2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Ford Expedition
The Nissan Armada is back for 2017, and it’s ready to take on the competition. Which brand is topping the lists for a takedown? If you’ve found your way here, you’re wondering what the differences are between the 2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Ford Expedition. We have to admit, it’s a stiff comparison, but the Nissan Armada has what it takes to win your favor thanks to its bold styling, powerful engine and impressive towing capability.
We have to admit, price has a lot to do with the decision-making process, and the 2017 Nissan Armada lends its appeal here, too. You may notice that the Ford Expedition has a turbocharged V6, which edges just above the Armada when it comes to fuel economy. In our minds, a turbocharger is a way to cut corners when it comes to improving numbers, but a fix down the road could mean extra money out of your pocket. Especially when you consider Consumer Reports ranks Nissan over Ford for long-term reliability.
|2017 Nissan Armada||vs||2017 Ford Expedition|
|8,500 lbs.||Base Towing Capability||6,600 lbs.|
|5.6-liter V8 engine; 390hp, 394 lb-ft||Engine Specs||3.6-liter V6 engine; 365hp, 420 lb-ft|
|7-speed automatic with tow/haul||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
The 2017 Nissan Armada is worth its weight in capability
The most difficult part about choosing between models is figuring out where models are different. At the end of the day, many vehicles are very close in specs because they are competing within the same segment. When it comes to things like fuel economy and interior space, you end up splitting hairs over numbers that you aren’t likely to notice during your driving experience. For example, only the most frequent city commuter is going to worry about the difference between 14 mpg and 15 mpg over the life of a vehicle.
One thing you will notice? The base Nissan Armada is ranked to tow 1,900 more pounds when properly equipped. If the main reason you’re looking for a bigger SUV is so you can take your boat to the water or bring a trailer to a jobsite, there’s no doubt you’ll appreciate this extra capability.
Another thing to consider is overall performance as the 2017 Nissan Armada not only offers more horsepower, but a 7-speed automatic transmission. What this means for you is more pick-up-and-go and smoother gear shifts. If you don’t believe us, come take a test drive at Glendale Nissan and see for yourself.