2010 Nissan Armada

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What Changed for the 2010 Nissan Armada:
  • Essentially a carryover for 2010
  • Revised model lineup now includes Armada SE, Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition
  • Nissan's largest SUV with up to 8-passenger seating
  • Body-on-frame design with unique independent front and rear suspension
  • Shares a basic platform and engine with the Infiniti QX56 SUV
  • Standard 317-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Armada is an E85 flex-fuel vehicle (EPA estimates of 9 mpg city/13 mpg highway on E85)
  • EPA fuel-economy estimates range from 12 mpg city to 18 mpg highway on gasoline
  • Standard driveline is 2WD, with 4WD optional
  • Towing rating up to 9100 pounds when properly equipped

Nissan cites its flagship SUV's power, spaciousness, and towing capacity as its main selling points. The Armada can accommodate up to 8 people in 3 rows of seats. It's available in rear- or 4-wheel drive, and two new trims have been added for the 2010 model year.

The entry-level 2010 Nissan Armada SE trim features 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a full range of power accessories including driver's seat, 8-speaker sound system, and side-step rails. A tow package is optional. One step up is the Titanium edition, which adds the tow package, keyless ignition and entry, fog lights, leather upholstery, 11-speaker Bose sound system, and auto-leveling rear air suspension. The top-of-the-line Platinum edition adds a power liftgate, sunroof, hard-drive-based navigation system, and much more. Second-row captain's chairs are available as an alternative to bench seating with the Platinum trim. Properly equipped, the Armada can tow up to 9100 pounds, Nissan says.

The 2010 Nissan Armada's powertrain consists of a 317-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. In some markets, a version of the engine that can run on E85 is offered as a free option.

Safety features on the 2010 Nissan Armada include anti-lock brakes, stability control, active front head restraints, front- and side-impact air bags, overhead air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and rear parking assist. A security system detects intruders, and the ignition can be disabled for any but the original manufacturer's key. A backup camera and front parking sensors are standard or optional, depending on trim level. In NHTSA front-impact crash tests, the Armada earned 5 out of 5 stars for driver protection and 4 stars for front-passenger protection.

MSRPs for the 2010 Nissan Armada ranged from $37,510 to 52,490.

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  • Name SE (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37510.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 9/13
  • Name Titanium (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42440.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 9/13
  • Name Platinum (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 49690.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 9/13
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 43110.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 9/13
  • Name Titanium (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45240.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 9/13
  • Name Platinum (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52490.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 9/13
  • 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
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • 3rd row 60/40 pwr fold-flat store-in-floor bench seat
  • Leather seat trim (1st & 2nd row)
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Intelligent Key
  • Wood interior trim
  • Contrast stitching on seats, door panels, steering wheel & shift knob
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass & garage door opener controls
  • Double visors w/extenders & illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Foot well lamp w/time delay
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls
  • 2-driver memory for pedals, outside mirrors & driver seat
  • Pwr liftgate release
  • [M10] In-cabin microfilter
  • 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
  • 20" x 8" 6-spoke aluminum alloy wheels w/machined finish
  • P275/60HR20 BSW tires
  • One-piece roof rack side rails w/chrome accents & adjustable cross bars
  • Color-keyed body-side moldings w/chrome accent
  • Chrome grille
  • Fog lights
  • 20" x 8" 6-spoke chrome clad aluminum alloy wheels
  • [J01] Pwr tilt/glide moonroof
  • Chrome pwr folding heated mirrors -inc: puddle lamps, integrated turn signals & driver-side auto-dim
  • Pwr rear liftgate w/flip-up glass
  • Pwr flip-out rear quarter windows
  • [B10] Front & rear splash guards
  • 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)
  • HD battery
  • Class III receiver hitch w/7-pin wiring harness
  • Dual front tow hooks
  • Auto leveling rear suspension
  • Chrome tail pipe finisher
  • 2-speed transfer case w/4-Low & auto 4x4
  • All-Mode 4-wheel drive
  • Skid plates for oil pan, transfer case & fuel tank
  • [H01] DVD entertainment pkg -inc: 8" color display, DVD player with aux inputs, remote control, (2) wireless headphones
  • 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
  • Rear back-up camera
  • Front sonar
  • Tire pressure monitor w/4-wheel independent monitoring
  • 4-wheel limited slip traction control (ABLS)
  • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA playback, speed-sensitive volume, radio data system, auxiliary input jack, (8) speakers
  • Rear seat audio controls w/wired & wireless headphone capability
  • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA playback, speed-sensitive volume, radio data system (RDS), auxiliary input jack
  • XM satellite radio
  • 265-watt Bose audio system -inc: (11) speakers, subwoofer
  • 3rd row audio performance
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: 9.3GB HDD music server, MP3/WMA playback, speed-sensitive volume, radio data system (RDS), auxiliary input jack
  • HDD navigation system w/color display, XM Nav Traffic

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