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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Nissan Armada Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

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2021 Nissan
Armada

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MSRP*
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$46,900 to $60,650
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$48,600 to $68,000
Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $45,058 to $63,025
MPG - City 19 13 - 14
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 18 - 19
Engine(s) V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 7 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account 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
The Acura MDX is a little narrower than the Nissan Armada, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 the same turning radius as the Nissan Armada, so they both maneuver the same 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. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura MDX has a lot 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Acura MDX as you will in 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.