Compare 2009 Nissan Armada vs 2008 Dodge Durango

2009 Nissan Armada
2008 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
4WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
2WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
4WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
4WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,880
$25,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,210
$27,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$456 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 34.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 48.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 39.2
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 58.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 59.6
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
207.7 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 74.3
Liftover Height (in)
35.4 NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
56.7 68.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.1 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.5 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
20.3 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.1 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 13.8 x .87
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 -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28.0 27
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.86
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3850
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 385
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2624 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2748 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4625
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
5.6L/339 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
VK56DE EKG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.92
Summary
Body Code
123.2" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Armada Dodge Durango
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Torsion Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -

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