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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 $40,799 $43,870
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $44,295 $47,630
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $52,791 $56,765
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $43,444 $46,715
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $46,941 $50,475
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $55,581 $59,765
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $42,296 $45,480
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $45,774 $49,220
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $44,937 $48,320
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $48,420 $52,065
2WD 4-Door SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $33,588 $36,890
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $38,398 $42,180
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $45,016 $49,460
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $38,588 $42,390
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $41,035 $45,080
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $47,653 $52,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,799
$33,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,870
$36,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$731 / month
$615 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a traditional large SUV -- handsome and straightforward in design, purpose, and performance. Rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain can only get you so far: the 2013 Nissan Armada falls behind the full-size SUV leaders in safety, features, and fuel economy.
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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
Second Hip Room (in) 61.80 60.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 65.000
Passenger Capacity 9 8
Third Leg Room (in) 34.90 32.200
Second Head Room (in) 38.50 40.000
Third Hip Room (in) 49.40 48.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 64.700
Front Leg Room (in) 41.30 41.800
Third Head Room (in) 38.10 35.900
Front Hip Room (in) 60.50 61.400
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.70 63.700
Second Leg Room (in) 39.50 41.900
Front Head Room (in) 41.10 39.700
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 130.00 123.200
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.50 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.10 79.300
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.80 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.40 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.10 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.80 77.200
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.500
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.800
Length, Overall (in) - 207.700
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 20.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.40 36.500
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.60 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 56.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.10 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 101.80 20.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 97.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 35.60 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.800 x 1.200
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 12.600 x 0.600
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31.0 28.000
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 40.800
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 20.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 20.000
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A N/A
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A N/A
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 N/A N/A
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Trailering
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) 765 910
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 8200
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2724 2632
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2950 2740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.0 12.300
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 13
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.7 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.0 3.827
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.5 1.520
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 0.834
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.1 2.613
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.4 2.368
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.2 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Nissan Armada
Body Code NA 123.2" WB
Suspension
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 0.910
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 2.937
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 0.870
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.7 12.2
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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