10 Best Family Cars list. The award comes on the heels of news that the 2014 Rogue set yet another sales record in May 2013.

For the seventh straight year, car experts at Parents and Edmunds.com evaluated hundreds of vehicles to determine which are best suited for families. This year, the top 10 were chosen based on safety, convenience and high-tech performance features at all price levels. As a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick Plus” – coupled with best-in-class cargo capacity*, best-in-class starting price**, best-in-class highway fuel economy*** and innovative, class-exclusive**** features such as the EZ Flex™ Seating System, Divide-N-Hide™ Cargo System and available Around View Monitor® – the 2014 Nissan Rogue met the judges’ criteria across all categories.

“On behalf of all of our Nissan families, it’s an honor to receive this award from Parents and Edmunds.com for the all-new 2014 Rogue,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “With its combination of innovative features and a strong value equation, the Rogue allows families to ride in comfort and style without burning a hole in the pocket book.”

The Nissan Rogue, which was completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, features bold, emotive styling, a premium interior created with comfort and multi-tasking in mind, and an array of available affordable technologies. Rogue offers optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, along with exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility. Every 2014 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a responsive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with an advanced Xtronic transmission. Rogue comes in three well-equipped models, S, SV and SL, each in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The complete 2014 Parents and Edmunds.com 10 Best Family Cars list will be published in the July 2014 issue of Parents magazine and is available online at Parents.com/best-family-cars. Windsor Nissan in East Windsor, NJ is proud to sell the highly recognized 2014 Nissan Rogue and currently has a full inventory of small crossover Rogues @ 590 U.S. 130 on sale right now!!!!

All-New 2014 Nissan Rogue Named to Kiplinger’s “2014 Best Value Awards” Winners; the redesigned rogue continues to build up an impressive mantle of trophies.

The Rogue has been fully redesigned for 2014 and Nissan hit a grand slam by creating an even better small crossover than we could have imagined. The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue is extremely competitive on equipment & efficiency compared to other small crossovers, and it excels in refinement, styling & technology. The more aggressive look inside and out projects a more masculine look that resembles the front fascia of the all-new Pathfinder that came to market at the end of 2013. The headlamps even resemble the front lights of the new Audi sedan that you see racing up and down the New Jersey Turnpike.

Prior to receiving this distinguished award from Kiplinger, the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue was named by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com as one the 12 Best Family Cars. KBB.com recognized the Rogue’s “wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions” like the Divide-N-Hide cargo system.  Adjust to better hide cargo contentsThe editor stated that the Rogue was “surprisingly good at accommodating a rear-facing booster seat while still giving front passengers good legroom.” More importantly, the vehicle was also touted as a top 12 vehicle for a practical family because the 2014 Nissan Rogue is a wonderful selection for inexpensive transportation.

Now getting back to the Rogue’s most recent headline, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named the 2014 Nissan Rogue the “Most Fuel-Efficient Small Crossover” in their most recent publication of 2014 Best Value Awards. It is plain & simple; the 2014 Nissan Rogue has amazing fuel economy at an affordable price!

As stated in the most recent press release from Nissan North America, “The all-new 2014 Rogue was praised by the publication for its excellent combined fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon, which provides an excellent value to consumers with annual fuel costs a mere $1,800. Rogue also gets best-in-class 33 Nissan Rogue Interior Seatingmpg highway in front-wheel drive models.”

The Rogue’s success has not only been measured in awards. The vehicle set a January 2014 sales record with 13,831 deliveries in its first full month of sales, which was a 54.5% increase compared to one year earlier. Here at Windsor Nissan, we have not been able to keep the all-new 2014 Rogue on the lot for more than a day or two. Each time we get a new Rogue off the trailer, we have another happy sales customer lined up for delivery.2014 Nissan Rogue Interior Styling and Profile

Nissan’s tagline, Innovation that excites, is spot on for the new Rogue. The technology is outstanding – I’ve yet to see a better built-in navigation system. The navigation system’s seven-inch color touchscreen refreshes with impressive fluidity and the nav is way quicker to respond and far more intuitive to use compared to other small crossover vehicles sold by the competition. The Bluetooth is reliable and super fast connecting. Plus, the mini-screen that you can see through the steering wheel is a great touch. I love the AroundView monitor; the moonroof is huge and makes the driving experience extremely pleasant. Finally, the power liftgate is excellent and convenient to use.

