Compare 2008 Dodge Durango vs 2009 Nissan Armada

2008 Dodge Durango
2009 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
4WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
2WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
4WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
4WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,098
$33,880
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,335
$37,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$456 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price. Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 41.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 65.0
Third Leg Room (in)
34.4 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.1 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
39.2 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.7 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 63.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
119.2 123.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 79.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 207.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.3 77.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.4 56.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 55.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
102.4 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.1 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.1 13.8 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x .87 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 28.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.86 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
385 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3850 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4625 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4300
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2624
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 15100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2748
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 317 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EKG VK56DE
Displacement
3.7L/226 5.6L/339
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.37
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.92 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.83
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Nissan Armada
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Body Code
- 123.2" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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