Please strike Number 2 off your list. I have a very poor recommendation for Nissan after having 2 myself. They suffered a lot of very expensive and ridiculous problems under normal care and low miles. I can elaborate if you like, but I highly HIGHLY suggest steering very clear of Nissan. Please, please, for your own sanity steer clear. Even the folks I have warned about Nissan who bought them anyway, they too ended up with stupid mega problems, so do yourself a favor now…please…seriously.
That out of the way. I can’t recommend the Jeep brand enough. I currently drive a Renegade and am very pleased with it but, this is a new car and a year old now, so take that for what you will. However, in my research of the Jeep brand, and knowing several others that have had them in and outside of the family, they all have nothing bad to say, especially for the Cherokee models. I’d say out here where I live there are probably a good 20% of cars I see all Jeep brand. That says something.
I don’t see a lot of Land Rovers…the folks out my way prefer Wranglers, Patriots, or Cherokees. Wranglers are amazing but they don’t get great gas mileage and they aren’t, I don’t think, your ideal family car unless you child is grown up enough that it doesn’t require you towing pack-and-plays, strollers, and half of your baby’s room along every trip. A Cherokee would do you well and they look sassy, and have plenty of room for family and half the babies room.
I live out in the country on gravel roads, and we very rarely shovel our 400 foot driveway. The side roads out here very seldom get plowed at all so we too require a 4X4. I don’t know how anyone gets to work without all wheel drive out here. We just make our own path and it works. My husband drives a Chevy Silverado…that doesn’t help you any but I figured you should know what he got to replace his Nissan Titan. I replaced a Nissan Murano…happiest days, man, happiest days getting away from the Nissan brand.