2011 Nissan
Armada SV
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.4

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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More airbags
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Moon roof
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2011 Nissan Armada SV

8.4

Runner-up

Nissan Armada SV

starting from

$39,465

Reasons to buy the Nissan Armada SV

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Average cargo space
97.1 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.8"
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Very inexpensive
$39,465
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Better suspension
Independent
Cost 7.6 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Armada SV Winner: Armada SV
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  • The best price we've seen is $30,265 cheaper (more than 40% less), $39,465 vs $69,730
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Almost the same
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 6 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 8
  • The Land Cruiser 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 2 more airbags (including Knee, Rear Side), 7 vs 5
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have an absurd number of cupholders
  • Both have power outlets
Overall 9.4 vs 8.4

Cost

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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MSRP $69,730 vs $39,465 The Armada SV has a great price, but the Land Cruiser is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 13 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Land Cruiser ; the Armada SV only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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Number of speakers 14 vs 8 The Land Cruiser has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Armada SV is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Armada SV's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Land Cruiser does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio; in the Armada SV, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Land Cruiser has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Land Cruiser ; but it's not available at all on the Armada SV

Safety Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 7 vs 5 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Armada SV is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system SafetyConnect vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 3 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 7.2 seconds The Armada SV has a good 0-60 time, but the Land Cruiser is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 140 ft vs 132 ft The Armada SV has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Land Cruiser is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.7 s @ 92 mph vs 15.8 s @ 88 mph The Land Cruiser 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Armada SV's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 317 HP @ 5,200 RPM The Land Cruiser is fairly powerful, but the Armada SV is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Land Cruiser has an OK number of gears, while the Armada SV has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.1 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, while the Armada SV is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Land Cruiser will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Armada SV
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Nissan Armada SV Nissan
Armada SV
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 81.7 ft3 vs 97.1 ft3 The Armada SV has OK cargo room, while the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 58.0 ft3 vs 64.5 ft3 The Armada SV has roomy front seats and the Land Cruiser is OK
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Base payload capacity 1510 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Land Cruiser offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Armada SV
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Cupholders 12 vs 14 Both have an absurd number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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2011 Nissan Armada SV 2011 Infiniti QX56 Armada SV vs QX56
2011 Nissan Armada SV 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Armada SV vs Sequoia Limited
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