Compare 2008 Ford Expedition vs 2009 Nissan Armada

2008 Ford Expedition
2009 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $28,980 $31,345
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $31,590 $34,245
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $33,518 $36,590
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $35,258 $38,750
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $36,114 $39,490
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $36,984 $40,690
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $37,839 $41,650
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $39,565 $43,590
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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
$28,980
$33,880
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,345
$37,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$620 / 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. 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
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)
NA 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
NA 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 63.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.0
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 65.0
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 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)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 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 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
T5G 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 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R18
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 2748
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7400 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 4300
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2808 2624
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
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 NA
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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 Double-Wishbone
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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