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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Nissan Armada Review

New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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New 2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Nissan
Armada

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$47,500 to $63,930
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $44,040 to $59,256
MPG - City 16 - 21 13 - 14
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 18 - 19
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ***
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 BMW X5, 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 BMW X5.

Convenience
The BMW X5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Armada, making it more convenient to drive.

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 BMW X5 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 BMW X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Nissan Armada.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 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 BMW X5, 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 BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Armada.

Handling
The BMW X5 has the same turning radius as the Nissan Armada, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Nissan Armada, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X5. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Armada.

Utility
The BMW X5 has less seating than the Nissan Armada, making the Nissan Armada the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X5 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 BMW X5 than that of the Nissan Armada.