2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada
All-New 2017 Nissan Armada Designed for Full-Size Family Adventures with New Style, Enhanced V8 Performance and Class-Exclusive Safety and Security Features
As the largest and most powerful vehicle in the portfolio, Nissan Armada earns its flagship status by every measure – whether performance, advanced technology, refinement and even heritage. Unlike the original Nissan Armada, which was based on the Nissan Titan full-size pickup, the new-generation design traces back to one of Nissan's most beloved global vehicles, the Patrol.
The new 2017 Nissan Armada include a fresh exterior design, enhanced performance from a new 390-horsepower 5.6-l. Endurance V8 and new 7-speed automatic transmission, a comfortable full-feature cabin and class-exclusive available safety and security features – including BSI (Blind Spot Intervention), BCI (Backup Collision Intervention), PFCW (Predictive Forward Collision Warning) and AVM (Around View Monitor) with MOD (Moving Object Detection).
The new Nissan Armada 2017 also continues the nameplate's reputation for value and choice, offering a range of three high-content grade levels – SV, SL and Platinum – in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive configurations. In addition, the 2017 Nissan Armada offers an exceptional array of standard features, including Nissan Navigation with NavTraffic and NavWeather information and 8.0-in. color display, heated front seats and 13-speaker Bose audio system.
Fresh New Style, Traditional Body-on-Frame Construction 2017 Nissan Armada
The 2017 model features rugged body-on-frame construction, providing a balance of strength, durability and utility – including the ability to tow up to 8,500 pounds with confidence.
The new-generation Nissan Armada 2017 offers a number of enhancements over the previous design. For example, the side rails of the fully boxed ladder frame have been expanded from 60 mm width to 100 mm in key areas. The all-new body design offers a 20% increase in twisted body stiffness, helping enhance handling and ride comfort.
Maintaining its full 8-passenger utility, overall length is now 1.2 in. longer on a slightly shorter (2.1-in.) wheelbase, remaining 4.9 in. longer than Nissan Armada's major competitor. The new Nissan Armada 2017 is also 0.6-in. wider and 2.2-in. lower in height.
Nissan Armada's new (2017) exterior appearance is both powerful and refined. The redesigned body features an aggressive stance with bold V-motion front grille and standard LED low-beam headlights with halogen high beams and LED Daytime Running Lights – maintaining the previous generation's rugged, athletic image but with added contemporary style. The headlights offer a standard auto on/off feature. Fog lights are standard on SL and Platinum grades. In the rear, bold combination lights include LED taillights.
The front fenders include functional air intake vents. Chrome-plated, electro-chromic anti-dazzle side mirrors with memory, heat and puddle lamps are standard on SL and Platinum grades. The liftgate includes an auto-closure feature and available power function.
Other exterior features include body color front and rear bumpers, black color grille with chrome trim accent, dark-painted overfenders and side step rails, chrome trim accent side window moldings, chrome door handles, privacy glass, dark-painted roof rails and front and rear parking sensors. Also available are rain-sensing front windshield wipers and front wiper de-icer.
Seven exterior colors are available: Hermosa Blue, Super Black, Mocha Almond, Forged Copper, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver and premium, three-coat Pearl White.
Inside, the new 2017 Nissan Armada combines style, roominess and premium interior comfort – including special emphasis on quietness and quick interior cooling and heating. The roomy Nissan Armada interior offers both best-in-class 2nd row headroom of 40.0 in. and best-in-class 2nd row legroom of 41.0 in.
The standard seating configuration includes front 8-way power-adjustable buckets seats with large center console, 2nd row fold flat 60/40 split bench seat and 3rd row 60/40-split folding bench seat, which folds flat into floor for extra cargo carrying flexibility. A 3rd row seat power-folding feature is standard on SL and Platinum grades. Nissan Armada Platinum models are also available with optional 2nd row Captain's Chairs with removable 2nd row console.
Among the long list of standard Nissan Armada features are heated front seats. Climate-controlled, heated steering wheel and heated 2nd row seats are standard on Platinum models. Nissan Armada SV offers premium cloth seating surfaces, while leather-appointed seating is standard on SL and Platinum grades. The Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system uses direct/indirect airflow, including a 2nd row "curtain" vent to effectively distribute cool air to every seat.
"Library level" interior noise levels (at idle) are achieved through the use of acoustic glass on the windshield and the front side windows, as well as through expanded use (versus the previous generation) of sound absorption materials. A new windshield design also helps reduce wind noise.
The Bose audio system features AM/FM/SXM/MP3/CD with 13 speakers and subwoofer and digital amplifier to provide rich and realistic sound reproduction. Every 2017 Nissan Armada also includes SiriusXM Satellite Radio and standard Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information.
Nissan Armada Platinum models add a standard DVD Family Entertainment System with dual 7.0-in. head restraint DVD monitors, VTR jacks (two), USB port, two wireless headphones and remote controller. The wireless headphones offer three types of virtual surround modes (cinema, music and game) to match optimal sound for each media.
Utility is another area where the new Nissan Armada 2017 delivers, with a highly functional front center console with 12-volt power outlet at the rear of the console, nine cupholders, four bottle holders, power door locks with illuminated switches and anti-lockout system with auto door lock speed-sensing function, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and RearView Monitor.
The long list of comfort and convenience features continues with available power tilt/telescoping steering column with memory, front footwell lamp and step lamp, rear step lamp, HomeLink Universal Transceiver and Remote Engine Start System. A large sliding moonroof with front tilt and rear slide is standard on Platinum and optionally available on SL.
