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2009 Nissan Armada vs. 2002 Nissan Terrano II

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Nissan Terrano II. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Nissan Terrano II 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 174 more horse power than 2002 Nissan Terrano II. (143 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 2002 Nissan Terrano II. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Nissan Terrano II weights approximately 428 kg more than 2009 Nissan Armada.

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 188 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Nissan Terrano II. (334 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Nissan Terrano II. 2009 Nissan Armada has automatic transmission and 2002 Nissan Terrano II has manual transmission. 2002 Nissan Terrano II will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Nissan Armada will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Armada 2002 Nissan Terrano II
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Armada Terrano II
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 2956 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 334 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 17.9:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1442 kg 1870 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1990 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 106 L 80 L


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