SUVs should be big, versatile, rugged, luxurious, and they should have a lot of power. At least that’s what a lot of people have thought over the years but they really haven’t been able to find that combination of qualities until this year when the fully redone 2017 Nissan Armada came out. The Armada takes care of all the SUV wish lists and more.
It’s a full size SUV, not some scrawny little crossover that will just get you to work and back but not really anywhere else. The Armada can seat eight people very comfortably and tow an incredible amount of weight behind it smoothly and without complaints. The powerful V-8, 5.6-liter engine pumps out 390 horses with 394 pound-feet of torque, which means it can get you moving fast and get you anywhere you want to go in a hurry. The fuel economy is pretty good for an SUV this size and this good. It gets about 16 miles pre gallon combined with rear-wheel drive (city and highway driving) and about 13 with the all-wheel drive models. It can also easily tow up to 8,500 pounds.
You can see this super SUV at Central Avenue Nissan and take it for a test drive. You can also see all the wonderful features that are available on this great vehicle when you get there. The SV trim level comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, side steps, a full-size spare tire, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, a second row bench seat, a 60/40 split third row seat, Bluetooth, a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, satellite radio, 13 Bose speakers and much, much more. The SL level comes with 20-inch wheels, auto-dimming heated mirrors, automatic wipers, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, and among other features, a 360 degree top down parking camera with moving object warning. Some options include: a sunroof, adaptive cruise control, emergency automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring.
The top of the line Platinum trim comes with all the SL features, including the options, along with a heated steering wheel, rear seat entertainment system, blind-spot intervention system, two 7-inch headrest mounted displays, DVD player and the optional second row captain’s chairs are offered with a center console.