2012 Nissan Armada
Expected to be launched by September 2011, the 2012 Nissan Armada finds its competition with Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequioa.
Nissan Armada is a big and powerful vehicle. It is powered by 5.6 liter DOHC V8 engine which delivers 317 hp at 5200 rpm according to the previous year model specification released by Nissan.
Nissan Armada comes in three trims – the baseline SV model, then the SL model followed by the top of the line platinum model.
If we assume that the fuel economy of the 2012 Nissan Armada stays unchanged, then the 2 wheel drive models will have a fuel economy of 13 mpg in city and 19 mpg on highway. The 4 wheel drive model is expected to have mileage of 12 mpg in city and 18 mpg on highway.
Here are some more frequently asked questions about the 2012 Nissan Armada.
Q. Should I buy the new 2012 Armada model or the previous year 2011 model.
A. There is really no big difference expected between the newer year 2012 Armada model and the previous year 2011 model. Buy buying the previous year model you save some money as rebate for the previous year model. However, if you intend to sell the car in 3 year or so, you may like to consider buying the newer 2012 model, as you may get better resale value.
Q. What are the expected prices of the 2012 Nissan Armada ?
A. The prices of the 2012 Nissan Armada is not available at this time. However, we can take a clue from thw prices of the 2011 Nissan Armada and predict the Nissan Armada 2012 prices.
We therefore can expect that the price of the base SV model of Armada to be at $32K for 2 wheel drive and $44K for the four wheel drive. The higher SL model should be expected at $44K for the two wheel drive and $46.5K for the four wheel drive.
The top of the line Armada platinum has an expected price of $51K for 2 wheel drive and $54k for the four wheel drive. All these prices include the manufacturer destination price.
Notice that these price does not include the sales tax which may cost you substantial extra amount that you need to pay. For example the sales tax of 6.25% in the state of Massachussetts mean that you end up paying $3125 for a sales price of $50K. Buyers may like to take into account these prices when they purchase the vehicle.
Also these prices do not include the optional accessories. You should be ready to pay $2500 for the options on the SV price . The package of $2500 include many things including Bose Audio, bluetooth, power folding 3rd seat and fog lights.
Q. What are the special safety features in the 2012 Nissan Armada ?
A. The Nissan Armada 2012 will have side curtain air bags, on all rows. The side curtain bags will protect the passengers, should a vehicle hit the armada from the side. The side curtain bags will also deploy in the even of the roll overs.
Q. What are the special features and gadgets in Armada ?
A. The platinum model has some decent features, including the heated seats. The platinum model will also have DVD system in the rear. The platinum model will also have an integrated GPS system along with a hard disk. You can use it to store and play music.
Notice : The picture of the Nissan Armada is of the 2011 model taken from the Nissan USA website.