• (4.5) 17 reviews
  • MSRP: $11,684–$25,312
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-16
  • Engine: 317-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2011 Nissan Armada

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Nissan Armada

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Reliability

Notable Features

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

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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

 

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 17 reviews

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Love it!!

by Scw247 from Bunkie, La on October 19, 2017

Love my new car! It is so comfortable! So happy with our purchase!! Love the platinum version!!!!!!!

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6 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2011 Nissan Armada trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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