2015 Nissan Sentra named top Compact Car in J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study

J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study takes into account the issues reported by new car
buyers within their first 90 days of ownership. (1) The fact that the 2015 Nissan Sentra is the top Compact Car in the IQS is a really big deal, not just because the segment itself is highly competitive, but also because it represents an industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality. (2)
The Initial Quality Study
According to Business Wire, the IQS is based on the responses of more than 84,000 new 2015 model-year car purchasers and lessees, surveyed after 90 days of ownership. Between February and May 2015, J.D. Power reviewed the number of issues experienced per 100 vehicles in order to determine a ride's initial quality score -- and the lower the rating, the better. (2) As a result, the 2015 Nissan Sentra garnered a top five-star rating from the global marketing information services firm, marking it as the best Compact Car in the J.D. Power initial quality assessment. (3) Earlier this year, the sedan also managed to snag the "Top Safety Pick" status -- an excellent rating -- from the Insurance Institution for Highway Safety. This, paired with the model's IQS score, enhances the Sentra's already-appealing nature of being an affordable small car (2) with high fuel economy, a spacious interior and lots of cargo room considering its compact size. (4)
Overview
The handsome-looking 2015 Sentra, available at Ferman Nissan of Tampa Bay, has been praised by automotive journalists and here's why: the vehicle's fuel ratings are higher than other compact cars, it features a big backseat (4) with an outstanding 37.4- inches of rear seat legroom -- perfect for all types of rear passengers, (2) and the size of the trunk is considered large for its class. (4)
Featured Amenities
Based on the review from U.S. News & World Report, you can expect the Sentra to include an easy-to-use Bluetooth system and a USB port. Depending on the model, you can opt for a rearview camera, navigation, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, (4) Intelligent Key (6) and the automaker's NissanConnect infotainment system with a 5.8-inch touchscreen display. (4)
Under the Hood
As for the engine, the Sentra draws its power from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder generating 130 horses and 128 pound-feet of torque, and is coupled to your choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a Continuously Variable (automatic) transmission. (6) Our suggestion? Take this IQS champ for a test-drive. You won't regret it! (5)
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(1) "2015 U.S. Initial Quality Study Results" J.D. Power.
http://autos.jdpower.com/content/study-auto/1CN858f/2015-u-s-initial-quality-studyresults.htm
(2) "2015 Nissan Sentra named top Compact Car in J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality
Study" Business Wire.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150618006212/en/2015-Nissan-Sentranamed-top-Compact-Car#.VZTuiEZzwdV
(3) "2015 Nissan Sentra Sedan - Overview" J.D. Power.
http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Nissan/Sentra/2015/Sedan/index.htm
(4) "2015 Nissan Sentra Review" U.S. News & World Report.
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Nissan_Sentra/
(5) "2015 Nissan Sentra Sedan" Ferman Nissan.
https://www.fermannissan.com/showroom/2015/Nissan/Sentra/Sedan/overview.htm
(6) "2015 Nissan Sentra Expert Review" Kelley Blue Book.
http://www.kbb.com/nissan/sentra/2015-nissan-sentra/#survey
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