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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Nissan Armada Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $48,000 to $72,050
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2022 Nissan
Armada

MSRP*: $49,500 to $68,900
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 13 - 14 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 26 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 95.4 ft3
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 5.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 - 355 hp 400 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 8,500 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 208.9 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 40.0 in

*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). Whether you pick the Acura MDX or the Nissan Armada, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

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.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura MDX and the Nissan Armada. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Acura MDX as you will in the Nissan Armada.