Comparison - Nissan Armada Platinum 2017 - vs - Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE 2017

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Average Price: 
61,175
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
29,030
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Forged Copper
#7B2901
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000
Color: 
Black Sand Pearl
#0D0D0D
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Classic Silver Metallic
#A9AAAE
Electric Storm Blue
#043F80
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#797985
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9

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

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranks 9 out of 18 Compact SUVs. Starting at $29,030, the RAV4 Hybrid is one of the priciest SUVs in the class, but its abundance of standard features and excellent fuel economy help justify its cost. It comes standard with all-wheel drive plus a host of safety features that cost extra in most rivals, including pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control. Competing SUVs equipped with similar features plus all-wheel drive quickly meet – or exceed – the cost of the RAV4 Hybrid.

Pros
Good cargo space
More standard features than rivals
Exceptional fuel economy

Cons
Lackluster cabin styling and materials

By: 
usnews.com

New for 2017 is a standard suite of safety systems that Toyota calls Safety Sense. Included are a forward collision warning system, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic high-beam control and adaptive cruise control.

Pros
Fuel economy far surpasses that of traditional compact crossovers
Small price premium over non-hybrid RAV4
Ample room in both rows and generous cargo capacity
Delivers a composed, comfortable ride

Cons
Synthetic brake feel isn't very reassuring
Some interior controls feel a little flimsy
You can't get real leather upholstery

By: 
edmunds.com

As with many other Toyota models, the 2017 RAV4 now has a long list of active-safety equipment as standard on every model. What the company calls Toyota Safety Sense-P consists of forward-collision warning, lane-departure alert, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Pros
Practicality reigns supreme in the RAV4, as this crossover has a spacious and versatile interior that’s well packaged for carrying people and stuff. The rear seat boasts plentiful legroom and headroom, and it also reclines. The RAV4’s cargo area also has a low lift-over height, making it easy to hoist heavy or bulky items into the capacious 38-cubic-foot hold that grows to 73 cubic feet with the back seats folded flat into the floor. Those interested in the more efficient RAV4 hybrid won’t have to give up much room, since its battery pack takes up only two cubic feet of cargo space.

Cons
With lifeless, vague steering and a soft suspension, the RAV4 isn’t much fun to drive, even for a small crossover. Neither the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder nor the hybrid powertrain provides responsive acceleration, with the hybrid crawling from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds and the RAV4 SE AWD taking 8.4 seconds. While the hybrid at least makes up for its relative sluggishness with an EPA-rated 32 mpg combined, the standard four-cylinder’s highest combined rating of 26 mpg falls short of quicker, better-to-drive competitors such as the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and its 29-mpg number.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
34.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
390hp
at 5 800rpm
194hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.30Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
183.50in
Width: 
79.90in
72.60in
Height: 
75.80in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
7.00in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.90in
42.60in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
37.20in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
48.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.40in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.40cu.ft
70.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
1750lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
35.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5716.00lbs
3925.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
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
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0
17 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Null spare wheel
Polished alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated 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
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
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Captain Seat Package
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Fog Lights
Running Boards
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Rear Bumper Protector
Height Adjustable Power Liftgate
Interior Options: 
USB Charging Ports
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Entune Premium Audio W/Navigation
Door Sill Protector
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net Hammock
Cargo Net - Envelope
Interior Light Kit
Shift Knob
Tonneau Cover
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Liner Package
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Carpet Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, premium cloth
#B59B68
Charcoal, premium cloth
#22292B
Color: 
Ash, leatherette
#585755
Black, leatherette
#151515
Cinnamon, leatherette
#7D6555