2011 Nissan
Armada Platinum
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Nissan Armada Platinum

9.6

starting from

$54,765

Reasons to buy the Nissan Armada Platinum

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10.4"
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Average cargo space
97.1 ft3
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Better suspension
Independent
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Spacious front seats
64.5 ft3
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.6

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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More airbags
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Sporty performance
15.1 lb/hp
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Below average city fuel efficiency
13 mpg
Safety Features 8.2 vs 10.0
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
Cost 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Nissan Armada Platinum Winner: Armada Platinum
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  • The best price we've seen is $14,965 cheaper (more than 20% less), $54,765 vs $69,730
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan Armada Platinum Winner: Armada Platinum
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 64.5 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3
  • The Armada Platinum's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
  • The Armada Platinum has 2 more cupholders, 14 vs 12
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have more speakers, but the Land Cruiser in particular has a large number
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
  • Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
Overall 9.6 vs 9.6

Safety Features

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Armada Platinum
2011 Nissan Armada Platinum
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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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 5 vs 7 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Armada Platinum 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 None vs SafetyConnect

Cost

Nissan
Armada Platinum
2011 Nissan Armada Platinum
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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MSRP $54,765 vs $69,730 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 12 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

Practicality

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Armada Platinum
2011 Nissan Armada Platinum
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 97.1 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3 The Armada Platinum has OK cargo room, while the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 64.5 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3 The Armada Platinum has roomy front seats and the Land Cruiser is OK
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Base payload capacity 1459 lb vs 1510 lb Average towing capacity
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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 Standard vs Optional The Armada Platinum's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
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Cupholders 14 vs 12 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

Entertainment System

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Armada Platinum
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Number of speakers 11 vs 14 Both have more speakers, but the Land Cruiser in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Armada Platinum'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 Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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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 Yes Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Land Cruiser

Luxury Features

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Armada Platinum
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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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 Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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

Road Tests

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

Performance

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Armada Platinum
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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
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Horsepower 317 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Land Cruiser is fairly powerful, but the Armada Platinum is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Land Cruiser has an OK number of gears, while the Armada Platinum 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 18.4 lb/hp vs 15.1 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, while the Armada Platinum is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 38.7 ft

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2011 Nissan Armada Platinum 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Armada Platinum vs Sequoia Limited
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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Land Cruiser vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Land Cruiser vs Highlander SE
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