Talk of Nissan and the Japanese miracles of technology and innovation is what come to mind. Nissan, the world’s fourth largest automobile manufacturer, is famous for producing cars of the highest quality at an affordable price. People who are looking to buy a luxurious car at an affordable price turn to Nissan. Sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, and also pickup trucks, you name it, Nissan produces every type of vehicle and has a wide and deep product portfolio. People who are also looking to buy full-sized SUVs should definitely consider buying 2017 Nissan Armada as it provides good value for your money. A detailed review about this SUV that will help you in gauging whether this SUV is suited for your commuting needs you can read here.
2017 Nissan Armada – Outer Body
The 2017 Nissan Armada is a rugged body-on-frame vehicle that has a close resemblance to Infiniti QX80. This SUV is also equipped with 20-inch thick tires that will help in maintaining a good grip to the road and uneven surfaces. When compared to the 2016 version the length and width of new 2017 Nissan Armada is increased by 1.2 inches and 0.8 inches, respectively. The front LED headlights and fog-lights are upgraded that provide increased visibility to the driver when driving off-road outside the city. The backdoor of Armada is a power lift gate that opens automatically after you pull the handle. The 2017 version of this bulky beast a.k.a. Armada is available in the following seven different colors.
- Mocha Almond
- Gun Metallic
- Brilliant Silver
- Hermosa Blue
- Forged Copper
- Pearl White
- Super Black
2017 Nissan Armada – Inside of Driver’s Cabin
From the inside, 2017 Nissan Armada looks more like some business vehicle. The interior is spacious and luxurious however the third row is not comfortable for passengers if traveling long distances. A maximum of six people can easily be seated in this SUV. The only negative thing that we’ve noticed in Armada is that the A-pillars are too damn wide, which may not give a driver a complete view of surroundings.
The buyer of Armada does not only have the choice of selecting his SUV’s exterior color but also internal clothing color can also be chosen. Following are five colors from which the buyer can choose his desired color.
- Charcoal Leather
- Charcoal Cloth
- Almond Cloth
- Almond Leather
A 7.0 inches touch screen is placed in the center console of the SUV and a 13-speaker audio system by Bose is also integrated into 2017 Armada for the entertainment of the whole family and friends. Apart from this various technologies has also been integrated into Amanda. Some safety features included are the distance control assist, blind spot warning system, cruise control, lane departure warning system, and also automatic parking assist. But all these features make the driving and traveling in this vehicle a safe and memorable experience.
2017 Nissan Armada – Engine and Fuel Efficiency
Under the hood of Armada is a 5.6-liter DOHC 32 valve V8 engine. Fire up this engine and what you’ll get in return is 395 lb-ft of torque and 390 horsepower of energy. Compare this with the 2016 version and you’ll notice the change. The engine of 2016 Armada produced a torque of 385 lb-ft and energy of 317 hp. This engine of 2017 Nissan Armada is also mated with a seven-speed automatic transmission that supplies the power to all the wheels.
This full-sized SUV have a curb weight of 5600 – 6000 lbs depending upon the trim. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of just 6.2 seconds. It can achieve a top speed of 130 mph. As we mentioned earlier that Nissan is popular for producing fuel efficient cars. The fuel efficiency is what sets Armada apart from rest full-sized SUVs in the market. Armada returns 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highways. This fuel efficiency will decrease if you are towing a boat or other item with you. The maximum towing capacity of Armada is 4500 lb.
2017 Nissan Armada – Competitors
There are also various other full-size SUVs that is considered as competitors of Armada. This is mainly because they also provide the same value as Armada does. However, the fuel efficiency and the safety features that are integrated into Armada are the two features that differentiate it from its competitors. Following are the names of four SUVs that are considered as an alternative to Nissan Armada.
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Ford Expedition
- GMC Yukon
- Toyota Sequoia
2017 Nissan Armada – Price and Release Date
It is already released in summer this year and is now available for sale. The 2017 Nissan Armada price of the basic trim is $44,400. The price can climb to as high as $64,245 for the Platinum trims. If you are interested in buying Armada or want to know more about it then click here to visit Nissan’s official website to find a dealer near you.
The full-sized SUV is a small segment and only limited numbers of vehicles in this segment are sold. We’d recommend you buying Armada if you have a large family and you only travel via roads to other cities. The comfort, safety and fuel efficiency of Armada are all better than other full-sized SUVs. It provides a good value for your money and is thus a good option if you are considering buying an SUV.