Compare 2012 Nissan Armada vs 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

2012 Nissan Armada
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2WD 4-Door SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $36,298 $39,870
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $41,252 $45,320
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $41,389 $45,470
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,889 $48,220
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $47,525 $52,220
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $50,162 $55,120
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $36,042 $38,755
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,817 $42,815
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $40,831 $43,905
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,482 $46,755
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,262 $52,970
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
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
City
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 41.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.4 -
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
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
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 -
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 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 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 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
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
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P265/70R17
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 -
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
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2740 2778
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
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 Power Take Off
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Armada Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code
123.2" WB E52
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 1.10
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
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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