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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
2WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
4WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
4WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
2WD 4-Door XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $28,980 $31,345
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $33,518 $36,590
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $36,984 $40,690
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $35,258 $38,750
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $31,590 $34,245
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $36,114 $39,490
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $39,565 $43,590
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $37,839 $41,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,880
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,210
$31,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 28
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 20
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 40.83
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
Tires
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
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
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) - TBD - 600
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
Weight Information
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
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2624 2808
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3400 3500
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 13
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 2250
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200 300 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System NA SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 12
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.40
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Armada Ford Expedition
Body Code 123.2" WB 119" WB
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - - TBD -
 
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