2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Ford Expedition

There is just nothing quite like a full-size sport utility vehicle. SUVs have so much to offer, especially if you are part of a large family. From routine activities like heading out to the grocery store every week, to more adventurous activities like driving the entire family across the country on a summer vacation in the great outdoors, full-size SUVs offer the kind of seating, cargo space, and horsepower to get the task completed. It is no wonder that these vehicles are so popular these days, especially with families expanding and people's desires to go off on many different excursions to get away intensify in an ever-busy world. With so many options out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Let's look at the 2017 Nissan Armada vs the 2017 Ford Expedition.

Both of these vehicles are quality examples of what makes a full-size SUV so appealing. When placed side-by-side, however, the Armada stands out in a number of ways.

2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Ford Expedition exteriors

2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Ford Expedition
8 Seats 8
390 HP Horsepower 365 HP
8,500 Pounds Base Model Max. Towing Capacity 6,600 Pounds
$44,900 Starting MSRP $47,125

More horsepower and towing capacity in the Armada

One of the defining characteristics of any SUV is its seating capacity, and each of these models is able to seat up to eight people. There's room for everyone in this party! Another vital aspect of an SUV is the horsepower. The vehicle needs to be able to confidently carry you all to your destination, which occasionally may be off the beaten path. The 2017 Nissan Armada packs an engine that delivers 390 horsepower, surpassing the 2017 Expedition. Perhaps that helps take the base model's towing capacity to 8,500 pounds, far surpassing what the base Expedition can tow. Let's face it, you won't always be able to fit all your cargo in the back, or you might want to bring a boat or a new camping trailer along for the ride, and having the ability to tow up to 8,500 pounds certainly helps!

When you throw in standard base model features that can keep each excursion on track, such as the Nissan Navigation System with eight-inch touch-screen monitor, as well as the Front and Rear Sonar System, and all for a lower starting price than the Expedition, you have a winning SUV.

2017 Nissan Armada exterior front angle driving on highway
2017 Nissan Armada interior front seating area
silver 2017 Nissan Armada driving down street
2017 Nissan Armada seats seen from the top