Comparison - Nissan Armada Platinum 2018 - vs - BMW X5 xDrive50i 2017

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
62,090
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
63,821
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
22.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Forged Copper
#7B2901
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000
Color: 
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887E
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Imperial Blue Metallic
#1B2F50
Jet Black
#000000
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Pearl Silver Metallic
#EAEBEF
Ruby Black Metallic
#352A30
Space Gray Metallic
#6D7577
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#41372E

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Outdated infotainment system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 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
BMW's charge into every SUV segment hasn't watered down the one that started it all. The 2017 BMW X5 is a benchmark for luxury SUVs and the bar by which many are compared. Its off-road ability is eclipsed only by its on-road manners, and its interior style and comfort make this SUV a must-see for shoppers.

Pros
Bright and stunning interior cabin
Very advanced safety features available
Strong powertrains, top to bottom
Comfortable and quick

Cons
Exterior is languishing, a bit
Very small third row
Price can balloon up to six figures (!) now
Hybrid isn't very fuel efficient either.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 BMW X5 remains one of the top picks in the very competitive midsize luxury SUV class. Strong performance, a luxurious cabin and an efficient diesel engine option help distinguish it from its accomplished rivals.

Pros
Strong performance from every model
Luxurious and comfortable cabin that lives up to its price tag
Optional diesel engine is as potent as it is efficient
A long list of optional features allows for a wide range of customization.

Cons
Less legroom in the second row compared to some of its competitors
Optional third-row seats are tight even for children.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 BMW X5 ranks 4 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. With plenty of power, loads of cargo room, and a comfy interior, the 2017 BMW X5 should satisfy just about anyone looking for a luxury SUV or a weekend getaway vehicle. Just watch the price tag; the X5 isn’t exactly cheap.

Pros
Range of powerful engines
Lithe handling
Commodious front seats

Cons
Optional third row is small even for kids

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
4.40L
Torque: 
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
480ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
390hp
at 5 800rpm
445hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
41.30Feet
41.70Feet
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
Audio and cruise 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*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
193.30in
Width: 
79.90in
76.30in
Height: 
75.80in
69.40in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.70in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
115.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
40.50
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
60.00in
Front Leg Room: 
41.90in
40.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
60.50in
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
38.80
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
53.80in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
36.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.40in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.40cu.ft
66.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
23.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
24.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
22.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
5963.00lbs
4960.00lbs

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: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

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
14 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
14 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket 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
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
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
9 total speakers
205 watts stereo output
2 subwoofer(s)
Adjustable speed sensitive volume 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
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0-In.
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
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
Running Boards Deletion
Parking Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Emergency braking preparation
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Night Vision w/Pedestrian Detection

Options

Packages: 
Captain Seat Package
Platinum Reserve Package
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Lighting Package
Mocha Interior Design Package
Luxury Line
Executive Package
Cold Weather Package
XLine
Dynamic Handling Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
19" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
20" Y-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
Soft-Close Automatic Doors
Space-Saver Spare
19" V-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
19" Orbit Grey Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Interior Options: 
Welcome Lighting
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Comfort Rear Seats
Front Ventilated Steats
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
3rd Row Seat + Rear Axle Air Suspension
Concierge Services
Surround View

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, premium cloth
#B59B68
Charcoal, premium cloth
#22292B
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#67472E
Black Dakota, leather
#202020
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota, leather
#1A1A1A
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#664C49
Ivory White/Black Dakota, leather
#CECDCA
Ivory White/Black Nappa, premium leather
#151515
Mocha Dakota, leather
#686562
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#4C4946
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#847D74
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#D3CEC4
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leather
#A29992
Terra Dakota, leather
#C1C1C1