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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
2WD 4-Door SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $41,389 $45,470
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,889 $48,220
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $50,162 $55,120
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $47,525 $52,220
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $41,252 $45,320
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $36,298 $39,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,264
$36,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,220
$39,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$665 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason. 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 15 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 49.4 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Third Head Room (in) 38.1 35.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 63.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.0
Passenger Capacity 9 8
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 32.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
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) 31.8 - 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 - -
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 2 (ft³) 90.0 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
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 -
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 Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 28.0
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - 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) 2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2723 2632
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2949 2740
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 4299
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.0 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LMG NA
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.6L/339
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.36
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 Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.82
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
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 2.93
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
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 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
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
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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