Compare 2012 Dodge Durango vs 2012 Nissan Armada

2012 Dodge Durango
2012 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
Durango 2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
Durango AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
Durango AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,576
$47,525
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,995
$52,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$870 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 65.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.2 -
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 63.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 123.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 79.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 207.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 77.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 56.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
13.0 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.3 13.8 x 1.2
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 28.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P275/60R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact P275/60R20
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P275/60R20
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 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
930 910
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 8200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4905 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2779
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2779
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 20 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.0 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 317 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.36
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.82
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Nissan Armada
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Body Code
- 123.2" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Self-Leveling
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 2.93
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 12.2
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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