Comparison - Lexus RX 350L Luxury 2018 - vs - Nissan Armada Platinum 2018

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Average Price: 
54,085
Updated: 
06 Mar 2018
62,090
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Ultra White
#EAEAEA
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Silver Lining Metallic
#D8D9DD
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Forged Copper
#7B2901
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is an all-new model.The amount of standard equipment on the RX 350L is impressive, but we recommend getting the Luxury trim level. On top of standard equipment such as tri-zone climate control, LED lighting and a power-folding third-row seat, the Luxury trim level adds heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, and heated second-row seats.

PROS
Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction
Advanced safety features come standard
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Optional tech interface is clever but distracting to use while driving
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Third-row space is tight for anyone other than small children

By: 
edmunds.com

Don’t let the RX’s daring style fool you—it’s still the plush-riding crossover it’s always been, but it’s also a technological leap forward from its segment-defining predecessor. A 295-hp V-6, eight-speed automatic, and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional.

Pros
Quiet operation,
cushy ride,
comfortable for five.

Cons
Alien styling,
miserly cargo hold,
uncomfortable for seven.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Nissan Armada ranked #6 in Large SUVs. Currently the Nissan Armada has a score of 7.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Strong V8 engine
Good towing capacity
Expansive second-row seats
Well-built cabin

Cons
Outdated infotainment system
Below-average cargo space
Below-average fuel economy
Smaller front seats than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Instead of imitating the boxy and costly stalwarts of this popular segment, the Armada breaks the mold—sort of. After all, it’s still a big-bodied, fuel-thirsty family dreadnought. But the three-row Armada has a serene, expensive interior and an upscale exterior that enable it to undermine high-rent rivals when it comes to price.

Pros
Rich,
comfortable,
and quiet interior;
useful power and towing capacity;
looks expensive.

Cons
Old-school fuel economy,
no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto,
imprecise steering.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Nissan redesigned the Armada last year, so the 2018 model carries over with only minor changes. NissanConnect telematics services, an 8-inch touchscreen display, HD radio, hands-free text messaging, and additional USB charging ports now come standard on all trims. A rearview mirror that can stream a constant video feed from the rear camera is also new this year

PROS
High-quality interior is appealing
Smooth V8 engine delivers ample power for towing and hauling
Rides more comfortably, less trucklike, than some rival SUVs

CONS
Third-row seating isn't as spacious as some rivals
Infotainment system is dated
No getting around the V8's poor fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
18.00mpg
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: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 300rpm
390hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
41.30Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
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: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjustable Pedals
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.90in
208.90in
Width: 
74.60in
79.90in
Height: 
67.70in
75.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
9.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
55.80in
59.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.30in
63.80in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
55.80in
58.40in
Rear leg room: 
30.90in
41.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.80in
63.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
58.50cu.ft
95.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
8500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
7.50cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4619.00lbs
5963.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8-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
Driver Cooled Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
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
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
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
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Radio Data System

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0-In.
20 x 8.0-In.
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated 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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
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
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Captain Seat Package
Platinum Reserve Package
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards
Running Boards
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Film By 3M
Body-Side Moldings
Ball Mount
Tow Hitch Receiver
Mudguards
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Interior Options: 
Illuminated Door Sills
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves
All-Weather Floor Liners
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Color Heads Up Display
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
Welcome Lighting
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#575757
Rioja Red leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#784F4D
Stratus Gray leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#C6C6BE
Color: 
Almond, premium cloth
#B59B68
Charcoal, premium cloth
#22292B