2008 Nissan Armada  -  $36,280


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $36,280
Base Invoice: $33,105
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 12 | Hwy: 18
Body Style: 2WD 4dr SE
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 5.6L DOHC 32-valve Endurance V8 engine

Pros

Towing and hauling ability; powerful standard V8; long driving range; long list of standard luxury and convenience features.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Nissan Armada sport utility comes in two models, SE and LE, both available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and both come only with a 317-horsepower, 5.6L V8 and a five-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode.

The available four-wheel-drive system has a full-time automatic mode that normally sends all torque to the rear wheels but can send up to 50 percent to the front wheel when needed. It also has a low range for off-roading or steep descents.

With a fully boxed frame underneath, the Armada is closely related to the Tundra full-size pickup and is very capable of towing heavy loads. The independent rear suspension design, combined with the available air leveling system, improve stability, and when properly equipped the Armada can tow up to 9,100 pounds.

The Armada comes with three rows of seating for up to eight people, with a standard fold-flat second-row seat, a 60/40-split third row, and a fold-flat front passenger seat to help with especially long objects. LE models get Seton leather seating in the first and second rows, and in all models the third-row occupants sit higher than the other rows for better comfort and visibility. Second-row captain's chairs are available for the second row instead of the bench, and they include a removable center console. With the available Bose 11-speaker sound system, rear passengers can listen to a different sound source on headphones while other occupants listen to another source over the speakers.

All Armadas come with step rails, a full-length overhead console, rear sonar parking sensors, a power driver's seat, power-adjustable pedals, and dual-zone climate control.

Roof-mounted side-curtain air bags, providing head protection to outboard positions in all three rows, are standard across the line, as are active head restraints in front. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental bags are standard on the LE and optional for the SE, and anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are standard across the line.

The top LE model adds a long list of luxury features, including special faux-wood trim, heated power-folding mirrors, 20-inch wheels, the high-end Bose audio system, XM satellite radio, a power tailgate, a front sonar system, fog lamps, a universal garage door opener, heated Seton leather seating, a rear DVD entertainment package, and captains' chairs.


Model News

For 2008, Nissan's Armada SUV gets a revised appearance on the outside, with new front and rear fascias, new headlights and fog lamps, and a new one-piece roof rack. The interior is equipped and configured a bit better, with new interior fabrics, a gated shifter, a locking glove compartment, and new meter illumination.

Standard and optional equipment lists have been expanded, especially on the top LE model. On the LE, a 20-inch wheel-and-tire package, a heated steering wheel, a power-folding third-row seat are newly available. LE models also add new wood grain accents. The Intelligent Key entry and ignition system and a new Bose sound system with third-row speakers are both now standard on LE models and optional on the SE, and a Bluetooth hands-free system is now standard on LE models. The available navigation system has been improved to incorporate XM NavTraffic live traffic information and a Music Box hard-drive storage system, and the DVD Entertainment Package gets a slightly larger, 8-inch screen.

Two new exterior colors join the palette: Desert Stone and Timberline.


Value Writeup

While most competing full-size SUVs come in an overwhelming array of models, the 2008 Nissan Armada comes only in two well equipped models, with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive and a V8 that's larger and more powerful than most of the competing standard engines. Armada's V8 also has the flexibility to run on E85, to accept a mix of gasoline and ethanol up to 85 percent ethanol. And with a 28-gallon fuel tank, the Armada has one of the longest cruising ranges among full-size SUVs.

The Armada has been named the "most appealing" vehicle in its segment by J.D. Power and Associates, in its annual APEAL study, and was also the top luxury SUV in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index.


Trim Curb Weight
5372.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2748.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2624.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3400 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
4300 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2748 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2624 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
652.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1676.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
5372.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1728.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1728.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
15100 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 in

Front Tire Size
P265/70R18

Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18

Spare Tire Size
P265/70R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.8 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
28.0 gal

Gross Axle Weight Rating
7700.00 lbs

Curb Weight
5372.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
2328.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
7100.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
12 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
504.00 mi

Engine Order Code
VK56DE

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.6L/339

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
8

Front Head Room
41.0 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
65.0 in

Front Hip Room
61.4 in

Second Head Room
40.0 in

Second Leg Room
41.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
64.7 in

Second Hip Room
60.8 in

Third Head Room
35.9 in

Third Leg Room
32.2 in

Third Shoulder Room
63.7 in

Third Hip Room
48.8 in

Wheelbase
123.2 in

Length, Overall
207.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
79.3 in

Height, Overall
77.2 in

Track Width, Front
67.5 in

Track Width, Rear
67.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
9.8 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
20.3 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
55.1 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
36.5 in

Liftover Height
35.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
97.1 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
56.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20.0 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V074000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 26, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
340000

