Nissan Armada vs. Nissan Pathfinder

Full-size SUVs and Crossovers are often at loggerheads with each other. Nissan has released two perfectly matched cars in these categories, the Nissan Armada and the Nissan Pathfinder. Find out which Nissan works better for you in the comparison model listed below.

Engine Overview

The Nissan Armada has a 5.6-liter V8 engine that offers 385 lb-ft torque along with 317 horsepower. The car has a 5-speed automatic transmission, along with options between a rear-wheel-drive and a four-wheel-drive. The Armada offers 13-14 MPG in the city and 18-19 MPG on the highway.

The Nissan Pathfinder has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers 284 horsepower. Other features of the car include a continuously automatic transmission (CVT), front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. The Pathfinder offers 19-20 MPG in the city and 26-27 MPG on the highway.


The Nissan Armada has a much larger torque than the Nissan Pathfinder, so it does a much better job of transferring the engine's horsepower to its wheels.


The Nissan Armada overshadows the Pathfinder when it comes to pulling heavier loads. The former has a larger torque, balancing the car better. In terms of horsepower, the Armada does a much better job on the road as compared to the Pathfinder.


The Nissan Armada is perfect for those who find themselves chauffeuring other people in the city. The car can seat eight adults comfortably, as compared to the seven-seating capacity of the Nissan Pathfinder. The former also has a bigger cargo area, making it easier for you to drive people to the airport and back. You should opt for the Pathfinder if you live alone, or do not need to lug around heavy cargo regularly.


The Nissan Armada is more expensive than the Pathfinder, but it certainly has enough features that warrant its steep mark-up. You have to shell out anywhere from $43,669 to $58,885 for the car across all trim levels. On the other hand, the Pathfinder will cost you from $29,448 to $41,446 across all trim levels.

The Nissan Armada and the Nissan Pathfinder are revolutionary cars in their own right. The nimble Nissan Pathfinder and the rugged Nissan Armada can cover your car needs easily, regardless of your preferences.

Check out both models at Manchester Nissan, CT, and take them out for a spin to see which car suits you better.