Intro: With automakers turning to car-based crossover SUV's, it is refreshing to see rugged body on frame SUV's like the full-size 2011 Nissan Armada. Its traditional construction and standard V8 engine can easily handle a wide variety of conditions- on or off the road.
Features: Trims are SV, SL, and Platinum. Standard features are focused on accommodating all seven occupants comfortably and keeping them safe. They include rear seat audio and climate controls, split-fold second and third row seats, backup proximity sensors, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic brake distribution control, and 3-row side curtain airbags.
Performance: The Armada is propelled by a 317 horsepower 5.6-liter V8. Power is sent through a 5-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels or available 4-wheel drive with low range.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Nissan Armada is $37,910. A range-topping Platinum model starts at $50,090. The Armada is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With its powerful V8 engine, three roomy rows of seating, and numerous safety features, the 2011 Nissan Armada offers a big, hard-working, traditional SUV that is also big on comfort and capability.