Compare 2015 Ford Expedition vs 2015 Nissan Armada

2015 Ford Expedition
2015 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door King Ranch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 16 22 $54,467 $58,410
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $50,522 $54,180
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $55,363 $59,370
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 16 22 $41,576 $44,585
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 15 20 $57,190 $61,330
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 15 20 $53,358 $57,220
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Platinum 15 20 $58,197 $62,410
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 15 20 $44,303 $47,510
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 15 21 $56,939 $61,060
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $52,993 $56,830
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Platinum 15 21 $57,834 $62,020
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door XLT 15 21 $44,103 $47,295
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $59,661 $63,980
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $55,829 $59,870
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Platinum 14 20 $60,669 $65,060
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $46,831 $50,220
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $46,285 $49,880
Armada 2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $40,463 $43,600
Armada 2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $35,745 $38,510
Armada 4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $48,972 $52,780
Armada 4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,152 $46,500
Armada 4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $40,658 $43,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,467
$46,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,410
$49,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$974 / month
$831 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Expedition isn't totally new, but the much-needed refresh gives it heady twin-turbo power and a slick-riding adaptive suspension. The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 64.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.8
Passenger Capacity
8 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
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 65.1
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40
Third Hip Room (in)
50.2 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 207.7
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 77.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.2 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
119 123.2
Liftover Height (in)
34.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 79.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.3 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.6 20
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
55 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
13.1 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 12.6
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)
13.5 13.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 28
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 40.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/55SR20 P275/60HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/55SR20 P275/60HR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 8200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 8200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 820
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 820
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 8200
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2829 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2771 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4299
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3699
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
250 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 650
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
365 @ 5000 317 @ 5200
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 2500 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
99T NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 5.6 L/339
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.37
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Model
None None
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.83
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition Nissan Armada
Body Code
S S
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.15 2.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.15 2.94
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 11.8 (Est)
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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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