2012 NISSAN ARMADA PLATINUM SPORT UTILITY 4D

Price: $20,800

Year 2012

Make NISSAN

Model ARMADA

Trim PLATINUM SPORT UTILITY 4D

Drivetrain 4WD

Transmission AUTOMATIC

Engine V8, FLEX FUEL, 5.6 LITER

Mileage 93,563

Doors 4

Exterior Color BLUE

Interior Color GREY

VIN 5N1BA0NEXCN621517

Stock No. 4916

Vehicle Equipment

Vehicle Description

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The Armada was one of the first Nissans to use the "Endurance" engine, a 5.6-liter V-8 that churns out 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. It's a muscular-sounding powerplant, but its ultimate output has paled over the past eight years as competitors have drilled out amazingly powerful V-8s--or even V-6s--with more power and torque. Teamed with a five-speed automatic, the big eight gives the Armada a lively feel from take-off, and it's smooth, with impressive passing ability--what the transmission gives up in number of gears, it gives back in quick response.

The Armada's been clocked from 0-60 mph in about 7.0 seconds, great numbers for a vehicle its size. And when equipped with a towing package, the Armada can tow up to 9,100 pounds.

The Armada presents itself with big-SUV authority, and you're safe to take it at its word. It's huge inside, with nearly the interior room of a Chevy Tahoe or Ford Expedition, and with some of the same compromises of trim and materials.

The Armada luxuriates in space. The front seats can be a bit tough to climb up into--we're all getting so used to crossovers--but the seats themselves are wide, with slightly more support than we've found in domestic SUVs. Adjustable pedals help create an ideal driving position, with the commanding view of the road that still makes SUVs like this one relevant. The second row's almost the equal of the front row for leg and head room, even more so if you swap the standard bench seat for a pair of captain's chairs, which also cuts down the Armada's total capacity from eight passengers to seven.

In back, the third-row bench is just passable for smaller adults, but it leaves almost no cargo space and headroom is tighter back there.
Nissan has moved to dress up the Armada's interior in recent years, but overall, there are too many dull plastics in this interior, and trims still look on the cheap side. It's fairly loud on the go, too. In multiple test vehicles over the years our editors have noted a fair amount of wind noise, and engine noise in these vehicles is cranked up to an almost ever-present level.

*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program. 

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