2008 Nissan Armada LE 4×4 Review | The Truth About Cars

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2008 Nissan Armada LE Review

Nissan wants you to buy the LE 4#215;4 to Live Big. needs to tell these that conspicuous consumption is at least for those car buyers who can no afford it. While the high and low of the SUV market are still relatively big-… trucks in the former spot are giving potential a toothache. It may have something to do the price of gas. Or ruinous

Which is a shame. The Nissan is a damn Skippy good you know, if you used to like kind of thing.

The Armada is a subscriber to the Japanese school of Small details rule. The arches over the Armada#39;s look cool. Hidden door handles get props.

Now, take a step Another one#8230; NOW you can see that bulging fenders are more Starion shazzam than Quattro cool. Who the Hell be fooled into thinking the only has two doors? And yes, Nissan emblem on the grill IS the size of a dinner plate.

as a whole, the Armada is a mish-mash of truck clichés. I#39;m not it#39;s derivative, but the Honda Land Rover Discovery and Tahoe called. They their everything back.

into the Armada#39;s cabin, I got Tom Tom says turn left at the arm rest, another left at the control, and you will arrive at the wheel. Nissan has upgraded the cavernous interior to great

Acres of dash are covered in squidgy plastics in pleasant hues. Buttons still the center stack layout scattered Lego, but a cool iDrive-like twist knob an LCD screen makes access to systems easy.

The strip of timber separating the upper and dash and the silver plastic the Armada#39;s shifter are about as upmarket as $10 Prada sunglasses. the aesthetic affront presents its own set of access to the way back requires persistence, experience and a ready of Shrek Band-Aids.

For the 2007 model year, upgraded the SUV#39;s 300bhp V8 to a more robust 315bhp (or depending on which promotional you read). This launches the Pearl-sized vessel from to an ocean-going 60mph in about 7.5 Unlike the Tundra-based Sequoia, the Armada is in no hurry to prove the

The big Nissan#39;s tip-in is leisurely, and the slushbox likes any gear as as it#39;s the one that delivers the fuel economy.

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Speaking of the Armada#39;s V8 is touted as the world#39;s efficient 5.6-liter V8! AND the gigantic badges proclaim the truck#39;s E85 Yes, well, you#39;d to be a well-heeled corn grower to put up 25 percent to 30 percent less efficiency than the Armada#39;s 15mpg EPA combined cycle.

How Nissan made the Armada as well as the smaller XTerra me. With nearly three of mass pushing at marginally tires, the Armada rolls slightly, hangs on, and never its composure. Broken pavement the front end to skip to the side, but quickly returns.

Obviously, no one an Armada around a corner. But if you understeer rules the day. you never feel as though the really WANTS to plow ahead into the nearest rail.

The options list speed-sensitive steering. The only I felt was a gentle transition finger-twirling light, to not-quite-a-zombie on helmsmanship. To feel the road in an means pulling over and out.

Which, in a beast weighing might take a while.

the Armada reveals its true the school run. Dial the to 4#215;4 High, wait the light goes out and then#8230; The standard running boards everything taller than squirrels. Grinning slightly at the salesman when we got high at the Land Rover off-road course, I engaged 4#215;4 felt a shimmy and a crunch. And the body quivered as the Armada its belly off the obstacle.

Not exactly safari material.

Who There are very few full-size that shouldn#39;t be something For the most part, these they are. Only ancestors still roam the … gas, threatening to all those funny-looking CUVs and what do they call Cars.

Still, if you#39;re one of people who doesn#39;t know to leave a party, the Armada is a choice. It#39;s comfy, (at least for you), tows and, uh, that#39;s it.

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