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Old 09-16-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Wow, anaro, that's terrible mileage! My neighbor had an Armada and did complain about the mileage. Maybe I'll continue obsessing over a Sequoia.......

I sure wish I could buy a truck, there's SO many more engine options. But I need the passenger space of a 3-row SUV.
The computer on my Armada says i get 10.2 mi/gal with the TT... And 17.4 without (Hwy/city mix about even). I run 63mph on the highway and 50-55mph up hills and have never had a problem with power.

If I had it to do over again, I would have certainly made sure I got the 9000# tow capacity Armada. As an everyday/tow vehicle, we absolutely love it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #12
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How big is your TT?
And, what indicates a 9000# capacity on an Armada? (not that I need it)
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:12 PM   #13
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How big is your TT?
And, what indicates a 9000# capacity on an Armada? (not that I need it)
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23'-9" from spare tire to tip of tongue. 3900# delivered dry weight.

SV w/factory tow package is 6500#. The LE and Platinum with factory tow are 9000#. I believe that all models with the auto leveling is 9000# (SV doesn't have that feature).
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I'm not sure all years have the auto leveling. As I said before, the armada is limited by payload, I think this went up some over the years but it is stated to only take 910 lbs tongue weight before adding passengers. Which giving 13-15% for loaded tongue weight limits you to 6000 lb TT before accounting for family and pets. This number will only decrease with the addition of those things. That said, it should do just fine with the roo (gvwr 4800 lbs) if it has the higher tow rating and is properly equipped to tow. Lower tow rating and I would look for something with more capacity.
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EricinColorado....You'll be fine with your QX56. I just sold a Roo 23SS that was a little over 4300# dry and pulled it with an '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7L H.O. engine, GVWR was 6500#. If the GC can pull the 23SS with a 4.7L H.O., you should be okay with your smaller Roo.

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