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By Cars.com Staff
October 15, 2010
The Armada and its sibling, the Infiniti QX, are full-size SUVs that can carry up to eight passengers. The Armada comes in SV, SL and Platinum trim levels, and its competitors include the Toyota Sequoia and GMC Yukon.
New for 2011
For 2011, the Armada's trim levels are reorganized, with the SE being redubbed the SV and the Titanium becoming the SL. The Platinum remains the top trim.
There is a distinct slope to the roofline behind the second-row seats, breaking up what would otherwise be a conventional SUV shape. There are also standard chrome roof rails.
Exterior features include:
18- or 20-inch wheels
Standard running boards
Standard power side mirrors that can be heated and folded
Optional integrated turn signals for side mirrors
Optional fog lamps
Optional power liftgate
The Armada can seat up to eight people.
Interior features include:
Cloth or leather seating
Available faux wood or metal trim
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control, plus rear controls
Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
Standard eight-way power driver's seat
Optional power passenger seat
Optional navigation system with XM traffic information (subscription required and sold separately)
Optional heated steering wheel
Optional heated front seats
Optional Bose audio system and hard drive
Optional rear DVD entertainment system
Optional Bluetooth hands-free phone system
Under the Hood
The Armada has only one powertrain offering, a V-8, and it comes with a standard five-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle is available in rear- or four-wheel drive and has a maximum towing capacity of 9,100 pounds when properly equipped.
Mechanical features include:
Standard 317-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 with 385 pounds-feet of torque
Standard five-speed automatic transmission
Standard speed-sensitive power steering
Optional auto-leveling suspension
Safety features include:
Standard front, side-impact and side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats
Standard antilock brakes with brake assist
Standard electronic stability system and traction control
Standard rear backup sensor
Optional rearview camera
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