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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,691 $46,120
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,809 $50,620
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $52,346 $56,670
2WD 4-Door SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $36,298 $39,870
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $41,252 $45,320
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $41,389 $45,470
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,889 $48,220
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $47,525 $52,220
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $50,162 $55,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,691
$36,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$39,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$665 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's lacking in some features and its interior is a bit cheap, but the 2012 Nissan Armada has rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 61.4
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 65.0
Third Leg Room (in) - 32.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.8
Third Head Room (in) - 35.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 63.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 192.4 207.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 77.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.7 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 123.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 79.3
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 9.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.3 56.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 55.8 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 28.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 20.0
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/50HR19 P265/70R18
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50HR19 P265/70R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4424 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2632
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/224 5.6L/339
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura ZDX Nissan Armada
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Body Code - 123.2" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 2.93
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 1
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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