Major upgrades have been integrated into the all-new 2017 Nissan Armada including a new 5.6L V8 engine that Nissan says is capable of churning out a whopping 390 horsepower and 401 lbs. ft. of torque. With this kind of output, there is no doubt that the Armada is powerful and efficient. The Nissan Armada release date should be expected this summer (2016) as a 2017 year model.
Another notable Armada spec is its impressive 8,500 pounds of towing capacity. Other highlights for the 2017 model include a sophisticated all-mode 4WD system, lots of interior space and flexibility, a boatload of advanced safety features, fuel efficiency, and a standard navigation system.
Judging from the previous Armada which posted fuel economy ratings of 13/19/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined, the 2017 model should be expected to post better gas mileage thanks to the fuel saving measures the new vehicle employs. Advanced safety features have been provided with the Armada including an Intelligent Cruise Control, backup collision intervention, blind-spot warning and intervention, emergency braking, lane departure warning, predictive forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera.
It is still based on the original model’s body-on-frame platform as opposed to the sedan-like unibody construction. Nissan says the new model’s stiffness has been improved by about 20% and this has helped it enhance both handling and ride qualities.
The exterior of the Armada is now bolder and offers it a more aggressive stance which sets it apart from its rivals such as the Toyota Sequoia, 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Ford Expedition 2017. The exterior features standard LED low-beam headlights, a more dramatic front grille, and body-color front and rear bumpers.
The 2017 Nissan Armada interior has been souped-up and now features premium amenities such as an eight-inch infotainment monitor, heated front leather seats, wood trim, heated and cooled front seats, a rear infotainment system, metallic accents, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seating, and a 13-speaker Bose audio system.
2017 Nissan Armada Review of Trims
Three trims models are offered for the seven-passenger 2017 Nissan Armada: Platinum, SL, and SV.
2017 Nissan Armada Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard equipment offered for the base Armada SV model include a roof rack, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, power-adjustable pedals, heated mirrors, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, sliding and reclining second-row seats, six-way driver’s seat, LED foglights, Ford’s sync voice-control system, an auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” touchscreen display, rear audio controls, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a rearview camera.
Stepping up to the Armada SL trim model gets you tri-zone automatic climate control, remote ignition, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 110-V power outlet, ventilated and heated front seats, driver memory settings, and an eight-inch touchscreen display.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum adds special exterior styling details, special two-tone paint, a sunroof, wood grain interior, twenty two-inch wheels, a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, a load-leveling rear suspension system, dual-screen rear seat video entertainment system, power-retractable running boards, a blind-spot monitoring system, a sunroof, and premium leather upholstery.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 3.2 in. (123.2 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 3.7 in. (207.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.3 in. (79.3 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 20 ft³
Curb weight: 5267 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 13/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Espresso Black, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black, Midnight Garnet and Pearl White
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs
2017 Nissan Armada Engine Specs
Motivation for the Nissan Armada is offered by a 5.6L V8 engine that churns out a walloping 390 hp @5,200rpm and 401 pounds-feet of torque @4,000rpm. This represents an improvement of about 73 hp and 16 pounds-feet of torque over the previous model. The previous five speed automatic transmission system has been replaced by the 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift Control system.
The default drive mode is the two-wheel drive system, but the all-wheel drive is also available for the Armada Platinum model.
As already mentioned, the 2017 Nissan Armada towing capacity stands at 8,500 pounds.
In overall, the newest Nissan Armada is a great deal for buyers who need a capable SUV to haul a trailer and the family. Nonetheless, it isn’t the best SUV on sale today, and shoppers who don’t truly need its heavy-duty capabilities will find a larger crossover more appealing to drive and suitable for everyday usability.
2017 Nissan Armada Price & Release Date
It is no longer a rumor as Nissan has confirmed the vehicle will be in dealerships sometime in summer this year as a 2017 year model.
2017 Nissan Armada price starts from an MSRP of about $38,510 for the SV trim, $43,600 for the SL, and $49,980 for the top-of-the-line Platinum model. You can check up leasing terms at Nissan online forums.