Consumer Reports Recommends 2 Nissan SUVs and No Trucks for 2022

Nissan remains one of the most popular automakers in the world for 2022. However, the sedans and coupes are more well-reviewed than the SUVs and trucks. There are only a few Nissan options if you’re in the market for a new SUV or pickup truck. However, Consumer Reports only recommends buying two Nissan SUVs and no trucks for 2022.

Consumer Reports recommends 2 Nissan SUVs.

The 2022 Nissan Murano is one of only two Nissan SUVs Consumer Reports recommend.
2022 Nissan Murano | Nissan USA

Nissan sells a few different SUVs in 2022. The Nissan Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue, Rogue Sport, and Armada. Only two of those models are recommended by Consumer Reports. According to CR, only the Murano and Rogue Sport are worth buying from the Nissan SUV lineup. In other words, the Rogue and Armada aren’t worth the price tag.

Firstly, the Murano is an excellent and well-rounded SUV. CR gave it an overall score of 81 out of 100, making it the highest scored model of the Nissan lineup, including cars. CR recommends driving the Murano because of its reliability, comfort, and smooth ride. In addition, the Murano is affordable, especially compared to competing models in its class. For example, the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Jeep Grand Cherokee are more expensive.

Next, the Rogue Sport is a subcompact SUV, ranking second out of 14 models on CR’s rankings. It scored an overall rating of 77 out of 100 and a perfect predicted reliability score. The publication loves that it has a sportier drive than its big brother and highlights a “pleasant, composed ride.”

The 2022 Nissan Frontier is one of the pickup trucks Consumer Reports does not recommend buying.
2022 Nissan Frontier | Nissan

The automaker’s lineup features only two pickup trucks. One is the midsize Frontier, which is completely redesigned for 2022. The other is the full-size Titan, competing with the biggest names in the truck market. Of the two, CR rated the Titan slightly better than its smaller sibling. Overall, a 55 out of 100 rating makes it the fourth-best option on the list of full-size pickups. However, its 16 mpg overall, poor reliability, low owner satisfaction rating, and mediocre ride are its downfall.

Alternatively, the midsize Frontier scored just one less point overall. While the road test and owner satisfaction received high scores, the Frontier suffers from reliability issues. Additionally, the Titan’s same fuel economy problems detriment the midsize offering, especially when other pickups are going hybrid. In short, 18 mpg overall, a low ride quality, and a mid-level interior are too much to receive a recommendation. Even with the complete 2022 redesign, the 2022 Nissan Frontier falls short of other options.

What don’t Consumer Reports like about the Nissan Rogue and Armada SUVs?

Firstly, the larger Armada SUV received only a 55 out of 100 from CR. The large SUV is third on the list against competitors, beating six other options. However, CR only recommends buying the two highest-ranked options for large SUVs. Like with Nissan trucks, reliability and fuel economy are deciding factors. The 2022 Nissan Armada gets ten city and 20 highway mpg, which is abysmal. Overall, reliability and ride quality aren’t good enough to warrant the $50,000 price tag.

Alternatively, the 2022 Rogue is better but isn’t enough to gain a recommendation. Tenth out of 23 subcompact SUVs, the Rogue suffers in a few areas. Firstly, reliability seems to be a growing trend with the entire Nissan lineup. Next, ride quality and cargo space are average at best. Finally, the Rogue’s engine doesn’t have enough pep in its step to satisfy reviewers.

Consumer Reports only recommends 2 Nissan SUVs and no trucks

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For 2022, the Nissan lineup had a few drastic changes. However, it wasn’t enough for models like the Frontier midsize pickup. The popular publication doesn’t recommend buying any Nissan trucks, and only two out of four SUVs. Most of the problems with Nissan’s models come in the form of reliability. Additionally, larger models like the Armada, Frontier, and Titan are far behind rivals in fuel economy. That’s why Consumer Reports only recommends 2 Nissan SUVs and no trucks for 2022.

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