Nissan SUV Comparison

Looking for a new SUV? Take a look at Nissan’s impressive lineup of SUV options! From the small but powerful Rogue, Rogue Sport, and Kicks to the larger Murano, Pathfinder, and Armada. M'Lady Nissan has you covered with an impressive inventory of new and used Nissans models waiting for you. Find the Nissan SUV that best fits your lifestyle needs, with each bringing something to the table. In this post, we’ll be breaking down the price, performance and all the features in between to help find the SUV that's perfect for you.  

Nissan SUVs - Murano, Rogue, and Pathfinder

Price and Trims

The new 2020 Nissan Kicks is the most affordable with a starting MSRP of $18,870. Available trims include S, SV, and SR in the Nissan Kicks with and Xtronic CVT® drivetrain. The Rogue starts at $25,300 and is offered in three trims models including S, SV and SL. Each model also features a FWD or AWD option for your preferred performance. The Rogue Sport starts at $23,240 and comes in the same trims with FWD or AWD options. Getting a little bigger, the Murano is a small SUV and has a starting price tag of $31,530. On top of that you’re getting the option of four trims, the S, SV, SL, and Platinum. The next size up is the Pathfinder, this SUV starts at $31,680 and includes six trims and packages. You have your choice between the S, SV, SV Rock Creek™ Edition, SL, SL Rock Creek™ Edition, and Platinum. Lastly we have the largest and most expensive Armada. Starting at $47,100 with four trims including the SV, SL, Platinum, and Platinum Reserve.


Performance and Fuel Efficiency


Pathfinder towing capacity

For an efficient and powerful SUV, Nissan has a great lineup that checks those boxes. The Rogue features a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque, on top of that you’re getting 26 city and 33 highway mpg. Compare that to the similarly built Rogue Sport with a 2.0-L 4-cyl. engine with a 28 mpg combined,141 horsepower, and 147 lb-ft of torque. If fuel efficiency is at the top of your list in new Nissan SUV, check out the 2020 Kicks. The new Nissan Kicks combines of a modern 1.6-liter engine and lightweight design, delivering an impressive, and best-in-class 33 Combined MPG across all trims.


Next up is the Murano, featuring a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. On top of all that impressive power you’re also getting 20 city and 28 highway mpg. Need a little more power? Then check out the Pathfinder. The Pathfinder has a V6 engine that gives an impressive 259 lb-ft of torque and 284 horsepower to back up to 6,000 lbs. of maximum towing capacity. Along with all that, the fuel efficiency isn’t half bad either with 20 city and 27 highway mpg. Compare that all to the Armada’s 14 city and 19 highway mpg, however you also get a V8 engine in the Armada that can deliver 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque for a maximum of up to 8,500 lbs. of towing capacity.



Safety and Entertainment Features


Available ProPILOT Assist in the new Nissan Rogue

You can be sure whichever Nissan you choose, that you’re getting the latest safety and entertainment technology on the market. Each SUV offers great features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, LED Daytime Running Lights and more available options throughout the lineup. Additional features found in the fleet include:

  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive which monitors driving conditions 30 times faster than you can blink, helping you adapt quickly. 
  • Nissan Safety Shield 360 represents the latest in Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety philosophy and technologies, designed with your safety, comfort and confidence in mind.
  • Intelligent Cruise Control, the available Nissan Navigation System, Bose Premium Audio and the available. 
  • Available Bose® Premium Audio System with 13 speakers, including Acoustic Waveguide technology. 
  • Available Tri-Zone Entertainment System with dual 8" monitors, DVD player with remote control, two wireless headphones, and HDMI input. 

Versatility and Comforts 


murano interior comfort

Looking for something small and sporty, then the Rogue Sport may be right for you. With seating for up to 5 and up to 61 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seats down. Or maybe you’re looking for premium features that both you and your passenger can enjoy, like heated and cooling seats. The Murano offers such features and many other premium comforts like a premium sound system and a Tri-Zone Entertainment System.


Want even more room? With three rows of seating, the Pathfinder has room for seven passengers and with the ability to fold the 2nd and 3rd row, to get up to an impressive 79.5 cu. ft. of cargo space. Additionally the Murano also flexes its versatility with EZ FLEX® Seating System with 2nd-row 60/40 split fold-flat bench seat featuring LATCH AND GLIDE® and 3rd-row 50/50 split fold-flat reclining bench seat.  Compare all that space to the Armada, with seating for up to eight and up to 171.1 cu. ft. of cargo space!

Awards and Accolades

To really emphasize that there is no bad choice when choosing between a new Nissan SUV, here are a few noteworthy accolades:

  • AutoPacific® 's 2019 Nissan Rogue is “Best In Class Vehicle Satisfaction Midsize Crossover” and  Consumer Guide®’s “Automotive Best Buy Award” 5 years in a row. 
  • Nissan Murano received AutoPacific®’s “The Most Satisfying Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV” for the 5th Year in a Row and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best 2-Row SUV for the Money”.
  • The Nissan Armada received AutoPacific®’s “Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Large SUV” and Kelley Blue Book’s “Lowest 5-year Cost to Own in its Class”.

Whatever SUV you choose, make sure to shop online and check out our new specials, then when you’re ready for a test drive, come by M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, IL! Our Nissan car dealership is located near Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Carpentersville, Elgin, Rockford and Chicago. Call our sales team at (815) 318-0640 or stop by our Illinois Nissan dealer at a time that's convenient for you and check out some of the cars, trucks and SUVs we have for sale.


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