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2022 Nissan Armada vs 2022 Toyota Sequoia

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  • 2022 Nissan Armada

    A maroon 2022 Nissan Armada is angled left.

    Starting at

    $48,900*

    2022 Toyota Sequoia

    A silver 2022 Toyota Sequoia is angled right.

    Starting at

    $50,500

    400Horsepower (hp)381
    413Torque (lb-ft)401
    8,500Max Towing (lbs)7,400

    One of the greatest perks of the new millennium was the rise of the full-size SUV as a replacement for the minivan. Toyota and Nissan helped usher in this new era in the automotive industry with the introduction of models like the` Sequoia in 2001 and the Armada in 2004, both of which offered the spaciousness of a minivan, the capability of a truck, and the luxuries of a sedan. Since then, the Armada and Sequoia have established their dominance in the segment, which is even more apparent in the latest round of the competition that slates the 2022 Nissan Armada vs 2022 Toyota Sequoia

    The Armada and Sequoia might share the same classification as full-size SUVs, but they continue to prove that they are two very distinct road warriors. The 2022 Armada is the new(er) kid on the block – the one that comes into town full of excitement, curiosity, and a sense of adventure. This is a stark contrast to the 2022 Sequoia that’s settled in quietly as the biggest SUV in Toyota’s fleet and continues the SUV’s 15-year tenure of its second generation that first debuted in 2007. So, which SUV will come out ahead? The winner just might surprise you.

  • Performance

    A white 2022 Nissan Armada is shown from the front off-roading in the mountains after winning a 2022 Nissan Armada vs 2022 Toyota Sequoia comparison.

    You might call the Armada the unicorn of the full-size SUV segment. Full-size SUVs have a reputation for being cumbersome to drive with slow acceleration and responsiveness. They’re not exactly designed for speed and agility. However, the 2022 Armada proves otherwise and leads the segment by offering the most standard horsepower available.

    The Nissan Armada Provides Stellar Performance

    The 2022 Armada is powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine that’s tried and true in the Nissan lineup. The V8 is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching, both of which optimize efficiency. This pairing delivers best-in-class 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, which means the Armada is a capable performer whether you’re navigating rush-hour traffic in the city, cruising the highway, or towing a heavy load. Yes, the Armada can easily haul a trailer with its best-in-class towing capacity of 8,500 pounds and with advanced tools like the integrated Trailer Brake Controller and Trailer Sway Control.

    Praised for its adventurous spirit, the Armada is ready for any adventure and is available in either four-wheel or rear-wheel-drive. Nissan’s automatic four-wheel drive system is remarkable and gives you the choice between Auto, 4HI, and 4LO mode. During everyday driving, the Armada’s automatic four-wheel drive system reads the terrain and operates in rear-wheel drive mode. However, when the terrain changes and it senses wheel slippage, it can send torque to the front wheels as needed.

    The Toyota Sequoia Just Can't Keep Up

    You won’t find as much power or capability on the 2022 Sequoia that comes standard with Toyota’s all-aluminum 5.7-liter V8 engine. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 5.7-liter delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. This decrease in power makes the Sequoia less responsive and slower to respond. It also explains its 7,400-pound towing maximum, which is noticeably less than the Armada and limits what you can safely tow behind the full-size SUV.

  • Technology

    The white and brown interior of a 2022 Nissan Armada shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

    The 2022 Armada once again leads the 2022 Sequoia and the rest of the segment by offering the most standard tech features of any full-size SUV. This technology is designed to keep you connected and informed when you’re behind the wheel. So, what makes up the Armada’s intuitive tech and connectivity features?

    The Tech Keeping You Connected in the Armada

    Building on its adventure-ready spirit, the Armada is equipped with technology for everyone. The SUV comes with a 12.3-inch center touchscreen display, which is the largest in the class. The high-resolution display is the epicenter of connectivity and gives you seamless access to your smartphone and apps via wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. This means you can leave your charging cords at home, especially since the Armada offers a wireless charging station that starts charging your phone the moment it’s laid down on the pad.

    Beyond the center display, you’ll find a 7-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display behind the steering wheel. The full-color, high-resolution display gives you an immediate view of your speed, fuel level, trip mileage, navigation cues, and safety alerts. Those navigation cues come from Nissan’s state-of-the-art Door-to-Door Navigation system, from an app on your smartphone, or from virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Nissan Concierge, the latter of which gives you access to a live assistant 24-hours a day. Other available technology includes dual 8-inch displays as part of the Family Entertainment System, remote engine start, satellite radio, and a premium Bose sound system that delivers an immersive listening experience throughout the SUV.

    The Tech Keeping You Connected in the Sequoia

    Like the Armada, the 2022 Sequoia is equipped with smartphone integration as well as a center touchscreen display. However, the Toyota’s 7-inch display is noticeably smaller than the Nissan’s 12.3-inch screen. Via the screen, Toyota gives you access to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a trial to Toyota’s Dynamic Navigation. While the Sequoia offers Amazon Alexa compatibility, you won’t find anything comparable to the Nissan Concierge, which puts the Armada legions ahead of the Sequoia.

  • Safety

    The white interior of a 2022 Nissan Armada shows three rows of seating.

    How Does Nissan Keep You Safe?

    The 2022 Armada also leads the segment in safety and driver-assist technology by offering the most standard features of any full-size SUV. These features are part of the Nissan Safety Shield 360, which is standard across the Armada’s four-trim lineup. The suite makes the Armada an exceptional value and gives you the confidence you deserve when you’re on the road.

    The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite comes standard with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection that constantly monitors the flow of traffic and pedestrians ahead of the SUV. If it detects a collision is imminent, the system will not only alert you but can enhance your emergency braking or bring the Armada to an emergency stop. Rear Automatic Braking works in the same fashion but monitors the rear of the vehicle in conjunction with tools like Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

    The suite’s Blind Spot Warning notifies you of vehicles in the Armada’s blind spots and makes changing lanes easier, while Lane Departure Warning mitigates the risk of veering off the road by notifying you when the SUV drifts from its lane. Other standard features include Nissan’s suite of Intelligent tools: Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Driver Alertness, and RearView Monitor. The top-tier Armada Platinum features Intelligent Backup Collision Intervention. The SL and Platinum also replace the standard rearview camera with an Intelligent Around View Monitor that gives you a bird’s eye view around the SUV.

    How Does Toyota Keep You Safe?

    Toyota is also committed to keeping you alert and safe on the road, but the 2022 Sequoia doesn’t come with as many standard safety and driver-assist tools. Known as the Toyota Safety Sense P, the suite includes Toyota’s Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection that works like Nissan’s Automatic Emergency Braking. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control replaces traditional cruise control by monitoring the flow of traffic and adjusting the Sequoia’s speed as needed. Other tools include Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a backup camera.

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