2022 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2022 Nissan Armada

Full-size SUVs are a natural choice for any family that’s on the go. These people-haulers offer three rows of seats and plenty of cargo space, so you’ve got plenty of room for your growing family. With so many choices currently on the market, you may find yourself wondering which full-size SUV is the right choice for you. 

That’s where we come in. We’re going to take a closer look at the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Nissan Armada – two of the most popular SUVs on the road right now – and figure out which one is right for you. 


Let’s start from the outside and work our way in. The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Nissan Armada make bold entrances with their sharp lines, wide stances, and LED headlights. The new Suburban turns heads with a sleek dual-port grille emblazoned with the iconic Chevy bowtie logo, while the new Nissan Armada garners everyone’s undivided attention with their sleek V-motion grille. 

When it comes down to the raw numbers though, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban is the clear winner, beating out the new Armada in almost every category: 

  • Length
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 225.7 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 208.9 inches
  • Wheelbase
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 134.1 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 121.1 inches
  •  Width
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 81.1 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 75.8 inches
  • Height
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 75.7 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 79.9 inches

These full-size SUVs both offer roof-rack rails to accommodate awkward cargo and feature heated side-view mirrors to keep your view clear on cold days. However, only the new Chevy Suburban has a hands-free gesture liftgate that opens when you kick your foot below the rear bumper and an available power-retractable assist step with LED perimeter lighting. By contrast, the new Nissan Armada just has a standard power liftgate that opens with a button on the key fob. 

Chevy offers the new Suburban in 10 contemporary colors and 15 wheel styles to choose from. The new Armada is only offered in seven colors and four roller styles. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban 

  • Larger dimensions than the Armada
  • Available with a hands-free gesture liftgate for easy loading 
  • Power-retractable assist steps give you a boost into the cabin without detracting from the exterior’s sleek facade
  • Available in more colors and wheel styles than the Armada 

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Sharp, chiseled lines stand out on crowded city streets
  • LED headlights light the night better than traditional halogen bulbs
  • Power liftgate makes it easy to load up and head out 


Now let’s turn our attention to the interior. Both the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Nissan Armada offer three rows of seats, with the Suburban seating up to nine and the Armada seating up to eight. These full-size SUVs can both be had with second-row captain’s chairs and are available with leather-appointed seating throughout. 

Taking a look at the specs sheets though, we’ll find that the new Chevy Suburban beats out the new Armada in nearly every category when it comes to passenger space: 

  • Front Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 42.3 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 40.9 inches
  • Front Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 44.5 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 41.9 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 38.9 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 40.0 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 42.0 inches
    • Nissan Armada 41.0 inches
  • Third-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 38.2 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 36.4 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 36.7 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 28.4 inches

This trend continues with the cargo space, where the new Suburban again comes out way ahead: 

  • Cargo Space to First Row
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 144.7 cubic feet
    • Nissan Armada: 92.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space to Second Row
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 93.8 cubic feet
    • Nissan Armada: 49.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space to Third Row
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 41.5 cubic feet
    • Nissan Armada: 16.5 cubic feet

Both of these full-size SUVs are available with tri-zone automatic climate control that ensures everyone can ride in comfort. They also feature optional auto-dimming rearview mirrors, keyless open and start, and power-folding rear seats. 

However, only the new 2022 Chevy Suburban features a first-in-class power-sliding center console. This feature lets you slide the center console back with the push of a button, creating an additional 10 inches of space between the front seats. It also offers convenient cup holders for those traveling in the second row. Finally, the new Suburban can be had with a panoramic power sunroof, while the new Armada only features a single-pane power-sliding moonroof. 

Meanwhile, the new Nissan Armada is available with heated and ventilated front seats that keep you comfortable no matter what the weather outside is like. The Armada also offers a deep second-row center console and under-floor cargo storage, so you have plenty of places to store smaller items. Nissan pairs the new Armada with a 12.3-inch driver information center that’s larger than the one you’ll find on the Chevy Suburban. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Offers best-in-class 144.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space
  • More third-row legroom than the Armada 
  • Available with a first-in-class power-sliding center console 
  • Optional panoramic power sunroof opens the cabin up to the world around you

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Features a deep second-row center console and under-floor cargo storage
  • 12.3-inch driver info center is larger than the Suburban’s


The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban makes boring road trips a thing of the past with its advanced technology features. This full-size SUV is paired with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system that supports wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Sync your device to stream music, answer calls, look up directions, and more from the 10.2-inch touchscreen. The new Suburban also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices, so you and your passengers miss nothing. 

