The all-new 2017 Nissan Armada full-size SUV has been selected as Popular Mechanics’ “SUV of the Year” in the annual Automotive Excellence issue of the magazine. The “SUV of the Year” trophy is being presented in conjunction with the 2017 New York International Auto Show.
The magazine’s editorial staff drives every competitor in each given segment and picks one winner – there is no second place and no category subdivisions. In selecting the completely redesigned Armada, the editors wrote: “For those who need three rows of seats and low-range 4-wheel drive, the new Armada does it best.”
The all-new 2017 Armada is built on the heritage of the Nissan Patrol, which has been a workhorse for the world for many decades. While it is intended primarily for family adventures here in North America, the Armada remains true to its roots as a strong, durable and authentic full-size 8-passenger SUV.
The editors also commended the full-size Armada for its combination of upmarket equipment and features at an attainable price, writing: “The Armada delivers a luxury-SUV experience at a Nissan price.” The 2017 Armada has a starting MSRP of $44,900.
Key distinctions between the 2017 Armada and the previous generation include a fresh exterior design, enhanced performance from a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 with best-in-class1 390-horsepower and a new 7-speed automatic transmission, a comfortable full-feature cabin and class-exclusive1 available safety and security features – including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Blind Spot Intervention (BSI), Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) and Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).
The 2017 Armada also offers an exceptional array of standard features, including Nissan Navigation with NavTraffic and NavWeather information and 8.0-inch color display, heated front seats and a 13-speaker Bose audio system.
As part of its adventure-ready spirit, the new Armada offers standard towing capacity of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models. The durable independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension provides smooth ride comfort and responsive handling for both on-road and off-road driving.
The 2017 Armada is available in a range of three high-content grade levels – SV, SL and Platinum – in both 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive configurations. It is on sale now at Nissan of LaGrange now!
Nissan of LaGrange in LaGrange, GA, provides sales and service for new Nissan vehicles. Nissan of LaGrange also offers a great selection of pre-owned cars and trucks. In addition to new and used cars, Nissan of LaGrange also services all makes and models. We are located in LaGrange, but we offer a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles to West Georgia and Eastern Alabama, including Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, and the Atlanta metro area. You can contact Nissan of LaGrange at 706-884-1744. You can also visit our online showroom at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com. Nissan of LaGrange, 224 Commerce, LaGrange, GA 30241.