2015 Nissan Armada Platinum

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Full Asbou Motors" Review: 2015 Nissan Armada SUV

Though the 2015 Nissan Armada is a capable full-size SUV, it's outclassed by newer truck-based rivals as well as the latest crop of crossover SUVs.

Vehicle overview

Although full-size SUVs like the 2015 Nissan Armada aren't necessarily a great option for everyday family transportation, they continue to find homes in plenty of driveways across America. These heavyweight sport-utility vehicles are well suited for buyers who want to tow a boat or a trailer and carry a large family at the same time. If that's your lifestyle in a nutshell, the eight-passenger Armada will certainly meet your needs, though we'd steer you to a couple of its newer competitors first.

The key to the Armada's capability is a truck-type body-on-frame design, which it shares with Nissan's Titan full-size pickup along with its 5.6-liter V8 engine. A properly equipped Armada can tow up to 9,000 pounds. While that's an impressive number for this class, the big Nissan loses points for its overly stiff ride, poor fuel economy (it's worse than rivals in this regard) and low cargo capacity.

Our top picks for a full-size SUV are the 2015 Toyota Sequoia and Ford Expedition. The Sequoia isn't much better in the fuel economy department, but it's a supremely comfortable vehicle that excels at transporting both people and cargo. The Expedition has a high tow rating of its own and that, along with an updated cabin with roomy quarters for passengers and an efficient new turbocharged V6 engine, makes it better than ever for 2015. You may also want to look at the newly redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon siblings.

It's important to keep in mind, though, that due to their size and weight, all of these vehicles can be cumbersome to drive in crowded areas, and regardless of which powertrain you choose, you're not going to see 20 mpg very often. For these reasons, the majority of buyers would be better served by a large crossover like the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-9 or Toyota Highlander. These car-based vehicles have as much or more interior room than any of the traditional SUVs above. Plus, they return better fuel economy, they're easier to drive day-to-day, and they'll typically cost you less money up front and down the road on maintenance.

Bottom line, the 2015 Nissan Armada will do the job for buyers who need a capable SUV to haul a trailer and the family. However, it's not the best full-size SUV on sale in 2015, and buyers who don't truly need its heavy-duty capabilities will likely find that a large crossover is far more enjoyable to drive in the everyday grind.

2015 Nissan Armada models

The 2015 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV offered in three trim levels: base SV, midrange SL and top-of-the-line Platinum. All give you the choice of two-wheel (rear-wheel drive) or four-wheel drive. Depending on the seating configuration, the Armada can seat seven or eight.

The SV trim comes well equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, running boards, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate controls, cloth upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat and four-way power front passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt-only steering wheel and power-adjustable pedals. Also standard are Bluetooth phone connectivity and an eight-speaker audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer, satellite radio and USB and auxiliary audio input jacks.

Four-wheel-drive SVs also come with foglights, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a universal garage door opener, an 11-speaker Bose sound system with rear audio controls and towing preparation. These items are available via option packages on 2WD Armada SV models.

The Armada SL includes all the above equipment plus 20-inch alloy wheels, an auto-leveling rear air suspension, a roof rack, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-folding third-row seat and footwell lighting. A sunroof and a rear seat DVD entertainment system with dual 7-inch headrest-mounted screens are optional.

Moving up to the Platinum model gets you 20-inch chromed alloy wheels, front parking sensors, a sunroof, dual power-folding mirrors, heated second-row seats and steering wheel, memory functions for the driver seat and power-adjustable pedals, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, Bluetooth audio connectivity and the rear seat DVD entertainment system. Second-row captain's chairs are available on the Platinum model as a replacement for the standard bench seat; choosing them drops passenger capacity to seven. A Platinum Reserve package adds distinctive dark chrome 20-inch alloy wheels and grille, two-tone leather upholstery and unique interior trim.

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2015 Highlights

Apart from revised interior door trim and a couple new 20-inch wheel designs, the 2015 Nissan Armada is unchanged.

Performance & mpg

The 2015 Nissan Armada is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Buyers have a choice of rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel-drive system with low- and high-range gearing.

