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Nissan Armada Overview

An "armada" usually refers to a large group of things, primarily a number of large ships. It's a fitting name for Nissan's first entry in the popular large SUV segment, and pretty much every aspect of it is size L or XL. If you like your SUVs heavy on power, then that large group of ponies under the hood will be just your thing. The Armada's robust V8 translates into lots of muscle and an impressive tow rating. And then there's the large group of cubic inches in the Armada's cabin -- this is a super-spacious SUV that's also chock-full of nissan armada accessories. The Armada hauls like a gorilla on steroids, and comes out on top in terms of sheer brute force. Fuel mileage is atrocious, and the vehicle's size means that parking can easily become a white-knuckle ordeal.


Nissan Armada Specification

EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 (2009)

Engine Order Code VK56DE
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8
Displacement 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 3400

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 (2009)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 9
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5372
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5373

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 910

Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.6

Front Tire Size P265/70R18
Rear Tire Size P265/70R18
Spare Tire Size P265/70R18

Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel

Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0

Wheelbase (in) 123.2
Length, Overall (in) 207.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3
Height, Overall (in) 77.2
Tread Width, Front (in) 67.5
Tread Width, Rear (in) 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.8
Liftover Height (in) 35.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 20.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 55.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft) 97.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft) 56.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft) 20.0

Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume (ft) 127.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8
Third Head Room (in) 35.9
Third Leg Room (in) 32.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) 63.7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.8



  • 5.6L DOHC 32-valve Endurance V8 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul mode
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bar
  • Engine speed-sensitive pwr steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes (vented front)


  • 18" x 8" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels w/painted finish
  • P265/70SR18 BSW tires
  • Full size spare tire
  • One-piece roof rack side rails
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Side step rails
  • Color-keyed body-side moldings
  • Body-color grille
  • Auto on/off halogen headlights
  • Chrome folding pwr heated outside mirrors
  • UV-reducing solar glass windshield
  • Deep tint rear privacy glass
  • Manual rear liftgate w/flip-up glass
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Chrome front/color-keyed rear door handles
  • Manual flip-out rear quarter windows


  • Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way manual fold-flat passenger seat
  • 2nd row 40/20/40 fold-flat split bench seat w/manual recline
  • 3rd row 60/40 manual fold-flat store-in-floor bench seat
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Dual level center console -inc: storage for pens, tissue, CD/DVD cases, external console storage pockets, internal 12V outlet, rear 12V outlet
  • Floor-mounted gated shifter
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls
  • Manual tilt steering column
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr windows w/auto up/down & safety reverse
  • Pwr door locks w/auto lock & selective unlock
  • Pwr adjustable pedals
  • Pwr liftgate window release
  • Manual fuel door release
  • Engine immobilizer system
  • Vehicle security alarm system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Dual zone auto air conditioning w/rear seat controls
  • Rear glass defogger w/timer
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Visors w/extenders & illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console w/storage
  • (4) 12-volt outlets
  • Interior lighting -inc: front/rear reading lamps, mood lighting, illuminated entry/exit, glove box lamp, cargo area lamp
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • (6) cargo area tie down hooks


  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist (BA)
  • Vehicle dynamics control system (VDC)
  • 2-wheel limited slip traction control (ABLS)
  • Nissan advanced airbag system (AABS) -inc: driver/front passenger dual stage airbags, occupant sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side impact airbags
  • Roof-mounted side impact curtain airbags for all rows
  • Front seat belts w/load limiters & pre-tensioners
  • Active front head restraints
  • Lower Anchors & Tethers for CHildren system (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Reverse sonar
  • Tire pressure monitor w/warning indicator


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