2008 Nissan Armada vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Nissan Armada is still one of the best-looking full-size SUVs, but in performance, there are several better options.

The Armada's city fuel economy rating of only 12 mpg makes it one of the biggest gas guzzlers, even among full-size SUVs.

GM's full-size SUVs, including the Tahoe, were completely redesigned for 2007 and have much better handling, roomier interiors, and more fuel-efficient powertrains while still being as responsive.

Ford's Expedition has an especially well-designed interior, though its performance lags other competitors.

And the Toyota Sequoia is worth consideration, though it's new for the 2008 model year.

And for those looking for a more affordable choice, Dodge's Durango is almost as large as these full-size SUVs and offers comparable towing ability for a bargain price.

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Quick Specs
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.
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe stands out as a stylish, accomplished, and usable full-size sport utility vehicle.
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.
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
N/AN/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door SE2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door SXT2WD 4-Door XLTRWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SR5
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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