Compare 2012 Nissan Armada vs 2012 Dodge Durango

2012 Nissan Armada
2012 Dodge Durango
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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 SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,298
$27,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,870
$28,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
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. Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 42.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.3
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 106.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.4 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 119.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.8 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
207.7 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
56.7 47.7
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 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.1 84.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - 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 1.3
Brake Type
Pwr 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 13.0 x 0.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28.0 24.6
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R18 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 930
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 6200
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2740 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4299 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2632 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3399 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 750
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
5.6L/339 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
Transmission
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.59
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.09
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Armada Dodge Durango
Body Code
123.2" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
2.93 -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 9.8
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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