Comparison - Acura MDX Base 2015 - vs - Nissan Armada Platinum 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
43,755
Updated: 
27 Nov 2016
61,175
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2015
2017
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Pearl
#1F1F1F
Dark Cherry Pearl
#541F29
Graphite Luster Metallic
#646369
Silver Moon
#AAA9AF
White Diamond Pearl
#E0DDDF
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Forged Copper
#7B2901
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Nissan Armada ranks 6 out of 6 Large SUVs. Nissan reintroduced the Armada for the 2017 model year, and it has a quiet ride, above-average cabin quality, a powerful engine, and spacious second-row seats. However, the front seats are less roomy than in rival SUVs, and the infotainment system feels a step behind many rival systems.

Pros
Powerful engine
Quiet ride
Quality cabin materials
Sprawling second-row seats

Cons
Antiquated infotainment system
Subpar cargo space
Disappointing first- and third-row seats

By: 
usnews.com

After rotting on the vine for years, the 2017 Nissan Armada's redesign brings it upscale and makes it competitive with its recently updated truck-based full-size SUV rivals.
With the 2017 Armada, Nissan has adopted what is basically a U.S. version of the global Nissan Patrol SUV. The new Armada is a soul mate of the Infiniti QX80 once again, with a body-on-frame design and its eight-passenger seating. To distinguish it from the QX80, it gets new styling and new engineering, plus additional safety features.

Pros
More modern looks
Quiet cabin
Ready power
Good choice for towing
Room for people and their stuff

Cons
Thirsty
Big and heavy
Slow steering
Tight third-row seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The redesigned 2017 Nissan Armada is a substantial improvement over the vehicle it replaces. If you're looking for a big three-row SUV that can tow and venture off the beaten path but also comfortably handle the daily urban grind, the new Armada will be a great choice.
After a one-year hiatus, the Nissan Armada is back for 2017. Fully redesigned, it boasts a higher quality interior, a more powerful V8 engine and a new, more chiseled look for its exterior styling.

Pros
Higher-quality cabin that betters most competitors
Smooth and quiet V8 engine
More comfortable and less trucklike to drive than some rival SUVs
Plenty of ground clearance for off-road adventures.

Cons
Fuel economy is poor, even for this class of vehicle
Third-row seat is less spacious and comfortable than those of some SUV and crossover rivals
Heavy steering in parking lots.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
5.60L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 200rpm
390hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.60Feet
41.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric speed-proportional power steering
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.60in
208.90in
Width: 
77.20in
79.90in
Height: 
67.60in
75.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
9.20in
Front Track: 
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
63.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
58.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
63.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
95.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
8500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.80cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
20.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.40degrees
22.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4025.00lbs
5716.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Remote window operation
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
6 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three zone climate control
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Element antenna
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Radio data system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand stero system
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
Audio/video remote control remote control
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0
20 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Null spare wheel
Polished alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Options

Packages: 
Captain Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Interior Options: 
USB Charging Ports
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#1D1D1D
Graystone, leather
#797670
Parchment, leather
#C4B598
Color: 
Almond, premium cloth
#B59B68
Charcoal, premium cloth
#22292B