2014 Nissan Rogue SunroofAs an economy-oriented family hauler, the all-new 2014 Rogue small crossover delivers on all fronts. “Nissan carefully checked-off the segment’s objective requirements of a roomy cabin, all-weather capability, solid fuel economy, interesting styling and innovative technology,” as stated by autoblog.com. Dealers such as us, Windsor Nissan, could not be more proud to sell this awesome, value-packed vehicle.

The premium style and features combined with the available 3rd row seating option make the 2014 Nissan Rogue the premiere choice for New Jersey auto shoppers seeking to buy a comfortable and highly functional small crossover SUV. Windsor Nissan invites you to 590 U.S. 130 in East Windsor, New Jersey to see exactly why companies like Kelley Blue Book and Kiplinger continue to brag about this superb Nissan vehicle.

 

2011 Chevy Cruze Eco

General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Cruze ECO at New York Auto Show. The Chevrolet Cruze ECO is a high-efficiency model which is powered by a 1.4-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine equipped with variable valve timing that’s coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic will also be offered as an option. The company estimates the Chevrolet Cruze ECO will give a 40 mpg fuel consumption on the highway.

The Chevrolet Cruze ECO comes with a lower front grille air shutter that closes at high speeds to improve aerodynamics and a lower front air dam extension. The Chevrolet Cruze ECO also features a lowered ride height, 17-inch lightweight aluminum wheels and ultra-low rolling resistance 17-inch Goodyear tires.

The Eco achieves greater fuel economy using a number of features that enhance its aerodynamics, minimize weight and reduce rolling resistance. The Chevrolet says the Cruze ECO will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 10 seconds with the manual gearbox and in 0 to 60mph in just 9 seconds with the automatic gearbox.

Also debuting in New York will be a sporty variant of the Cruze, the RS model, which is essentially a styling package. It will be available on the upscale Cruze LT and LTZ trim levels. It features special bumpers, side skirt,  a rear spoiler and an instrument cluster with chrome accent rings.

The Chevrolet Cruze ECO price and availability will be announced at a later date and the Cruze Eco will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD: Lives Bigger, Drives Better, and Works Harder for YOU [Reason 2]

Okay, as promised, here is reason #2 for why I think the new 2011 Silverado Heavy Duty truck will crush any other heavy duty truck on the market!

Reason #2: New & Strong Independent Front Suspension

The 2010 Silverado Heavy Duty has a completely redesigned front suspension system! It offers up to 6,000 pounds front gross axle weight rating (a 25-percent greater front axle weight rating than before) – great for a snow plow to be used on all 4WD cab configurations with the snow prep package.

Silverado’s signature short-long arm/torsion bar front suspension design features new, forged steel upper control arms that are stronger and lighter than their predecessors. The new lower control arms are made of precision-machined cast iron to handle the greater loads. Five different torsion bar rates support five different front gross axle weight ratings – this helps stabilize the range of trim heights of various models under load, while enhancing appearance, handling, durability, tire wear and alignment. The trim height is adjusted on each bar via a single bolt, easily allowing the height to be changed to account for the weight of a snow plow or other accessories.

The Silverado HD’s new design eliminates squeaks and clunks, while supporting higher load capability and increased durability. The front suspension now uses a pair of urethane jounce bumpers on each side, instead of one, for improved load management; and there’s a new upper shock mount attachment design that’s positively connected to the frame with two fasteners.

