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Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder and Maxima named as PARENTS “Best Family Cars 2021” winners

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Earning three of the winning spots in PARENTS "Best Family Cars 2021" evaluation, Nissan's commitment to family safety, comfort, utility and value is again in the spotlight. Featured in the May 2021 issue of PARENTS and at Parents.com/bestcars, the Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder and Maxima all were named to the prestigious "Best Family Cars 2021" list:

  • 2021 Nissan Rogue: Best Redesign. Completely reimagined for 2021, Rogue features an all-new family-adventure oriented design inside and out. Its family hub interior offers extraordinary utility and 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. PARENTS notes its WOW Factor as the rear doors "which open to almost 90 degrees for easier access – sweet when you're installing car seats or when the grandparents are along for the ride."
  • 2022 Nissan Pathfinder: Best for Towing. 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 fit up to three car seats or boosters in the second row and two in the third. The Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds1 – giving you a lot of options for hauling a camper on a road trip. Plus, there are 14 color options!" This is the first award for the all-new Pathfinder, which will be available at Nissan dealers in summer 2021.
  • 2021 Nissan Maxima: Best Sporty Car. Named to the "Best Family Cars" list for the second year in a row, the editors 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 iconic "4-Door Sports Car" celebrates four decades as Nissan's flagship sedan this year with an exclusive Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition.

All three Nissan PARENTS award winners come equipped with standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Rear Automatic Braking. The 2021 Rogue and Maxima also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ designations2 (the 2022 Pathfinder is not yet rated).

PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 recognize a selection of new model vehicles with high-tech performance, safety, and convenience features across multiple categories to fit your family’s specific needs including Minivans, Three-Row SUVs, Two-Row SUVs, and Family Sedans. To arrive at this year’s list of honorees, PARENTS experts thoroughly tested over 50 cars from a field of new model vehicles that aced the industry’s safety tests. 24 winning models that passed test drive standards and car seat compatibility, and were designated safe and efficient for your family for years to come, made PARENTS list of Best Family Cars 2021.


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PARENTS, the leading source for busy, millennial moms, reaches 8.3 million readers monthly through an award-winning magazine and over 19 million readers on its digital and social platforms. With an understanding that raising good people is the most important job, PARENTS serves up trusted advice that empowers moms and dads to care for their kids with confidence and find ways to enjoy the ride. PARENTS is produced by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

Media Contacts

Jeff Wandell
Manager, Nissan CUV & EV Communications

Steve Oldham
Manager, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions

  1. Up to 6,000 lbs maximum towing available for 2022 Pathfinder SV, SL and Platinum models. Towing varies by configuration.
  2. For more information, see www.iihs.org.
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