Comparison - Nissan Armada Platinum 2018 - vs - Lexus RX 450h F SPORT 2018

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Average Price: 
62,090
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
51,055
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Forged Copper
#7B2901
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

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Outdated infotainment system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 Lexus RX Hybrid ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Roomy, comfortable seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is less expensive than last year, but some features that were standard are now optional. These include the sunroof, roof rails, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, navigation system and blind-spot monitoring. The new Premium package adds some of these features back in, while others are sold as stand-alone options.

PROS
Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Supremely quiet
Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport package

CONS
Relatively slow acceleration
Below-average cargo capacity
Optional tech interface is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

RX 450hL hybrids have a lower-output V-6, batteries, and motors that power the rear wheels for a through-the-road, all-wheel-drive powertrain. The continuously variable transmission saps the life out of its delivery, but it’s smooth.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
Horsepower: 
390hp
at 5 800rpm
308hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.30Feet
38.80Feet

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
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
192.50in
Width: 
79.90in
74.60in
Height: 
75.80in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
38.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.90in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
56.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.40in
57.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.40cu.ft
55.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
18.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
24.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5963.00lbs
4740.00lbs

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
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
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
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
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
Reclining rear seats
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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Heated 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
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Radio Data System
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
12 total speakers
3 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
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0-In.
20 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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
solid rear 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
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
2 Front Headrests
Pre-Collision System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency braking preparation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rear center 3-point belt
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Captain Seat Package
Platinum Reserve Package
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
20" Aluminum Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Door Edge Film By 3M
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Roof Rack Cross Bars
LED Headlamps
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Panoramic Moonroof
Running Boards
Mudguards
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Ball Mount
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Interior Options: 
Welcome Lighting
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Cargo Net - Envelope
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, premium cloth
#B59B68
Charcoal, premium cloth
#22292B
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Black, premium leather
#434343
Noble Brown, leather
#977C67
Noble Brown, premium leather
#9E836E
Parchment, leather
#D2CCBF
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7A7A