Expect the 2016 Nissan Armada’s release date sometime before this fall. The vehicle debuts featuring a strong V8, comfortable interior, and a substantial towing capacity. The heavyweight SUV continues to find homes in plenty of U.S driveways across America even though they aren’t necessarily the best option for everyday family hauling.
This kind of vehicle is suitable for those buyers who love spending their weekends and holidays away from home and do a lot of towing and hauling activities such as carrying a large family, or towing a trailer or a boat. In a nutshell, this large crossover will definitely meet all your needs without breaking a sweat.
The Armada shares a body-on-frame design with Nissan’s Titan and is the key to its capability. According to rumors, the vehicle will also tag along with the existing model’s powerful 5.6L V8 engine. We can expect a towing of up to 9,000 pounds when the Armada is fully equipped. The figure is impressive even by conventional standards.
However, Armadas have been known for their poor fuel economy ratings and an overly stiff ride, aspects which we think the 2016 model will be hard-pressed to address before its debut. For a wholesome objective, buyers should sample out other vehicles in the segment which come with similar or even better features than what Armada offers. They include the Ford Expedition and the Toyota Sequoia for 2015.
2016 Nissan Armada Exterior Colors & Interior Spy Photos
The full-size 2016 Nissan Armada according to rumors returns with its three trims: SV, SL and the luxury laden Platinum.
We should expect the 2016 Nissan Armada SV to come standard with tilt steering wheel, rear parking sensors, CD changer, Bluetooth connectivity, auto-dimming rearview camera, 18” wheels, premium audio speaker, USB ports, power adjustable pedals, rear climate controls, running boards, adjustable driver seat, and automatic climate control.
The AWD SV should add rear audio controls, foglights, Bose premium audio system, foglights, and a universal garage opener.
The mid-trim SL should come with all of the above features as standard and adds a sunroof/moonroof, 20” alloy wheels, DVD entertainment, footwell lighting, 7” headrest-mounted screens, leather upholstery, keyless entry, auto-leveling rear air suspension, keyless ignition, and power-folding 3rd row seat.
As for the top-of-the-line 2016 Nissan Armada Platinum model, expect front parking sensors, 7” touchscreen display, a navigation system, 20” chrome wheels, driver memory settings, DVD entertainment system, a sunroof/moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity, dual power folding mirrors, and second row captain’s chairs. Rumors also allege that the vehicle might come with the Platinum Reserve package that comes bundled with unique interior trim, 20” alloy wheels, and leather upholstery.
Engine Specs For The 2016 Nissan Armada
As already mentioned at the start of this review, the new 2016 Nissan Armada comes with the existing model’s 5.6L V8 engine capable of making 317 hp and 385 pounds of torque. The only available transmission for the engine is the 5-speed. Moreover, reports indicate that buyers will be left with the sole decision of whether to have the RWD or the AWD system.
We are hoping that Nissan has really worked hard on improving the Armada’s fuel economy ratings. Sadly, the 2016 Armada EPA ratings haven’t been released yet, but we should expect anything above the 2015 Nissan Armada’s 13/19/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the RWD system.
As for the AWD, expect better ratings than the existing model’s lackluster 12/18/14 mpg. When properly equipped and depending on the configuration, we should expect the Armada to easily tow up to 9,000 pounds.
The safety department of the Nissan Armada for 2016 hasn’t been left to the dogs, as it will come standard with active head restraints, rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, stability control, side curtain airbags, and traction control.
Preliminary reports indicate that the vehicle should offer a beefy performance with ample passing, brisk acceleration, and merging power than the existing model it is replacing. However, he only downside to Armada’s bright future is its abysmal fuel economy ratings. In general, you can expect the SUV to offer exemplary performance on pristine roads. Handling, on the other hand, is ponderous as most would expect, due to the automaker’s supersize dimensions.
Date of Release & Price – 2016 Nissan Armada
Its release date should be expected sometime before this fall. As for the 2016 Nissan Armada price, expect the base model to set you back by an MSRP of around $38,000, while the top-of-the-line Platinum – 52,000.