Although we had quoted AutoblogÃ‚Â last December that the Armada, Nissan’s full-size SUV’s days were numbered, Nissan is introducing the 2010 Armada. The most significant changes are new content and simplified packaging, offering buyers a better value than the outgoing 2009 Armada. Other changes include minor exterior/interior trim, new colors, and standard front seat side impact supplemental airbags on the SE 4×2.
All Armadas are equipped with a 5.6 liter V-8 with 317hp mated to a five-speed automatic. New pricing and trim levels are outlined below:
Armada SE: 4×2 ($37,210), 4×4 ($42,810)
Armada Titanium: 4×2 ($42,140), 4×4 ($44,940)
Features Nissan Intelligent Key, leather seating, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth, Bose audio, power folding third row seat and auto-leveling rear suspension. Nissan claims a Titanium costs over $2,500 less than a comparably equipped 2009 model.
Armada Platinum: 4×2 (49,390), 4×4 (52,190)
In addition to the Titanium’s features, add heated front seats and steering wheel, power lift gate, moonroof, DVD entertainment, Navigation with XM NavTraffic and a 9.3GB Music Box hard drive. Nissan claims a savings of over $1,100 over a comparable 2009 model.
The 2010 Armada will be available in mid-May.