Compare 2009 Nissan Armada vs 2008 Ford Expedition

2009 Nissan Armada
2008 Ford Expedition
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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 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $28,980 $31,345
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $31,590 $34,245
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $33,518 $36,590
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $35,258 $38,750
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $36,114 $39,490
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $36,984 $40,690
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $37,839 $41,650
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $39,565 $43,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,880
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,210
$31,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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. The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 63.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.1
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 60.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 78.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
207.7 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 77.2
Liftover Height (in)
35.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 119.0
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 48.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 39.2
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 34.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
56.7 55.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
20.3 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.1 108.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power 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)
12.6 x 0.6 13.5 x - TBD -
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)
28.0 28
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.16
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 20
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 40.83
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T5G
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2305
Front Tire Size
P265/70R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 654
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R18 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA T5G
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2305
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 654
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2305
Trailering
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)
- TBD - 6000
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)
- TBD - 600
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2624 2808
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15100 11800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2748 2741
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 4250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 2250
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 300 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
NA SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 365 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
VK56DE 995
Displacement
5.6L/339 5.4L/330
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.52
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
123.2" WB 119" WB
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Armada Ford Expedition
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 34.9
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 4250
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- - TBD -

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