Over on the new Armada, we’ll find the NissanConnect® system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Like the Chevy infotainment system, this feature supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though only its Apple CarPlay is wireless. The new Nissan Armada also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices. 

Both of these SUVs have wireless smartphone charging, 120-volt power outlets, and a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. They also both feature a rear-seat entertainment system to keep your rear passengers entertained: the Suburban has dual 12.6-inch screens while the Armada is paired with 8-inch monitors. Both vehicles are available with a Bose® premium audio system, with the Armada system featuring 13 speakers and the Suburban only offering 10 speakers.

The new Chevrolet Suburban offers an available head-up display that projects vehicle information onto the windshield in your line of sight. You won’t find that feature on the new Armada. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Offers wireless Android Auto® connectivity 
  • Rear-seat entertainment screens are larger than the Armada’s
  • Available with a head-up display to help you keep your eyes on the road

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Infotainment system is available with a larger touchscreen
  • Available premium sound system offers more speakers than the Suburban’s


Peace of mind comes standard on the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Nissan Armada. These full-size SUVs offer loads of advanced safety features, such as: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Front pedestrian braking 
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-change alert
  • Rear park assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • LATCH System for car seats
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

However, only the new Chevy Suburban features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response. This service connects you with a representative within moments of a detected collision to ensure your safety. If you’re unresponsive, it will notify emergency personnel of your location. It’s just one more way the new Suburban is looking out for you. 

The new Chevy Suburban also features Teen Driver technology, a built-in system that makes it easy to teach your young drivers the ways of the road. When activated, Teen Driver lets you set a speed alert, limit music volume, and ensure they’re always buckling their seat belt, even when you’re not there. Teen Driver will also generate an in-vehicle report card to let you know how they did, allowing you to identify areas that need improvement. 

There is one thing that’s only available on the new 2022 Nissan Armada: an intelligent rearview mirror. This mirror uses a camera tucked into the liftgate to provide an expanded field of view than you would have from a traditional rearview mirror. It also means you won’t have to worry about passengers or cargo blocking your view. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban 

  • Available OnStar® Automatic Crash Response has your back in the event of an accident
  • Teen Driver technology makes it easy to teach young drivers the ways of the road

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Intelligent rearview mirror offers an expanded view of the area behind you 


Let’s take a peek at what both the 2022 Chevy Suburban and 2022 Nissan Armada have under the hood. 

Chevy offers the new Suburban in three powerful engine configurations: 

  • 5.3-Liter V-8 Engine 
    • 355 horsepower 
    • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • 6.2-Liter V-8 Engine 
    • 420 horsepower 
    • 460 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.0-Liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine 
    • 277 horsepower 
    • 460 pound-feet of torque

When properly equipped, the new Suburban achieves an 8,300-pound towing capacity. All three of these engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This full-size SUV also features four-wheel drive with an AutoTrac® 2-speed transfer case that lets you switch to two-wheel drive to improve fuel efficiency. It also features an adaptive air-ride suspension, electronic limited-slip rear differential, and magnetic ride control. 

The new Nissan Armada keeps things simple by offering one powerful engine on all its trim levels: 

  • 5.6-Liter V-8 Engine
    • 400 horsepower 
    • 413 pound-feet of torque

This engine is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and boasts a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds, more than any of the Suburban’s engines. Nissan pairs the new Armada with an intelligent 4×4 system that makes it easy to navigate tough terrain. The Armada also offers selectable drive modes that allow you to control how much power each wheel is getting. This full-size SUV features an independent rear suspension, auto-leveling suspension, and active brake limited-slip differential. 

On both of these SUVs, you’ll also find hill-start assist and trailer-sway control. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban 

  • More engines to choose from, including a turbo-diesel option 
  • Available with an adaptive air suspension for improved clearance 
  • Features a 10-speed automatic transmission for smooth gear shifts

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Offers a larger towing capacity than the Suburban
  • Intelligent 4×4 and selectable drive modes makes it easy to navigate rough terrain

Which Should You Buy? 

It’s hard to choose a winner here. Both the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Nissan Armada offer plenty of space for your growing family and their things. They each boast smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to keep you entertained and can tow over 8,000 pounds. Factor in the plethora of advanced safety features and these SUVs are ready for anything that comes your way. 

The best way to figure out which one is right for you then is with a test drive. Visit GarberAuto.com to find the Garber store nearest you. Then give us a call to schedule a test drive. 


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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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