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2009 Nissan Armada vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Nissan Armada. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Nissan Armada would be higher. At 5,999 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (323 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 2009 Nissan Armada. (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado should accelerate faster than 2009 Nissan Armada. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado weights approximately 1348 kg more than 2009 Nissan Armada. 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 6 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. (516 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Chevrolet Silverado.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Armada 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
Make Nissan Chevrolet
Model Armada Silverado
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 5999 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 323 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 516 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1442 kg 2790 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 5720 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 2440 mm
Vehicle Height 1990 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 3380 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 106 L 129 L


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