2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover
Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover: 2019 Nissan Armada
Spacious and versatile, with near-Infiniti levels of luxury, the 2019 Nissan Armada also boasts the lowest predicted 5-Year Cost to Own in its class. The Armada rides on a proven, rugged foundation, which contributes to this SUV's durability. The Nissan Armada offers comfortable 8-passenger seating, can tow up to 8,500 pounds and has legit off-road chops.
This Nissan excels whether it's around town, on the highway or off-road, as we noted in our Expert Review: ".the 2019 Armada is roomy and quiet, while its muscular V8 makes road trips something to look forward to rather than dread, not least because of its subdued-yet-thrilling rumble. The front seats are nicely cushioned and supportive, enabling long driving stints, while the availability of a heated steering wheel and cooled front seats adds to the overall comfort. The automatic transmission does its job efficiently and all-wheel-drive versions have a low gearing range for optimum off-road ability, which is enhanced by a useful ground clearance of 9.1 inches."
There are plenty of standard safety features offered on the Nissan Armada, such as adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, and a feature called "Rear Door Alert," which helps ensure you didn't leave any precious cargo in the back seat, such as pets or kids. A blind-spot monitor and Nissan's excellent Around View Monitor are also available.
With a starting price of just over $48,000, the Nissan Armada is not only the least expensive full-size SUV on the market, but it's nearly $20,000 less than the Infiniti QX80, the Armada's upscale platform-mate. There's value three ways: body-on-frame capability and comfort for the lowest price in the segment, near-Infiniti luxury at a lower price, and strong 5-Year Cost to Own data that's predicted to save you money in the long run.
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2nd Place Finisher: 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
A powerful, versatile full-size SUV, the Chevrolet Tahoe has plenty of room for nine people and their gear and can tow up to 8,600 pounds.
3rd Place Finisher: 2019 Ford Expedition
Cutting-edge tech and truck-like capability keep the stylish, luxurious Ford Expedition a strong seller. Its 5-Year Cost to Own makes it a strong value.
Other Category Winners
- Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-Row)
- Best Off-Road SUV/Crossover
- Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-Row)
- Best Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover