Interesting Facts about the Nissan Armada
- The Nissan Armada was formerly called Pathfinder Armada. The name 'Armada' is a Spanish word that refers to a large group of things, specifically a fleet of large ships that are used for wars.
- The Nissan Armada is a full-size sport utility vehicle with a body-on-frame construction that was based on the F-Alpha platform. The F-Alpha platform is an automobile platform that the Nissan Motor Company uses for their trucks and sport utility vehicles. Other Nissan vehicles that have the latest version of the platform include the Nissan Xterra SUV, Nissan Titan pickup truck, Nissan Pathfinder SUV, Nissan Xterra, and the Nissan Frontier pickup truck.
- From 2004 to 2010, the Nissan has switched to a platform based on the Nissan Patrol and was sold as the upscale version of the Armada. It was called the Infiniti QX56, a luxury SUV that was exclusively sold in North America.
- The four-wheel drive models of the 2012 Nissan Armada can be equipped with an optional two-speed transfer case. With this new feature, the driver can switch to a two-wheel mode that is thriftier when four-wheel-drive is not needed.
- A tradition in Nissan design began in 1986 with the Nissan Pathfinder in which the rear door handles are installed on the "C" pillar. This tradition was applied on the first Nissan Armada that was introduced in 2004.
- Aside from the Nissan Titan, the Nissan Armada was the only Japanese vehicle that was sold in the United States that can use E85. The E85 is an alcohol fuel mixture that is commonly used by flex-fuel vehicles in the United States and Europe. It usually contains a mixture of up to 85% denatured fuel ethanol and gasoline or other hydrocarbon (HC) by volume.
- The Nissan Armada was awarded the top honors in two different studies that were based on customers' opinions. It won the "Most Appealing Large Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle" award from the J.D. Power and Associates' 2006 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) study and the buyer-perceived overall quality study that was conducted by the Strategic Vision research firm in the Large SUV class of its 2006 Total Quality Index.