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The 2023 Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia compete head-to-head as the largest SUVs in their respective lineups. The Toyota SUV was recently redesigned for a new generation, adding better tech and a hybrid powertrain. These three-row SUVs offer families quality features and plenty of comfort elements. Let’s see what the Nissan SUV offers that you won’t find in the Sequoia.

The 2023 Nissan Armada could offer a smoother ride than the Toyota Sequoia

2023 Nissan Armada Splashing Through a Shallow Pond
2023 Nissan Armada | Nissan

The Nissan SUV includes an air suspension that allows you to adjust the ride height as part of the standard equipment. This can give you a smooth and comfortable ride on any road or trail. The Armada also includes hill-start assist control, which makes it much easier to get going when parked on a hill.

The Toyota SUV offers an optional air suspension but doesn’t include hill-start assist control.

Which three-row SUV has better ground clearance?

The 2023 Nissan Armada has slightly more ground clearance than the Toyota Sequoia. The Armada stands 9.1 inches above the ground, while the Sequoia only offers 8.6 inches between the ground and the lowest point. This means you’ve got one-half inch more space to clear obstacles when you take the Nissan SUV out for a drive in the wilderness.

Does the Nisan SUV have a larger infotainment screen than the Toyota SUV?

The infotainment screen in the 2023 Nissan Armada measures 12.3 inches compared to 8.0 inches for the Toyota Sequoia. The infotainment system in the Armada also includes a standard navigation feature, which is optional in the Sequoia. Both SUVs offer optional wireless charging, but the Nissan SUV also offers optional Amazon Alexa to give you an electronic assistant.

The Nissan Armada offers more legroom than the Toyota Sequoia

These three-row SUVs have the same maximum cargo area, but the Toyota has more cargo room when either of the rear rows is upright. This difference results from the Nissan SUV offering more legroom in the first and second rows. The Armada has 41.9 inches of front-row legroom compared to 41.2 inches in the Sequoia. Move back a row, and the Nissan SUV gives you 41 inches of legroom compared to 39.2 inches for the Toyota SUV.

Which three-row SUV has a lower starting price?

2023 Nissan Armada Tearing Up Some Dirt Trails
2023 Nissan Armada | Nissan

Prior to the new generation, the Toyota Sequoia was more affordable than the Nissan Armada. Since that time, things have changed. The 2023 Nissan Armada has a starting MSRP of $52,495 compared to $59,960 for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia.

Nissan Armada pros and cons

The 2023 Nissan Armada isn’t a brand-new model like the Toyota Sequoia but offers some important pros and cons. U.S. News and World Report tells us these are:

Pros

  • Upmarket cabin
  • Spacious seating in the first two rows
  • Long list of standard features

Cons

  • Cramped third row
  • Feeble fuel economy
  • Below-average cargo space
  • Ponderous handling

Will the Nissan SUV advantages bring you closer to driving an Armada, or will you turn toward the Toyota Sequoia?

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