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At a Glance: 2008 Nissan Armada

Following an extensive number of enhancements in the previous model year, the 2009 Nissan Armada continues to refine its equipment and package offerings in order to maintain its leading position as the full-size adventure SUV for active families.

For the 2009 model year, the equipment previously included in the LE Preferred Package (heated front seats, power quarter glass flip-out, power folding outside mirrors with puddle lamps and turn signals, memory setting for driver’s seat/mirrors/pedals and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System) and LE Tow Package (receiver hitch with 7-pin wiring harness, larger battery, 3.357:1 gear ratio) now comes standard on the Armada LE base model. The 2009 Armada also features new 20-inch Chrome Clad wheels on the Armada LE equipped with the Technology Package. In addition, a moonroof is now available with the Armada SE Driver’s Package and 2nd row Captain Chairs are available on all Armada LE packages.

The 2009 Nissan Armada is offered in four models, each equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 with 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Available Flexible Fuel Vehicle technology (FFV) allows drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85, a mix containing 15 percent renewable ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. Also standard is an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission. Available towing capacity of up to 9,100-pounds is provided by Armada’s heavy-duty frame and suspension.

Every Armada offers an array of available luxury and safety features – including a 3rd row power folding 60/40 seat (optional LE), dual-zone automatic climate control, Vehicle Dynamic Control and supplemental roof-mounted curtain air bags for all three rows. Available Armada technology includes a Nissan Intelligent Key™, RearView Monitor, Bose® sound system, Nissan Navigation system with an XM NAVTRAFFIC® system with real-time traffic information (XM® contract required, sold separately), 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive and DVD Entertainment System.

Highlights of the 2009 Nissan Armada full-size SUV include:

  • Rugged body design with distinctive, modern and expressive elements
  • Long wheelbase (123.2 inches) and a highly manageable overall length (207.7 inches)
  • Body color grille (chrome on LE model), chrome front door handles (body color on rear)
  • Full body type front fascia, halogen headlights and fog lights (fog lights standard LE, optional SE)
  • Standard one-piece type roof rails (crossbars standard on LE)
  • Privacy glass on 2nd and 3rd row windows and rear liftgate
  • Standard side step rails
  • Manual flip-out rear quarter windows (power-operated on LE model)
  • Standard power folding, heated chrome mirrors with available puddle lamps and integrated turn signals (LE model)
  • Rear liftgate with opening rear glass (power-operated liftgate standard on LE model)
  • Rear proximity sensor system (back-up obstacle warning) in rear bumper
  • Available power tilt/sliding glass moonroof
  • Eight available exterior colors

    Engine and Driveline
  • Standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 producing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology allows for use of gasoline/ethanol fuel mixes
  • Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshafts, graphite-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, singlestage timing chain
  • Standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with tow/haul modes for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency
  • Available All-Mode 4-wheel drive system with Auto/2WD/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case, 3.35:1 4LO crawl gear ratio
  • Rugged, F-Alpha fully boxed all-steel frame
  • 28-gallon fuel tank
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (includes deactivation switch) with 4-wheel limited slip (4WD models), 2-wheel limited slip (2WD models), Traction Control
  • Standard Dana drive axles

    Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • Rugged, F-Alpha fully boxed all-steel frame
  • Double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Independent double-wishbone rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Available rear air leveling suspension (standard LE)
  • Engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Standard 20x8J inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P275/60R20 Michelin tires on LE model
  • Standard 18x8J aluminum-alloy wheels and 265/70R18 Continental tires on SE model

    Interior Features
  • Power 60/40 split fold flat 3rd row seat (optional LE, manual std. on SE and LE)
  • Bose® audio system with Music Box Hard Drive and 3rd row speakers and amplifier, MP3 capability, 11 speakers, in-dash 6CD, dual media capability (allows use of radio and CD at the same time – headphones must be used to listen to second audio source), XM® satellite radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) (standard on LE, optional on SE)
  • Available Nissan Navigation System with optional XM NAVTRAFFIC® with real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) (optional LE)
  • Available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (standard on LE)
  • Gated floor-mounted shifter for a sporty appearance and enhanced shift control
  • Available wood grain interior trim (LE)
  • Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Twist Start (standard LE, optional SE)
  • Available DVD Family Entertainment System with two wireless headphones and remote control, 8-inch screen (up from 7 inches)
  • Class-leading 2nd row legroom of 41.9 inches
  • Standard fold-flat 2nd row bench seat
  • Available 2nd row captain chairs and removable 2nd row center console (optional LE)
  • Leather-appointed seating surfaces (standard LE, optional SE) (1st and 2nd row only)
  • Large front center console with substantial center storage, rear 12V outlet, cell phone holder
  • Full-length overhead console with six dome lights
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat (standard LE, optional SE)
  • 4-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat (standard LE, optional SE)
  • Fold-down front passenger seat feature with recessed “work area” (available on SE with cloth only)
  • Three 12-volt power outlets on console and instrument panel
  • Up to 14 cupholders with capability of holding up to 64 oz bottles
  • 1st row storage in instrument panel side pockets, doors, center console main storage bin and center console sides, front door bottle holders
  • 2nd row storage in driver’s seat rear pocket, door-mounted bottle holders, cupholders in rear of center console
  • Elevated 3rd row seat
  • 3rd row side storage bin and cupholders
  • Standard dual-zone auto climate control
  • Power door locks with illuminated switches and anti-lockout system with auto door lock speed-sensing function
  • Standard power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals with transmission interlock and available memory function (LE)
  • Available RearView Monitor (standard LE, optional SE)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (standard LE. optional SE)

    Safety and Security
  • Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front occupant classification sensor
  • Standard roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard positions in all three rows
  • Available front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags (standard LE, optional SE)
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • 3-point front seat belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with standard warning lamp (in gauge cluster) or warning display (with optional navigation system)

    Models and Manufacturing
  • Available in SE and LE models in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations
  • Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing Canton, Mississippi Plant

    Information via: Nissan USA
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