2020 Nissan Armada vs. 2020 Infiniti QX80

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Safety

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Both the Armada and the QX80 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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There are over 5 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Armada’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 7th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 15 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 19th, below the industry average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Infiniti vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 2 places higher in reliability than Infiniti.

Engine

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As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan Armada is faster than the Infiniti QX80:

Armada

QX80

Zero to 60 MPH

5.9 sec

6.5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

16 sec

17.8 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.1 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

14.7 sec

15.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

96 MPH

94 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Armada uses regular unleaded gasoline. The QX80 requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Armada stops shorter than the QX80:

Armada

QX80

70 to 0 MPH

182 feet

185 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Armada has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The QX80 doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

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The Armada Platinum 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the QX80 AWD pulls only .72 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Armada Platinum 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the QX80 AWD (28 seconds @ .61 average G’s vs. 28.6 seconds @ .57 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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The Armada has 1 inch more front headroom and 2.3 inches more front legroom than the QX80.

Cargo Capacity

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The Armada’s cargo area provides more volume than the QX80.

Armada

QX80

Third Seat Folded

49.9 cubic feet

49.6 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

95.4 cubic feet

95.1 cubic feet

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Armada owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Armada will cost $1070 to $3740 less than the QX80 over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Armada is less expensive to operate than the QX80 because typical repairs cost much less on the Armada than the QX80, including $9 less for a water pump, $22 less for front brake pads, $26 less for fuel injection, $176 less for a timing belt/chain and $437 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Armada will be $12604 to $23275 less than for the Infiniti QX80.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Armada second among large suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The QX80 isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Nissan Armada outsold the Infiniti QX80 by 68% during 2019.

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