Compare 2012 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2012 Nissan Armada vs 2012 Toyota Sequoia

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
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2012 Nissan Armada
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2012 Toyota Sequoia
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $47,525 $52,220
Armada 2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $41,252 $45,320
Armada 2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $36,298 $39,870
Armada 4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $50,162 $55,120
Armada 4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,889 $48,220
Armada 4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $41,389 $45,470
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4WD 4.6L SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sequoia 4WD 4.6L SR5 13 18 $40,181 $44,155
Sequoia 4WD 5.7L FFV Limited 13 17 $49,381 $54,265
Sequoia 4WD 5.7L FFV Platinum 13 17 $56,242 $61,805
Sequoia 4WD 5.7L FFV SR5 13 17 $40,751 $44,780
Sequoia 4WD 5.7L Limited 13 17 $49,381 $54,265
Sequoia 4WD 5.7L Platinum 13 17 $56,242 $61,805
Sequoia 4WD 5.7L SR5 13 17 $40,751 $44,780
Sequoia RWD 4.6L SR5 14 20 $37,247 $40,930
Sequoia RWD 5.7L Limited 13 18 $46,446 $51,040
Sequoia RWD 5.7L Platinum 13 18 $53,309 $58,580
Sequoia RWD 5.7L SR5 13 18 $37,815 $41,555
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,264
$47,525
$40,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,220
$52,220
$44,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$870 / month
$736 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason. 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. The 2012 Toyota Sequoia delivers traditional truck toughness, towing ability, and strong V-8 engines—plus the macho look to go with it.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
EPA Classification
- - Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 60.8 62.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.0 66.4
Passenger Capacity
9 8 8
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 32.2 35.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 48.8 50.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 64.7 66.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 35.9 36.0
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 61.4 61.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 63.7 66.0
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 41.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.3 79.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 - -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 77.2 77.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 123.2 122.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.8 10.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 207.7 205.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 35.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.5 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.5 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 20.0 18.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 55.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 36.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 56.7 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 20.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 97.1 120.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.2 13.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 28.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 20.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 40.8 39.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - 3.71
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - 17.3
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/60R20 P275/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/60R20 P255/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
QAN NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/60R20 P275/65R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 910 660
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 8200 6600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 15100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 4299 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2723 2779 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3399 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2949 2779 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- - 5920
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.0 12.3 14.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 385 @ 3400 327 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LMG NA NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.6L/339 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200 310 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13 13
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.82 3.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA 2.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52 1.40
Trans Type
6 5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.83 0.72
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.61 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.36 2.04
Trans Order Code
MYC NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - 4.30
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 1500 Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Nissan Armada Toyota Sequoia
Body Code
NA 123.2" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 0.91 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 2.93 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Self-Leveling Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 0.87 0.91
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 12.2 12.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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