|2017 Chevy Tahoe||2017 Nissan Armada|
|5.3-L, V-8||Engine||5.6-L, V-8|
|8,600 lbs.||Max. Towing Capacity||8,500 lbs.|
2017 Chevy Tahoe vs. 2017 Nissan Armada
At the top of the full-size SUV class sits the Chevy Tahoe, as it has for more than a few consecutive production models. The vehicle’s mix of brawn and brains has allowed it to stave off challengers for a long time. This current model year will be no different. Taking a look at the 2017 Chevy Tahoe vs. 2017 Nissan Armada proves that more power isn’t always the answer. Additionally, the new Tahoe brings a few new safety features to market and designers have updated the overall refinement of the passenger cabin. A Don Wheaton product specialist will be able to help those with lingering questions.
Among the many reasons Don Wheaton customers may choose the 2017 Chevy Tahoe over competitors like the 2017 Armada is the former’s off-road capability. There are versions of the 2017 Tahoe available which can be outfitted with a two-speed transfer case which greatly improves the vehicle’s ability to handle less-than-ideal road or trail surfaces. By contrast, the suspension and steering profile for the Armada is more geared toward more sedate uses. Furthering the gap between the 2017 Chevy Tahoe and 2017 GMC Armada is the level of technology available. The new Tahoe features smartphone integration and the 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot.
Performance of the 2017 Tahoe
Advocates for the 2017 Nissan Armada will be quick to point out that its V-8 engine makes more horsepower and torque than the 5.3-liter, V-8 supplied to the 2017 Chevy Tahoe. This is true. However, it doesn’t take much in the way of investigation to see why this isn’t a very big deal. First, the 2017 Tahoe can have a higher passenger capacity than what is found with the 2017 Armada. Secondly, the Chevy SUV can pull a heavier load than the Armada can. Finally, the difference in fuel consumption scores is quite staggering. On the highway, the 2017 Chevy Tahoe can record up to 10.2 L/100 km while the 2017 Nissan Armada tops out at 12.4 L/100 km.