Comparison - Audi RS Q8 TFSI 2021 - vs - Nissan Armada Platinum 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
114,500
Updated: 
20 Jun 2020
$
67,900
Updated: 
15 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
8
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Floret silver, metallic
#AFB3B6
Dragon orange, metallic
#D06B05
Galaxy blue, metallic
#2A525E
Glacier white, metallic
#C7D0CD
Matador red, metallic
#5B0311
Navarra blue, metallic
#2F395C
Orca black, metallic
#191C21
Night Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Color: 
Coulis Red Pearl
#601419
Aspen White TriCoat
#F2F6EB
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#C2C5CB
Gun Metallic
#858885
Super Black
#170E0F
Mocha Almond Pearl
#4B3D32
Hermosa Blue Pearl
#282E45

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Pros
Handles very well for its size
Impressively comfortable too
Loads of infotainment tech

Cons
Muted engine sounds
Auto gearbox isn't the best
Lots of expensive optional extras

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Audi has made no changes to the RS Q8 for 2021.

Pros
Mega-powerful V-8 engine,
nimble chassis,
styling is more restrained than the mechanically similar Lambo Urus.

Cons
Slower and more expensive than the RS6 Avant,
brake feel isn't particularly confidence inspiring,
not quite as poised as a Porsche.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The RS Q8 is unchanged for 2021.

Pros
Turbo V8 delivers devastating straight-line performance
Nimble, lively handling puts most sports cars to shame
Comfortable, well-trimmed interior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage
Less practical than the related Q7

By: 
edmunds.com

The Armada gets a significant makeover for 2021, starting with a squarer front end featuring prominent headlights. The design revisions reach out back, too, with a new bumper and taillights that are connected by a continuous trim piece. There's also a newly available Midnight Edition with blacked-out trim. Inside, Nissan redesigned the center stack and added a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay.

PROS
Serenely quiet and comfy,
smooth,
potent powertrain,
pillowy ride.

CONS
Dreadful fuel economy,
some dated interior elements,
wanders at highway speeds.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Nissan Armada is a big, comfortable brute that can tow the boat and haul the family all at once.

PROS
Spacious inside
Lusty V-8
Strong for towing
Good safety features
Value at the base level

CONS
Gas guzzler
Third row for kids only
Gets expensive
Plodding moves

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low)/ (high)/(combined)UK - 11.9 mpg//25.0 mpg/20.5 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
5.60L
Torque: 
590ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
413ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
591hp
at 6 000rpm
400hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.60Feet

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: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
multi-function steering wheel ( audio, cruise control, speed,etc)
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrically adjustable steering column
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering
Lane Departure Warning
Intelligent Lane Intervention
Blind Spot Warning
Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention
High Beam Assist
Hill start assist
Traffic Sign Recognition
Push Button Ignition
Remote Engine Start System
Rear Door Alert
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Intermittent rear window wiper
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Cargo-area storage under floor
Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrast stitching
Leather-wrapped shift knob

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.30in
208.90in
Width: 
78.70in
79.90in
Height: 
66.70in
75.80in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
Front Track: 
66.60in
67.50in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
67.90in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
41.90in
Rear leg room: 
40.20in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
63.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
63.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
8500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
17.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
5490.00lbs
6037.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power-operated tailgate
Advanced Key
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Power heated and folding chrome outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
Power liftgate
Power windows with front one-touch auto-up/down
Power door locks with auto-locking feature

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Ventilated Driver Seat
Center armrest in front
Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory functions
Heated front seats
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Climate-controlled front seats (heated and cooled)
Quilted leather-appointed seats
10-way power driver's seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
10-way power passenger's seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
Memory System – driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Heated outboard second-row seats
Power recline and fold third-row 60/40-split fold-down bench seat

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
RS-specific adaptive air suspension
Independent double-wishbone suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Double Sun Visor with illuminated vanity mirror
Exterior mirrors with memory feature, auto-dimming, power-folding/adjustable/heated
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
4 - zone deluxe automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Auto-dimming outside mirrors
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Rear air conditioning with rear controls
Rear seat heater ducts under front seats
In-cabin microfilter
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and extension
Footwell lights
Rear step lamp
Dual front map lights

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
MMI radio plus
6-channel amplifier
730 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Audi Connect (36-month subscription)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Tri-Zone Entertainment System with dual 8" monitors, remote control, two wireless headphones
USB and HDMI input
Three 12-volt DC power outlets
120-volt AC power outlet
Display Commander
Nissan Door to Door Navigation
Wireless Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Voice Recognition
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
Bluetooth
Bose Premium Audio System
Bose AudioPilot Noise Compensation Technology
Radio with 3-month complimentary trial access
MP3/WMA CD playback capability
Speed-sensitive volume control
Five USB ports
Wireless cellphone charger
Radio Data System
Thirteen speakers, including center speaker and subwoofer

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Headlight washer system
Aluminum door mirror housing
Privacy glass
Door sill trims with aluminium inlays, front and rear, illuminated, with RS logo at front
Power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close and tilt feature
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 in
22 x 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
all-season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R22

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 Disc Brakes
13.8" x 1.2" front vented disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
13.8" x 0.8" rear vented disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Audi pre-sense Front
Acoustic and visual parking sensor system for the front and rear
Pre-Sense Basic
Hold Assist
Reversing camera
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System
Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
Automatic on/off headlights
LED low/high-beam headlights with integrated signature
Energy-absorbing steering column
High-strength side-door guard beams
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), with Easy-Fill Tire Alert

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Carbon Optic Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Captain's Chairs Package
Exterior Options: 
23" Audi Sport 5-Y-Spoke Rotor Design Cast Aluminum, Matt Titanium Wheels
Gun Metallic-painted lower center bumper fascias
Body-color overfenders
Chrome grille and door handles
Side mirrors with puddle lights
Chrome rear finisher
Black rear license plate finisher
Acoustic windshield and front side windows
Rear privacy glass
Dark gray roof rails
Body-color running boards
Class IV tow hitch receiver with 7-pin wiring harness [*]
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Black/Gray Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Cognac Valcona, leather
#77553F
Black/Red Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Quilted Almond Leather
#B8AB8A
Quilted Espresso Brown Leather
#352D20
Quilted Black Leather
#363B35