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At a Glance: 2010 Nissan Armada

The stylish, powerful and roomy Nissan Armada enters 2011 as a premium full-size SUV designed to enhance spirited adventures with room for the whole family and their equipment. The enhancements to the popular Armada for the new model year include a revised model lineup nomenclature. The Armada SV replaces the previous Armada SE, and the Armada SL replaces the previous Titanium model. The third well-equipped model in the lineup is the Armada Platinum. In addition, the previous Stone interior color has been replaced with a new Almond color.

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.

Every Armada SV comes with long list of standard equipment, including overhead console with multi-storage capacity, Dual Zone Automatic A/C, power windows and door locks, power adjustable pedals and more. The Armada SL adds an array of 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 and subwoofer, power-folding 60/40-split 3rd row seat and auto-leveling rear air suspension. The Armada Platinum model includes 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.

The 2011 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 2011 Armada has a towing capacity of up to 9,000 pounds (when properly equipped).

Highlights of the 2011 Nissan Armada full-size SUV include:

  • Progressive exterior design combining modern styling with traditional Nissan SUV ruggedness
  • Two-piece body-color side moldings with chrome insert strip (SL and Platinum)
  • SL and Platinum badges on respective models
  • Long wheelbase (123.2 inches) and a highly manageable overall length (207.7 inches)
  • Body-color grille (SV) or chrome grille (SL, Platinum), chrome front door handles (body color on rear), standard side step rails
  • Halogen headlights, available fog lights (standard on SL and Platinum
  • Standard one-piece type roof rails; standard chrome roof rack on SL and Platinum
  • Privacy glass on 2nd and 3rd row windows and rear liftgate; power-operated flip-out rear quarter windows on Platinum (manual flip-out on SV, SL)
  • Standard power-folding outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps on Platinum model
  • Rear liftgate with opening rear glass; power-operated liftgate standard on Platinum
  • Rear proximity sensor system (back-up obstacle warning) in rear bumper; standard front sensor on Platinum
  • Chrome tailpipe finisher on SL and Platinum models
  • Available power tilt/sliding glass moonroof (standard on Platinum)
  • 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
  • 9,000-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 SL and Platinum models
  • 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 SV models
  • 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (painted finish) with P275/60R20 Michelin tires on SL models
  • 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels with P275/60R20 Michelin tires on Platinum models
  • 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 SL and Platinum models)
  • Heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Platinum logo embroidered front seats on Platinum
  • Flat-fold front passenger seat with recessed work area (SV 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)
  • Elevated 3rd row 60/40-split folding bench seat (folds flat into floor); standard power-folding feature (except SV 4x2 - optional)
  • Standard Seton leather-appointed seating on SL and Platinum models; cloth seating surfaces on SV
  • 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 SV 4x2, standard on SV 4x4 and SL models)
  • 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
  • Standard Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) on Platinum
  • Standard wood grain interior trim on SL and Platinum models
  • Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Twist Start (SL and Platinum models)
  • Available DVD Family Entertainment System (standard on Platinum) 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 SL and Platinum models
  • Standard power-adjustable foot pedals (with memory on Platinum)
  • Two interior colors: Almond and Charcoal
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)
  • Delayed power retention
Models and Manufacturing
  • Available in SV, SL and Platinum models in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations
  • Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing Canton, Mississippi Plant

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