2018 Nissan Armada vs 2018 GMC Yukon

2018 Nissan Armada vs 2018 GMC Yukon

There’s something odd going on in the full-size SUV world: Some brands have gone premium. For a segment that started out as a fierce off-road option, it couldn’t have been expected that it would be looked to for luxury. When comparing both the 2018 Nissan Armada vs the 2018 GMC Yukon, we’re seeing a bit of this dynamic played out, despite the bold off-road designs.

Adding some complexity to the matter is the fact that GMC is offering an extended version of the Yukon, and a top-of-the-line version of the vehicle that won’t do anyone’s wallet any favors. To keep things simple, we’re looking at the base models of these two aggressively-designed SUVs.

2018 Nissan Armada


2018 GMC Yukon

$46,090* Starting MSRP $49,100
5.6-liter V8 Engine 5.3-liter V8
390hp/394 lb-ft of torque Performance 355hp/383 lb-ft of torque
8,500 pounds Max. Towing 8,500 pounds

Features of the 2018 Nissan Armada

When you think of an SUV, there are a few top considerations. There’s a lot of bulk associated with a full-size model, which means you want a potent engine. You can see that the 2018 Nissan Armada offers more horsepower and torque than the standard 2018 GMC Yukon, while coming in at a lower price tag.

Another key consideration is towing, but with both models offering the same maximum towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped, this won’t be a deciding factor between the 2018 Nissan Armada and 2018 GMC Yukon.

More powerful and affordable, the 2018 Nissan Armada is an easy selection over the 2018 GMC Yukon. The only question remains whether the model offers the features you want. Starting with the SV trim, here is what you can expect for standard features in the 2018 Nissan Armada:

  • LED low-beam headlights
  • NissanConnect with navigation
  • Bose audio
  • Bluetooth
  • 8-inch infotainment screen
  • Nissan Intelligent Key with Push-Button Ignition
Curious about how it feels to drive the 2018 Nissan Armada? There’s no need to wonder when you stop by Glendale Nissan for a test drive.

*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination. Dealer sets actual price.