2020 Sequoia vs. Armada Comparison

Today’s SUVs provide ample safety, comfort, and many offer considerable on-and-off road capabilities. With qualities like these, it's no wonder why they've become a popular choice for drivers. But, before we get into what makes the Sequoia and the Armada great choices, let's first go over some quick history. The Toyota Sequoia debuted in 2001 after consumer purchasing trends began indicating that larger SUVs were on the rise. The Nissan Armada debuted two years later in 2003 for the 2004 model year.

Every model of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia comes standard with a suite of active safety features called Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). The 2020 Nissan Armada has some comparable features to TSS-P, like Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. But, it misses out on others like having Intelligent Lane Intervention and Intelligent Distance Control standard on the SV and SL grades.

When it comes to audio technology, the Sequoia has a ton of standard features. In addition to Amazon Alexa, it also has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, plus Bluetooth® and SiriusXM®. The Armada has some media features, like Bluetooth®. But it lacks others, like Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ compatibility.

In this head to head, we'll see which vehicle wins in key subjects like safety, interior, and reliability.

Publish Date: 8/21/2020

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Safety

Safety is important for every driver -- especially those with large families to ferry around town.

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Safety

  • Every Toyota Sequoia comes with Toyota Safety Sense P.
  • The Armada base model SV does come standard with some comparable safety features like Intelligent Cruise Control, but misses out on others like Intelligent Lane Intervention.
  • All Sequoia trims come with Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) while it's only an option for the Armada's SL trim.
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Interior

The latest interior features can turn a ride to the park into real family fun. One area where Sequoia has significant standard feature advantages over the Armada is in multimedia and convenience features.

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Interior

  • The Sequoia base model SR5 has Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and SiriusXM® Radio.
  • All trims of the 2020 Sequoia come with a moonroof. The base trim Nissan Armada doesn't offer a moonroof.
  • The Sequoia SR5 also comes standard with easy-clean fabric-trimmed seats.
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Reliability

Reliability means added peace of mind when driving and when considering the maintenance and care of your new full-size SUV.

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Reliability

  • All new Toyotas come standard with ToyotaCare.
  • ToyotaCare also has Roadside Assistance that lasts for 2 years and unlimited miles.
  • Nissan's prepaid maintenance plan is called Security+Plus®. What it covers, how much it costs, and its duration depends on the plan you buy.
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Conclusion: Sequoia vs. Armada

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia and the 2020 Nissan Armada are fierce competitors. However, there are some key differences. For instance, all grades of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia come with Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA). The Armada base trim misses out on Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention and Blind Spot Warning. To get those features standard, you'd have to opt for the Platinum model or above. The Armada also misses out on passenger knee airbags.

 

To keep your vehicle going strong, Toyota has ToyotaCare with Roadside Assistance. This factory-scheduled maintenance program lasts 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. The included Roadside Assistance lasts 2 years and unlimited miles. Nissan's Roadside Assistance lasts 3 years or 36,000 miles. Their maintenance program, Security+Plus®, is not complimentary. How much it costs, what it covers, and how long it lasts depends on the plan you choose. For these reasons and more, the winner is clear: the 2020 Toyota Sequoia.

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Conclusion: Sequoia vs. Armada

  • All Toyotas come standard with ToyotaCare with Roadside Assistance.
  • The cost duration of Nissan's Security+Plus® depends on the plan you buy.
  • The Armada base trim misses out on Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention and Blind Spot Warning.
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