The Nissan Armada is big and powerful, capable of towing heavy trailers, hauling eight passengers, and traversing rugged terrain or deep snow.
Based on the Titan full-size pickup, the Armada is as big as a Ford Expedition, and it’s longer than the Toyota Sequoia or Chevy Tahoe. Armada easily accommodates seven or eight passengers in a roomy cabin that’s comfortable, convenient and nicely appointed. The often-used second row offers limo-like roominess. Both rear rows fold flat giving the Armada enormous cargo capacity. The Armada is in many ways an American truck. Designed in California, the Armada is built at Nissan’s recently built $1.4 billion factory in Canton, Mississippi.
Armada comes equipped with a powerful V8 that betters its competition in horsepower and torque. Stand on the gas and Nissan’s 5.6-liter engine delivers immediate throttle response and quick acceleration. Rated to tow up to 9,100 pounds, Armada boasts the best towing capability in its class. A smooth five-speed automatic transmission adds to the responsiveness of the 32-valve double overhead-cam V8.
Handling is impressive for a full-size SUV. The four-wheel independent suspension and rack-and-pinion steering give the Armada a direct and steady feel, whether cruising down the highway, hustling through the hills or parking in a crowded lot.