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2015 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Nissan Armada Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Armada than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Armada will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX as you will with the Nissan Armada, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Armada. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura MDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Nissan Armada.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much slimmer than the Nissan Armada, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura MDX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Armada.

Drivetrain
The Acura MDX has much lower torque than the Nissan Armada, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Armada, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Armada is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Armada.

Utility
The Acura MDX has less seating than the Nissan Armada, making the Nissan Armada the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura MDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Armada.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura MDX than that of the Nissan Armada.

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2015 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,565 - $56,780

2014 Nissan
Armada

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MSRP*: $37,590 - $52,860
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.74% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 18 - 20 12 - 13
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 18 - 19
Engine(s): V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 8 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $39,473 - $52,447 $34,617 - $48,661

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