SUVs and crossovers have become America’s favorite body style. Thanks to versatile interiors, spacious seating, and impressive fuel economy, we just can’t seem to get enough. In case you still need some convincing, here are our top 6 reasons for choosing an SUV.
1. Move more people and things
SUVs offer spacious seating for passengers, and when equipped with a third row, can seat up to nine passengers (depending on the make and model). At a minimum, three-row SUVs can sit six or seven passengers, making it a practical choice for large families. Versatile cabins also give way to adjustable cargo space, so you can pack everything you need.
If you’re looking for a Nissan with plentiful seating, the 2015 Nissan Armada is for you. It seats up to 8 and reliable for that cross country road trip you’ve been planning!
2. Don’t sacrifice style
For families who refuse to go down the minivan route, SUVs offer a stylish and sophisticated alternative.
The Nissan Murano could quite possibly be the most social car Nissan has ever made. It wasn’t named one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2015 for nothing. The redesigned center console is unique and encourages communication with the front and back seats. NissanConnect syncs with your phone to play music, podcasts, traffic updates and more to help make your daily commute a little easier.
3. Get excellent gas mileage.
Some of today’s SUVs get seriously impressive gas mileage. The Nissan Pathfinder, for example, earns an impressive 20 mpg city and 27 mpg in highway driving.
Both the 2016 and 2015 Nissan Rogue have impressive fuel economy. Each trim of the 2016 Nissan Rogue has an estimated 33 MPG Highway and 26 MPG City. But there’s definitely more to discover with this vehicle as well- including its technology and safety features.
4. Top-notch safety.
Thanks to their size alone, SUVs are safer than cars. Add today’s most advanced safety features, and you can transport your crew with complete confidence.
The Nissan Pathfinder is a much decorated SUV. Being named an IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2015, one of the 15 Best Family Cars on Kelley Blue Book, and 2015 Most Popular Vehicle on Edmunds, the Pathfinder is one of the most reliable vehicles in the market.
5. All-weather (and all-terrain) capability.
Most SUVs come with the option for an all-wheel-drive (AWD) and/or four-wheel-drive (4WD) drivetrain. While AWD is better-suited for snowy roads and 4WD is geared toward off-road capability, both offer improved traction and control.
The Nissan Xterra is packed full of features to make your off-road adventures worthwhile. Hill descent control and start assist, off-road suspension and electronic locking rear differential come together to help you get over and under any obstacle.
6. Towing and hauling capability.
If you have toys you like to bring along (like a boat, camper, or trailer), a car just won’t do the trick. Boasting impressive hauling and towing capability, SUVs offer the power you need to bring it all along.
Hopefully now you are equipped with the knowledge and information to take another step in your SUV buying journey. And, of course, here at Everett Nissan, we are here to help make your journey as easy as possible.