Vehicle Overview

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 2012

Minor changes include the addition of a power liftgate and heated front seats on SL models. Platinum trims gain second-row heated seats.

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
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional Bose stereo with hard drive
  • Optional backseat entertainment system
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

The Armada has only one powertrain offering, a V-8, and it comes with a standard five-speed automatic transmission. The SUV is available with rear- or four-wheel drive and has a maximum towing capacity of 9,000 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 rear suspension

Safety

Safety features include:

  • Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats 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 parking sensors
  • Optional backup camera