Compare 2008 Ford Expedition vs 2008 Nissan Armada

2008 Ford Expedition
2008 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $33,518 $36,590
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $36,984 $40,690
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $35,258 $38,750
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $28,980 $31,345
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $36,114 $39,490
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $39,565 $43,590
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $37,839 $41,650
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $31,590 $34,245
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $35,940 $39,240
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $39,392 $43,340
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $37,666 $41,400
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $32,203 $34,870
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $38,535 $42,140
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $41,973 $46,240
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $40,247 $44,300
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $34,813 $37,770
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2WD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $38,234 $42,000
Armada 2WD 4-Door LE FFV 12 18 $38,234 $42,000
Armada 2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $32,325 $35,500
Armada 2WD 4-Door SE FFV 12 18 $32,325 $35,500
Armada 4WD 4-Door LE 12 17 $40,780 $44,800
Armada 4WD 4-Door LE FFV 12 17 $40,780 $44,800
Armada 4WD 4-Door SE 12 17 $34,871 $38,300
Armada 4WD 4-Door SE FFV 12 17 $34,871 $38,300

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,518
$38,234

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,590
$42,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$610 / month
$700 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row. The 2008 Nissan Armada has hunky good looks and a buff V-8 engine, but there are more roomier and more useful options among the big utes.

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Fuel Economy

City

12 mpg 12 mpg

Highway

18 mpg 18 mpg

Vehicle

Rear Door Type

Liftgate -

Number of Passenger Doors

- 4

Interior Dimensions

Third Hip Room (in)

50.2 48.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

63.7 64.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.1 41.8

Third Head Room (in)

38.3 35.9

Front Hip Room (in)

60.2 61.4

Third Shoulder Room (in)

51.9 63.7

Second Leg Room (in)

39.1 41.9

Passenger Capacity

8 8

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 41.0

Second Hip Room (in)

59.9 60.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.2 65.0

Third Leg Room (in)

37.7 32.2

Second Head Room (in)

39.8 40.0

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in)

39.2 -

Step Up Height - Side (in)

- TBD - -

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

56.7 - TBD -

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

34.4 -

Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)

206.5 -

Side Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - -

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.7 -

Height, Overall (in)

77.2 77.2

Step Up Height - Front (in)

- TBD - -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

34.6 - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)

48.3 -

Wheelbase (in)

119.0 123.2

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

8.7 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.8 79.3

Side Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - -

Liftover Height (in)

- 35.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

- 67.5

Track Width, Front (in)

- 67.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 9.8

Length, Overall (in)

- 207.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

55.0 56.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)

NA -

Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)

NA -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

49.2 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

82.5 20.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

108.3 97.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

13.1 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

18.6 20.0

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 55.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 36.5

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

44.4 - TBD -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.5 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.2

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

28 28.0

Fuel Tank Location

Midship NA

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

NA - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

42.16 - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

20 20.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.83 40.8

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

654 - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P265/70R17 P265/60R20

Front Tire Order Code

T5N NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2305 - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

654 - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P265/70R17 P265/60R20

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

654 - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2305 - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

T5N NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

2305 - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P265/70R17 P265/60R20

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

6000 - TBD -

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

600 - TBD -

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3500 3400

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

11800 15100

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2741 2789

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

7400 7150

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

4250 4300

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2808 2769

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 20 x 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 20 x 8

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 20 x 8

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

13 12.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Watts

2250 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 130

Engine

Engine Type

Gas V8 Gas V8

Fuel System

SEFI - TBD -

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

365 @ 3750 385 @ 3400

Engine Order Code

995 VK56DE

Displacement

5.4L/330 5.6L/339

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

300 @ 5000 317 @ 5200

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

12 12

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

18 18

Transmission

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.17 3.83

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.52

Trans Type

6 5

Trans PTO Access

NA NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.83

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.40 - TBD -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.34 2.37

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Expedition Nissan Armada

Body Code

119" WB 123.2" WB

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3500 - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.31 - TBD -

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

34.9 - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3500 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Self-Leveling

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.87

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

4250 - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

34.9 - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Independent - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.4 0.91

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

4250 - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type

Fully Boxed Ladder

Doors

Side Door Type

- TBD - -

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