With either drivetrain, fuel economy is disappointing even for a large SUV. The EPA's fuel economy estimates are 15 mpg combined (13 city/19 highway) for two-wheel-drive models; buyers in certain U.S. states will encounter flex-fuel (E85-compatible) 2WD Armadas that are rated just 12 mpg city on regular gasoline. All 4WD Armadas are rated at 14 mpg combined (12/18). Depending on the configuration, the Armada can tow up to 9,000 pounds when properly equipped.


The 2015 Nissan Armada comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front seat active head restraints. Rear parking sensors are standard on all 2015 Armadas, while front parking sensors come on the top Platinum trim level. A rearview camera is optional on the base SV with two-wheel drive and comes standard on everything else.


Piloting the 2015 Nissan Armada is about what you'd expect from an old-school SUV. The 5.6-liter V8 engine delivers beefy performance with brisk acceleration and ample passing and merging power. Fuel economy, however, can be downright abysmal.

The Armada's ride quality is generally good on pristine roads, but it deteriorates quickly over broken pavement, where it's at a significant disadvantage compared with newer competitors in this class. Handling is ponderous with the Nissan's supersize dimensions, and its heavily weighted steering makes it a handful in tight spaces. Granted, all full-size SUVs suffer from these same ills to one degree or another, and that's why we encourage shoppers who don't need huge towing capacity to opt for a large crossover that's both easier to drive and more fuel-efficient.


The 2015 Nissan Armada offers an eight-passenger cabin that's attractive and well put together. Gauges and controls are logically arranged and intuitive, though Platinum models equipped with the navigation system have an overload of buttons.

Seat comfort for front and second-row passengers is quite good. There's plenty of head- and legroom with either the 40/20/40-split second-row bench or the Platinum model's optional twin captain's chairs (which drop seating capacity to seven). However, the 60/40-split third-row seat is short on legroom compared with the third-row accommodations in other large SUVs.

Folding down all those rear seats gives the Armada 97 cubic feet of cargo space. While this number may sound impressive, it's actually much less room than you'll find in the Nissan's rivals.

