The Armada is now the oldest full-size ute in the segment, and it's slipped behind some worthy competitors in features, fuel economy, and safety.
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.
The Toyota Sequoia has lagged in sales, but its performance is strong, though it looks a little more bulbous than the domestics.
The mainstays are vehicles like the Chevrolet Tahoe (and the long-wheelbase version, the Suburban) and its twin, the GMC Yukon.
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.
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|2013 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2013 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2013 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2013 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings||2013 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||10 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door SV||2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door SXT||2WD 4-Door XLT||2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE||RWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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