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

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
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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
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $36,042 $38,755
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $40,831 $43,905
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,262 $52,970
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,817 $42,815
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,482 $46,755
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $52,149 $56,075
Tahoe Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $49,111 $51,970
Tahoe Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $51,762 $54,775
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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

$36,042
$47,525
$40,181

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,755
$52,220
$44,155

Monthly Payment Estimate

$646 / month
$870 / month
$736 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
7.4
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space. 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

Third Head Room (in)

37.9 35.9 36.0

Front Hip Room (in)

60.3 61.4 61.5

Third Shoulder Room (in)

61.7 63.7 66.0

Second Leg Room (in)

39.0 41.9 36.5

Front Head Room (in)

41.1 39.7 38.3

Second Hip Room (in)

60.6 60.8 62.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 65.0 66.4

Passenger Capacity

9 8 8

Third Leg Room (in)

25.6 32.2 35.3

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 40.0 38.9

Third Hip Room (in)

49.1 48.8 50.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 64.7 66.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.8 42.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- - - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)

202.0 - -

Side Door Opening Height (in)

NA - -

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

9.1 - -

Height, Overall (in)

76.9 77.2 77.0

Step Up Height - Front (in)

NA - -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)

- TBD - - -

Wheelbase (in)

116.0 123.2 122.0

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

10.5 - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.0 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)

31.7 - -

Track Width, Front (in)

- 67.5 67.9

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)

NA - -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

49.1 - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

81.4 20.3 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

108.9 97.1 120.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

15.2 - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

16.9 20.0 18.9

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 55.1 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)

- TBD - - -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

41.7 36.5 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

49.4 - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

60.3 56.7 66.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)

NA - -

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location

- TBD - NA -

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA -

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA -

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

26 28.0 26.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

17.8 20.0 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.0 40.8 39.2

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion 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), Overall

- - 17.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- - 3.71

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2135 - TBD - -

Spare Tire Order Code

ZVL NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - TBD - -

Rear Tire Size

P265/70R17 P275/60R20 P275/65R18

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD - -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2135 - TBD - -

Rear Tire Order Code

QGI NA NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

2135 - 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

QGI NA NA

Trailering

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)

5500 8200 6600

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

825 910 660

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

7100 7300 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3200 3399 -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2778 2779 -

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

11000 15100 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

4100 4299 -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2670 2779 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- - 5920

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

16.6 12.3 14.3

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - - TBD - -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 130 180

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 650 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8 Gas V8

Fuel System

SFI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA -

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 13 13

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

17 15 15

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 19 18

Transmission

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 w/OD Automatic Automatic

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 -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.85 0.83 0.72

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- - 4.30

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Tahoe Nissan Armada Toyota Sequoia

Body Code

E52 123.2" WB -

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

46 - TBD - - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3400 - TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

5-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)

4100 - TBD - -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

46 - TBD - - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-floating - TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double-Wishbone Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.41 0.91 1.42

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

4200 - TBD - -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3250 - TBD - -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.08 2.93 -

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- - Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- - Double-Wishbone

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder Ladder -

Doors

Side Door Type

NA - -

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

11.0 12.2 12.2

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

2 1 1

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

-- --

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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