Nissan SUVs Facts

If you are in the market for a Nissan Pathfinder SUV or any other SUV, visit your nearest local dealership for look at the new Nissan SUVs. There are five SUVs to choose from and one that will fit any family size. All the new Nissan SUV for sale has four doors and a hatch. The Xterra, Rogue and Murano hold five passengers while the Armada holds eight and the Pathfinder holds seven. The Armada is a V8 and the Pathfinder can be bought with a V8 or V6. The Xterra and Murano are V6 and the Rogue is a 4 cylinder.

After the redesign the Murano’s comfort and interior has been greatly improved. It is compared with the Lexus RX350 when it is furnished with the same equipment. Priced between $28,000 to $38,000 this vehicle is powerful, fuel efficient at nineteen miles a gallon and runs on premium gas. The Rogue is priced lower than the Murano, from $20,000 to $25,000 and holds the same amount of people. It handles nicely and is also fuel efficient however there is diminished visibility through the back windows. The Pathfinder, priced between $27,000 to $42,000 has great acceleration power and towing capacity, not an economical with gas but is very competitive in its class and offers third row seating. The Armada is based off the Titan pickup and is very roomy and enough cargo room to rival any minivan. It offers third row sitting and features an independent rear suspension and has towing capacity. It is not an economical vehicle when it comes to gas and visibility is poor. A new Armada will run you from $37,000 to $52,000. The Xterra is known for it’s off road capability, towing capacity and acceleration. It also has towing power like the Pathfinder and Armada and poor fuel efficiency just like the other two models. It can be purchased new from $22,000 to $30,000.

Used Nissan SUV models to stay away from according to consumer reports is the Armada 2004 to 2006 and 2008 model years, years 2005 and 2008 for the Pathfinder and 2005 for the Xterra. 2003 to 2004 were tough years for the Murano but the intermittent stiffness of steering has been corrected. Rogue’s only real negative comments come from the diminished visibility in the back. Armada had some engine troubles between 2004 and 2006 but that appears to be fixed as the years since have good marks. The interior is disappointing and the handles are too high for many children to reach. No complaints or bad press on the Pathfinder and it has received excellent marks since 2000. The Xterra has a mixed bag of results. It has had good years and bad years with the fuel and drive systems. Recent years have been better. Check out reports and message boards for consumers before buying any used car or a used Nissan SUV models. Run a car history report on any used car you are thinking of buying. Nissan SUVs have improved over the years and are starting to give Toyota and Honda a good run.