Sheridan Showdown: 2018 Nissan Armada vs. GMC Yukon

August 22nd, 2018 by

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As you research full-sized SUVs, consider the stylish 2018 Nissan Armada. Compared to the 2018 GMC Yukon, the Armada offers more features.

Comfort and Cargo

For added comfort for passengers, the Armada’s seats recline in each row. The Yukon does have reclining seats in the first and second row, but those in the third row miss out.

The Armada provides plenty of space for cargo:

  • 5 cubic feet without any seats folded (15.3 cubic feet in the Yukon)
  • 5 cubic feet with both the middle and third row folded (94.7 cubic feet in the Yukon)

The third row of the Armada can also fold into the floor to create a flat loading surface. The Yukon does not allow for the third row to fold into the floor.

Technology

The 2018 Nissan Armada with NissanConnect® and Nissan Intelligent Mobility™, two features not available in the GMC Yukon.

The Yukon and the Armada do share some of the same safety features that are included within Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ (but the Armada does overall have more available components):

  • Intelligent Cruise Control with Intelligent Distance Control1,2
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking3
  • Lane Departure Warning with Intelligent Lane Intervention4
  • Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention5
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor6 (only a rearview monitor in the Yukon)
  • Intelligent Back-Up Collision Intervention7 (not available in the Yukon)

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

NissanConnect®8 powered by SiriusXM® keeps you connected on the go when you sync your compatible smartphone to Bluetooth®. Make phone calls, send text messages and listen to your favorite songs, podcasts or audiobooks (on 13 Bose® speakers). Enjoy remote access to your Armada to start/stop the engine, lock/unlock the SUV and even lower windows to move some of the hot air out of the car in the warmer months. You may also set up alerts (such as emergency alerts or a curfew alert for your newly driving son or daughter).

Performance

The Armada’s 5.6-L Endurance® V8 engine delivers 390 HP and 394 lb.-ft. of torque, compared to 355 HP and 383 lb.-ft. of torque from the Yukon’s 5.3-L V8 engine.

According to Motor Trend, the Armada drives at a faster speed than the Yukon. It goes 0 mph- 60 mph in 6.3 seconds (compared to 6.9 seconds). The Armada traveled a quarter mile at 94 mph while the Yukon only got to 90 mph.

The Armada is standard with both a fully independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars, while the Yukon has a non-independent rear suspension with its solid rear axle. The Yukon also does not have a front stabilizer bar. The Armada having both a front and rear in both cases makes for a smoother drive and better road handling.

In the event of rocky terrain, the Armada has 9.1 inches of ground clearance, while the Yukon has 8 inches. The more room there is, the less likely it will hit something if you’re driving over a bumpy road.

Consider the features of the 2018 Armada and visit Sheridan Nissan to learn more. We’d love to answer any questions you may have and will happily set you up with a test drive (which you can schedule ahead of time too).

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  1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Intelligent Lane Intervention only operates when lane markings are detectable. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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.
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