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2013 Nissan Armada vs. 2012 Nissan Armada: Showdown In Boston!

2013 Nissan Armada BostonYou can find copies of the updated 2013 Nissan Armada in Boston available from last September–at your nearest Nissan dealership in Massachusetts. Or you could go with a certified used 2012 Armada. What’s the difference?

Muscular SUV with impressive performance . .

Constructed on the muscular, fully-boxed steel frame from the full-sized Titan pickup truck, the Armada SUV handles extreme towing–up to 9,000 lbs–with tremendous storage space inside and out. The standard roof rack with optional crossbars hauls everything from skis to kayaks. A rear black privacy glass, optional 20-inch alloy wheels and moonroof add finesse to your rugged life.

You have 97 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third rows folded flat. With the third row up, you get 20 cubic feet; put the third row down for 56 total storage space. The 5.6-liter, 32-valve Endurance V8 engine powered through the standard 5-speed automatic transmission delivers 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque.

Spacious, stylish, and technical advanced . .

Overall seating for eight: the third-row seats three, power-folding optional. The second-row bench (captain’s chairs available) has plenty of room to stretch out. The driver seat is 8-way power-adjustable and comes complete with a memory system to save preferences. The 4-way adjustable front passenger seat means everybody’s comfortable up front. Back-seat passengers get their own temperature controls, while watching available 7-inch DVD screens mounted behind the front head restraints.

The Platinum Reserve package dresses up your Armada . .

The all-new Platinum Reserve package gets you 20′ 6-spoke dark chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels, and dark-chrome finishes on the exterior grille, side mirrors and molding inserts. Dark chrome accents inside, Platinum Reserve badging, two-tone leather-appointed seats, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel make for a luxurious look.

The 2013 changes . .

The 2013 Armada new navigation system has a larger hard disk drive–40 gigabytes–is NavWeather capable, has Zagat Survey, and the ability to stream audio from Bluetooth and a USB port. Other specific changes to the 2013 Armada include:

  • dual 7-inch headrest system added to Platinum models, available on SV and SL models
  • slide-on-rod sunvisors with mirror and illumination standard all models
  • power 4-way passenger seat standard on SV models
  • USB and VTR jack standard all models
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System standard on SV models
  • five new exterior colors:
    • Midnight Garnet
    • Graphite Blue
    • Gun Metallic
    • Pearl White
    • Java Metallic

Get the 2013 Armada at your nearest Nissan dealership in Massachusetts and drive the rugged but stylish full-sized SUV.