2013 Nissan Armada
In an automotive world increasingly filled
with car-based "crossover" SUVs, the Nissan Armada stands out with
its old-school body-on-frame construction. This rugged base gives the
full-size, eight-passenger SUV respectable off-roading chops and a towing
capacity of up to 9,000 pounds.
As one would expect from its gargantuan
exterior dimensions, the Armada has no shortage of interior acreage. Space in
generous for first and second-row passengers. Cargo room is 20.0 cubic feet
with all three rows in place, 56.7 cubic feet with the third row folded and
97.1 cubic feet with just the first row seats in the upright position.
The Armada is offered in SV, SL and Platinum trim levels.
Standard features for the base SV trim level include:
driver's seat with manual lumbar support
information system with a seven-inch screen
automatic temperature control
Power windows and
Bumping up to the SL trim level starts with everything found on the SV model, but
Bose audio system
power passenger's seat
Power rear lift
entry and ignition
wheels and wood-tone trim
USB and VTR jacks
and Bluetooth connectivity
The range-topping Platinum trim level continues upward in terms of content, adding:
DVD system with
an eight-inch monitor and two wireless headphones
Heated second row
chrome-clad alloy wheels
leather-wrapped steering wheel.
New for the latest model year is the Platinum Reserve package, which adds
20-inch dark chrome wheels, a dark chrome grille and outside mirrors, premium
grade two-tone chocolate/almond leather-appointed seating and dark satin chrome
All Armada models come standard with dual front and side airbags in addition to
three-row side curtain airbags and traction and stability control systems.