2017 Nissan Armada Release Date, Specs, Price – While the 2017 Nissan Armada might be a capable SUV, newer truck-based rivals fare much better. Its strengths include a comfortable and well-appointed interior, a strong V8 performance, substantial towing capacity, and new technology galore. Its date of release should be expected sometime in April next year.
Although we find the Armada difficult to recommend considering the significant number of fresher and better equipped models, it has nonetheless been able to find its way in plenty of homes here in the United States. This perhaps is due to its heavyweight SUV capability in carrying out everyday utilities like towing a huge family, a boat, and a trailer concurrently.
If that is your top priority, the 2017 Nissan Armada is definitely a proper choice. But we’d steer you to its rivals first. The eight-passenger vehicle underlying capability can only be attributed to its body-on-frame underpinning. When fully loaded, the 2017 Armada is rumored to tow up to 9,500 pounds – a 500 pounds increment over the outgoing model.
Although the figure is impressive by conventional standards, it nevertheless adds to its unattractiveness; poor fuel economy ratings, an overly stiff ride, and a low cargo volume. If you can’t live with that, we have sampled a few picks which we think you should check before settling on the Armada.
Both the 2017 Toyota Sequoia and 2017 Ford Expedition are rated better than the Armada in many respects but score poorly in terms of fuel-economy ratings. Others include the GMC Yukon, 2017 Toyota Highlander, 2017 Chevy Traverse, 2017 Mazda CX-9, and the Chevrolet Tahoe for 2017.
Bottom line, if towing is atop your list of priorities, the 2017 Nissan Armada is your best bet.
Available Trims – Nissan Armada
Offered in a choice of three trims: SV, SL, and Platinum, the 2017 Nissan Armada further gives you an option of either a 2WD or a 4WD system.
Interior Concept Review & Exterior Spy Shots – 2017 Nissan Armada
The SV trim comes packed with automatic climate control (dual-zone), running boards, power-adjustable pedals, automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, 18-inch wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, four-way front passenger seat, and a tilt-only steering wheel.
Equipment include auxiliary audio jack, an eight-speaker premium sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a six-CD changer, a USB port, and a satellite radio.
All-wheel-drive SV’s get 11-speaker Bose sound system, a power liftgate, towing preparation, a universal garage door opener, foglights, a rearview camera, and rear audio controls.
Next up is the SL trim which comes equipped with heated front seats, rear auto-leveling air suspension, 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, a 7” headrest mounted screens, keyless entry and ignition, a roof rack, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, and leather upholstery.
Springing for the Platinum trim gets you a sunroof, a 7” touchscreen interface, a navigation system, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, 20-inch chromed alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated steering wheel, front parking sensors, dual-power folding mirrors, and memory driver settings.
Interior wise, the eight-passenger cabin is well-appointed and offers slick technology features. The center console is beautifully designed and comes with driver-oriented controls and buttons. Although you might found the Platinum trim to be overloaded with lots of controls.
Seats are comfortable and the even the cloth upholstery for the lower trims is something worth bragging about. There is plenty of leg-and headroom inside whether you’ve opted for the seven-passenger Platinum’s twin captain’s chairs or the standard 40/20/40split second-row bench. But you’ll notice other SUVs offer better amounts of space with the 60/40-split.
2017 Nissan Armada Engine Specs
Beneath the skin of the 2017 Nissan Armada is a 5.6L V8 engine behemoth. Despite its enormous displacement, it only offers an output of 317 hp and 385 lbs. ft. of torque. And just like the outgoing model, the output will be forwarded to either the standard rear wheel drive or the optional AWD system via the five-speed automatic.
Even for a large SUV, the EPA estimations reveal rather disappointing figures. The rear wheel drive, for instance, returns 13/19/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined while the AWD Armadas return 12/18/14 mpg.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 3.2 in. (123.2 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 3.7 in. (207.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.3 in. (79.3 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 20 ft³
Curb weight: 5267 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 13/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Espresso Black, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black, Midnight Garnet and Pearl White
Towing Capacity: 8200 lbs
2017 Nissan Armada Date Of Release & Price
Online reports indicate the new 2017 Nissan Armada will probably hit showrooms in April next year. As for the price, expect a price tag of around $38,510.