The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban and the 2020 Nissan Armada are two full size SUVs that you may be considering. They have some similarities, however, there are some differences you may want to take into consideration before your purchase an SUV.
Overall Power and Towing Capacity = Armada
The Armada has a max towing ability of up to 8,500 lbs, and a total of up to 390 horsepower with the ability to seat up to eight people. Trailing just slightly behind, the Suburban can tow up to 8,300 lbs, has a total of up to 355 horsepower and can seat up to nine people. As you can see, both vehicles are quite comparable; with the Armada barely taking the lead in both the towing capacity and horsepower, and the Suburban sneaking away with the lead in seating count. Both have the option to come in a 2 Wheel Drivetrain or 4 Wheel Drivetrain.
When it comes to comfort, the Nissan has been equipped with a dual zone temperature control, and a power 3rd-row seat. It also has the available option to come with a sleek interior of four different leather color options. However, In the comfort department, Chevrolet has added some extra advantages. The Suburban comes standard with a Tri Zone automatic climate control, power-release second-row seat, and a power-flat-fold third-row seat. It too, has options to enjoy a high-end leather interior, however beyond that, there are options to have a heated leather wrapped steering wheel as well as heated/ventilated front bucket seats, and heated second row bucket seats. Both vehicles have available entertainment systems to keep the passengers happy during any length of drive, but with all the additional features that the Suburban offers, it pulls out ahead of the Armada in this category.
Both vehicles have ways to connect your devices for charging and integration abilities. Once again though, the Armada only has up to five USB ports, whereas the Suburban has the ability to support up to seven USB ports. The Suburban also has a hidden lockable storage compartment with a USB port inside of it, so you will always have a safe place to charge your device.
Chevrolet and Nissan have done a great job in designing and including a large array of wonderful safety features on both of these vehicles. The Suburban adds to those features when it integrates a Rear Vision Camera that comes standard. And if you have a teen driver in the home, the Suburban offers what they call Teen Driver Technology, which is a built-in system that lets you set a variety of alerts and offers the industry’s first and only in-vehicle report card to enable your ability to track your teen’s driving performance.
Warranty = Comparable
Both the Suburban and the Armada come with a 3 Year/36,000 Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty as well as a 5 Year/60,000 Mile Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty. The Suburban, however, includes a 5 Year/60,000 Mile Roadside Assistance Program and Available Courtesy Transportation, when the Armada only includes a 3 Year (36 month)/36,000 Mile Roadside Assistance. So in regards to your prefered warranty, the actual vehicle warranty is relatively the same. So your choice will be determined by what you want when it comes to your Roadside Assistance needs.
Conclusion / Fuel Efficiency = Suburban
The Nissan Armada and Chevrolet Suburban both get an EPA estimated 14 mpg City, however the Armada only gets up to 19 mpg Highway, whereas the Suburban gets up to 23 mpg Highway.
Although both of these large SUV options are somewhat comparable in some areas, the Suburban seems to out rank it’s competitor in just the right areas. If you are looking for a bit more comfort for all of the passengers, some added conveniences, and additional safety features, the Chevrolet Suburban is surely to suit your needs in all those areas and more!