Nissan Armada

From Nissan press: Enhancements to Armada for the 2010 model year include a revised model lineup, which now features three well-equipped models: the Armada SE and two special editions, the Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition. All three models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, along with an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty fully boxed ladder frame and comfortable double-wishbone suspension.

The Titanium Edition includes a full array of standard comfort and convenience features, including Nissan Intelligent Key™, leather-appointed seating with contrasting stitching, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, premium Bose® audio system with 11 speakers, power folding 3rd row 60/40-split seat and auto-leveling rear air suspension, along with 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

The new Platinum Edition adds heated front seats and steering wheel, power rear liftgate, moonroof, DVD Family Entertainment System and Nissan Navigation system with XM NavTraffic® system with real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive. It also includes chrome clad 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and front sonar.

The 2010 Armada continues to offer outstanding performance built on a foundation of strength and power. Every Armada features Nissan’s rugged F-Alpha fully boxed frame, 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension and a refined 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine, producing 317 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm. Torque has been tuned for optimum performance.

The engine includes an aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshafts, graphite-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, single-stage timing chain and an electronic “drive-by-wire” throttle for precise control. Available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology allows for the use of ethanol/gasoline fuel mixtures such as E85.

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