Nissan has performed exceptionally well in the 2021 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The J.D. Power IQS records owners’ satisfaction with their vehicles during the first 90 days of driving them. Based on problems reported, each vehicle receives a PPH score, which represents the number of problems noted per 100 vehicles.
The all-new Rogue® posted improvements while the Sentra®, TITAN®, and Versa® ranked in their segments’ top three spots. The Altima® and Murano® earned the top spot in their respective segments. The Maxima® not only won its segment, but the sophisticated sedan also earned bragging rights as the best-performing vehicle in the automotive industry. As the top performer in the 2021 IQS study, the Maxima had the lowest number of problems of any vehicle evaluated.
“Delivering top quality for our customers has been a key element in the total brand transformation we call Nissan NEXT,” said Mike Colleran, senior vice president of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. “This performance is possible by a united design, engineering, and manufacturing team focused on making the best vehicles for our customers.”
The top-placing Maxima is manufactured at the automaker’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The plant performed so well in the IQS study it took home the Gold Plant Quality Award. In the mass-market rankings, Nissan placed fourth. In 2020, the brand took the 11th spot.
You can test-drive the Nissan Maxima at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi.