Nissan Armada & Infiniti QX56 Forums banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
264 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was recently looking through DT and its a pretty bad website filled with hicks IMO. If they think dodge quality interior is better than Nissan they better get a reality check. THey are some people who are down to earth but others are opposed to all imports and support ONLY domestic companies. Most people say that the Armada is slower than the hemi and the handling is worst too. I know the quality stuff is not true but how about performance? Can that durango hemi really smoke the Mada?

-Son of SQS
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
71 Posts
SilverQShip said:
Can that durango hemi really smoke the Mada?

-Son of SQS
No. It can't even beat the Armada in a drag race.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
895 Posts
SilverQShip said:
I Can that durango hemi really smoke the Mada?

-Son of SQS

I don't have any Armada/Durango test bookmarked, but I do have a couple Titan/Ram test for you to look at. It is the same Nissan 5.6 vs Hemi comparison and the Titan weighs in slightly HEAVIER. Look for yourself. The Ford finished second ahead of the Hemi in the first low speed tow test. The Hemi got beat by BOTH trucks! The only smoke around here is the BS hype the Hemi owners are blowing!!
PS. Oh yeah, look at the slalom speed in the second test.

http://www.truckworld.com/Truck-Tests/04-4way/04-4way-num.html

http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpcontainers/do/vdp/articleId=101958/pageNumber=14
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,362 Posts
The Durango is slightly slower on average. However, there are faster and slower versions of both. If you have a slow one, and the Hemi guy has a fast one, he could take you. These variations exist in all production cars. They should report the range of 0-60 as 7.0-7.5 seconds for Armada, 7.2-7.7 for Durango for example. In this case, the Durango had 4wd and the Armada didn't. 4wd should add an extra couple tenths so they are pretty close. The sad fact though is the Durango is lighter and has a higher power rating. It is also similar in speed to the much heavier Dodge 1500 Pickup showing they really messed up what could have been a fast setup. The Jeep GC is also suffering the same fate as the Hemi is slower than the '98 with the 5.9 and even the '04 with the 4.7 HO.

2005 DODGE DURANGO 4WD LIMITED
Vehicle type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 5-door wagon

Price as tested: $41,570 (base price: $36,235)

Engine type: pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block and aluminum heads, port fuel injection

Displacement: 345 cu in, 5654cc
Power (SAE net): 335 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 370 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 119.2 in
Length/width/height: 200.8/76.0/74.3 in
Curb weight: 5311 lb
Performance: new, 40,000
Zero to 60 mph: 7.7 sec, 7.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 23.0 sec, 22.8 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 7.9 sec, 8.0 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.9 sec @ 86 mph, 15.9 sec @ 86 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 195 ft, 197 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.71 g, 0.73 g
Top speed (governor limited): 110 mph, 110 mph
EPA fuel economy, city driving: 13 mpg
C/D-observed fuel economy: 14 mpg
Unscheduled oil additions: 0 qt

Armada 2004 LE C/D TEST RESULTS

ACCELERATION (Seconds)
Zero to 30 mph: 2.3
40 mph: 3.6
50 mph: 5.2
60 mph: 7.0
70 mph: 9.5
80 mph: 12.4
90 mph: 15.8
100 mph: 21.3
110 mph: 29.5
Street start, 5-60 mph: 7.2
Top-gear acceleration, 30-50 mph: 3.7
50-70 mph: 5.1
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.5 sec @ 89 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 112 mph

BRAKING
70-0 mph @ impending lockup: 196 ft

HANDLING
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.73 g
Understeer: minimal moderate excessive

ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY
EPA city driving: 14 mpg
EPA highway driving: 20 mpg
C/D-observed: 15 mpg

INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL
Idle: 43 dBA
Full-throttle acceleration: 74 dBA
70-mph cruising: 70 dBA
Our rear-wheel-drive test vehicle didn't have the extra weight of the four-wheel-drive system, but it still weighed more than two-and-a-half tons (5274 pounds). Despite that big butt, the Armada was deceivingly quick. It ran to 60 mph: in only 7.0 seconds and cleared the quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds at 89 mph:. To give you an idea of how good that is, in August 2002 we compared a Ford Expedition XLT, a GMC Yukon XL SLT, a Toyota Sequoia Limited V-8 AWD, and a Chevy Tahoe LT ("Living Large"). The quickest of that group, the GMC Yukon, needed 8.2 seconds to reach 60 mph: and did the quarter in 16.5 seconds at 85 mph:.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
87 Posts
I considered trading in my troubled Titan on a '05 XLT Hemi Durango. It was slow, handled poorly, offered none flat cargo area, and was more of a AWD car than a 4X4 truck. Come on, NO Limited Slip. :moon:

Here's another post reflecting my views: HERE

Have a good one.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
87 Posts
TitanIam said:
Chrysler is owned by Daimler-Benz. HA! :machinegu
Armadas are made here in the US by good 'ol boys in Mississippi. I think a lot of the parts are made here, too but I can't vouch for it.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
264 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
told ya, bunch sore losers/hicks with a few people who are down to earth. Armada will eat that thing on the strip,offroad,going to get grocerys,towing, and posing for a photoshoots. I know beauty if in the eye of the beholder but i struggle to find someone who thinks that the hemi is a "pretty" car.

-Son of SQS
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top