Three Nissan Models Named as PARENTS “Best Family Cars 2021” Winners
You read that right – three Nissan models have earned the winning spots in PARENTS’ “Best Family Cars 2021” evaluation. Those are the Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder, and Maxima. Nissan was recognized by the publication for its commitment to family safety, comfort, utility, and value. Here is a breakdown of each model and their noteworthy features:
- 2021 Nissan Rogue: Best Redesign. For the new model year, the SUV went under a complete redesign. After making its debut last summer, the 2021 Rogue continues to be the brand’s best-selling model. The SUV features an all-new family-adventure-oriented design inside and out. On the inside, you will find plenty of comfort for all occupants, with available technology such as 4-door Intelligent Key, wireless smartphone charging, tri-zone climate control, and available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. One feature that PARENTS found notable were the rear doors, which open to almost 90 degrees for easier access – which is incredibly helpful when you’re installing car seats.
- 2022 Nissan Pathfinder: Best for Towing. Another SUV that has been redesigned from the ground-up for the 2022 model year, the all-new Pathfinder earned PARENTS’ praise for car seat flexibility and towing. “You may be able to lift up to three car seats or boosters in the second row and two in the third. The Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds – giving you a lot of options for hauling a camper on a road trip.” This is a great option to have, due to more and more families venturing off on road trips the past year. The 2022 Pathfinder will be available this summer.
- 2021 Nissan Maxima: Best Sporty Car. For the second year in a row, the 2021 Maxima has been on this list. The editors at PARENTS wrote, “Need a stylin’ car to offset your minivan? Enter the four-door Nissan Maxima, which supplies plenty of legroom even when you have two rear-facing seats installed in the back.” The 2021 Maxima hit a milestone this year by celebrating four decades as Nissan’s flagship sedan with an exclusive Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition.
All three award-winning Nissans come equipped with standard Safety Safety Shield 360, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Rear Automatic Braking. Both the 2021 Rogue and Maxima earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + designations.