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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $37,450 $40,055
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $39,084 $41,850
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $40,089 $42,955
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $41,723 $44,750
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $44,608 $47,920
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $45,981 $49,430
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $47,247 $50,820
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $48,620 $52,330
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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
$37,450
$36,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,055
$39,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$668 / month
$665 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Expedition EL offers the most full-size truck XXXXXXXtoughness in a well-rounded, well-featured SUV package. 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 14 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 59.9 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 65.0
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Third Leg Room (in) NA 32.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.8
Third Head Room (in) NA 35.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.2 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 63.7
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.1 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 51.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.8 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.7 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 35.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 221.3 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 77.7 77.2
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.8
Length, Overall (in) - 207.7
Liftover Height (in) - 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 130.8 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 60.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 85.5 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.3 20.3
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 33.5 28.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.9 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 45.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 20.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P275/65R18 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code T8B NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P275/65R18 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size NA P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code T8B NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 1335 - 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) 8900 - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2893 2740
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2951 2632
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7540 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 3399
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.0 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @ 3600 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 995 NA
Displacement 5.4L/330 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.83
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.36
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Code 131" WB 123.2" WB
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition EL Nissan Armada
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.7 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 2.93
Axle Type - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Fully Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 12.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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