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2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Toyota Sequoia

If you are here, chances are you have quite a full life and are looking for the kind of vehicle that can handle it. Be it a large family that requires a big enough vehicle to take everyone where they need to go or an adventurous side that cannot be tamed by the daily grind, or perhaps a bit of both, you need a vehicle that can help contain it all. Full-size SUVs are great options for this, as they offer plentiful seating and cargo capacity for you to use. With so many options available, it may be tough to find the right one for you. Let’s take a look at the 2017 Nissan Armada vs the 2017 Toyota Sequoia.

Nissan and Toyota are two of the biggest automakers around the world, and each of these models is a quality SUV option. That said, the Armada pulls ahead of the Sequoia in a number of key areas, demonstrating why this particular sport utility vehicle would be a great option for large families and all the journeys they may take.

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2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Toyota Sequoia
390 HP Horsepower 381 HP
14/19 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 13/17 City/Hwy MPG
8,500 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 7,400 Pounds
$44,900 Starting MSRP $45,560

More horsepower and towing capacity for a lower base price

If you are looking at a vehicle that can seat as many as eight people inside, you need to make sure it has a mighty engine under the hood. The 2017 Nissan Armada offers 390 horsepower, topping the 381 horsepower offered by the engine in the 2017 Sequoia. That kind of engine comes in handy if you need to tow something behind you, such as a boat for a weekend on the lake, or a trailer as you move across the country. The Armada can tow as much as 8,500 pounds behind it, which is a full 1,100 pounds more than what the Sequoia is capable of towing. Imagine how many more items you can bring with you that weight 1,100 pounds.

With all that power and towing capacity, you might think that the Armada would fall to the Sequoia in terms of fuel economy. It turns out that the Armada also tops the Sequoia in fuel efficiency, getting an EPA-estimated 14 city and 19 highway miles per gallon, edging out the Sequoia fuel economy of 13 city and 17 highway miles per gallon.

There is one number that you want to be lower here, and that is the price. Fortunately, this is the area where the Armada wants to be less than the Sequoia. For a lower starting price, you can have more horsepower, more towing capacity, and better fuel efficiency. The numbers speak for themselves.

2017 Nissan Armada exterior front side on nighttime road
white 2017 Nissan Armada exterior front
2017 Nissan Armada interior front seating area
2017 Nissan Armada seats seen from the top