One of the problems with crossovers is their size. In particular, how small they can be. While a subcompact crossover is great for some drivers, others need high seating capacity and lots of the space. That leaves two categories: SUVs and minivans. If you also need a capable vehicle, then the SUV is the way to go.
Today, we’re comparing two three-row SUVs, the 2021 Nissan Armada and the 2021 Toyota Highlander. We’ve provided a table comparing their performance specs. Below that, you’ll find a look at the utility and technology of each model. Which SUV is better for you?
2021 Nissan Armada
2021 Toyota Highlander
|400 hp / 413 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
293 hp / 263 lb-ft
The 2021 Armada and 2021 Highlander might both be three-row SUVs, but that’s where the similarities end. The 2021 Armada has more max cargo space than the 2021 Highlander. They’re both neck-and-neck for cargo space behind the third and second rows. However, with both rear rows down, the 2021 Armada has 95.4 cu-ft of space, 10 cu-ft more than the 2021 Highlander max of 84.3 cu-ft. Similarly, the 2021 Armada can tow up to 8,500 lbs. That’s 3,500 lbs more than the 2021 Highlander max of 5,000 lbs. If utility is important to you, then the 2021 Armada wins, hands down.
The 2021 Armada has better standard tech. Each 2021 Armada comes standard with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. Other standard features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS-linked navigation, wireless device charging, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen. For comparison, the 2021 Highlander has Android Auto, wired Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8-inch touchscreen.
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