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2013 Nissan Armada vs. Its Competition

 
2013 Nissan Armada
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The Armada is now the oldest full-size ute in the segment, and it's slipped behind some worthy competitors in features, fuel economy, and safety.

If you can downsize just a bit, we strongly prefer the likes of the Dodge Durango, a seven-seat ute with a great blend of on- and off-road talent, and available HEMI power.

The Toyota Sequoia has lagged in sales, but its performance is strong, though it looks a little more bulbous than the domestics.

The mainstays are vehicles like the Chevrolet Tahoe (and the long-wheelbase version, the Suburban) and its twin, the GMC Yukon.

They're still selling well, primarily because of their heritage and because they offer so many variants--long-wheelbase versions, hybrid versions, stripper models and luxurious Denali editions.

We also like Ford's Expedition, which also comes in short- and long-wheelbase versions; it's a little less potent than the biggest GM utes but it has good road manners and great features.

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7.4
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Rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain can only get you so far: the 2013 Nissan Armada falls behind the full-size SUV leaders in safety, features, and fuel economy.
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There's very little that's fresh or contemporary about the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, but they're tough, roomy, straightforward trucks that perform surprisingly well.
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A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to.
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The 2013 Ford Expedition stands as one of the most accommodating and well-designed of the mega-SUVs, although its styling and features have fallen a bit behind the curve.
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Large, capable, body-on-frame SUVs still have a place--especially if you're honed in on the 23-mpg, 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid Denali.
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The 2013 Toyota Sequoia promises--and delivers--traditional truck toughness, packing macho style and a big V-8, as well as space for up to eight; but it's mighty thirsty to be a everyday family vehicle.
MSRP From     
$36,890$40,405$29,795$40,605$41,760$42,455
Gas Mileage     
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door SV2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door SXT2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door 1500 SLERWD 5.7L SR5 (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
897888
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual Shift
 
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