2009 Nissan Armada vs. Its Competition

2009 Nissan Armada SE

Some of the SUVs mentioned here offer better performance than the 2009 Nissan Armada, but the Armada has them beat when it comes to looks.

The Toyota Sequoia is worth consideration, but for those wanting a more affordable choice, the Dodge Durango is almost as large as these full-size SUVs and offers comparable towing ability for a bargain price.

Ford's Expedition has an especially well-designed interior, though its performance lags other competitors.

GM's full-size SUVs, including the Tahoe, were completely redesigned for 2007 and have much better handling, roomier interiors, and more fuel-efficient powertrains while still being as responsive.

The Armada's city fuel economy rating of only 12 mpg makes it one of the biggest gas-guzzlers, even among full-size SUVs; if that gets to you, you might especially want to take a look at the new Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

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Quick Specs
7.8
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.
8.2
For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
7.0
If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
8.2
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
8.2
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
MSRP From    
$37,210$36,965$27,335$31,345$34,150
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
N/AN/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door SE2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door SXT2WD 4-Door XLTRWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 (Natl)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
89558
Passenger Doors    
4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SR5
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD