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Acura MDX vs. Nissan Armada

In comparing the Acura MDX to the Nissan Armada, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Nissan Armada has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX versus the Nissan Armada, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Acura MDX versus Nissan Armada Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura MDX ranges from $37,500 to $50,998 while a used Nissan Armada from the same model year range is priced between $35,943 to $60,997. For a new model, the Acura MDX's price is between $48,741 and $62,494, with the Nissan Armada priced between $55,337 and $72,278.

Acura MDX versus Nissan Armada Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Nissan Armada's quality rating is 7.7 out of 10. This results in the Acura MDX being ranked 2 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Nissan Armada being ranked 8 out of 12 Best Large SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura MDX’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Nissan Armada base engine makes 400 horsepower. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The Armada is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Nissan Armada has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Nissan Armada has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, ground clearance, and payload capacity than the Acura MDX.

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2022 Nissan Armada

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,741 - $62,494

Used Asking Price:

$37,500 - $50,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$55,337 - $72,278

Used Asking Price:

$35,943 - $60,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
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2 / 67
2 / 21
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 12
7 / 12
8 / 12
8 / 12
12 / 31
19 / 31
24 / 31
24 / 31

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SH-AWD, Base, SH-AWD w/Tech, w/Tech, SH-AWD Type S w/Advance Package, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD Type S

Trim Levels

S, SV, Platinum, SL

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

400 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

413 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

8500 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 19 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

364 / 494 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

155.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

63.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

40 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

63.4 inches

Cargo Space:

16.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

95.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

171.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4271 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

67.1 inches

Length:

198.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5650 lbs

Width:

79.9 inches

Height:

75.8 inches

Length:

208.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

265/70R18