2011 Nissan Armada

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Nissan Armada. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • 9,100-pound towing capacity
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system
  • Optional heated steering wheel

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Reliability

Notable Features of the 2011 Nissan Armada

  • Reorganized trim levels
  • Standard 317-hp V-8
  • Seven or eight seats
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard side curtain airbags

2011 Nissan Armada Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.

Exterior

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 moonroof
  • Optional power liftgate

 

Interior

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

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Vehicle Overview

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.

Exterior

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 moonroof
  • Optional power liftgate

 

Interior

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

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

 


Latest 2011 Armada Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very beautiful and more stylish than my previous a

by Dwainhound from hollywood on July 5, 2018

This vehicle is just right for me,its comfortable and roomy!and the color is something that would catch your eye as i drive by!the seat are smooth leather Read full review

(5.0)

Beautiful vehicle

by Nurse4040 from Corinth, KY on April 27, 2018

This car is everything I wanted!! Lots of room, all leather, looks new, has a DVD player for my kids. I love everything about it!! You would never know it’s a 2011. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Nissan Armada currently has 0 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker