2016 Nissan Armada Changes
The 2016 Nissan Armada will be based on the Nissan Titan pickup truck. This full-size SUV will retain its old architecture that allows it to accommodate eight passengers. The most important changes expected from the new model are those concerning its fuel economy. As for the styling and performance, the 2016 Armada will resemble the latest-generation Titan to a large extent. However, the new Armada will be identical to its predecessors when it comes to dimensions.
When compared to its segment rivals, the Nissan Armada has received the least amount of innovations and updates during the last several years. Unlike the rest of the full-size SUV competition, it has been around for a long time basically unchanged. Most of its rivals have been downsized as part of the efforts to increase fuel efficiency. However, it seems that Nissan’s executives expect the Armada to attract enough buyers with its size and towing capacity. Despite declining sales figures, the Japanese automaker is determined to preserve this model in its current form. On the other hand, the upcoming redesigned 2016 Nissan Armada will prolong its life at least for a few more years.
2016 Nissan Armada Specs and Price
The upcoming Armada SUV will come as one of the best family haulers available on the market. Thanks to its size and exceptionally comfortable interior, it will be a great choice for long journeys in particular. Having a powerful and dependable engine under its hood, the 2016 Nissan Armada is able to tow up to 9,000 lbs. The model is offered in SV, SL and Platinum trim levels, all of which are equipped with the same engine. It is the 5.6-liter V8 unit that generates 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Of course, its greatest weakness comes with quite poor fuel economy estimated at disappointing 13/19 mpg (city/highway). Since the new model comes with unchanged dimensions, the only possible way to boost its efficiency is to introduce an all-new powertrain or an enhanced version of the current one.
Anyway, the extent of changes expected from the 2016 Nissan Armada will certainly make this model more appealing to its potential buyers. According to some sources, the new model should be priced similarly as the outgoing version. In other words, the 2016 Nissan Armada will cost between $38,000 and $50,000. The current SV model starts at $38,060, the SL trim version costs $43,150, while the range-topping Nissan Armada Platinum is sold for $50,340.