Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
July 28, 2006
Vehicle Overview Nissan launched its full-size Armada sport utility vehicle for 2004. The Armada is related to Nissan's Titan pickup truck.
For 2007, the Armada's standard 5.6-liter V-8 gets a nominal power boost thanks to better airflow. It's also newly equipped to run on either regular or ethanol-based E85 fuel.
Dual-zone automatic climate control and a 60/40-split, folding third-row seat are standard, and the Armada's stereo can play MP3 CDs. A Tow Package is standard on the SE Off-Road model.
Manufactured in Mississippi, the Armada is offered with rear- or four-wheel drive in SE, SE Off-Road and upscale LE versions. Towing capacity is as much as 9,100 pounds when properly equipped.
Exterior Despite its large dimensions, the Armada displays a kinship to other Nissan SUVs. Built on a long, 123.2-inch wheelbase, the SUV is 206.9 inches long overall.
Running boards and heated power mirrors are standard. A body-colored grille appears on SE models and a chrome version leads the LE. Armadas have an independent rear suspension, which is uncommon for body-on-frame vehicles.
Interior Depending on the seating arrangement, either seven or eight occupants can fit inside the Armada. Flat-folding second- and third-row seats are standard, and second-row captain's chairs are available. Folding down the front passenger seat yields space for items up to 10 feet long.
Seton leather seating surfaces are standard in the LE. Privacy glass is used for the rear liftgate and the second- and third-row side windows. Flip-out rear quarter windows are powered on the LE.
A DVD-based entertainment system and Nissan's navigation system are optional. Adjustable brake and gas pedals are standard. Standard rear sonar sensors warn of nearby objects while the vehicle is backing up.
Under the Hood Nissan's Endurance 5.6-liter V-8 develops 317 horsepower and 385 pounds-feet of torque, a 12-hp increase over last year's model. The engine works with a five-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel-drive models have a two-speed transfer case with 4-Low and Auto 4x4 technology.
Safety Side curtain airbags help protect occupants in all three rows. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard in the LE and SE Off-Road. A standard electronic stability system includes traction control. A tire pressure monitoring system is also standard.