With the last facelift received in 2008, the Armada SUV continues to be one of the most successful SUVs on the market. For 2010 Nissan is offering two trim versions, 4x2 and 4x4, but also two special editions: Titanium Edition and Platinum Edition.
All models are powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque, along with an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty ladder frame and double-wishbone suspension.
For the 2010 model year Nissan is offering new two-piece body-color side moldings with chrome strip treatment and contrasting interior stitching for the Titanium and Platinum models, revised available wood grain finisher appearance, the addition of standard front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for the SE 4x2 model and three new exterior colors.
Press release after the jump.
The popular Nissan Armada, which was restyled and enhanced for 2008, continues to be refined for 2010 with revised equipment and package offerings – helping Armada retain its leading position as the full-size adventure SUV of choice for active, discerning families. For example, for the 2010 model year the equipment previously included in the Armada LE Preferred Package (heated front seats, power quarter glass flip-out, power folding outside mirrors with puddle lamps and turn signals, memory setting for driver’s seat/mirrors/pedals and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System) and Armada LE Tow Package (receiver hitch with 7-pin wiring harness, larger battery, 3.357:1 gear ratio) now comes standard on the Armada LE base model.
The 2010 Armada also features new 20-inch Chrome Clad wheels on the Armada LE equipped with the Technology Package. In addition, a moonroof is now available with the Armada SE Driver’s Package and 2nd row Captain Chairs are available on all Armada LE packages. The major revisions from the 2008 redesign carry over to the new year, including the refined front fascia, headlight and fog light designs, revised one-piece roof rack design, revised rear fascia, and new exterior color palette.
The 2010 Armada also continues to offer the previous year’s new 3rd row power folding 60/40 seat (optional LE), revised interior colors, fabrics and accents and new combination meter illumination. Available Armada technology includes a Nissan Intelligent KeyÔ with twist start (standard LE, optional SE), Bose® sound system with Music Box Hard Drive and 3rd row speakers and amplifier (standard LE, optional SE), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (standard on LE), available Nissan Navigation system with a XM NavTraffic® system with real-time traffic information (XM® contract required, sold separately) and an 8.0-inch screen for the optional DVD Entertainment Package.
Armada also continues to offer an advanced, standard 5.6-liter V8 producing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, with available Flexible Fuel Vehicle technology (FFV) – which allows drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85 (containing 85 percent renewable ethanol and 15 percent gasoline).
Refined Yet Rugged Exterior, Versatile Interior
Armada’s distinctive styling mixes modern cues with traditional ruggedness, with an aggressive front fascia, halogen headlights and fog lights, one-piece roof rack and available 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (LE model). With its wide stance, long wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs, Armada combines stability, maneuverability and exceptional cargo room.
Additional exterior features include a large body-color grille (SE, chrome on LE), chrome front door handles, chrome dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors (with power folding, puddle lamps and integrated turn signal on LE models), side step rails, privacy glass for the 2nd and 3rd rows and rear tailgate (power tailgate optional on SE, standard on LE), separate tailgate opening glass and manual flip-out rear quarter windows (power-operated on LE models). All models are also offered with a standard rear bumper-mounted rear proximity sensor system (back-up obstacle warning). A front proximity sensor/sonar system is also available.
The 2010 Armada is offered in eight exterior colors: Desert Stone, Timberline, Blizzard, Galaxy Black, Silver Lightning, Smoke, Red Brawn and Majestic Blue.
Armada’s interior is highly functional and ergonomic, without sacrificing style and ruggedness. Available features include a 3rd row power folding seat (LE), heated steering wheel (LE), steering wheel illuminated controls, gated shifter, lockable glove compartment and wood grain accents (LE). Available technology features include and advanced audio system with 3rd row audio speakers and amplifier (LE), Nissan Intelligent KeyÔ with twist start (LE, optional SE), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (standard on LE), an 8.0-inch screen for the optional DVD Entertainment Package and an Nissan Navigation system with a XM NavTraffic® system with real-time traffic information (XM® contract required, sold separately).
The 2010 Armada delivers impressive room and versatility, including ample 2nd row legroom, up to 8-passenger seating, standard fold-flat 2nd and 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row seats and large cargo space behind the 3rd row seat. Additional utility and storage space is offered by a full-length overhead console with six map lights, center console with large storage capacity, multiple pockets and bins throughout the cabin, up to 14 cupholders and four 12-volt power outlets (two in front, one 2nd row, one for cargo area).
In front, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and available 4-way adjustable front passenger’s seat provide comfort and luxury, and leather-appointed seats are available in the 1st and 2nd rows (standard LE, optional SE). 3rd row occupants are placed higher than the 2nd row to facilitate easier conversation and better visibility for the occupants. Other luxury features include standard dual-zone climate control, rear air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, and AM/FM/6CD audio system with steering wheel controls and MP3 playback capability.
Also available are fold-flat 2nd row captain’s chairs with a removable 2nd row center console and an 11-speaker Bose® audio system with dual media capability, allowing use of radio and CD at the same time (headphones must be used to listen to second audio source) and RearView Monitor. Two interior colors are available, Sand and Graphite.