The Silverado’s independent front suspension provides a better ride, more accurate trim height control and greater flexibility to adjust the alignment for weight and tire sensitivity!

Chevy’s Traverse, the first 8 passenger SUV

It has capacity seat up to 8-passengers, has the largest cargo space than any rival and gives an incomparable estimated 24 mpg highway (FWD) fuel economy. Traverse’s 3.6L V6 engine (281 hp, 266 ft lbs) is stronger than Toyota Highlander (270 hp, 248 ft lbs), Ford Flex (262 hp, 248 ft lbs), Honda Pilot (250 hp, 253 ft lb) yet gives equivalent highway fuel economy! Traverse can haul up to 5,200 lbs. when properly outfitted greater than Highlander (5,000 lbs), Pilot (4,500 lbs AWD with premium fuel, 3,500 lbs FWD) or Flex (4,500 lbs.). Traverse has got a 5-Star (driver) / 5-Star (ft. passenger) safety rating superior than Toyota Highlander’s 5-Star (driver) / 4-Star (ft. passenger) ranking. Traverse gives 116.4 cu ft of total interior cargo capacity with all-rows down, 24.4 cu ft behind the 3rd row alone. Compare to Highlander with 95.4 cu ft total, 10.3 cu ft behind the 3rd row; Pilot with 87.0 cu ft total, 20.8 cu ft behind the 3rd row; or, Flex with 83.2 cu ft total, 20.0 cu ft behind the 3rd row. Traverse is presented with 17 steel wheels (LS), 18 aluminum wheels (LT) or 20 aluminum wheels (LTZ.). Traverse’s to be had features consist of: 7-passenger seating with 2nd row captain’s chairs, heated/cooled perforated leather-appointed seats, power liftgate, remote starter, navigation radio, SunScape panoramic sunroof, rear audible back-up sensor, body-colored outside rearview mirrors with integral turn-signals and the first blind-spot mirrors in the segment. Traverse gives usual OnStarwith 1-year Directions and Connections service giving usual Navigation that Toyota, Honda or Ford can not match! eNavand downloadable directions are an additional Traverse / OnStarexclusive. Traverse has usual XM satellite radio on all models. LTZ’s or LT’s equipped with navigation radio also feature XM NavTraffic, a competitive exclusive. Traverse’s Rear Entertainment (DVD) system features Bose 5.1 Surround Sound system. It is offers the option of cloth seat which is a combination not found on Honda Pilot.

Why going for Chevy Suburban !

It offers the finest Class Fuel Economy. The Suburban 2WD accomplishes 15 mpg city/21 highway. Suburban 4WD is not ranked by EPA for fuel economy calculation. It is finest in segment of Cargo Capacity 137 cu ft. Ford Expedition EL 131 cu ft, and Toyota Sequoia 120 cu ft. Suburban has 45.8 cu. feet behind 3rd row, 90 cu. feet behind 2nd row, and a maximum of 137.4 cu. feet. Usual OnStarwith is obtainable having Directions and Connections with Turn-by-Turn Navigation. The latest characteristics comprise of usual USB Port and usual front seat-mounted side-impact air bags. It has Active Fuel Management and saves fuel by using ½ the engine’s cylinders for the period of additional driving situation. Chevrolet Suburban received 5-Stars for Driver and Frontal Passenger in Frontal Crash Test. Finest warranty in the market industry, the Suburban offers a 3-yr/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a 5-yr/100,000 mile powertrainwarranty with roadside aid and courtesy shipping. The first-class Interior Craftsmanship having extraordinary interior fit & finish. The materials used and new low gloss finish is top-class, it has best chrome details. The interior reduces the noise level with reducing the wind noise, improved door sealing system, stiffer frame design, extensive NVH reduction measures. The ¾ Ton Suburban has best in Class with towing Capacity at 9600 lbs as compared to Expedition’s at 9000 lbs, Armada’s at 9100 lbs, and Sequoia’s at 9100 lbs.

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