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Which Nissan SUV is the Best for You?


Nissan has a great lineup of SUVs, from sub-compact crossovers all the way to full-size people-haulers, and one of them is sure to be exactly right for your needs. Here’s a quick overview of the best features and specs of each Nissan SUV, all of which are available for sale and lease today at Melloy Nissan in Albuquerque.


2018 Nissan Rogue

The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling SUV, and for good reason. It’s stylish both inside and out, and since it’s larger than the Kicks or the Rogue Sport, it’s the perfect compromise between fuel efficiency and roominess. In fact, Kelley Blue Book reviewers call the 2018 Rogue’s size “perfect,” noting that it’s “large enough to feel spacious inside and substantial on the road,” while also being “nicely compact, so it’s easy to park and it doesn’t feel like a barge around town.”

The 2018 Rogue has a few new features to be excited about, including an optional motion-activated tailgate (on the SV trim level), and the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Come test drive the all-new Rogue at our Albuquerque Nissan dealership! Just call in advance or stop by when you feel like getting behind the wheel of one of the best SUVs in America.

2018 Nissan Murano

The Murano is a mid-size SUV that features a high-end cabin with comfortable seats and user-friendly tech features. In fact, the Murano’s interior is so plush that U.S. News & World Reports reviewers call it “unmatched” when compared to other mid-size SUVs. And all Murano models come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system, which features an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and navigation.

There’s an ample 67 cubic feet of cargo room when the rear seats are folded down, and the floor is flat, even and low, which makes loading bulky or heavy items “easy as pie.” Fuel economy is still very good for its class; even with the Murano’s larger V-6 engine, it scores a respectable EPA rating of an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is extremely popular with families looking for a comfortable and spacious 3-row SUV that also scores high in the safety department. The pros at Kelley Blue Book rate the Pathfinder a solid 5-star buy, adding that “if you’re looking for a spacious 7-passenger SUV that’s quick, comfortable and easy to drive, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a smart choice.”

Nissan added even more safety features to an already safe family-friendly SUV in 2018, including standard automatic emergency braking and a new system call Rear Door Alert. This clever system is designed to help remind drivers of anything they may be forgetting in the back seat, including children and pets. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Pathfinder, but All-Mode 4×4-intelligent AWD is optional on all trims, so if off-roading is your thing, the Pathfinder’s got you covered!

2018 Nissan Armada

If you’ve got a large family, the 2018 Armada might just be the perfect full-size SUV for you. With seating for up to 8, as well as a roomy, comfortable and quiet interior, the Armada is a great vehicle for a long road trip. Standard features like a 13-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, four USB ports, and voice recognition means every trip can go off without a hitch. Add a dual-screen entertainment system in the rear seat to ensure your kids aren’t asking the age-old question all parents hate.

Feel free to bring along the camper or RV, too, since a properly equipped Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds — a great total towing capacity for an SUV! Those trips your favorite campground near ABQ are made 10 times better with the Armada.

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New Nissan Kicks

Hopefully coming to Melloy Nissan this June, the all-new Nissan Kicks is the perfect sub-compact crossover SUV to take on downtown Albuquerque. That’s because — as you might have guessed — this smart little SUV is a fuel-sipper that delivers 33 mpg (combined city/highway) yet still manages to offer ample cargo space (25.3 cubic feet with the rear seats up).

The base Kicks trim comes standard with automatic headlights, three USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity. More impressive still, as Kelley Blue Book reviewers point out, are standard active safety features like forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. With seating for up to 5 passengers and split-folding rear seats, the Kicks provides a lot of SUV in a small yet stylish-looking package.

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

Or possibly the Rogue Sport is more your style. Unlike the Nissan Kicks, the 2018 Rogue Sport is available with all-wheel drive, if that’s a must-have for your active lifestyle. It’s a shorter version of the larger Rogue, with an amazing 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded; that’s a number that most rivals in the crossover class just can’t touch. The interior is comfy, and the Rogue Sport delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, a fact you’ll appreciate whenever gas prices in ABQ start to inch up.


While it may be quite a task to find the right vehicle, it’s not hard to find a 2018 Nissan SUV in Albuquerque to match your budget and personality! Just head to Melloy Nissan, your trusted ABQ Nissan dealer serving Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, to browse our selection of new Nissan SUVs for sale. We have numerous Nissan lease offers available as well as exclusive specials on certified used SUVs! Call us at (505) 545-6420 to schedule a test drive or simply drop by our Albuquerque car dealership at 7707 Lomas Blvd.


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