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2009 Nissan Armada

2008 Dodge Durango

  2009 Nissan Armada SE 2008 Dodge Durango SXT
MSRP
$37,210
$27,335
Invoice $33,880 $25,098
MPG
City/Highway
12/18 13/19
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line 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. Read Full Review If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Seating position
  • Towing capacity
  • Powertrain performance

Dislikes:

  • Expensive
  • Clumsy handling
  • Obscured rearward visibility
  • Very poor fuel economy
  • Subpar interior materials

Likes:

  • Comfortable seating
  • Features—like MyGIG—stray from the norm

Dislikes:

  • Slightly smaller than the full-size utes, but not any more maneuverable
  • Bouncy ride and queasy handling
  • V-6 doesn’t offer any fuel-economy advantage
  • High loading height in back
Crash Test Ratings
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