2017 Nissan Armada 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Nissan Armada Revealed at Chicago Auto Show

It wasn’t all that long ago that we at Robbins Nissan learned something that those watching our lineup closely have likely noticed: there wouldn’t be a 2016 model of the Nissan Armada. The obvious tie-in to this fact was that there was a new 2016 Nissan Titan, and that any Armada that emerged in our lineup would be based on the new Titan, right? Well, not exactly. Een we didn’t see this coming, and now we can show it to you. Ladies and gents, the 2017 Nissan Armada.

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Set to arrie in summer of this year (!!!), the new Armada replaces the outgoing model with enormous performance and terrific style, making it a ready-made counterpart to the competing Toyota Land Cruiser. Just its release at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show felt like shots fired if you listened closely enough. Here’s what we know so far. It offers an all new powertrain. The outgoing Armada employed a 5.6L V8 that generated 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque; not terrible numbers, but Nissan saw room for improvement. Now, the Armada tacks on an engine shared with the 2016 Titan, the 5.6L Endurance V8, which features upgrades such as direct injection and new pistons to boost the power numbers all the way up to 390 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Also replaced is the fie-speed transmission, which will now be a seven-speed automatic gearbox. This will result in an 8,500-pound towing capacity, putting it right among the segment leaders in this regard. Read More: The 2016 Nissan PathfinderThree trim levels available. The standard trim level is the SV, which will feature standard amenities such as an 8-inch naigation system, heated front seats and a premium 13-speaker sound system. Upgrading to the SL treats buyers to such features such as remote engine start, a power-folding rear seat, an Around Vview Monitor, and a power liftgate. Finally, the Platinum trim presents buyers with the best of everything: the full arsenal of safety tech, a power panoramic moonroof and a rear DVD entertainment system, as well as available 2nd-row captain’s chairs as opposed to the standard bench seat. Read More: The 2016 Nissan TitanThe best safety suite in its class. We briefly mentioned the safety suite above, but let’s get down to brass tacks about the many features it includes. Several of these are actually even exclusie to the full-size SUV class, such as Predictie Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Blind Spot Interention (BSI), Backup Collision Interention (BSI) and Around Vview Monitor (AVM) with Moing Object Detection (MOD). As many have noticed, the 2017 Nissan Armada bears more than a passing resemblance to the Nissan Patrol, which has long between one of Nissan’s best-selling models worldwide.