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2007 Nissan Armada

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2007 Nissan Armada Review

A large SUV with a spacious interior, smooth ride quality, off-road and towing capability, and seating for eight.

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Overview

The 2007 Nissan Armada provides a large SUV that offers a spacious interior and seating for up to eight passengers. It comes in two trim levels: the SE and LE.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 5.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Armada SE, Nissan Armada LE

What's New

The 2007 Nissan Armada can now run on gasoline or E85.

Exterior

The 2007 Nissan Armada sits on a 123.2-inch wheelbase and measures 206.9 inches long overall. Fitted with 18-inch wheels, it offers a ground clearance of 10.7 inches, so it can drive over obstacles when traveling offroad. The step running boards make it a bit easier to get in and out of the vehicle.

Standard equipment on the SE includes 18-inch alloy wheels, variable intermittent wipers, privacy glass, a rear defogger, power heated mirrors, swing-out rear quarter windows, an intermittent rear wiper, step running boards, and a rear liftgate.

The Armada LE adds a chrome grille, a roof rack, a power rear liftgate, a trailer hitch, trailer wiring, turn signal mirrors, and fog lights.

Interior

The 2007 Armada features seating for up to eight in its three rows of seats. Both the second- and third-row seats can fold flat, offering 97.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Cargo space with all of the seats in place totals 20 cubic feet.

The interior of the 2007 Nissan Armada feels spacious, and legroom proves sufficient to comfortably seat adults. The LE has standard second-row captain’s chairs, making the seating capacity seven, but the bench remains optional at no extra cost.

Good-quality materials spruce up the interior, and passengers enjoy a comfortable ride. Numerous storage bins throughout the cabin store gear. Back-up sensors come standard, as do power adjustable pedals. Gauges look easy to read, and controls seem simple to operate. With its more than 10-inch ground clearance, visibility of the road ahead looks good.

Standard equipment on the 2007 Armada includes an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support and height adjustment, cloth upholstery, a fold-flat passenger seat, bucket front seats, a 40/20/20-split folding rear seatback, reclining rear seats, manually folding 60/40-split bench seats in the third row, power door locks, power windows, rear ventilation ducts with fan control, power-adjustable pedals, cruise control, a front console with storage, retained accessory power, speed-proportional power steering, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, a universal remote transmitter, 12V power outlets, rear parking sensors, interior air filtration, three-zone climate control, leather interior trim, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a tachometer, external temperature display, a compass, and an AM/FM/six-CD/MP3 audio system with rear audio controls and eight speakers.

The LE adds heated seats, a six-way power passenger seat, memory settings for two drivers, second-row captain’s chairs, and a 265-watt Bose premium audio system with AM/FM/six-CD/MP3, 10 speakers, a subwoofer, and a radio data system.

Optional equipment includes leather upholstery, a DVD entertainment system, satellite radio, and a Bose audio system. LE options include a navigation system with an LCD display screen.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Nissan Armada comes equipped with a 5.6-liter, 317-hp V-8 that generates 385 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission comes standard. On-demand four-wheel drive remains available with automatic locking hubs. Despite the Armada’s large size and massive weight (almost three tons), it offers a smooth ride. Acceleration feels brisk, and handling seems responsive.

The Armada proves suitable for transporting gear and passengers while towing a boat, utility trailer, or RV. When properly equipped, maximum towing capacity totals 9100 pounds. If you have a family that likes camping and venturing offroad, the Armada is ideal.

The Armada offers either rear drive or four-wheel drive, and both offer FFV (flex fuel E85). Double wishbone front and rear independent suspensions and front and rear stabilizer bars aid handling.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel ABS with emergency braking assist, electronic stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, electronic brake force distribution, front and rear solid disc brakes, dusk-sensing headlights, rear parking sensors, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side-curtain airbags for all three rows. The 2007 Nissan Armada earns four stars (out of five) for front-seat protection and five stars for passenger protection in governmental, frontal-impact crash testing.

EPA Fuel Economy

Nissan Armada: 12/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Cargo space
  • Spacious interior
  • Stability control system

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

A large SUV with a spacious interior, smooth ride quality, off-road and towing capability, and seating for eight.

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