Three interior colors are offered – Charcoal and Almond (cloth and leather) and Tan (Platinum leather only).
A Powerful New 5.6-l. V8 Engine
For 2017, the previous-generation Nissan Armada's powertrain has been completely reengineered. The new Endurance V8, while maintaining the same 5.6-l. displacement as its predecessor, offers an increase in horsepower to a best-in-class 390 from the previous 317 horsepower, thanks in part to the addition of several advanced technologies aimed at achieving improved engine performance and greater fuel economy. Acceleration is expected to be among the best in the full-size SUV segment. Torque has increased to 394 lb-ft from 385 lb-ft.
The new DIG (Direct Injection Gas) system provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. An 11.2:1 compression ratio (previously 9.8:1) is provided by a new piston design, aiding overall engine efficiency and performance and a MCV (Multi Control Valve) assists in managing the engine's thermal efficiency better than a traditional thermostat.
The engine also incorporates Nissan's advanced VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake and exhaust sides to provide high performance and crisp response. Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts. The new Endurance V8 is also available in the TITAN XD and TITAN half-ton full-size pickups.
Also new is the advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching, which replaces the previous 5-speed automatic. The new transmission design helps enhance fuel efficiency through use of its wider gear ratios, ATF (automatic transmission fluid) warmer and adoption of idle neutral control. A 26-gallon fuel tank provides an ample driving range. Fuel economy will be announced at a later date.
The new Nissan Armada 2017 offers towing capacity of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models (when properly equipped). Nissan Armada meets the current J2807 towing certification standard.
The available All-Mode 4-wheel drive system features Auto/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case and 2.70:1 4LO gear ratio. Under normal driving conditions, the system operates in two-wheel drive mode, but it can distribute torque to all four wheels when road conditions warrant.
Responsive braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc brake system with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) and Brake Assist. Also standard are 2-wheel or 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and a VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) system. Steering is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
Nissan Armada's durable independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension provides smooth ride comfort and responsive handling for both on-road and off-road driving. The front stabilizer bar is 36 millimeters in diameter, while the rear measures 26.5 millimeters. Twin-tube shock absorbers are featured on each corner.
Three wheel and tire combinations are offered, depending on model: Nissan Armada SV features 18-in. aluminum-alloy painted finish wheels with 265/70R18 all-season tires; standard on SL are 20-in. machine-faced aluminum-alloy wheels with 275/60R20 all-season tires and Platinum models feature machine-faced with tinted clear-coat 20-in. aluminum-alloy wheels with 275/60R20 all-season tires.
A Flagship Level of Safety, Security Features and Driving Aids
Another way the new Nissan Armada 2017 stands out from other full-size SUVs in its segment is its extensive suite of available advanced safety and security systems.
In front, the new available, class-exclusive PFCW (Predictive Forward Collision Warning) helps warn the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver's forward field of vision. The advanced radar system not only can sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle travelling in front of the preceding one. Also in front, the available ICC (Intelligent Cruise Control) and DCA (Distance Control Assist) and FEB (Forward Emergency Braking) help assist the driver in potential accident avoidance.
On the sides, BSW (Blind Spot Warning), LDP (Lane Departure Prevention), LDW (Lane Departure Warning) and class-exclusive BSI (Blind Spot Intervention) are available to alert the driver of potential lane drift and detected vehicles approaching in the blind spot area. In the rear, RearView Monitor and class-exclusive AVM (Around View Monitor) help provide extra sets of "eyes" when backing out or parking. The innovative Around View Monitor can also come in handy when negotiating tight off-road trails.
Other Nissan Armada safety features include Nissan AABS (Advanced Air Bag System) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and front occupant classification sensor; roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for side-impact and rollover head protection for outboard positions in all three rows; front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; and front seat Active Head Restraints.
Also standard are 3-point front seat belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters, 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position; LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system; child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones; engine immobilizer; and Vehicle Security System.
A TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is also included, with a warning lamp in the gauge cluster or a warning display in the navigation system.
A Choice of Three Well-Equipped Models
The 2017 Nissan Armada is available in SV, SL and Platinum models in 2WD and 4WD drive configurations. In addition to the standard features on the Armada SV, the Armada SL adds Nissan Intelligent Key, remote engine start system, power 60/40 3rd row seat, AVM (Around View Monitor), power liftgate, 20-in. wheels and tires and more.
The top-of-the-line Nissan Armada Platinum includes power-sliding moonroof, front climate controlled seats, Family Entertainment System and Nissan Safety Shield technologies. Just four option packages are offered: Technology Package, Driver's Package, Moonroof Package and 2nd row Captain's Chairs Package.
Just four option packages are available. The Driver Package features fog lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, power 60/40 3rd row seat, power liftgate and trailer towing harness and pre-wire and connector for brake controller.
The Moonroof Package (SL) adds power tilt and glide moonroof, while the Captain's Chairs Seat Package (Platinum only) replaces the 2nd row bench seat with 2nd row Captain's Chairs and 2nd row center console with padded armrest. Finally, the Technology Package (SL) includes FEB (Forward Emergency Braking), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full Speed Range) (ICC), DCA (Distance Control Assist) and PFCW (Predictive Forward Collision Warning), BSW (Blind Spot Warning) and BCI (Backup Collision Intervention).
The 2017 Nissan Armada is assembled by Nissan in Japan, Kyushu with the Endurance V8 engine assembled in Decherd, TN.