Air Filtration
Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control
Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual
Rear Air Conditioning - Independently Controlled
Rear Air Conditioning Zones - Single
Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger
Front Airbags - Dual
Side Airbags - Front
Side Curtain Airbags - Front , Rear , Third Row
Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor
Antenna Type - Diversity
Auxiliary Audio Input - Bluetooth , USB , IPod / IPhone , Jack
Headphone Jacks - Rear
Headphones - Wireless
In-Dash CD - MP3 Playback , Single Disc
Premium Brand - Bose
Radio - AM / FM , Touch Screen Display
Radio Data System
Remote Control - Video
Satellite Radio - SiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Subwoofer - 1
Total Speakers - 11
ABS - 4-wheel
Braking Assist
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Front Brake Diameter - 13.8
Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc
Front Brake Width - 1.2
Power Brakes
Rear Brake Diameter - 12.6
Rear Brake Type - Disc
Rear Brake Width - 0.6
Armrests - Dual Front
Heated Steering Wheel
Interior Accents - Wood-tone
Shift Knob Trim - Leather
Steering Wheel Trim - Leather
Adjustable Pedals - Power
Assist Handle - Front , Rear
Cargo Area Light
Center Console - Front Console With Storage
Cruise Control
Cupholders - Front , Rear , Third Row
Easy Entry - Manual Rear Seat
Memorized Settings - 2 Driver , Adjustable Pedals , Driver Seat , Side Mirrors
Multi-function Remote - Proximity Entry System , Trunk Release
One-touch Windows - 2
Overhead Console - Front
Power Outlet(s) - 12V Cargo Area , 12V Rear , Two 12V Front
Power Steering - Variable / Speed-proportional
Power Windows - Lockout Button
Reading Lights - Front , Rear , Third Row
Rearview Mirror - Auto-dimming
Retained Accessory Power
Steering Wheel - Tilt
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio , Cruise Control , Phone
Storage - Cargo Tie-down Anchors And Hooks , Door Pockets , Front Seatback , Sunglasses Holder
Universal Remote Transmitter - Homelink - Garage Door Opener
Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating
Liftgate Window - Manual Flip-up
Rear Door Type - Power Liftgate
4WD Selector - Electronic Hi-lo
4WD Type - Part Time W / On Demand Setting
Axle Ratio - 3.36
Center Differential - Mechanical
Limited Slip Differential - Center
Locking Differential - Center
Alternator - 130 Amps
Battery - Maintenance-free
Battery Rating - 650 CCA
Battery Saver
Spark Plugs - Platinum Tipped
Body Side Moldings - Body-color With Chrome Accents
Door Handle Color - Chrome
Exhaust Tip Color - Chrome
Front Bumper Color - Body-color
Grille Color - Chrome
Mirror Color - Chrome
Mudguards - Front , Rear
Rear Bumper Color - Body-color
Running Boards - Step
Window Trim - Black
Video Monitor
Video Monitor Location - Dual Rear
Video Monitor Size - 7 In.
Video System - DVD Player
Digital Odometer
External Temperature Display
Fuel Economy Display - MPG , Range
Gauge - Oil Pressure , Tachometer , Transmission Temperature
Multi-function Display
Trip Odometer
Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level , Low Oil Level , Tire Fill Alert
Front Fog Lights
Headlights - Auto Delay Off , Auto On / Off , Halogen
Taillights - Rear Center
Side Mirror Adjustments - Power , Power Folding
Side Mirrors - Driver Side Auto-dimming , Heated , Integrated Turn Signals
Roof Rack Crossbars - Chrome
Active Head Restraints - Dual Front
Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams
Camera System - Rearview
Child Safety Door Locks
Child Seat Anchors - LATCH System
Crumple Zones - Front , Rear
Energy Absorbing Steering Column
Hood Buckling Creases
Parking Sensors - Front
Rearview Monitor - In Dash
Emergency Locking Retractors - Front
Front Seatbelts - 3-point
Rear Seatbelts - 3-point
Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front
Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front
Seatbelt Warning Sensor - Front
Third Row Seatbelts - 3-point
Driver Seat - Heated
Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Lumbar
Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height , 8
Front Headrests - Adjustable , 2
Front Seat Type - Bucket
Passenger Seat - Heated
Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 4
Rear Headrests - Adjustable , 3
Rear Seat - Heated
Rear Seat Folding - Flat , Split
Rear Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining
Rear Seat Type - 40-20-40 Split Bench
Third Row Headrests - Adjustable , 2
Third Row Seat Folding - Fold Flat Into Floor , Power , Split
Third Row Seat Type - 40-60 Split Bench
Upholstery - Leather-trimmed
2-stage Unlocking Doors
Anti-theft System - Alarm , Engine Immobilizer
Power Door Locks - Auto-locking
Stability Control
Traction Control
Steering Ratio - 20
Turns Lock-to-lock - 3.6
Air Suspension - Rear
Front Shock Type - Twin-tube Gas
Front Spring Type - Coil
Front Stabilizer Bar - Diameter 23 Mm
Front Struts
Front Suspension Classification - Independent
Front Suspension Type - Double Wishbone
Rear Shock Type - Twin-tube Gas
Rear Spring Type - Coil
Rear Stabilizer Bar - Diameter 22 Mm
Rear Suspension Classification - Independent
Rear Suspension Type - Double Wishbone
Self Leveling Suspension
Navigation Data - Real Time Traffic
Navigation System - Hard Drive , Touch Screen Display , Voice Operated
Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth
Spare Tire Mount Location - Underbody
Spare Tire Size - Full-size Matching
Spare Wheel Type - Steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tire Type - All Season
Wheels - Alloy , Chrome Clad
Trailer Brake Controller
Trailer Hitch
Trailer Wiring - 7-pin
Front Wipers - Speed Sensitive , Variable Intermittent
Power Windows - Remotely Operated , Safety Reverse
Rear Privacy Glass
Rear Quarter Windows - Power , Swing Out
Rear Wiper - Intermittent , With Washer
Solar-tinted Glass - Front
Window Defogger - Rear


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