2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2018 Nissan Armada

September 24th, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe for sale in Purcell, OK

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is Chevrolet’s premier full-size SUV, combining looks, technology, and performance into a single best-selling package that was named by J.D. Power and Associates as the Most Dependable SUV in its class.

Whether you want to hit the lake this weekend, or cruise around the city in style, the Chevy Tahoe has you covered. With features like available 4G Wi-Fi connectivity and a 355-horsepower engine, as well as best in class V8 highway fuel economy, the Tahoe gets you connected and keeps you moving.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Chevy Tahoe features a 355-horsepower V8 engine capable of producing over 383 pounds per foot of torque, plenty of hauling power whether you’re pulling a boat, trailer, or ATV. The Tahoe features 8600 pounds of towing capacity, beating out the Nissan Armada by 100 pounds. The engine can be upgraded to an optional 6.2-liter V8, producing 30 more horsepower than the Armada’s 5.6 DOHC V8. If you want to stay on the road longer than the competition, the Tahoe has you covered. Featuring 23 highway miles per gallon over Armada’s 19, Chevy Tahoe will get you where you want to go.

While having a powerful engine like the Tahoe’s is great, the car also features superior braking power, stopping a full seven feet shorter than the Armada as tested by Motor Trend. The Tahoe also features optional 285/45R22 tires, larger than the largest tires available on the Armada, and with a lower profile for better braking and turning.

Handling is also a very important consideration when selecting a vehicle and the Tahoe brings a lot to the table here as well. Featuring a turning radius 2.3 feet tighter than the Armada and a 1.2-inch wider wheel stance, this SUV will keep you stable and secure on the road. The Tahoe also offers an optional Magnetic Ride Control driver-adjustable suspension, allowing the driver to balance comfort and handling between highway and off-road driving, something the Armada doesn’t offer at all. Weighing 200-350 pounds less than the Armada also improves performance and handling.


The 2018 Chevy Tahoe features three rows of seating, with an optional nine-passenger capacity, one more than the Armada. The Tahoe has standard a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, with optional leather upholstery and heated front and second row seats. One nice feature is automatic folding third and second row seats, something not available in the Armada.

Standard interior features include tri-zone climate control, premium cloth front bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and premium upholstery stitching. Headroom is a generous 42.8 inches, and you can stretch your legs on long trips with the 45.3 inches of front legroom – that’s 1.9 and 3.4 inches higher and longer respectively than the Armada. Acoustic-Laminated glass and triple-sealed doors keep the interior of the Tahoe quiet and comfortable. In the rear of the Tahoe, you’ll find 51.7 cubic feet of cargo space, better than the Armada’s 49.9.


The 2018 Chevy Tahoe keeps you connected and up to date with the standard MyLink infotainment system, eight-inch diagonal touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and optional rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray player. The eight-inch diagonal information cluster also features a driver information center and available heads-up-display to give the driver important information like speed and direction right where they need it. The in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi system keeps you updated on road conditions and driving directions, and it even charges your devices wirelessly via the optional charging station. The Tahoe also features rear park sensors and a back-up camera to guide you to your parking spot. Also included standard is a remote start system, something you’ll only find as an option on the Armada. The car even features a child safety reminder to check the rear seats, something not found on the Armada.

Economic Considerations

With all these features, you might expect the cost of ownership for a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe for sale in Purcell, OK to be considerable, however Chevrolet is able to provide all this quality and performance at a discount to the consumer. With a comparable MSRP, the Tahoe has many cost-saving features that bring extra value to the consumer over the Nissan Armada.

According to The Complete Car Cost Guide, insurance for the Tahoe could be up to $4,400 less than the Armada. This comes in addition to the total cost of ownership (fuel, repairs, depreciation, and financing), which IntelliChoice estimates will be up to $8,100 less than the Armada. The Tahoe is also estimated to retain a superior resale value over five years.

J.D. Power and Associates rates the Tahoe second in its class for Overall Quality, while the Armada fails to even make the list. According to owners surveyed, Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Nissan vehicles. J.D Power and Associates also ranks Chevrolet 6th in reliability overall, above industry average, while Nissan ranks 27th.


The 2018 Chevy Tahoe features many new safety technologies to keep you and your family safe. One such feature is the rear cross traffic alert system, which uses radar sensors to monitor traffic behind the vehicle while backing up, sending alerts directly to the rear vision camera screen. The Tahoe also features a lane-change alert system that uses short-range sensors to warn of other motorists entering the blind zone areas of your vehicle. Another safety advantage over the Armada is the Tahoe’s front center seat airbag, which protects both the driver and passenger during a collision. In addition to all these safety features, the Tahoe also includes standard many others, such as driver and passenger airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, and a lane departure warning system.


The 2018 Chevy Tahoe has so many customer-focused features and such a proven record of accomplishment of performance that J.D. Power and Associates rated the Tahoe number one in owner satisfaction. The Nissan Armada didn’t even make it into the top three in this category. If you are looking for a versatile, powerful, and connected vehicle that can take you and your family all over the country, look no further than the 2018 Chevy Tahoe.

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