2018 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2018 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The full-size SUV segment offers plenty of powerful options, and if you’re comparing the 2018 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Chevy Tahoe, you’re likely looking for advanced luxury features as well. In many ways, these two SUVs appear competitive. Both vehicles have a similar aesthetic, though we think the front end of the 2018 Nissan Armada is a bit more aggressive. It isn’t looks that are likely to make your choice for you, so here are the key specs you’ll need to decide between them.

When it comes to pricing, the 2018 Nissan Armada shaves quite a bit of money off the base price compared to the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, despite being the newest model year. The Tahoe does get slightly better fuel economy – 19 combined vs 16 combined for the Armada – but the significance isn’t so great that it would make up for the initial investment.

2018 Nissan Armada


2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

$45,600 Starting MSRP $47,215
5.6-liter V8 Engine 5.3-liter V8
390hp; 394 lb-ft of torque Power 355hp; 383 lb-ft of torque
8,500 lbs Max Towing 8,600 lbs

2018 Nissan Armada power and performance

One of the main reasons most shoppers who opt for a full-size SUV choose to do so is for performance and space, and the 2018 Nissan Armada provides an impressive option in these categories. The 2017 Chevy Tahoe manages to save on fuel partially by offering a less powerful engine option. You might note that it is listed at having a maximum towing capacity just 100 pounds higher than the Nissan Armada, but keep in mind that this is with an additional equipment package. Meaning, of course, more money. Without this package, it actually offers just 6,600 pounds of towing.

What about interior space? Chevrolet doesn’t list passenger volume, but we do know that cargo capacity is 15.3 cubic feet behind the third row and 94.7 cubic feet maximum, where the 2018 Nissan Armada offers 15.5 cubic feet and 95.4 cubic feet max.

When it comes to features, the models once again share many of the same benefits, with both vehicles offering standard automatic dual-zone climate control, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, steering-wheel mounted controls, cruise control and power-adjusted front seating. Two main features you’ll find on the Armada that aren’t on the base Tahoe are heated front seats and a 13-speaker sound system, as the Tahoe offers just six-speaker sound. Integrated navigation is another big feature you’d need to upgrade in the Tahoe, but find standard in the Armada.

Think the 2018 Nissan Armada might be the right choice for you? Stop by Glendale Nissan for a test drive.

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