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Nissan SUV Comparison: 2020 Nissan Armada Vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan SUV Comparison: 2020 Nissan Armada Vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Michigan motorists in the Jackson area can turn to Nissan when searching for a spacious and versatile three-row vehicle. Nissan boasts two well-equipped models that may fit the bill for your large or growing family seeking three-row seating. The 2020 Nissan Armada is the automaker's largest SUV, while the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a mid-size crossover that's also mighty roomy and practical for Michigan families.

Whether you're after a smooth-riding and fuel-efficient crossover or a rugged, V8-powered SUV, Jackson Nissan is your source for both of these vehicles near Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our new and used car dealership in Jackson, MI, proudly stocks the entire Nissan SUV and crossover lineup!

Maybe you're a Nissan fan, or you've simply noticed that the automaker offers two smart options in the three-row crossover and SUV segment. Either way, we invite you to discover the new Pathfinder and Armada models here on our website.

Let our Nissan specialists go over some of the key differences between Nissan's roomy and refined Armada and Pathfinder models right now. Then, you can schedule a test drive or stop by to see the extensive range of new SUVs for sale.

Differences Between Nissan's 2020 Pathfinder & Armada

The Nissan Armada and Pathfinder models are the answer to many families' transportation needs. Both of these rides present standard three-row seating plus generous cargo space. The mid-size Pathfinder comes fitted with seven seats, while the full-size Armada gains one extra seat for a total of eight.

Behind the third row of seating, you'll notice that these Nissan CUV and SUV models feature similar cargo volume. In fact, at 16.5 cubic feet versus 16.2 cubic feet, the Armada boasts just slightly more space for your gear when all seats are upright, compared to the Pathfinder.

Fold down the second and third rows of seating in each Nissan model and the Armada's more extensive overall interior volume presents you with a bit more maximum cargo capacity. Still, the mid-size Pathfinder punches above its weight in both seating space and cargo volume and is a smart choice for many families!

Next, we'll review the road manners and personalities of these two popular Nissan automobiles. While these utility vehicles provide similar capability and flexibility in many ways, they accomplish it in distinct ways. The 2020 Pathfinder is a mid-size crossover SUV with a unibody construction, V6 engine and Nissan's Xtronic CVT that together provide a smooth and efficient ride for you and your precious cargo. As Nissan's full-size SUV, the 2020 Armada is built with a body-on-frame construction that's more truck-like, compared to the Pathfinder's car-like ride.

Where the Pathfinder utilizes a virtually gearless transmission and Nissan's tried-and-true 3.5-liter 'VQ' V6 engine, the Armada boasts standard V8 performance. As the larger and heavier vehicle, the Armada's 390-hp certainly comes in handy in all road situations. Even with the horsepower and torque disparity between the Armada's V8 and Pathfinder's V6, both of these Nissan's provide impressive towing capability!

The Nissan specialists here at Jackson Nissan encourage drivers shopping for a new family SUV to consider both the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and Armada.

If extensive seating capacity matched with a smooth and efficient ride is what you value, then you may prefer the more affordable Pathfinder. With its lower starting price, there's always room for upgrades, while still keeping the price of your new Pathfinder lower than a comparable Armada.

The 2020 Nissan Armada might be your preferred option if you're seeking rugged SUV styling, V8 performance and greater curb appeal. It's also your answer if you're after eight seats plus as much passenger and cargo space as you can find within the Nissan lineup!

Take a look at the comparison table below and reach out to the Jackson Nissan sales staff if you'd like more assistance with your new SUV search around Chelsea, MI.

2020 Nissan Armada
2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Armada SV Vehicle Comparison Nissan Pathfinder SV
$47,100 Starting MSRP* $34,470
5.6-liter V8: 390 hp Engine & Performance 3.5-liter V6: 284 hp
7-speed automatic Transmission Xtronic CVT
14/19 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Highway) 20/27 mpg
RWD, with AWD Available Drivetrain FWD, with AWD Available
8,500 lbs Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs
154 cubic feet Passenger Volume 138 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet Standard Cargo Volume 16.2 cubic feet
95.4 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 79.5 cubic feet
Features On The Armada
Available Features
Features On The Pathfinder
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • RearView Monitor
  • Front and Rear Sonar System
  • Transmission temperature gauge
  • LED low-beam headlights with integrated signature
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • 10-way power driver's seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • Second-row 60/40 split fold-down bench seat
  • Third-row 60/40 split fold-down bench seat
  • NissanConnect® 8" touch-screen display
  • Nissan Navigation System
  • Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • RearView Monitor
  • Rear Sonar System
  • Intelligent Auto Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar
  • 2nd-row 60/40 split fold-flat bench seat
  • EZ FLEX® Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE®
  • 3rd-row 50/50 split fold-flat reclining bench seat
  • NissanConnect® 8" touch-screen display
  • Advanced Drive-Assist® Display

Secure Financing Through Jackson Nissan

If you're looking for a versatile, quality-built ride that provides comfortable seating for your crew, you can't go wrong with either the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder or the 2020 Nissan Armada. In the comparison table above, we pitted the Armada SV against the Pathfinder SV, both in two-wheel drive form, but there is a range of other trims to consider, as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) editions.

As you shop our online inventory of new Nissan SUVs for sale, don't hesitate to also apply for financing or view our latest Nissan lease offers. We're home to competitive vehicle pricing, and we take your savings one step further with favorable lease and finance packages. If you're thinking about trading in and trading up to a new Nissan crossover or SUV, get a no-obligation vehicle appraisal through our online form.

Nissan motorists in Jackson, MI, and surrounding communities can rely on our auto dealership for complete auto care, too. Turn to our Nissan service center for the routine maintenance your new Armada or Pathfinder requires, including express services like oil changes, fluid top-offs, filter replacement and even multi-point inspections.

Shop for a new Nissan from the comfort of your Ann Arbor area home right now and contact our team with any questions about our new SUV lineup!

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*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.