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Compare 2009 Nissan Armada vs 2008 Dodge Durango

2009 Nissan Armada
2008 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
Armada 2WD 4-Door LE FFV 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
Armada 2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
Armada 2WD 4-Door SE FFV 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
Armada 4WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
Armada 4WD 4-Door LE FFV 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
Armada 4WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
Armada 4WD 4-Door SE FFV 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
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2WD 4-Door Adventurer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
Durango 2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
Durango 4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
Durango 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Durango 4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
Durango 4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,016
$29,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,060
$32,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$751 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 34.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 48.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 39.2
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 58.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 59.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.4 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
207.7 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 74.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
56.7 68.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.1 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.5 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
20.3 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.1 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 13.8 x .87
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28.0 27
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.86
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R20 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/60R20 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R20 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
910 590
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9100 5900
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7150 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2769 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2789 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4941
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
5.6L/339 4.7L/287
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 230 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 290 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
VK56DE EVE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.67
Trans Order Code
NA DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Armada Dodge Durango
Body Code
123.2" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Self-Leveling Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Torsion Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -

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