Consumer Reviews Summary
7 of 8 (87%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Nissan Armada Overview
The full-size 2013 Nissan Armada SUV comes with seating for up to eight passengers, plenty of interior features, and a ruggedness not seen in most SUVs of today.
For 2013, the Armada adds a new Platinum Reserve trim for added style and luxury, as well as several standard features including a powered passenger seat, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB/iPod port.
Outside, the 2013 Armada isn’t shy about being a large vehicle. All of its features are supersized, including a bold, chrome grille up front and boxy fenders front and rear. Chrome roof rails for added storage are standard, as are running boards for easier entry/egress and power side mirrors. A power liftegate for added convenience is optional.
Under the hood, the Armada features a 317-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 that makes 385 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is optional. The Armada can tow up to 9,000 pounds when properly equipped. An auto-leveling rear suspension is optional, which improves the Armada’s ride.
Fuel economy is not a priority when dealing with cars of this size and the Armada is no exception. Expect to get 13/19 mpg city/highway with RWD, and 12/18 mpg with 4WD equipped.
Inside, the Armada is comfortable and well appointed; there is plenty of room for passengers in both seven and eight seat configurations (seven seats means captain’s chairs in the second row instead of a bench) and lots of cargo room (20 cubic feet with the seats up, 97.1 cubic feet with both rows folded). As previously stated, the standard features list is expanded this year with the aforementioned technology joining dual-zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-way power driver’s seat. Options include a dual-screen rear entertainment system for the kids, Bose stereo, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a navigation system.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, side curtain and side-impact airbags, and thankfully rear parking sensors, which should be a must on all large vehicles.