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2020 Nissan Armada vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

New 2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Nissan
Armada

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New 2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$47,500 to $63,930
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $44,040 to $59,256 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 13 - 14 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 18 - 19 28 - 30
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 8 6 - 7
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 Volvo XC90. 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 Volvo XC90.

Convenience
The Volvo XC90 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Armada will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90. 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 Volvo XC90.

Dimensions
The Nissan Armada is a little wider than the Volvo XC90, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Volvo XC90.

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 Volvo XC90.

Handling
The Nissan Armada has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Armada is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Armada has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Nissan Armada offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Nissan Armada, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Armada is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC90.