2023 Pathfinder Interior with optional 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs[[159]]

Look, we get it: you’ve got kids, and their teammates to take to soccer. You want to drive your adventure seeking friends up to a trail. You’re taking the family, including grandma and your non-driving nephew, to a family gathering. You need seats and plenty of them. Expansive seating and cargo space can help make carpooling, weekend getaways, traveling with mountain bikes or snowboards, comfortable and convenient. Nissan 3rd-row SUVs accommodate both passengers and cargo comfortably.

What Nissan Vehicles have 3rd Row Seating?

With popular Nissan models like the Pathfinder, Murano, Armada, and Rogue, you may be wondering how these CUVs and SUVs compare when it comes to seating capacity.

The Nisan Pathfinder and Armada full-size SUVs both come standard with 3rd-row seating [[23]].The Pathfinder and Armada also have impressive towing capability[[114]] and a variety of available safety technologies.

The Nissan Rogue mid-size crossover does not feature 3rd-row seating, but still provides a spacious and comfortable travel experience for the whole family with premium features and ample legroom.

Similarly, the Nissan Murano mid-size crossover SUV has 2nd-row seating with seating capacity for up to five passengers. Even though the Murano is not part of the Nissan 3rd row SUV lineup, it has 67 cubic feet of cargo space making it an excellent choice for a spacious SUV [[23]].

Nissan SUV & CUV Seating Capacity Comparison

● Pathfinder full-size SUV: 3rd-row seating for up to 7 or 8

● Armada full-size SUV: 3rd-row seating for up to 8

● Murano mid-size crossover SUV: 2nd-row seating for up to 5

● Rogue compact crossover SUV: 2nd-row seating for up to 5

● Rogue Sport compact crossover SUV: 2nd-row seating for up to 5

Nissan Pathfinder: 3rd Row Seating SUV for 7 or 8

The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder is a three-row full-size SUV that gives you the ability to fit up to 8 people. If you're looking for the ultimate full-house comfort experience, you can opt for 2nd-row captain's chairs and seat seven. There's even a removable center console for easy access. [[159]]

Front View Of Nissan Pathfinder Interior Seats
Nissan Pathfinder Seating for 7 or 8

Leave no device uncharged with two USB ports per row, including an advanced USB-C port in the first and second rows. There’s even a 120-V outlet in the second row, so everyone aboard will be happy. All passengers can also enjoy premium sound with 13 speakers and Acoustic Waveguide Technology, the available Bose Premium Audio System fills the air with crisp, clear highs and rich, deep bass.[[159]]

With the EZ FLEX® 2nd-row seating system, the 2nd-row chairs slide forward and tilt in two simple moves, and can be accessed from either side of the vehicle. Easy access, even with a child seat in place.

With Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, there are three separate climate zones. Finding a happy temperature doesn't need to be the topic of the car ride anymore.

With this much space, style and comfort, you might never want to go outside [[159]].

Nissan Armada: Full-Size SUV seating for up to 8

The capable Armada is Nissan's largest third row SUV with seating for up to eight. The available second-row captain's chairs give your passengers more room and access to central storage.[[23]]

Side View Of Nissan Armada 8 Seater

Nissan Armada Seating for up to 8

If you need to move larger items, simply lower the second and third row to give yourself an impressive 95.4 cu.ft. of cargo space. Alongside the Armada's spacious interior are incredible accessibility features that make accessing the space and loading it up easy.[[23]] For example, with the push of a button, the available power liftgate, gives you access to the wide rear hatch opening. [[159]]

When it comes to driver assist and safety technologies, Standard Safety Shield® 360 brings an impressive suite of driver assist technologies to every Armada. Standard Safety Shield 360 features on every Nissan Armada can monitor in front of you, behind you, and to the sides to help keep you safe.

If you are the outdoorsy type looking to tow a trailer or boat, the Armada offers up to 8,500 lbs. of standard towing and a standard tow hitch receiver. If you prefer your camping, the Armada has a variety of available accessories such as the dealer-installed 10 ft. by 10 ft. Hatch Tent that sleeps 5 and can be connected directly to the rear hatch of your Armada. [[114]][[23]]

Treat the entire family to the most comfortable Armada we've ever designed. With available leather-appointed seating, second-row optional captain's chairs, three rows of seats, and ample storage, you're road-trip-ready.[[23]]

Nissan Pathfinder vs Armada: Pricing, Specs, Towing Capacity & Seating

Engine 3.5 DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine
5.6 liter Endurance V8 Engine
Horsepower 284 HP
400 HP
MPG City/Highway
20/27 [[1631]]
Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]] Up to 6,000 lbs. [[114]]
Up to 8,500 lbs.[[114]]
Cargo (All Seats Up)[[23]]    16.6 cu.ft.
16.5 cu. ft.
Cargo (2Nd Seat Folded)[[23]] 45.0 cu.ft.
49.9 cu. ft.
Cargo (3Rd Seat Folded)[[23]] 80.5 cu.ft.
95.4 cu. ft.
Up to 8 Up to 8

Which 3rd Row SUV is Right for You?

Both 3rd-row SUVs, Pathfinder and Armada have ample cargo space and seating for up to 8 with optional captain's chairs. Selecting which Nissan SUV is right for you depends on your lifestyle.

The ruggedly redesigned Pathfinder's new 9-speed automatic transmission helps deliver quick response and enhanced control while also maximizing fuel efficiency. [[1631]] Paddle shifters put quick shifts at your fingertips.

If you're looking for more power, and more towing capacity, consider the Armada. Its V8 engine delivers strong performance to better tread through off-road trails and hauls up to 8,500 lbs. [[114]] The Armada is also Nissan's largest SUV and offers more storage space than the Pathfinder. [[23]]

Both the Pathfinder and Armada make powerful and comfortable 3rd row SUVs. Which capable SUV will you choose? 

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