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2020 Nissan Armada vs. 2021 Cadillac XT5 Review

New 2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Nissan
Armada

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New 2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac
XT5

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MSRP*
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$47,500 to $63,930
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$43,995 to $55,095
Invoice* $44,040 to $59,256 $41,795 to $52,340
MPG - City 13 - 14 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 18 - 19 26 - 29
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Armada than in the Cadillac XT5. The Nissan Armada will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT5 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 Nissan Armada is somewhat more expensive than the Cadillac XT5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Nissan Armada is much higher than that for the Cadillac XT5.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Armada is much wider than the Cadillac XT5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Armada, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Cadillac XT5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Nissan Armada does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Cadillac XT5.

Handling
The Nissan Armada has the same turning radius as the Cadillac XT5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Armada is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Armada has a little more horsepower than the Cadillac XT5.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Nissan Armada more than the Cadillac XT5, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Nissan Armada, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Cadillac XT5.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Armada is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Cadillac XT5.