The 2nd-generation 2017 Nissan Armada has been making waves among North New Jersey drivers! And the same can be said for the critics, as it has won the TAWA SUV of Texas award due to its performance in on- & off-road test drives and NEMPA Best in Class Large SUV for its suitability for unique roads, climate and fulfilling the driver’s needs.
That’s because the Armada has been completely redesigned for 2017 to give you the styling, performance and amenities that you’re looking for in a full-size family SUV. With that being said, let’s take a look at the updates that the Armada has received for all 3 trims: SV, SL and Platinum.
New Engine, Better Performance
Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Armada is a new Endurance 5.6L V8 that uses a Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) system, new piston design, Multi Control Valve and advanced VVEL technology to give you superior performance. In fact, this engine adds 73 hp to now produce 390 hp and the compression ratio went from 9:8:1 to 11:2:1.
Performance has also been enhanced thanks to the 7-speed automatic transmission that uses Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching that replaces a 5-speed automatic that didn’t offer those advanced features. Together with 2WD or 4WD, the Armada can tow up to 8,500 lbs.
The new Armada’s twisted body stiffness has increased by 20%, so you will have more handling and feel more comfortable whether you’re towing belongings like a boat, camper & trailer full of your favorite off-road toys or just doing your daily commute roads such as the Turnpike, the Parkway and I-80. Either way, you can enjoy “Library level” interior noise so you can get silence or hear your favorite music in peace.
2017 Nissan Armada Feature Lineup
There are so many new amenities in the 2017 Nissan Armada. Let’s start with the exterior, which combines an aggressive stance and functionality with a bold V-motion grille, LED headlights, daytime running lights & taillights and a hospitality lighting system that help keep you safe by turning on puddle lights as you approach the vehicle.
Speaking of safety, added peace of mind comes from the revamped suite of technologies that work to prevent an accident. The following features are now offered in the Armada:
- Predictive Forward Collision Warning
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Lane Departure Prevention & Lane Departure Warning
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Distance Control Assist
- Blind Spot Intervention & Blind Spot Warning
- RearView Monitor
- Around View Monitor
That’s not all. The interior not only looks luxurious, but you get some cool luxuries. Some of the new standard features include Nissan Navigation with NavTraffic & NavWeather, an 8.0” color display that’s easy on the eyes, heated front seats designed for cold NJ winters and a 13-speaker Bose audio system for studio-quality sound.
If you opt to go Platinum, the 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum that is, you can get dual-zone automatic temperature control system, 2nd-row heated seats and heating & cooling front seats as standard amenities.
There’s an Armada for every driver since the following new upgrades are available as well:
- Rear-seat Family Entertainment System
- Remote engine start
- Power-sliding moonroof
- Power 60/40-split 3rd-row seat
- Power liftgate
The 2017 Nissan Armada is here at Ramsey Nissan and we’re located right on Route 17 if you’re shopping for a featured-packed full-size SUV in the Bergen County NJ and Rockland County NY area. Please contact our team for more info or to schedule a test drive!