Four Nissan Models Winners In Annual Economic Study

Kicks, Rogue, LEAF and Versa receive recognition in Automotive Science Group’s “2019 Automotive Performance Index” annual economic study

Four Nissan vehicles have been named winners in the 2019 Automotive Performance Index study: Kicks, Rogue, LEAF and Versa.

Each model earned recognition from the Automotive Science Group (ASG), a lifecycle data-driven research group founded by environmental policy consultancy Eco-innovations, LLC, in its annual evaluation of new vehicles in 11 different categories.

The 2019 Nissan Kicks earned the distinguished "Best Economic Performance" award in the compact crossover segment. In the study, Kicks outperformed all vehicles in its class, holding claim to the lowest cost of ownership when considering purchase and operating costs across the first 6.5 years of its lifecycle (87,594 miles – the average time and vehicle miles traveled by the average new car buyer). According to ASG's study, the Kicks maintains a 36% lower cost when compared to the average compact crossover in a class of 101 model variants.

The 2019 Nissan Rogue also won the "Best Economic Performance" award in the mid-size SUV segment, in a competitive field of 184 variants. "With average fuel economy of 29 mpg combined1 – compared to a segment average of 22 mpg combined – Rogue offers a large economic and environmental performance gains over the competition," said ASG.

The 2019 Nissan LEAF was named a "Best 5 All-Around Performance" award winner in the mid-large size car segment, comprised of 434 model variants. The 2019 Nissan Versa was also named a "Best 5 All-Around Performance" award winner in the small car segment of 335 model variants.

"Best 5 All-Around Performance" winners are distinguished among an elite group of five vehicles in their respective segments (small cars and mid-large cars) to achieve the highest combined social, environmental and economic performance ratings, and are among ASG's top selections for 2019. In addition to their individual "Best Economic Performance" awards, Kicks and Rogue were awarded "Best 5 All-Around Performance" designations in the crossover and SUV segments respectively.

About the 2019 Nissan Kicks
The 2019 Nissan Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for expressive styling, personal technology, smart functionality – and advanced safety features – at an affordable price. The Nissan Kicks embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility with standard Automatic Emergency Braking and available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

About the 2019 Nissan Rogue
The 2019 Rogue is offered in three well-equipped grade levels, S, SV and SL – each offering a highly desirable combination of compact overall size and ample interior roominess. Details such as wide opening (77 degrees) rear doors for easier entry and exit to the rear passenger space add to its utility – along with available Motion-Activated Liftgate (standard on Rogue SV and SL grades) – making Rogue the perfect vehicle for everyday use and family adventure getaways.

About the 2019 Nissan LEAF
Introduced just last year, the all-new second-generation Nissan LEAF continues as the embodiment of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's approach to changing the way cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. The three key aspects of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, exemplified by the 2019 Nissan LEAF, are Nissan Intelligent Driving, Nissan Intelligent Power and Nissan Intelligent Integration. With its dynamic design and advanced technologies such as ProPILOT Assist and ePedal, Nissan LEAF continues to be the best-selling 100-percent electric vehicle in the world.

About the 2019 Nissan Versa
The 2019 Nissan Versa offers high value, exceptional roominess and mid-size vehicle technology without a mid-size price. Standard features include RearView Monitor, 7.0-inch color touchscreen, Streaming audio via Bluetooth® and Siri® Eyes Free, along with NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. It is offered in three well-equipped models: Versa Sedan S, Versa Sedan S Plus and Versa Sedan SV.