2008 Nissan Armada
There are 10 user reviews for the LE 4X4 trim shown below
- Handling, Value, Features, flexibility
- Suspension, fuel economy,
I purchased an 08 LE 4x4 4wd w/ Pref and Tow package in July at significantly below invoice. This explains the value part or my pros. The features are comparable (if not identifiable) to the Infiniti QX56 and it handles and accelerates well (especially for a big truck based vehicle). The vehicle is great for a highway traveler, as the ride is quite comfortable. The cons are what I expected and recognized: poor fuel economy (part of the large vehicle and powerful engine) and suspension on rough roads. Wanted a larger vehicle for regular road trips that could be a daily driver for family and this was an exceptional value for a well equipped high end large SUV. No fit and finish issues on the vehicle, and at only 2k miles - only issue I have had is the A/C cutting off once (though for a vehicle this new, would not expect any issues at this point)....read morehide
13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- powerful engine thrust and acceleration.great handling and suspension,nice interior
- thirsty--but what will you expect for a V8 with a torque like this?
we traded our 2007 murano for this truck (2008 Armada LE all packages incuded) and so far it is very reliable and rock solid in terms of performance.the suspension and handling is great,feels like i was driving a murano.instrumentations nd packages are worth to have,the thrust and acceleration is awesome. no problems on this truck yet.just put a K&N filter right after we bought the truck.before break-in i used to get 11mpg but now with 7000 on it i'm getting 14mpg cty/19.5 highway.its a good trade off on my part between fuel economy versus space and power.this family cruiser is tailor-made for us!...read morehide
11 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- decent ride, and not bad looking
- extremely poor fuel economy, poor fit and finish, brake rotors warp easily
I was initially attrated to this vehicle because of its looks and thought Nissan quality would be good. after diving on long trips the seats become so uncomfortabel I have to stop and walk around, also the ride of the truck just is to stiff for longer rides ( 1 1/2 hours plus).
The fuel economy is going to be poor in any large SUV but they only offer 1 large engine the 5.4 L, it would be nice to offer a smaller V-8 also....read morehide
8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great cargo space, feels safe and solid, attractive appearance, excellent acceleration
- Gas mileage isn't great but better than our old Suburban
Previously drove a Suburban. We don't miss the extra space and we love the comfort of the Armada. The technology package continues to impress us. Gas mileage is not great, but this is a huge SUV! We get anywhere from 12-16 mpg. I like the fact that it feels solid and safe on long trips. Not difficult to park and accelerates well on the highway. Dealer (Glenn) support is outstanding....read morehide
10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Power to spare. Roomy inside.
- Fuel economy 11.3 MPG. Reliability. Depreciation Rates. Cheaply made interior. Turns like a brick.
First off let me give everyone considering this SUV a word of advice- this is a large SUV and unless you are pulling a boat or something else very heavy, this is not the vehicle for you.
That being said I expected fuel economy to hover in the low teens since this is a large and heavy SUV, but this SUV barely gets 11 miles to a gallon, and that is without towing! When I tow my 15'er I get 6-7 MPG city and 9-10 MPG highway. I know that a 18 Wheeler tractortrailer which pulls 40,000 LBS gets about the same MPG! That is just plain sad. I am definitely calling Green Peace on Nissan for offering sich a PIG. My 2003 Chevy Suburban with over 110k miles still gets 17-18 MPG average and 14-15 when I pull a trailer.
Reliability. Nissan has really let me down. They have let their quality slip and I have contacted Nissan NA and also a consumer affairs complaint office. This vehicle is unacceptable. However, despite all of the problems I have had, IT IS NOT A LEMON! Why? Because for it to be a "Lemon" it must have the same unresolved problem 3 times. So far it has been something else- electrical, tranmission, shifter controls, rear suspension mounts, brakes rotors, A/C compressor, serpentine belt, fuel tank (replaced due to leak and faulty sensor), ABS control unit, power windows, spark sensor/anti knock sensor, powersteering leak/noise. There is just one thing after another. I am sorry but I thought Nissan made good cars as I have owned a 1996 Nissan Maxima and it had over 200k miles with no problems and this is my second Nissan product and a total disastor. The interior plastics are very cheap. When or if you test drive this beast, take a look at the interior plastics and then test drive a Chevy Tahoe or Ford Expedition or Toyota Sequoia. The leather is worn. The center console is loose and worn. Buttons are loose. The plastic is so cheap. This must be made in China...
Also, I am already looking to sell it but resale is very poor for this model. I have lost 40% of its value in just over 1 years time. Its almost like a Hyundai!
In the end I give this SUV an F for failure. If it did not have so many problems I would give it a C-. This is the worst SUV on the market. Good luck and do your research! Buyer Beware!...read morehide
17 out of 28 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Technology, Room, Comfort, Features
- Fuel Economy (FULL SIZE SUV)
A great traveling vehicle, with certain features of course. Lots of space everyone and their belongings. Compared to other full size SUVs, the Armada offers so much more for less. The Armada
12 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- GPS bose audio rear entertainment system.
- FUEL ECONOMY
i bought this car last month very happy that i bought this, but fuel economy is terrible not even getting 10mpg i dont know why the sticker said 16mpg when i am getting 8.9mpg
11 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Terrific V8 Power & Smooth Drivetrain
This Armada is a super value among the other full size SUV's.
The new interior for 08' is very nice, leg room (best in class) and the
engine & drivetrain are terrific for acceleration, towing or foul weather.
I purchased an 08 LE 4x4 in November 07 and I have not found a single flaw in this vehicle as of yet. The kids love it, the wife loves it..
perfect family SUV. Hope Nissan continues to manufacture it well into the future....read morehide
18 out of 28 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- lots of defects
I have had nothing but trouble out of my Armada. I have had it in the shop numerous times. The gas hand broke, the mirrors did not move, the electric lift gate did not work, the dvd player did not work, the air conditioner did not work properly, and lots more other problems. The motor on the lift gate pulled completely through the lining in the back of the truck. The lining had to be replaced. I feel that I waisted my money....read morehide
19 out of 29 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Riding comfort is superb even at 85 mph curve road, easy & smooth handling,
- 12 mpg consumption is a setback
My wife was intimidated by the size but after a test drive, she fell in love and wanted to trade her altima to me.
15 out of 35 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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