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2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2020 Nissan Armada Review

New 2020 Audi SQ5

2020 Audi
SQ5

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New 2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Nissan
Armada

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MSRP*
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$52,900
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$47,500 to $63,930
Invoice* $49,728 $44,040 to $59,256
MPG - City 18 13 - 14
MPG - Hwy 23 18 - 19
Engine(s) V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 5 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ***
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Audi SQ5, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi SQ5 and the Nissan Armada.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi SQ5 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 Audi SQ5 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 Audi SQ5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Nissan Armada.

Dimensions
Since the Audi SQ5 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 Audi SQ5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Armada.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi SQ5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Armada.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 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 Audi SQ5 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi SQ5 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Armada.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi SQ5 seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Armada. The Audi SQ5 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 Audi SQ5 than that of the Nissan Armada.