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2009 TITAN, ARMADA, AND INFINITI QX56 VEHICLES. THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FUEL GAUGE MAY INACCURATELY DISPLAY THAT THE VEHICLE STILL HAS SOME FUEL, TYPICALLY ABOUT ONE QUARTER TANK, WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO RUN OUT OF GAS AND STALL ON THE HIGHWAY, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL SENDER UNIT INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WITH A NEW IMPROVED SENDER CARD. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V072000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 26, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
179383

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 TITAN, ARMADA, AND INFINITI QX56, AND MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 NISSAN QUEST VEHICLES. THE BRAKE PEDAL PIVOT PIN END WAS NOT SPIN-FORMED TO SPECIFICATION DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF THE BRAKE PEDAL ASSEMBLY. THE PIVOT PIN COULD SLIDE AND CAUSE THE BRAKE PEDAL TO PARTIALLY DISENGAGE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL BRACKET.

Consequence
THE DRIVER WILL EXPERIENCE UNUSUAL AND NOTICEABLE LOOSENESS IN THE PEDAL AND A REDUCTION IN BRAKING FORCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE IF THE PIVOT PIN HAD BEEN FORMED PROPERLY AND WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE PEDAL ASSEMBLY IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E019000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 12, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1873

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT AND REAR LOWER LINKS, P/NOS. 54501ZQ00A, 54500ZQ00A, 551A1ZQ00A, 551A0ZQ00A , 54501EA00A, 54500EA00A, 551A1EA500, 551A0EA500, 54501ZR00A, AND 54500ZR00A, SOLD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2009 AND MAY 14, 2010 AS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, AND QX56, AND MODEL YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010 FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK ASSEMBLY HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL COLLARS FORMING THE INBOARD ATTACHMENT POINTS TO THE CHASSIS. DUE TO AN IMPROPER WELDING PROCESS SOME COLLARS MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
IF THE COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, THE VEHICLE HANDLING WILL DETERIORATE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED LOWER LINK FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver
Not Rated

Frontal Passenger
Not Rated

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

5.6L DOHC 32-valve Endurance V8 engine

5-speed automatic transmission-inc: tow/haul mode

Vehicle dynamics control system (VDC)

2-wheel limited slip (ABLS)

Rear wheel drive

4-wheel independent suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bar

P265/70R18 BSW tires

Full size spare tire

18" x 8" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

Engine speed-sensitive pwr steering

4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Roof rack w/crossbars

Lower body step rails

Halogen headlights

Chrome pwr heated outside mirrors

UV-reducing solar glass windshield

Rear privacy glass

Flip-out rear quarter windows

Manual rear liftgate w/flip-up glass

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent wiper

Chrome door handles

Front bucket seats-inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, fold-flat manual passenger seat

2nd row 40/20/40 fold-flat split bench seat

3rd row 60/40 fold-flat split bench seat

Cloth seating surfaces

Center console-inc: laptop storage, CD changer, (2) cup holders, specialized storage for pens, tissue, CDs

Tilt steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls

Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, oil temp gauge, fuel gauge, PRND-4-3-2-1 display, oil pressure gauge, 7" color display

Rear proximity sensors (reverse sonar)

Pwr windows w/auto up & down, illuminated switches

Pwr door locks w/illuminated switches

Engine immobilizer system

Security alarm system

Remote keyless entry w/remote windows down

Delayed pwr retention

Dual zone auto air conditioning

Rear air conditioning w/front/rear controls

Rear heater duct

Rear glass defroster

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-CD/MP3 player-inc: (8) speakers, radio data system (RDS), dual media playback, satellite radio pre-wiring

Glass & diversity antennae

Rear seat audio controls

Digital clock

(4) 12V DC pwr outlets

Day/night rearview mirror

Dual illum visor vanity mirrors

Overhead console w/compass-inc: multiple storage bins for sunglasses, CD/DVD, etc.

Interior lighting-inc: (6) overhead dome lights

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: occupant sensor

Roof-mounted side-impact curtain airbags for all rows

Front seat belts w/pretensioners & load limiters

Child safety rear door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Vehicle dynamics control system (VDC)

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[G01] DRIVERS PREFERRED PKG
$2,500

 
[P01] PREMIUM PKG
$4,600

 
[T01] TOW PKG
$650

 
[V01] DVD ENTERTAINMENT PKG
$1,600

 
[J01] PWR TILT/GLIDE MOONROOF
$1,000

 
[A92] MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$100

 
[B95] FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$115

 
[H97] TOW HITCH
$475

 
[L92] FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$220

 
[R93] CARGO AREA TRAY
$50

 
[N95] REAR CARGO NET
$30

 
[R94] CARGO AREA ORGANIZER
$210

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