Comparison - Nissan Armada Platinum 2018 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
62,090
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
54,500
Updated: 
21 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Forged Copper
#7B2901
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Chestnut Brown Metallic
#7F503E
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2D4573
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9A2627
Mineral Silver Metallic
#706D68
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Space Gray Metallic
#787880

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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Outdated infotainment system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

The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.

Pros
Nimble, sedan-like handling
Excellent interior space and storage
Great turbo-6 powertrain
Standard all-wheel drive
M40i a blast to drive

Cons
Base 6.5-inch infotainment display
Forward-collision warnings an option
World’s most expensive Apple CarPlay
Off-road? More all-weather

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Though it has sporty handling, powerful engines, and roomy seats, the fully redesigned 2018 BMW X3 is only a midpack luxury compact SUV. Its drawbacks include a higher-than-average starting price and fewer standard features than the competition.

Pros
Agile handling
Strong engine lineup
Spacious cargo area and cabin
Premium interior

Cons
Above-average starting price
Minimal standard luxury features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
3.00L
Torque: 
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
390hp
at 5 800rpm
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
41.30Feet
39.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
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
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
186.10in
Width: 
79.90in
74.70in
Height: 
75.80in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
8.00in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
41.10
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.90in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
57.60in
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
36.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.40in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.40cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
5963.00lbs
4230.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Sport Front Seats
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
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
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
Leather steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control

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
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Radio Data System
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

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
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0-In.
19 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
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: 
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
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
Adaptive headlights
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Captain Seat Package
Platinum Reserve Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Welcome Lighting
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Front Ventilated Seats
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Wireless Charging
Heated Front Seats
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Active Cruise Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, premium cloth
#B59B68
Charcoal, premium cloth
#22292B
Color: 
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#070707
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#544F4C
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#ADAAA1
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#816A5A
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#B8AB98