The Nissan crossovers range in size from subcompact to compact and offer room enough for five passengers with attractive styling and a suite of standard safety features. Crossovers slot below SUVs or Sport Utility Vehicles, and in Nissan's lineup, these smaller crossovers sit below the larger, range-topping Armada and Pathfinder. Using car-based platforms, Nissan's crossovers have car-like handling with a higher seating position and styling inspired by SUVs.
NissanKicks: The smallest of the Nissan crossovers is the Nissan Kicks. Introduced in 2018 as a new entry point for young buyers, the Kicks offers some neat features, lots of personality and standard automatic emergency braking. The Kicks seats four adults comfortably (five in a pinch) and has plenty of room for cargo, too. Unlike a few others in the subcompact segment, the Nissan Kicks does not offer all-wheel drive.
The Kicks comes with a 1.6-liter inline-4 that makes 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to Nissan's solid CVT transmission, and it comes in front-wheel drive only. It has unique styling and offers an optional Bose Personal Plus sound system that puts speakers in the front seat headrests. The Bose system is only available on the good-looking, top-level SR trim.
NissanRogueSport: The Nissan Rogue Sport sits between the subcompact Kicks and the compact Rogue in Nissan's lineup. It offers a cozier feel than the roomy Rogue with some of the fun styling cues of the Nissan Kicks. Rogue Sport comes in either front-drive or optional all-wheel drive and boasts a 2.0-liter inline-4 that puts out 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. While it's not much for off-roading, the Rogue Sport can handle foul weather and light dirt roads.
More of an urban crossover like the Kicks, the Nissan Rogue Sport is available with Nissan's stellar ProPilot Assist system, which includes lane-keeping assist and steering as well as adaptive cruise control. The Nissan Rogue Sport also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
NissanRogue: Topping Nissan's crossover lineup, the Nissan Rogue is comfortable, roomy, and just a touch sporty. While the compact end of the crossover market is full of solid offerings, the Rogue's pricing really stands out against its rivals. There are also two engine options in the Rogue: a 170 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that's paired to a smooth continuously variable transmission or a hybrid that makes 176 horsepower.
Another factor that contributes to the Rogue's uniqueness is its size-the crossover is large enough to feel spacious but small enough to park in tight parking lots. With room for five adults, the front and back seats are comfortable and roomy, and either engine can pair with optional all-wheel drive. The Rogue comes standard with front-wheel drive, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Nissan's EZ-Flex seating, which allows all the seats except the driver's to fold flat to help make getting bulky cargo into the Rogue easier.
Nissan offers a range of traditional 4-door sedans that run from subcompact to full-size with a variety of engines and prices. Nissan sedans offer seating for five, plenty of comfort and technology, and a suite of available safety equipment.
NissanVersa: The Nissan Versa is the smallest car in Nissan's sedan lineup. It offers room for five and gets points for being reliable and comfortable. The Versa comes as 4-door sedan with a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine that puts out 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. The Versa comes in front-drive only. Despite its small size, the inside of the Versa offers plenty of space for passengers and their cargo with as much as 18.8 cubic feet of luggage space behind the seats.
NissanSentra: Moving up the Nissan lineup, you'll find the compact Nissan Sentra. If you're looking for a handsome sedan that can comfortably fit four adults (or five in a pinch), the Sentra is a good bet. It's fun to drive and reliable and gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity in all models except the base S. All models with the automatic transmission benefit from Nissan's safety suite called Safety Shield Technologies, which includes automatic emergency braking. Adaptive cruise and blind-spot monitoring are optional. The Nissan Sentra comes in three different engine variants: 1.8-liter inline-4 that makes 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, a 1.8-liter inline-4 that makes 124 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque and a 1.6 turbocharged inline-4 that makes 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Sentra can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.
NissanAltima: The Nissan Altima is Nissan's best-selling midsize sedan. It's tech-loaded with a variety of engine options, including Nissan's innovative 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that can change its compression ratio based on driving dynamics. This engine offers V6-like power (248 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque) while offering improved fuel economy. The other powertrain available on the Altima is a 2.5-liter normally aspirated 4-cylinder engine with 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. That 2.5-liter engine is also available with optional all-wheel-drive. Both engines use a continuously variable transmission. Inside, the Altima offers comfort and convenience (including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), plus it's enjoyable to drive. Nissan offers its suite of safety and its advanced cruise control, ProPilot Assist as standard on the SV, SL, and Platinum models.
NissanMaxima: At the top of the line is the Nissan Maxima, a full-size sedan with room for five and plenty of amenities. Nissan has been making the Maxima continuously since 1980. This generation of Maxima comes with a powerful V6 engine that makes 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Maxima has a continuously variable transmission.
