Finding a capable SUV is as easy as visiting the Brown's Dulles Nissan Chantilly dealership. While many automakers have abandoned the SUV for less capable crossover vehicles, Nissan has perfected the art of building true sport utility vehicles. Among their SUV lineup, the Armada rises to the top with it the strength of a full-size truck and the functionality of a family vehicle.
The Armada shares a body-on-frame design with Nissan’s heavy-duty trucks, giving it a powerful, rigid construction. The 5.6-liter V8 engine provides the driver with 317-horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. To ensure the driver has complete control of this power at all times, the Armada features an advanced all-wheel drive system. The driver is able to quickly switch between full-time two-wheel drive, automatic mode, and high or low four-wheel drive. The automatic mode uses sensors and an intelligent computer to determine road conditions and engages all four wheels when necessary for perfect control and traction, allowing the Armada to easily tow up to 9,000 pounds.
The 2012 Armada not only comfortably seats up to eight adults, the second row is available as a pair of captain’s chair seats instead of a 40/20/40 bench. The folding arrangements are almost endless, and with up to 97 cubic-feet of storage room, the possibilities are vast. Loading and unloading everyone and everything is simple with the Armada’s power functions. Intelligent key unlocks the doors as the driver approaches and adjusts the seat, pedals, side-mirrors, and steering wheel to their preferred settings. Power-folding third-row seats and the power lift-gate make life even easier.
Every function is made to please with the technology found throughout the Armada. Navigation with traffic can be controlled by touch, or voice commands. It also allows quick control of all music and phone functions. Switching from iPod, to satellite radio, to talking on the phone is seamless. Every passenger has an enjoyable ride with the 8-inch flip-down entertainment screen in the rear.