Best Nissan Models For Family Trips

August 14th, 2022 by

Nissan Armada parked on a beach by waterWhich Nissan Models Have the Most Passenger and Cargo Space?

The Armada and the Pathfinder both offer plenty of passenger and cargo space. The Armada offers more storage space, but both can fit up to 8 passengers. Both full-size SUVs also come standard with third-row seating. The Pathfinder and Armada both offer some customization as well, with a removable center console to transition the center row into captain’s seats for optimum comfort. With the Armada, you can lower the second and third row of seats for extra storage – an impressive 95.4 cubic feet of storage. For comparison, the standard truck bed has (on average) about 63 cubic feet!

Top 3 Nissan Models for Family Vacations and Roadtrips: Armada, Pathfinder, Rogue

Nissan Armada towing a trailerThe Armada boasts a 5.6 liter Endurance V8 Engine, along with 400 horsepower and a maximum towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds. With all the seats occupied, it leaves 16.5 cubic feet of storage – with the back row folded down, that increases to 49.9 cubic feet. It gets 14 mpg in the city, 19 on the highway. Absolutely a necessity for long road trips with the whole family – it also features noise-dampening materials throughout. Overall, the Armada offers a staggering amount of storage as well as premium comforts like a 12.3-inch touchscreen, standard smartphone connectivity, and a remote engine start system.

Nissan Pathfinder driving on sandThe Pathfinder uses a 3.5 DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine, and has 284 horsepower with a maximum towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds. With all seats taken, there’s 16.6 cubic feet of storage – and with the back row folded down, there’s 45.0 cubic feet of space for all your traveling gear. The mileage is perfect for long-distance traveling: 21 mpg in the city, and 26 on the highway. Overall, the Pathfinder offers a more rounded vehicle overall for a typical family vacation trek.

Nissan Rogue driving on a winding roadNew Features for the Nissan Rogue

An honorable mention goes to the Nissan Rogue, who can seat up to 5 – perfect for the average family size, and with plenty of storage space to boot: 74.1 cubic feet. The impressive mpg is what brings this model up to the big leagues: 30 mpg in the city, and 37 for the highway. That’s a whole lot of open road to cover between pit stops, and the miles will roll past smoothly with the family hub-style interior. The rear doors are extra-wide and open nearly 90 degrees, which makes it easier for children to get in and out. The 2022 Nissan Rogue also features a butterfly opening front center console, which makes it easy to pass back snacks to the second row – and request your 10% parent-tax on the snack as well. One of the greatest features is the available Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control – you can heat or cool the interior before putting the kids in the car.

Nissan SUVs That Fit the Whole Family

The Nissan Armada, Pathfinder, and Rogue all have distinct qualities that make them excellent choices for family trips. The right vehicle will allow you to focus your energy not on gas prices, engine services, or stressing about whether everyone’s bags will fit – but instead, on the all the fantastic memories you’ll make with your family. Click here to contact Rairdon’s Nissan of Auburn to learn more about getting your family into one of these vacation-friendly Nissans!