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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 XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $34,242 $36,530
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $36,617 $39,140
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,196 $45,270
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,569 $46,780
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,881 $39,430
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $39,256 $42,040
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $44,835 $48,170
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,208 $49,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,298
$34,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,870
$36,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$609 / 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. If you're one of the few SUV fans left standing in the full-size arena, the 2012 Ford Expedition offers truck toughness in a well-rounded, well-featured SUV package.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 13 mpg 14 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) 39.7 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
Third Hip Room (in) 48.8 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 63.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 78.8
Track Width, Front (in) 67.5 -
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) - 34.8
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) - 48.2
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 34.6
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 0.9
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 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
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 28.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
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 - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2305
Rear Tire Order Code NA T5G
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P265/70R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 654
Spare Tire Size P265/70R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA T5G
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 - 9200
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 - 1380
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3399 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2740 2772
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15100 15000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4299 4250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2632 2777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 13.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 2250
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200 310 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 3400 365 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA 995
Displacement 5.6L/339 5.4L/330
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code NA 446
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 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Nissan Armada Ford Expedition
Body Code 123.2" WB 119" WB
Suspension
Axle Type - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Five-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 0.7
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 4250
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 34.9
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
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 2.93 3.31
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Fully Boxed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 1
Doors
Side Door Type - - TBD -
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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