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2009 Nissan Armada vs. 2008 Nissan Altima

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Nissan Altima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Nissan Altima 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 142 more horse power than 2008 Nissan Altima. (175 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 2008 Nissan Altima. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 306 kg more than 2008 Nissan Altima. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Nissan Armada is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Nissan Altima. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada will offer significantly more control. 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 278 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Nissan Altima. (244 Nm @ 3900 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Nissan Altima. 2009 Nissan Armada has automatic transmission and 2008 Nissan Altima has manual transmission. 2008 Nissan Altima 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 2008 Nissan Altima
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Armada Altima
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 2491 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 3900 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1442 kg 1136 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1990 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2780 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 13.8 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 19.6 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 16.8 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 106 L 76 L


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