The popularity of compact crossovers has proven that while everyone doesn’t need the space and power of a full-size SUV, SUV-like styling is here to stay. However, automakers haven’t ceased producing 8+ passenger vehicles that can tow all your toys and still have room inside for luggage – the 2016 Toyota Sequoia and the 2015 Nissan Armada continue to offer full-size SUV appeal, even as the crossover craze persists.
You’ll find the 2015 Nissan Armada in a single trim: Platinum, which is powered by a 5.6-litre V-8 engine that produces 385 pound-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm. The Armada’s drivetrain is composed of a five-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul Mode and an All-Mode 4WD system with a 2-speed transfer case. Additional features of this configuration include independent double-wishbone front and auto-leveling rear suspensions, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake force Distribution. The 2015 Armada seats eight out of the box and seven with the Platinum Reserve Package or Captain’s Chairs Package.
|2016 Toyota Sequoia||vs||2015 Nissan Armada|
|5.7L V-8||Engine||5.6L V-8|
|3,400L||Maximum Cargo Volume||2,750L|
|18.8L/100 km||City Fuel Economy||19.2L/100 km|
Standard features on board the 2015 Nissan Armada include: the Nissan Navigation System, Nissan Mobile Entertainment with dual 178 mm monitors, 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels, a power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, a full-size spare tire, automatic headlamps, fog lights, skid plates, splash guards, Front and Rear Sonar Systems, dual front tow hooks, a tow receiver hitch, trailer pre-wiring, power folding heated mirrors, chrome roof-rails, a power liftgate, a RearView Monitor, power adjustable pedals, Bluetooth, a HomeLink universal garage-door opener, the Nissan Intelligent Key keyless entry and ignition system, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, power accessories, cruise control and a Bose audio system with AM/FM/CD. There’s more equipped on this capable SUV (with one of the highest towing capacities in the class), but the single Armada trim will set you back much farther than the acclaimed 2016 Toyota Sequoia.
The Sequoia has more power on deck than the Armada: an entry-level Sequoia SR5 houses a 5.7-litre V-8 that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.ft. of torque. Paired with this engine are: a six-speed automatic Super Electronically Controlled Transmission, overdrive, a Lock Up Torque Converter, Sequential Shift Mode, 4WD Part Time Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control and an Auto Limited Slip Rear Differential. The Sequoia seats eight and bests the Armada’s cargo volume with 3,400 available litres. Standard features include: heated power-adjustable front seats, a sliding and reclining third row, leather seating surfaces, cruise control, automatic temperature control, eight speakers, Bluetooth, a USB port, a backup camera, keyless entry and ignition, 18-inch wheels, heated power mirrors, a power moonroof, roof rails, splash guards, running boards, a complete towing package, automatic headlamps, fog lamps – the list goes on, and virtually any feature you can imagine can be added on a higher trim or as part of a vehicle package.
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