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1998 Mazda Levante vs. 2009 Nissan Armada

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Mazda Levante. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Mazda Levante would be higher. At 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Armada (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 178 more horse power than 1998 Mazda Levante. (139 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1998 Mazda Levante. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 182 kg more than 1998 Mazda Levante. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Nissan Armada (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 332 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Mazda Levante. (190 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Mazda Levante.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Mazda Levante 2009 Nissan Armada
Make Mazda Nissan
Model Levante Armada
Year Released 1998 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 5551 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 139 HP 317 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 522 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 8 seats
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 1442 kg
Vehicle Length 3820 mm 5280 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1990 mm
Wheelbase Size 2230 mm 3140 mm


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