2006 Nissan Armada

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Key Specs

of the 2006 Nissan Armada. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Cargo room
  • Standard rear backup sensors
  • Standard three-row side-curtain airbags

The Bad

  • Instrument layout
  • Decreased visibility due to thick pillars
  • Difficult entry and exit

Notable Features of the 2006 Nissan Armada

  • 305-hp, 5.6-liter V-8
  • Long-wheelbase layout
  • Seven- or eight-passenger seating
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard adjustable pedals

2006 Nissan Armada Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Nissan launched a full-size sport utility vehicle for 2004. Named the Pathfinder Armada, the new SUV was related to Nissan's Titan pickup truck. During 2004, the name was shortened to Armada.

Dual-zone automatic climate control and a 60/40-split, folding third-row seat are standard for 2006. LE models have new outside mirrors, and the Armada's stereo can play MP3-formatted CDs. A Tow Package is standard on the SE Off-Road model, and Majestic Blue and Granite are new exterior colors.

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.


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 qua...
Vehicle Overview
Nissan launched a full-size sport utility vehicle for 2004. Named the Pathfinder Armada, the new SUV was related to Nissan's Titan pickup truck. During 2004, the name was shortened to Armada.

Dual-zone automatic climate control and a 60/40-split, folding third-row seat are standard for 2006. LE models have new outside mirrors, and the Armada's stereo can play MP3-formatted CDs. A Tow Package is standard on the SE Off-Road model, and Majestic Blue and Granite are new exterior colors.

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.


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 305 horsepower and 385 pounds-feet of torque. It 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-type airbags help protect occupants in all three rows. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard in the LE and SE Off-Road. Nissan's Vehicle Dynamic Control electronic stability system includes traction control. A tire-pressure-monitoring system is standard.

Driving Impressions
Because it's built on the same platform as the Titan pickup, the Armada's trucklike ride quality isn't too surprising. On the whole, this SUV doesn't feel quite as solid as the Titan. The Armada is pleasantly quiet and emits only minimal truck sounds.

Steering is relatively light, and the Armada handles a tad loosely for a truck-based model; however, it steers capably enough and maneuvers with reasonable confidence in turns. Performance is strong but not exceptional.

Second-row legroom is abundant. Getting in and out requires a bit of a climb, but the running boards help. The driver enjoys a comfortably cushioned seat.



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best suv!

by MissHatten from Alma ga on September 15, 2017

This suv has great performance! Has a V8 with the 5.6 L engine in it! Fast,reliable, comfortable, big, roomy, great for the family if u don't want to drive a soccer mom or grandma mini van. Also it ... Read full review

(4.0)

Great Family Vehicles

by Ryley54 from Kansas City, MO on August 18, 2017

My parents first bought this vehicle with around 50k miles on the vehicle. Now it has 245k miles. No major breakdowns. If you take care of all your maintenance checks, and oil changes. There's no ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2006 Nissan Armada currently has 5 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Nissan Armada SE

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Armada received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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