Toyota Sequoia vs. Nissan Armada Comparison for 2024

Both the 2024 Toyota Sequoia and the 2024 Nissan Armada are full-size SUVs with three rows of seats and optional four-wheel drive. Both of them have room for seven or eight passengers, depending on whether dual captain’s chairs or a second-row bench are selected.

These SUVs are strong and have great towing capacities, despite some notable changes under the engine. A more conventional large-displacement V8 engine with 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque powers the Armada. The Sequoia is powered by a twin-turbo V6 hybrid that produces an incredible 583 lb-ft of torque in addition to 437 horsepower.

It goes without saying that you won’t be disappointed with either one’s passing power. In a crowded market with competitors like the Ford Expedition, Jeep Wagoneer, and Chevrolet Tahoe, what more can they offer?

Nissan Armada 2024

The Armada has pleased us over many kilometres of road testing with its quiet and comfortable ride, luxurious interior, and ample standard equipment. The SV, SL, Midnight Edition, and Platinum trim levels are available.

Although there have been several improvements since the 2017 model year, the 2024 model is essentially a carryover of this generation of Armada. The starting price, including destination fees, is $57,730.

Nissan Armada: Key Features

Good value for a full-size SUV: The Armada starts at over $55,000, which is more expensive than the base Sequoia, but it is still around $6,000 less expensive. That is a substantial amount of change. Even better, Nissan equips the Armada SV with a plethora of goodies, including a wireless charging pad, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, and smartphone compatibility.

Robust V8: The 5.6-liter V8 engine of the Armada has a certain vintage quality to its performance and power delivery. You can accelerate quickly, especially considering the size of this SUV, and when you step on the accelerator hard, you’ll hear a snarl from the exhaust.

Elevated interior: Upon entering the Armada, one can observe that this Nissan full-size also serves as the model for the luxury-badged Infiniti QX80. Granted, some more recent rivals include dashboard designs that are more modern and have larger touchscreens. The Armada’s quality and finish, however, are excellent; this is especially true if you go for the top-of-the-line Platinum trim, which has a power-operated third row, wood trim, rear entertainment system, and quilted leather upholstery.

Simple to use touchscreen: Every Armada comes equipped with a 12.3-inch touchscreen that supports wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, several USB connections, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, navigation, and wireless device charging. It responds quickly and has clear options, making it simple to use.

2024 Toyota Sequoia

There are five trim levels for the Sequoia: TRD Pro, Platinum, Capstone, Limited, and SR5. The biggest SUV from Toyota underwent a significant makeover for the 2023 model year; as a result, the 2024 model has very few alterations. The Platinum model comes with the TRD Off-Road package, while the Limited trim has the Nightshade cosmetic package.

For those who wish to venture into the realm of formidable SUVs, the Sequoia boasts off-road capabilities, thanks to its shared base with the Tundra full-size pickup truck. The starting price, including the destination fee, is $63,125.

Toyota Sequoia’s Best Features

Fuel economy: The Sequoia uses less fuel than the thirsty Armada because of its hybridised and turbocharged V6 engine. The Sequoia with rear-wheel drive achieves an EPA-rated combined fuel economy of 22 mpg in both city and highway driving. 16 mpg overall is what you get with the Nissan Armada. The hybrid Toyota would save you more than $100 on petrol each month when compared to the Nissan, according to EPA figures.

Towing capacity: The Sequoia has the advantage of having the required chassis strength for heavy-duty towing because it is built on a tough truck chassis. The maximum weight that the Sequoia can tow when fully outfitted is 9,520 pounds. Compared to its Toyota competitor, the Armada’s 8,500-pound maximum weight is probably acceptable for a lot of SUV buyers.

Surround-view camera: We won’t lie—maneuvring a big, full-size SUV may be difficult at times. The Sequoia’s surround-view parking camera makes parking in tight spaces easier. Driving on a daily basis becomes much less stressful when you have this overhead view of your three-row SUV. It comes standard with each trim.

Rugged TRD Pro model: Not all buyers of SUVs place a high value on the number of cupholders inside the cabin or the size of the touchscreen. Some people need assurance that their car can handle off-road excursions and traverse difficult terrain with ease. In addition to underbody skid plates, 33-inch all-terrain tyres, enhanced shocks, a locking rear differential, a 2-speed transfer case, and other features, the TRD Pro model comes standard with 4-wheel drive. This is the Sequoia to have for camping vacations or the off-chance of a zombie apocalypse.

Both the Nissan Armada and the Toyota Sequoia boast large cabins, excellent performance, and a high degree of usefulness for off-roading and towing. They even have a serious defect in common. It is really preferable to reserve the third row seats in the Nissan or Toyota for children. Squeezed adults back there might rebel if the drive is too long.

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