2014 Nissan Armada | new car review

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 by
2014 Nissan Armada
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AEDAED 170,000 - 185,000
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  • Armada
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 55%
  • Performance
    Editor: 50%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 40%

Review Summary:

In addition to the Nissan Patrol, the Armada is the other in the brand’s lineup and faces competition from the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequioa.

Pros

Interior space

Cons

Dated exterior
Price

Looks

When it comes to the Armada, the designers at Nissan really do come off as a lazy bunch. For the past 11 years, the Armada has changed only so little, that it looks almost identical to the model that first surfaced back in 2004. With concealed rear door handles,  a slightly unique window line, and a chrome outlined mesh grille up front, “does it work” you ask? Well, let’s just say it isn’t ghastly.

2014 Nissan Armada front

Feels

Inside, it’s all quite imposing; the space between the front seats, the larger-than-life centre console, the gear shifter and the unusual steering wheel. However, the one thing that should have been bigger than it currently is, isn’t; the infotainment screen. Apart from that, it’s all quite decent, with seating capacity for up to 8 individuals and a boot space of 567 litres with the third row seats in use.

2014 Nissan Armada interior

Engineering

A number of sensors make their way into the Armada to control various features. A tire pressure monitoring system ensures all four tires are filled with the optimum amount of air, while the automatic headlights, and sensors at the front and rear of the vehicle, add a little bit of extra convenience and safety.

What’s on offer?

The 2014 is powered by a 5.7 litre V8 that churns out 320 horsepower, 533 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission. The basic SE trim retails for AED 170,000 however, the better equipped LE variant with 20 inch wheels, wood trim and a 9 speaker entertainment system comes in at AED 185,000.

2014 Nissan Armada side+ rear

Summing it…

The Nissan Armada is a slightly dated offering from the brand, and with an AED 50,000 premium over the Ford Expedition and AED 17,000 over the Toyota Sequioa, it’s ridiculously overpriced as well.

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