2017 Nissan Armada vs 2016 Honda Pilot

The 2017 Nissan Armada is the full-size SUV for full-sized lives. It has incredible interior features and an exterior that is styled to perfection. It is built to handle all terrain with its all-wheel drive and superior handling capability. All-in-all, this is one tough SUV, but what about other SUVs on the market? The 2017 Nissan Armada is similar in appearance to the 2016 Honda Pilot. But don’t let outward appearances fool you. Just what is the difference between the 2017 Nissan Armada vs 2016 Honda Pilot? We’ll show you.

The Nissan Armada and the Honda Pilot share similar design and body structure. With such a versatile vehicle, you’re equipped to handle any task life throws at you. But the 2017 Nissan Armada, with a slightly more powerful V8 engine is able to handle more and outperform the 2016 Honda Pilot. It can tow more and store more. It has an increased amount of storage capacity. And it features an EPA-estimated 14 city/19 highway mpg. This eight-seater SUV is constructed for full-size fun.

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2017 Nissan Armada vs 2016 Honda Pilot
390 hp Horsepower 280 hp
5.6-liter V8 Engine 3.5-liter V6
95.1 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 83.9 cu. ft.
9,000 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs.

2017 Nissan Armada Full-Size Features

The 2017 Nissan Armada has an array of features you just won't find in the 2016 Honda Pilot. Front passenger seats in the Armada are power adjustable in the basic trim level versus the manual option in the Honda Pilot offered at the standard level in the basic trim. Plus, you can listen to your music with increased sound capability in the Armada with its thirteen speakers to the Honda Pilot’s seven.

It’s not just comfort and convenience that has the Armada being chosen over the Pilot, it is utility as well. The 2017 Nissan Armada can handle up to 95.1 cubic feet of cargo space in contrast to the 83.9 cubic feet in the 2016 Honda Pilot. While this isn’t an extravagant difference, it's about the size of three suitcases.

In addition to cargo volume, the fuel tank in the Armada can keep you going for longer than the Pilot. A 28 gallon tank versus a 19 gallon tank is the difference between these two SUVs. This can give you more power for longer. And speaking of power, the 2017 Nissan Armada packs some serious towing capabilities. It can handle about 9,000 lbs. And the Pilot? Only 3,500 lbs. to 5,000 lbs.

Drivers wishing to learn more about technology or safety specifics, as well as other capabilities and options of the 2017 Nissan Armada vs 2016 Honda Pilot are welcomed to Glendale Nissan. We encourage you to speak with one of our sales team members if you would like to have any questions answered. Then don’t forget the most important determinant -- taking the latest Armada for a test drive.

Interior of the 2017 Nissan Armada in Cream
Interior view of the Dashboard and Steering Wheel in the 2017 Nissan Armada
Technology inside the interior of the 2017 Nissan Armada
Steering Wheel and Dash view of the 2017 Nissan Armada

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