2011 Nissan Armada vs. Its Competition

2011 Nissan Armada 2WD 4-door SV Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Of this group, the Nissan Armada is still, to most, the best-looking, and it has a strong V-8, but in most other respects the rivals have it beat.

The Toyota Sequoia became bigger and burlier with the last redesign of the full-size Titan, but it's a bit of a gas-guzzler with either of its V-8 engines.

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 continue to stand out for their excellent handling and fuel-efficient powertrains, while still being as responsive if not downright powerful.

The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid might be worth consideration if you just can't get past the fuel economy issue.

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Rugged good looks and a strong powertrain make the 2011 Nissan Armada desirable, but compared to other large SUVs its lacking in most other respects.
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The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe is very comfortable, capable vehicle, built on tough, traditional building blocks; and especially in the sophisticated Tahoe Hybrid, it's no dinosaur.
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For those who have to haul people and tow, the 2011 Ford Expedition provides truck toughness in a well-rounded wagon.
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The 2011 Toyota Sequoia offers good towing ability, powerful V-8 engines, and a macho, over-the-top look, though in most other respects its hard to make a practical case.
MSRP From   
$38,490$37,980$36,205$40,930
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door SV2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door XLRWD V8 6-Speed AT SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
8958
Passenger Doors   
4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility4 Door Sport Utility4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic