Nissan Trucks vs. SUVs: A Buyer’s Guide

If you’re shopping for a new utility vehicle, you may be torn between a hard-working pickup truck and a versatile SUV. Here at Nissan Advantage in Bremerton, you’ll find a vast selection of new Nissan Trucks and SUVs, from the Frontier, to the Rogue, to the Armada. To make life easier for local car shoppers, we’ve put together the following overview and comparison, highlighting the strengths and differences of the Nissan SUVs and Trucks. Read on to learn more about your Nissan options!

Towing and Fuel Economy

The Nissan Trucks and SUVs are diverse in their powertrains, and include a Rogue Hybrid, a V8 turbo-diesel engine for the Titan XD, and available four-wheel drive for off-road-ready models. Your ideal vehicle depends on your power and fuel-economy goals. Do you need a solid work vehicle? Nissan Trucks generate 152 to 390 hp and tow 6,710 to 12,300 pounds. The family-friendly Nissan SUVs, on the other hand, output 141 to 390 hp and tow 1,000 to 8,500 pounds. Fortunately, you’ll enjoy economical fuel-efficiency across the board. Here’s a few of the most fuel-sensitive vehicles from Nissan’s Truck and SUV lineups:

2017 Nissan Frontier

2017 nissan frontier

Up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/23 mpg highway rating

2017 Nissan Titan

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Up to an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway rating

2017 Nissan Juke

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Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/33 mpg highway rating

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

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Up to an EPA-estimated 33 mpg city/35 mpg highway rating

Available Amenities

Whether you’re shopping for comfort and convenience, or technology and driver assists, the Nissan SUVs and Trucks offer plenty to enjoy and appreciate. See where these two lineups excel:


2017 nissan titan xd

The Nissan Trucks and SUVs prioritize utility, but in unique ways. The SUVs deliver 35.9 to 95.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, while the trucks offer accessories like bed tents, non-sliding toolboxes, step rails, and more.


2017 nissan rogue sport

Either lineup offers access to state-of-the-art infotainment features, such as NissanConnect, navigation, crisp central displays, Siri Eyes Free, HomeLink, and premium audio systems with subwoofers.


2017 nissan murano

Comparing range-topping trims from both lineups reveals many of the same comforts, including a power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, mood lighting, and more. The main difference is seating; the trucks seat up to six people, while the SUVs seat up to eight.


2017 nissan pathfinder

Trailer Sway Control, a RearView Monitor, Moving Object Detection, and Blind Spot Warning are all options for the Nissan SUVs and Trucks. However, there are some SUV exclusives, such as Distance Control Assist, Backup Collision Intervention, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

The Nissan Trucks

2017 Nissan Frontier ($18,390 MSRP)

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Offering a 152-hp 4-cylinder and a 261-hp V6 engine, rear- or four-wheel drive, and a manual or automatic transmission, the midsize 2017 Nissan Frontier tows as much as 6,710 pounds.

2017 Nissan Titan ($29,580 MSRP)

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The full-size 2017 Nissan Titan houses a potent 390-hp V8 engine. With four-wheel drive, the Titan has a maximum towing and payload capacity of 9,740 pounds and 1,950 pounds, respectively.

2017 Nissan Titan XD ($31,590 MSRP)

2017 nissan titan xd

The 2017 Nissan Titan XD is offered with a 390-hp V8 gas engine or a 310-hp V8 turbo-diesel engine. With the turbo-diesel, the Titan XD tows between 10,600 and 12,640 pounds, putting it at the halfway point between light- and heavy-duty.

The Nissan SUVs

2017 Nissan Juke ($20,250 MSRP)

2017 nissan juke

The 2017 Nissan Juke is driven by a 188-hp 4-cylinder engine, a CVT or manual transmission, and optional all-wheel drive. Inside, you’ll find seating for five passengers, as well as a maximum cargo capacity of 35.9 cubic feet.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport ($21,420 MSRP)

2017 nissan rogue sport

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, you’ll find a 141-hp 4-cylinder engine and Xtronic CVT. With its rear seats folded down, the Rogue Sport offers up to 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

2017 Nissan Rogue ($23,820 MSRP)

2017 nissan rogue

As the Rogue Sport’s larger sibling, the 2017 Nissan Rogue offers a 170-hp 4-cylinder engine, a towing capacity of 1,000 pounds, and up to 70 cubic feet of cargo room.

2017 Nissan Murano ($29,770 MSRP)

2017 nissan murano

Powered by a 260-hp V6 engine, the 2017 Nissan Murano can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The interior measures in at 140.2 cubic feet, while the cargo area offers up to 67 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder ($30,290 MSRP)

2017 nissan pathfinder

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a 284-hp V6 engine and your choice of front-wheel drive or All-Mode 4×4-i intuitive 4WD. It seats seven passengers, tows up to 6,000 pounds, and offers up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

2017 Nissan Armada ($44,900 MSRP)

2017 nissan armada

The 2017 Nissan Armada comes furnished with a 390-hp V8 engine, giving it the oomph to tow up to 8,500 pounds. The cabin comfortably seats eight, while the second and third row can be folded for up to 95.4 cubic feet of space.

Begin Your Search at Advantage Nissan!

For a closer look at the Nissan Trucks and SUVs, schedule a test drive, or contact us any day of the week! We’re conveniently located in Bremerton, WA, and offer competitive Nissan financing options for local car shoppers, and helpful comparisons to weigh Nissan models vs. the competition.

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