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2012 Nissan Armada
2012 Nissan Armada
Available Price Range $15,039-$30,499 Trims6 Combined MPG 15-16 Seats 7-8

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan Armada

Our Take

The Armada is a full-size SUV that can carry up to eight people in three rows. The Armada comes in SV, SL and Platinum trim levels, and its competitors include the Toyota Sequoia and Chevrolet Tahoe.New for 2012Minor changes include the addition of a power liftgate and heated front seats on SL m... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Reliability

Notable Features

  • Standard 317-hp V-8
  • Seven or eight seats
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • RWD or 4WD


Our Expert Reviews

Upon strapping my 20-month-old toddler into her child-safety seat to embark on our first ride in the 2012 Nissan Armada, she instantly summed this SUV up by uttering a surprised, "Whoa!" Whoa was right; the Armada's enormous cabin space and extra-large dimensions had me saying the same thing. The 2012 Nissan Armada is gigantic, and if you've got a big need for tons of room, it'... Read full review for the 2012 Nissan Armada

Consumer Reviews


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Great truck for a large family

by Will from 08081 on February 5, 2012

I bought my Nissan Armada 6 years ago and it is the best. We chose the truck because we have a large family and for the safety of our children. Maintenance is expensive so that is something to conside... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Armada Platinum

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Armada Platinum

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 is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





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

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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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