Sheridan Showdown: 2018 Nissan Armada vs. Chevrolet Suburban

August 22nd, 2018 by

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With a growing family, you may think it’s time to upgrade to a larger, full-sized SUV. There are many SUVs that fit this description, like the 2018 Nissan Armada and the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban. The Armada is both more affordable and powerful, in addition to offering more features. See how the two compare with each other.

Technology

The 2018 Nissan Armada is equipped with NissanConnect® and Nissan Intelligent Mobility™, two features not available in the Suburban. NissanConnect®1 powered by SiriusXM® allows you to connect your compatible smartphone. You can make phone calls, send text messages and listen to your favorite tunes (on 13 Bose® speakers). This also allows you remote access to your Armada to start/stop the engine, lock/unlock the SUV and even lower windows to get air circulating on a hot day. You have the option to set up emergency alerts in case of an accident, speed alerts, curfew alerts and more!

Become a better and safer driver with the following features under the Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ Umbrella:

  • Intelligent Cruise Control with Intelligent Distance Control2,3
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking4
  • Lane Departure Warning with Intelligent Lane Intervention5
  • Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention6
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor7 (only a rearview monitor in the Suburban)
  • Intelligent Back-Up Collision Intervention8 (not available in the Suburban)

The Intelligent Around View® Monitor gives you a 360-degree view around the Armada. The Suburban features a front and rear camera but does not allow you to see either side of the SUV.

Performance

The Armada’s 5.6-L Endurance® V8 engine delivers 390 HP and 394 lb.-ft. of torque. This is more powerful than the Suburban’s 5.3-L V8 engine that delivers 355 HP and 383 lb.-ft. of torque.

According to Motor Trend, the Armada is faster than the Suburban. It goes 0 mph- 60 mph in 6.3 seconds (the Suburban took 7.3 seconds). The Armada traveled a quarter mile at 94 mph while the Suburban traveled the same distance at 88.6 mph.

The Armada is designed to handle the road better. It is equipped with both a fully independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars. The Suburban has a solid rear axle and a non-independent rear suspension and rear stabilizer bars. The Armada having both a front and rear in both cases allows it to handle sharper turns and changing road conditions with better precision.

Speaking of changing road conditions: The Armada has a ground clearance of 9.1 inches (compared to 7.9 inches). The Suburban has less room to travel a rockier terrain and runs the risk of hitting something that may cause damage underneath the SUV.

Comfort and Cargo

For added comfort for passengers, the Armada’s seats recline in each row. The Suburban’s seats only recline in the front and middle row.

The Armada provides plenty of space for cargo:

  • 5 cubic feet without any seats folded
  • 9 cubic feet with the third row folded
  • 4 cubic feet with both the middle and third row folded

The third row of the Armada can also fold into the floor (the Suburban’s cannot) to create a flat floor.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Armada, visit us at Sheridan Nissan. You can even schedule a test drive before your visit!

Check out our Armada selection https://www.sheridannissan.com/new-vehicles/armada/

  1. Feature availability is dependent on vehicle model, trim level, packaging and options. Compatible connected device may be required and feature availability may be dependent on device’s capability. Refer to connected device’s owner’s manual for details. Late availability for some features. 2. Intelligent Cruise Control uses limited braking and is not a collision avoidance or warning system. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 3. Distance Control Assist uses limited braking and is not a collision avoidance or warning system. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 4. Automatic Emergency Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 5. Intelligent Lane Intervention only operates when lane markings are detectable. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 6. Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention cannot prevent all collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 7. Intelligent Around View® Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 8. Intelligent Back-Up Intervention may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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