2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs Nissan Armada Comparison



2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Nissan Armada

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine:

3.5 L V6

Horsepower:

284 hp

Torque:

259 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

20 city / 27 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

CVT

2017 Nissan Armada

Engine:

5.6 L V8

Horsepower:

390 hp

Torque:

394 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

14 city / 19 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

7-speed automatic

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Nissan Armada

Serving Warsaw, Elkhart, and Fort Wayne, IN

Available in five trims, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is an affordable premium SUV starting at $30,290.* For those who want a full-size SUV with the luxury features, Nissan offers the 2017 Nissan Armada with a starting price of $44,900.* Designed for off-road adventures, both of these family-friendly vehicles are available with 4×4 drive systems that come with the All-Mode technology. The Pathfinder and Armada also have the Intelligent Safety Shield that includes accident-prevention features. We review their similarities and differences at your local Sorg Nissan dealer in Warsaw, IN.

Performance

Capable of producing 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque, the VQ35DD V6 engine is standard in the Nissan Pathfinder. On every intake and exhaust stroke, this 3.5 L engine is managed by the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System. The signature Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is paired with this six-cylinder engine. Under the hood of the Nissan Armada is the Endurance V8 engine that generates a maximum of 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. This 5.6 L engine is controlled by the Variable Valve Event and Lift technology to maximize performance and efficiency. Featuring the Tow/Haul Mode, a seven-speed automatic transmission system is standard in the Armada to handle the power distribution and towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds.

Each SUV is available with all-wheel drive options. With the All-Mode 4×4-i intuitive system, the Pathfinder is ready to navigate rough terrains. You can use a rotary dial to select the 4WD Lock Mode or other settings. Available with the All-Mode 4WD system and a two-speed transfer case, the Armada also boasts superb off-road capabilities. With the turn of a dial, you can choose the Snow Mode, Auto Mode or other options. Both SUVs include the Hill Start Assist technology that prevents backward rolling on steep inclined roads.

Appearance

The Nissan Pathfinder is available with nine exterior colors, including Sandstone, Cayenne Red and Caspian Blue. Forged Copper, Hermosa Blue and Mocha Almond are among the seven paint options that are available for the Nissan Armada. Both models include low-beam LED headlights that provide efficient yet powerful illumination. Shiny chrome decorates the Pathfinder’s side moldings and rear bumper. This attractive metal finish is applied to the Armada’s grille, door handles and side air vents. Black roof rails with crossbars may also be installed on top of the Armada. As a sleek and athletic SUV, the Pathfinder has a black rear spoiler that adds some sporty appeal and aerodynamic function.

Safety

The Intelligent Safety Shield technology protects the Nissan Pathfinder and Armada. This package includes the Forward Emergency Braking, which mitigates the severity of front crashes. Both models offer the Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. In the Armada, additional guidance is provided by the Blind Spot Intervention.

As a luxurious SUV, the Armada offers other industry-leading safety features, such as the Backup Collision Intervention. This feature can automatically apply the brakes when another car crosses into your project backward path. Also capable of applying the brakes, the Distance Control Assist ensures that you don’t get too close to another vehicle. The Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention are some other driving aides that are available in the Armada.


We invite you to test drive the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and 2017 Nissan Armada at Sorg Nissan in Warsaw, IN. At our dealership is located near Fort Wayne and Elkhart, and features a large selection of new Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs for you to choose from. Stop by today for a test drive!

* 2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.