2011 Nissan Armada Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, For 2011 the Armada’s lineup has been shuffled. The new SV and SL replace the previous SE and Titanium, respectively, while the top-of-the-line Platinum continues unchanged. New exterior (Espresso Black) and interior (Almond) hues are added to the color palettes. All two-wheel-drive models now come with a 2.94 rear axle ratio, helping increase towing capacity to 8200 pounds.
The Armada is an SUV from Nissan. It stems from the ladder frame F-Alpha platform. It is a full sized vehicle with the attributes of a truck if considering its payload and towing abilities, but it still looks sporty. The Armada can achieve zero-to-sixty in 6.8 seconds. It brakes from sixty-to-zero in 128 feet, and it has a eight seater, spacious interior. The vehicle is practical and spacious. It has a second row of seats that fold flat for even more space. The last row of seating has a 60-40 split so more cargo area is supplied too. The Armada is fitted with a 5.6-Liter V-8 engine coupled to a five-speed auto tranny.
This SUV grips the road for a .76g of lateral grip due to the inclusion of a control arm suspension. It rides like a sedan. It has exceptional handling an ergonomic styling. The V-8 Armada Endurance uses E-8 Flex Fuel or regular unleaded. It has a mediocre fuel economy delivering 12 mpg/18 mpg. A new model will appear in a year, based on the Japan-sourced Patrol. Armada’s two-box design, out since 2004, has aged well, thanks in part to a bold front grille, flared fenders, and “hidden” rear door handles. Available exterior equipment includes fog lamps and a chrome roof rack. With a long 123.2-inch wheelbase but relatively short 207.7-inch overall length, the Armada manages to deliver impressive room for eight passengers and up to 97.1 cubic feet of cargo space. A gated floor-mounted shifter provides a carlike experience.
A 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque motivates the Armada with gusto. Paired to a five-speed automatic, the 5.6 pushes the 5700-pound Armada from 0 to 60 in under seven seconds. The full-size eight-passenger Armada features a heavy-duty fully boxed ladder frame and control-arm suspension, both of which contribute to 0.76 g lateral acceleration. The Armada comes fitted with front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, the last for outboard occupants in all three rows. The Armada also gets front-seat active head restraints, stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Engine: 5.6L V-8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Models: SL, SV, Platinum