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At a Glance: 2010 Nissan Armada

The stylish, powerful and roomy Nissan Armada enters the 2010 model year as a premium full-size SUV designed to enhance spirited adventures, whether around town or around a campfire. The enhancements to the popular Armada for the new model year include a revised model lineup, which now features three well-equipped models: the Armada SE and two special editions, the Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition. All three models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, along with an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty fully boxed ladder frame and comfortable double-wishbone suspension.

The Armada Titanium Edition includes a full array of standard comfort and convenience features, including Nissan Intelligent Key™, leather-appointed seating, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, premium Bose® audio system with 11 speakers, power-folding 60/40-split 3rd row seat and auto-leveling rear air suspension. The Armada Platinum Edition adds heated front seats and steering wheel, power rear liftgate, moonroof, DVD Family Entertainment System and Nissan Navigation system with XM NavTraffic® system with real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive.

Other changes for 2010 include new two-piece body-color side moldings with chrome strip treatment and contrasting interior stitching for the Titanium and Platinum models, revised available wood grain finisher appearance, the addition of standard front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for the SE 4x2 model and three new exterior colors.

The 2010 Nissan Armada is offered in two-wheel and four-wheel drive and with available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology, which allows drivers to use
traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85. The 2010 Armada has a towing capacity of up to 9,100 pounds (when properly equipped).

The 2010 Nissan Armada is available at Nissan retailers nationwide beginning in April 2010.

Highlights of the 2010 Nissan Armada full-size SUV include:

  • Progressive exterior design combining modern styling with traditional Nissan SUV ruggedness
  • New two-piece body-color side moldings with chrome insert strip (Titanium and Platinum Editions) 
  • Titanium and Platinum badges on respective models 
  • Long wheelbase (123.2 inches) and a highly manageable overall length (207.7 inches) 
  • Body-color grille (SE) or chrome grille (Titanium, Platinum), chrome front door handles (body color on rear), standard side step rails 
  • Halogen headlights, available fog lights (standard on Titanium and Platinum Editions) 
  • Standard one-piece type roof rails; standard chrome roof rack on Titanium and Platinum Editions 
  • Privacy glass on 2nd and 3rd row windows and rear liftgate; power-operated flip-out rear quarter windows on Platinum Edition (manual flip-out on SE, Titanium) 
  • Standard power-folding outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps on Platinum Edition 
  • Rear liftgate with opening rear glass; power-operated liftgate standard on Platinum Edition 
  • Rear proximity sensor system (back-up obstacle warning) in rear bumper; standard front sensor on Platinum Edition 
  • Chrome tailpipe finisher on Titanium and Platinum Editions 
  • Available power tilt/sliding glass moonroof (standard on Platinum Edition) 
  • Seven available exterior colors: Navy Blue, Lakeshore Slate, Galaxy Black, Smoke, Silver Lightning, Tuscan Sun and Blizzard
Engine and Driveline
  • Standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine, producing 317 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm; torque tuned for optimum performance
  • Available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology allows for the use of ethanol/gasoline fuel mixtures (containing up to 85 percent renewable ethanol) 
  • Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshafts, graphite-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, single-stage timing chain 
  • Electronic “drive-by-wire” throttle for precise control 
  • Standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with tow/haul modes for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency 
  • Unique gear set, variable lock-up torque converter and advanced A/T management for improved shifting and economy 
  • 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 
  • Standard 2-wheel or 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system (includes deactivation switch) 
  • Standard Dana drive axles 
  • 9,100-pound maximum towing capacity with higher axle ratio (when properly equipped) 
  • 28-gallon fuel tank
Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • F-Alpha fully boxed all-steel frame
  • Double-wishbone front suspension with 23 mm diameter stabilizer bar 
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension with 22.2 mm diameter stabilizer bar 
  • KYB twin-tube shock absorbers 
  • Automatic self-leveling rear air suspension on Titanium and Platinum Editions 
  • Engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering 
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) 
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (painted finish) with P265/70R18 Conti-Trac tires on SE models 
  • 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (machine finished) with P275/60R20 Michelin tires on Titanium Edition 
  • 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels with P275/60R20 Michelin tires on Platinum Edition 
  • Full-size spare tire
Interior Features
  • Large, comfortable interior with class-leading 2nd row roominess and best-in-class interior overhead storage
  • Seating capacity up to 8 passengers 
  • Front bucket seats with center console, manual lumbar support, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and available 4-way power-adjustable passenger seat (standard on Titanium and Platinum Editions) 
  • Heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Platinum logo embroidered front seats on Platinum Edition 
  • Flat-fold front passenger seat with cup holders and recessed work area (SE only) 
  • Highly functional front center console with specialized storage areas for pens, tissues, CDs, HVAC vents, two cupholders and 12-volt power outlet at rear of console 
  • Overhead console with multiple storage bins, six overhead dome lights, rear HVAC controls 
  • 2nd row fold flat 40/20/40 split bench seat; available 2nd row captain’s chairs with removable 2nd row console (optional on Platinum Edition) 
  • Elevated 3rd row 60/40-split folding bench seat (folds flat into floor); standard power-folding feature (except SE 4x2 - optional) 
  • Standard Seton leather-appointed seating on Titanium and Platinum Editions; cloth seating surfaces on SE 
  • Up to 14 cupholders 
  • Gated floor-mounted shifter for a sporty appearance and enhanced shift control 
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control 
  • Power door locks with illuminated switches and anti-lockout system with auto door lock speed-sensing function 
  • Available Bose® audio system with AM/FM/MP3/CD6, 11 speakers and subwoofer (optional on SE 4x2, standard on SE 4x4 and Titanium Edition) 
  • Standard premium Bose® audio system with 9.3 GB Music Box Hard Drive, AM/FM/MP3/CD6 with 11 speakers and subwoofer, dual media (allows use of radio and CD at the same time – headphones must be used to listen to the second audio source), amplifier and XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) on Platinum Edition 
  • Standard Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic® with real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) on Platinum Edition 
  • Standard wood grain interior trim on Titanium and Platinum Editions 
  • Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Twist Start (Titanium and Platinum Editions) 
  • Available DVD Family Entertainment System (standard on Platinum Edition) with 8.0-inch rear monitor, two wireless headphones and remote controller 
  • Standard RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver on Titanium and Platinum Editions 
  • Standard power-adjustable foot pedals (with memory on Platinum Edition) 
  • Three interior colors: Almond (cloth only), Stone (leather only) and Charcoal (cloth and leather)
Safety and Security
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and front occupant classification sensor
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard positions in all three rows
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags 
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints 
  • 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 
  • Child safety rear door locks 
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones 
  • Engine immobilizer 
  • Vehicle Security System 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with standard warning lamp (in gauge cluster) or warning display in navigation system (Platinum Edition) 
  • Delayed power retention
Models and Manufacturing
  • Available in SE, Titanium and Platinum models in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations
  • Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing Canton, Mississippi Plant

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