While it may be appealing to think of the Maxima as a 4-door sports car (which has, in fact, been Maxima's longtime tagline), it's really more of a sporty entry-level luxury sedan that offers more than the competition. Even at its base level, the Maxima comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Nissan's suite of Sports Utility Vehicles offers room for 7- to 8- passengers, punchy engines and plenty of space for cargo. While some think they might not be the most exciting midsize or full-size SUVs out there, they're capable and understated in a crowded and highly competitive market. These models provide a wide range of features including all-wheel drive, good towing capability and 3-row seating.
NissanPathfinder: The Pathfinder is a mainstay in the 3-row SUV segment with a punchy 284-horsepower V6 engine as standard equipment. That engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission and puts out 259 lb-ft of torque. That output is good for towing as much as 6,000 pounds, which means if you need to tow a two-axle trailer, the Pathfinder might be the right choice for you.
Pathfinder comes with standard front-wheel-drive, but all-wheel drive is optional on all trim levels. Pathfinder can seat up to seven in its 3-row configuration, though the third row is more appropriate for smaller passengers like young kids. The second row of seats recline and slide to make climbing into the back a bit easier.
NissanArmada: As the range-topping full-size SUV from Nissan, the Armada offers seating for up to eight people and is essentially a more affordable Infiniti QX80. The Armada comes with just one engine, a beefy 5.6-liter V8 that makes 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds, which is what you'd expect from a large, body-on-frame full-size SUV. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels in the standard configuration. All-wheel drive is available on the Nissan Armada but does not come standard.
While third-row space isn't the most abundant in the Armada, you can opt for captain's chairs in the second row, eliminating the spot for the eighth passenger. That feature is only available on the higher trims of the Nissan Armada. In our tests, we thought the Nissan Armada carries its size well and is comfortable on long road trips.
In addition to these SUVs, Nissan offers a full range of car-based crossovers. That portfolio includes the subcompact entry-level Nissan Kicks, the slightly larger Nissan Rogue Sport and the compact Nissan Rogue.
Nissan offers a surprising array of trucks including the midsize Frontier, the full-size Titan pickup and the NV Series of vans. Most are big and powerful with the capability to haul, tow as much as 9,660 pounds, or carry up to 12 people. All of Nissan's Trucks are built on a rugged body-on-frame chassis and can be had with a variety setups. Most of the Nissan Trucks come with no frills, making them a good choice if you want something simple, flexible and work-ready.
NissanFrontier: The Nissan Frontier is Nissan's old-school durable, affordable midsize pickup that offers very basic truck features. With two body styles and two bed lengths available, Frontier comes with one of two engine options: a 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque or a 4.0-liter V6 that makes 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. Both engines get either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic.
For those looking for some off-road capability, the PRO-4X offers much more than just four-wheel-drive. It gets upgraded suspension, Bilstein high-pressure performance gas shock absorbers, skid plates, and all-terrain tires as well as an electronically locking rear differential.
NissanTitan: Next in the Nissan truck lineup is the Nissan Titan. In standard trim, the Titan gets a 5.6-liter gasoline V8 engine that puts out 390 horsepower and can tow up to 9,660 pounds. Step up to the Nissan Titan XD, and you have a truck that has nearly the same towing capacity as a heavy-duty pickup in a half-ton package. The Titan comes in a variety of cab layouts, but there are no other engine options. For truck buyers with an eye on durability, Titan also offers an impressive 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Like the Frontier, the Nissan Titan also can be outfitted with the optional PRO-4X off-road package. The Nissan Titan can be had in Single, Crew and King Cab layout.
NissanNV: If you're looking for a van that is flexible enough to carry up to 12 passengers or the ability to tow up to 9,400 pounds, the Nissan NV line, based on the Titan's chassis, might be right for you. At the entry of the NV line is the NV 1500, which can be built to haul cargo or passengers depending on the options you choose. The NV1500 comes with two engine options: a 4.0-liter V6 that makes 261 horsepower or a 5.6-liter V8, which produces 375 horsepower. Passenger options offer more than 300 seating configurations.
The NV van can be had in 1500, 2500 and 3500 configurations. Like the pickup trucks in Nissan's lineup, the Nissan NV line comes with a class-leading 5-year/100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Nissan builds a broad line of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans, from the compact Versa to the massive Titan XD pickup. The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles in the world, while legendary sports cars like the 370Z and GT-R reinforce the company's performance cred. However, the popular Altima and Sentra sedans, and the Rogue and Pathfinder SUVs, butter Nissan's daily bread.