Compare 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2011 Ford Expedition vs 2011 Nissan Armada

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2011 Ford Expedition
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2011 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $35,321 $37,980
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $39,831 $42,830
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $47,862 $51,465
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,097 $42,040
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,482 $45,680
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $50,750 $54,570
Tahoe Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $48,332 $51,145
Tahoe Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $50,982 $53,950
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2WD 4-Door King Ranch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,552 $46,755
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,397 $45,485
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $33,951 $36,205
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $36,326 $38,815
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,191 $49,655
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $45,036 $48,385
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,590 $39,105
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $38,965 $41,715
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $46,316 $50,890
Armada 2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $39,726 $43,640
Armada 2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $35,043 $38,490
Armada 4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $48,953 $53,790
Armada 4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $42,362 $46,540
Armada 4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $40,134 $44,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,321
$43,552
$46,316
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,980
$46,755
$50,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$779 / month
$848 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. For those who have to haul people and tow, the 2011 Ford Expedition provides truck toughness in a well-rounded wagon. 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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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
60.3 60.2 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 51.9 63.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 39.1 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 59.9 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 63.2 65.0
Passenger Capacity
9 8 8
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 37.7 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 50.2 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.3 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 8.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 77.2 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 119.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 8.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 78.8 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 39.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 56.7 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.7 34.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 206.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- - 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
- - 207.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- - 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 49.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 82.5 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 108.3 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 13.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 18.6 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 34.6 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 55.0 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.6
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.8 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 28.0 28.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 20.0 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.8 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/55R20 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 654 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/55R20 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-size P275/60R20
Front Tire Order Code
QGI NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 9200 8200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
825 1380 910
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7300 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2889 2809 2779
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 15000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2747 2802 2779
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 13 12.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 2250 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 365 @ 3600 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LMG 995 NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.4L/330 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 310 @ 5100 317 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.34 2.36
Trans Order Code
MYC NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.17 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52 1.52
Trans Type
6 6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.86 0.83
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Ford Expedition Nissan Armada
Body Code
E52 119" WB 123.2" WB
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link Self-Leveling
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 0.71 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Independent - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.42 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 3500 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.31 2.93
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11 11.6 12.4
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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