• (4.5) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,563$17,435
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-15
  • Engine: 317-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2008 Nissan Armada

Our Take on the 2008 Nissan Armada

Our Take

The Armada is Nissan's largest SUV, and the automaker has updated it for the 2008 model year with some minor exterior styling changes and a more luxurious cabin. The Armada is still powered by a 5.6-liter V-8 engine and has room for up to eight.The Armada has a new grille, front bumper and h... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • Standard 317-hp V-8
  • Restyled front end
  • Seven or eight seats
  • Standard stability system, curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Those who predicted a severe downturn in the full-size sport utility segment during 2007 turned out to be wrong.As gasoline prices spiked, ostensibly putting pressure on consumers to give up their big SUVs in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, sales of the large sport utilities declined only 1 percent.That was much better than some other market segments. Sales of midsize SUVs, for inst... Read full review for the 2008 Nissan Armada

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Consumer Reviews


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Best Large SUV Out There

by Party of My 5 from Boston, MA on November 30, 2011

Purchased our 2008 Armada SE new in 2008. Had always driven Pathfinders and Maximas, but needed more room with 3 kids now. Currently have 54,000 miles, and our Armada has performed very well overall. ... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Armada LE

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Armada LE

Overall Rollover Rating
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.


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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