2014 Nissan Armada Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$37,590-$52,860
$34,617-$48,661
12 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Carried over unchanged
  • All-new redesign expected for 2015 model year

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Armada is a full-size, 3-row SUV available in three trim levels and offering seating for up to 8 occupants. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and Toyota Sequoia.

Models and Features
Positioned as the base model, the Armada SV--available in 2-wheel-drive (2WD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) configurations--is well equipped with features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, power driver seat with 8-way adjustment, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual-zone climate control. On top of that, 4WD versions add an 11-speaker premium sound system, power liftgate, tow package, and a rearview camera.

The SV is followed by the mid-level Nissan Armada SL, which serves as host to upgrades including 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and push-button start.

Shoppers looking for the most luxurious of 2014 Armadas will want to direct their attention to the top-of-the-line Platinum trim level. Among the amenities differentiating this trim level from the SV and SL are power-folding turn signal mirrors, power tilt/slide moonroof, heated second-row seats, navigation system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Options and Packages
Nissan offers a variety of bundled options for the 2014 Armada, including Driver and SV Tow packages that add the 4WD SV's extra features to its 2WD counterpart. There's also a Moonroof package for the SL.

Since Platinum models are essentially fully equipped in their standard form, there's not a lot left in terms of options, save for second-row captain's chairs that drop seating capacity to seven, and a special Reserve package comprised of dark chrome accents and a unique 2-tone interior.

Under the Hood
All 2014 Nissan Armadas are equipped with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers 317 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard. Buyers who opt for either the SL or Platinum version get a rear self-leveling air suspension.

Thanks to its powertrain and rugged body-on-frame architecture, the Armada is capable of towing up to 9,000 lbs.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Nissan Armada are:
  • Armada RWD: 13/19/15 mpg (city/hwy./combined)
  • Armada 4WD: 12/18/14 mpg

Safety and Ratings
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Nissan Armada.

In addition to standard safety items including 6 air bags and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, most configurations feature a rearview camera, while front park-assist sensors are reserved exclusively for the Platinum trim level. Increasingly common options found in today's modern vehicles, such as blind-spot monitoring and trailer sway control, are not available.

What's New for 2014:

  • Carried over unchanged
  • All-new redesign expected for 2015 model year

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Armada is a full-size, 3-row SUV available in three trim levels and offering seating for up to 8 occupants. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and Toyota Sequoia.

Models and Features
Positioned as the base model, the Armada SV--available in 2-wheel-drive (2WD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) configurations--is well equipped with features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, power driver seat with 8-way adjustment, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual-zone climate control. On top of that, 4WD versions add an 11-speaker premium sound system, power liftgate, tow package, and a rearview camera.

The SV is followed by the mid-level Nissan Armada SL, which serves as host to upgrades including 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and push-button start.

Shoppers looking for the most luxurious of 2014 Armadas will want to direct their attention to the top-of-the-line Platinum trim level. Among the amenities differentiating this trim level from the SV and SL are power-folding turn signal mirrors, power tilt/slide moonroof, heated second-row seats, navigation system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Options and Packages
Nissan offers a variety of bundled options for the 2014 Armada, including Driver and SV Tow packages that add the 4WD SV's extra features to its 2WD counterpart. There's also a Moonroof package for the SL.

Since Platinum models are essentially fully equipped in their standard form, there's not a lot left in terms of options, save for second-row captain's chairs that drop seating capacity to seven, and a special Reserve package comprised of dark chrome accents and a unique 2-tone interior.

Under the Hood
All 2014 Nissan Armadas are equipped with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers 317 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard. Buyers who opt for either the SL or Platinum version get a rear self-leveling air suspension.

Thanks to its powertrain and rugged body-on-frame architecture, the Armada is capable of towing up to 9,000 lbs.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Nissan Armada are:
  • Armada RWD: 13/19/15 mpg (city/hwy./combined)
  • Armada 4WD: 12/18/14 mpg

Safety and Ratings
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Nissan Armada.

In addition to standard safety items including 6 air bags and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, most configurations feature a rearview camera, while front park-assist sensors are reserved exclusively for the Platinum trim level. Increasingly common options found in today's modern vehicles, such as blind-spot monitoring and trailer sway control, are not available.

Available Trims for the 2014 Nissan Armada
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SV (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37590.00 Engine 5.6 L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name SL (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42680.00 Engine 5.6 L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name Platinum (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 49960.00 Engine 5.6 L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name SV (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42890.00 Engine 5.6 L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name SL (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45580.00 Engine 5.6 L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name Platinum (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52860.00 Engine 5.6 L/339 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: center console, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat w/manual lumbar and 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat
  • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Manual Vented 3rd Row Windows
  • 8 Person Seating Capacity
  • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Recline, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Windows
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and Audio Media Storage
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats w/o Memory Function -inc: center console, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat w/manual lumbar and 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Transmission Fluid Temp, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Recline, Power Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Compass
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: center console, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat and memory system for seats, pedals and outside mirrors
  • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Heated Manual Reclining Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat
  • Power Rear Windows and Power Vented 3rd Row Windows
  • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
  • Air Filtration
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" x 8" Aluminum-Alloy
  • Tires: P265/70R18 AS BSW
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Body-Colored Fender Flares
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Flip-Up Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Running Boards
  • Body-Colored Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 20" 6-Spoke Aluminum-Alloy
  • Tires: P275/60HR20 AS BSW
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings, Chrome Bodyside Insert and Body-Colored Fender Flares
  • Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Chrome Grille
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Roof Rack
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 20" 6-Spoke Chrome Clad
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/2 Tow Hooks
  • Splash Guards
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 5.6L DOHC 32V Endurance V8
  • Transmission: Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD -inc: tow/haul mode
  • 2.937 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 7,100 lbs
  • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 150-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • 1453# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 28 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • GVWR: 7,150 lbs
  • Class IV Towing w/Harness and Hitch
  • Rear Auto-Leveling Suspension
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
  • GVWR: 7,300 lbs
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Part And Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • 1 Skid Plate
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • 3.357 Axle Ratio
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • RearView Monitor Rear Camera
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Capability -inc: 8 speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, auxiliary input jack, USB, VTR jack, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and 7" color display
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Radio: Digital Bose 265-Watt AM/FM/CD -inc: 11 speakers plus subwoofer, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, auxiliary input jack, USB, VTR jack, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and 7" color display
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System
    • Regular Amplifier
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Radio: HDD Navigation w/Voice Recognition -inc: 11 speakers plus subwoofer, 7" VGA display screen w/in-dash single-disc DVD, 2 wireless headphones, 1 remote control, SiriusXM satellite radio, auxiliary input jack, 2 USB ports, 2 VTR jacks, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, streaming audio via Bluetooth, NavTraffic and NavWeather capabilities and Zagat Survey restaurant guide
    • Bose Speakers
    • 2 LCD Row Monitors In The Rear
    • Entertainment System w/DVD And Digital Media

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