2015 Nissan Armada is conspicuous of being the most authentic full-size SUV with a very bold, handsome exterior. It is available in 3 trims – SV, SL and Platinum. It competes with 2015 Dodge Durango, 2015 Toyota Sequoia and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. It has abundant cabin space, modern interior designs and the Nissan Navigation System.
Exterior and Interior
Armada has a sports utility body style with an imposing demeanor. There is nothing shy about its exterior. It is handsome, strong, robust and obviously super-masculine in design. It cannot be glossed over on the road because of its aggressive-looking fender flares and similarly well-defined wheel wells. The door handles have been designed while the roofline bulges out over the passenger cabin. Hence, everything about its appearance is over-the-top.
With such a prominent exterior, it is surprising to see the muted interior. It has been done in a very subtle, soft fashion. The effect is soothing once you look at the décor. It has 8-passenger seating with the availability of 60/40 split of the 3rd row seat. Infotainment has been provided with Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic system with Real-Time traffic information, DVD family entertainment system and Bose audio system (11 speakers).
Engine and Mileage
Since majority of the driving constituents in Armada comes from Nissan’s other pick-up truck model Titan, you will also get the same sort of impressive exhaust notes from the former too. It has 2-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains. It runs on a 5.6 liter V8 unit that raises 317 horsepower and a torque of 385 lbs.-ft. The sound of its revving up is so loud and booming that the drivers do mistake it for being NASCAR’s V8. It is worth noting that this engine has been used by Nissan for the last 10 years and requirement of any improvement in it has not yet been felt. The power to the wheels is passed on with 5-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is reached in below 7 seconds. It can haul up to 9,000 lbs. when it uses an all-wheel drive and is fitted with the towing package. Mileage given by Armada is 13/19 mpg for city/highway for rear-wheel drive while for the all-wheel drive, it is 12/18 mpg.
Price and Release Date
The base price of Armada is $38,060 and can reach up to $53,330 depending upon the trim and package. It will be released in the US market in mid or late 2015.
Armada stands out amongst its competitors because of its brawny, angular body lines and a highly spacious interior. The engine is strong and can haul heavy load though is not fuel efficient. 2015 Nissan Armada is a tough SUV that is priced at $38,060.