Compare 2012 Ford Expedition vs 2012 Nissan Armada

2012 Ford Expedition
2012 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $34,242 $36,530
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $36,617 $39,140
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,881 $39,430
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $39,256 $42,040
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,196 $45,270
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,569 $46,780
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $44,835 $48,170
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,208 $49,680
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2WD 4-Door SV
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
$34,242
$36,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,530
$39,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$665 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're one of the few SUV fans left standing in the full-size arena, the 2012 Ford Expedition offers truck toughness 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
City
14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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)
39.8 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
NA 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 63.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 123.2
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)
34.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
206.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 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 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)
34.6 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
55.0 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.5 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.3 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
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)
28.0 28.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 20.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 - TBD -
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)
1380 - 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)
9200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2777 2632
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2772 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
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.83
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
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Code
119" WB 123.2" WB
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition 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
3.31 2.93
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-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
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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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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