Compare 2010 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2009 Nissan Armada

2010 Chevrolet Suburban
2009 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $37,790 $40,635
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 9 16 $39,287 $42,245
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $40,436 $43,480
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $41,054 $44,145
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 9 14 $41,929 $45,085
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 9 16 $42,533 $45,735
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,700 $46,990
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 9 14 $45,179 $48,580
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,178 $52,880
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,731 $55,625
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
4WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
2WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
4WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
4WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,790
$33,880
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,635
$37,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban is a workhorse in the best sense; it's capable and handsome, too. Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 63.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 65.0
Passenger Capacity
9 8
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Liftover Height (in)
- 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 207.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr w/Hydroboost Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 28.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 3400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2915 2748
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 4300
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2931 2624
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 12.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI NA
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LMG VK56DE
Displacement
5.3L/325 5.6L/339
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.37
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.83
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Nissan Armada
Body Code
NA 123.2" WB
Body Style
4 Door 1500 Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.1 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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