The 2017 Nissan Armada boasts a 13-speaker Bose radio/family entertainment system, color cameras front and rear and forward-assist braking.
BY H. THROTTLE
The Spanish Armada is supposedly what brought the potato to the shores of the British Isles when the spuds washed up on the shores and became a food source for starving Celtic folks.
Nissan now has captured the Armada brand for its massive Armada Platinum SUV. The vehicle is large in size with three-row leather-appointed seating.
This is a workhorse all-wheel drive with ah 5.6L endurance-style V8-engine pushing 390 horsepower. This is what you purchase to tow your boat or camper to the mountains on weekends.
Frame strength comes from a double-wishbone suspension system that gives this SUV a very stiff ride. The size, weight and horsepower mean low fuel mileage. This Armada uses 13 mpg around the metro streets and 18 mpg on the highways for an average of 15 mpg. The vehicle was engineered to haul people and freight and tow heavy equipment, trailers, bikes and boats.
The interior is plush with a 13-speaker Bose radio family-entertainment system, color cameras front and rear, every possible electronic device and all of the latest safety equipment, including forward-assistant braking.
Designed for heavy-duty driving, this Nissan is really well equipped for inclement weather, with heated mirrors, seats and steering wheel, and 12-volt power outlets for camping or construction work.
This is a man’s SUV, complete with every safety and electronic feature for outdoor pleasure or work. Suggested retail price is $60,490, and that includes the many optional features.
No safety rating yet, but should rate five-star with major features. Made in Japan with final assembly in Los Angeles.
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