The big, big Nissan Armada is far from alone in the large-SUV segment.
They're still selling well, primarily because of their heritage and because they offer so many variants--long-wheelbase versions, hybrid versions, stripper models and luxurious Denali editions.
We also like Ford's Expedition, which also comes in short- and long-wheelbase versions; it's a little less potent than the biggest GM utes but it has good road manners and great features.
The Toyota Sequoia has lagged in sales, but its performance is strong, though it looks a little more bulbous than the domestics.
If you can downsize just a bit, we strongly prefer the likes of the Dodge Durango, a seven-seat ute with a great blend of on- and off-road talent, and available HEMI power.
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|2012 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door SV||2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door SXT||2WD 4-Door XL||RWD 4.6L SR5 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle|
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|2012 Nissan Armada vs. 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe||2012 Nissan Armada vs. 2012 Dodge Durango||2012 Nissan Armada vs. 2012 Ford Expedition||2012 Nissan Armada vs. 2012 Toyota Sequoia|