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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $41,389 $45,470
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,889 $48,220
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $50,162 $55,120
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $47,525 $52,220
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $41,252 $45,320
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $36,298 $39,870
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $36,042 $38,755
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $40,831 $43,905
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,262 $52,970
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,817 $42,815
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,482 $46,755
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $52,149 $56,075
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,298
$36,042
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,870
$38,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$646 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 65.2
Third Leg Room (in) 32.2 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) 48.8 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity 8 9
Third Head Room (in) 35.9 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 60.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 123.2 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 79.0
Track Width, Front (in) 67.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.8 -
Length, Overall (in) 207.7 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 77.2 76.9
Liftover Height (in) 35.4 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 202.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 9.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 10.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 56.7 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.5 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 20.3 81.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 97.1 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.0 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2 13.0 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) 12.6 x 0.6 13.6 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 26
Fuel Tank Location NA - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 17.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2135
Rear Tire Order Code NA QGI
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2135
Front Tire Size P265/70R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R18 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA QGI
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2135
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZVL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R18 P265/70R17
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 - 825
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 - 5500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15100 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4299 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2632 2670
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3399 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2740 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 3400 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LMG
Displacement 5.6L/339 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200 320 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 15
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.53
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Armada Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code 123.2" WB E52
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 2.93 3.08
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 1.10
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 11.0
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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