Best SUVs for the California Desert

SUV available in La Quinta, CA at Torre Nissan
OverviewDriving in the California Desert has its own unique trials. The heat makes interior comfort and climate control a vehicle commodity, while some of the more mountainous, dusty roads may be safer with a four-wheel drive SUV. Whether you’re looking to road trip to the dunes in a sporty subcompact SUV or drive your friends out to the golf course in a spacious full-size SUV, there is an SUV for all types of drivers from La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Indio, CA at Torre Nissan.

Lease a SUV at your local La Quinta, CA dealership.

Get a Quote!View Inventory

Nissan SUVs in La Quinta, CA

Nissan Rogue Sport

25/32 MPG141 HPInfo
The Nissan Rogue Sport is a subcompact SUV with one of the largest cargo capacities and passenger seats in its class. You can fit a lot in this guy whether the rear seats are up or folded down. You may find that it rides with a smaller, sedan-like feel as well, so maneuvering around any windy roads goes easy, and accelerating up to speed on Highway 111 of I-10 is a breeze. Of course, the Rogue Sport has air conditioning, but if you decide to go with the SV trim, you’ll get automatic climate control so the interior of your car is always the right temperature.
Learn About the Nissan Rogue Sport

Nissan Pathfinder

20/27 MPG260 HPInfo
A midsize SUV, the Nissan Pathfinder is bigger than the Nissan Rogue Sport, so is a good option if its more cargo room or passenger volume that you’re after. The Pathfinder can hold the whole family, or a big group of friends, comfortably with its seven-seat capacity, and towing a trailer down the road is nice and smooth. Plus, you’ll enjoy the interior of your car even more with the infotainment system that is now standard in the Nissan Pathfinder. Finally, don’t let this midsize SUV fool you when it comes to freeway driving. Its engine gets quality acceleration for its class with a powerful V6 engine.
Learn About the Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Armada

19/13 MPG317 HPInfo
If you’re really looking to go big for your Coachella Valley adventures, the Nissan Armada could be your match. The Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV that seats eight comfortably so that you can drive the family out to the golf course in Palm Desert or out to dinner in Indio. The Armada also has a powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine and is surprisingly agile for an SUV of its size.
Learn About the Nissan Armada

Test Drive a SUV: La Quinta, CA | Palm Desert, CA | Indio, CA

There is a lot to consider when deciding which SUV to get for your California Desert lifestyle. Once you’ve narrowed it down to which type of SUV you want, come by Torre Nissan to test drive the model you’re interested in. Nothing tells you more about a car than a drive out on the open road.
Sales: (760) 777-8999

Torre Nissan
79125 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253

View our Full La Quinta, CA Model Lineup