2012 Nissan Armada Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$39,870-$55,120
$36,298-$50,162
12 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Heated front seats now standard on SL and higher trims
- Power liftgate now standard on SL and higher trims

Exterior Features
The 2012 Nissan Armada is a truck-based, full-size heavy-duty SUV, capable of towing 9,100 pounds with proper equipment. The Armada seats up to 8 passengers in 3 rows of seating, and is available in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive (2WD or 4WD). The base SV trim features 18-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors. Four-wheel drive models add fog lights and a power liftgate, which are also standard on the SL trim. The SL adds 20-inch alloy wheels, auto-leveling rear air suspension, keyless ignition and entry, and a roof rack. The Platinum trim adds chrome cladding to the wheels, power exterior mirrors, sunroof, and front parking sensors.

Interior Features
Standard features of the Nissan Armada's SV trim are dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate control, power accessories that include a power driver seat, and an 8-speaker sound system. Four-wheel drive models upgrade the sound system to an 11-speaker Bose model, and adds Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. The SL trim includes the same features as the SV trim, plus leather upholstery with heated front seats and a power-folding third row. The Platinum trim adds a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation system, heated second-row seats, and other enhancements. Maximum cargo capacity is 97 cubic feet.

Optional Features
The 2012 Nissan Armada offers an optional Tow package with all trims. Many standard features available for the upper trims are also available for the lower trims. On the Platinum trim, the second-row bench may be replaced with captain's chairs.

Under the Hood
The Nissan Armada's power plant is a 5.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works with a 5-speed automatic transmission; however, 4WD models are fitted with dual-range gearing.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Armada are:
- Armada with 2WD: 13/19/15 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Armada with 4WD: 12/18/14 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Nissan Armada include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Armada received 3 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. To date, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not tested the 2012 Nissan Armada.


What's New for 2012:
- Heated front seats now standard on SL and higher trims
- Power liftgate now standard on SL and higher trims

Exterior Features
The 2012 Nissan Armada is a truck-based, full-size heavy-duty SUV, capable of towing 9,100 pounds with proper equipment. The Armada seats up to 8 passengers in 3 rows of seating, and is available in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive (2WD or 4WD). The base SV trim features 18-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors. Four-wheel drive models add fog lights and a power liftgate, which are also standard on the SL trim. The SL adds 20-inch alloy wheels, auto-leveling rear air suspension, keyless ignition and entry, and a roof rack. The Platinum trim adds chrome cladding to the wheels, power exterior mirrors, sunroof, and front parking sensors.

Interior Features
Standard features of the Nissan Armada's SV trim are dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate control, power accessories that include a power driver seat, and an 8-speaker sound system. Four-wheel drive models upgrade the sound system to an 11-speaker Bose model, and adds Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. The SL trim includes the same features as the SV trim, plus leather upholstery with heated front seats and a power-folding third row. The Platinum trim adds a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation system, heated second-row seats, and other enhancements. Maximum cargo capacity is 97 cubic feet.

Optional Features
The 2012 Nissan Armada offers an optional Tow package with all trims. Many standard features available for the upper trims are also available for the lower trims. On the Platinum trim, the second-row bench may be replaced with captain's chairs.

Under the Hood
The Nissan Armada's power plant is a 5.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works with a 5-speed automatic transmission; however, 4WD models are fitted with dual-range gearing.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Armada are:
- Armada with 2WD: 13/19/15 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Armada with 4WD: 12/18/14 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Nissan Armada include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Armada received 3 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. To date, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not tested the 2012 Nissan Armada.


Available Trims for the 2012 Nissan Armada
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SV (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45470.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name SL (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 48220.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name Platinum (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 55120.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name Platinum (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 52220.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name SL (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45320.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name SV (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39870.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
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INTERIOR
  • 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
  • Center console -inc: specialized storage for pens, tissue & CD cases, dual cup holders, rear 12V outlet, HVAC vents
  • 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
  • Pwr door locks w/auto lock
  • 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 -inc: multiple storage bins, (6) overhead lights, rear HVAC controls
  • (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
  • Heated front seats
  • 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 tone 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
  • Heated 2nd row seats
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls
  • Driver memory for seat, pedals & outside mirrors
  • Pwr liftgate release
  • In-cabin microfilter
EXTERIOR
  • 18" x 8" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • 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
  • Front chrome door handles & color-keyed rear door handles
  • Manual flip-out rear quarter windows
  • 20" x 8" 6-spoke aluminum wheels
  • 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
  • Pwr rear liftgate w/flip-up glass
  • 20" x 8" 6-spoke chrome clad aluminum wheels
  • Pwr moonroof -inc: one-touch open/close
  • Chrome pwr folding heated outside mirrors -inc: driver-side auto dim, integrated turn signals, puddle lamps
  • Pwr flip-out rear quarter windows
MECHANICAL
  • 5.6L DOHC 32-valve Endurance V8 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul mode
  • 2-speed transfer case w/4-Low & auto 4x4
  • All-Mode 4-wheel drive
  • Class III receiver hitch w/7-pin wiring harness
  • Oil pan skid plate
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bar
  • Engine speed-sensitive pwr steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • HD battery
  • Dual front tow hooks
  • Auto leveling rear suspension
  • Chrome tail pipe finisher
  • Rear wheel drive
PACKAGE
  • DVD FES pkg -inc: DVD player w/aux inputs, 8" color monitor for rear seats, remote control, (2) wireless headphones
SAFETY
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist (BA)
  • Vehicle dynamics control system (VDC)
  • 4-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 w/rollover sensor
  • 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
  • 2-wheel limited slip traction control (ABLS)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 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 total, center speaker, 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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