New England Motor Press Association Names Nissan Armada “Best In Class”
The Nissan Armada’s sharp design, impressive towing capacity, and easy handling earned it a “Best in Class” rating from the New England Motor Press Association.
“Nissan landed just in the right spot with the Armada – rugged good looks, power to tow up to 8,500 pounds and seating for eight – all in a package that isn’t too big,” said John Paul, president, New England Motor Press Association.
Wholly redesigned for 2017, the full-size Armada earned high marks for its durability. The SUV seats eight and boasts an eight-inch color display, heated front seats and 13-speaker Bose audio system.
The NEMPA endorsement comes on the heels of a successful launch earlier this year.
“Armada has been one of the true stars of Nissan’s SUV and crossover lineup for 2017, with sales already up more than 150 percent in the first four months of the calendar year,” said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM and Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “New England is traditionally one of best markets for Armada sales, so we are especially honored to be given this prestigious seal of approval by the automotive experts in the region.”
In addition to the refreshed exterior, the Armada comes with a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine that churns out 390-horsepower. There’s a new seven-speed automatic transmission, as well as a suite of safety features and creature comforts — including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Backup Collision Intervention, and an Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection. The Armada has a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models.
Founded in 1987, NEMPA coordinates media coverage for automobiles in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Vehicles selected for awards are judged on a variety of factors, including suitability for New England’s unique roads, climate and user needs.