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Nissan Armada Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 305 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Nissan Armada

  • Other than its awkward name and odd proportions, the Pathfinder Armada sizes up favorably with its domestic competition on nearly every front.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious interior, gutsy V8, lots of up-front storage areas, fold-flat third-row seat.

  • Cons

    Bold styling is polarizing, leather seats not as comfortable as cloth, dismal fuel mileage.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Pathfinder Armada is an all-new full-size sport-utility vehicle from Nissan. Based on the Titan pickup, it features a standard V8 engine, seating for eight and numerous family-friendly features.

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Customer Reviews

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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

This year is should have

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

Ill start off by saying that I absolutely ADORE my armada. Its an awesome, beautiful, powerful, comfortable vehicle that I enjoy getting in every time. That being said, the 2004 model is an absolute failure when it comes to reliability. I have had a magnitude of issues with this car since about 6 months after I purchased it. Here are my problems and my actions The 06 model would be your best choice as i have heard of limited problems with this.




Worth the initial investment

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

I've had The Tank for almost 6 years now, and the first 95K were absolutely trouble free. Since then, I've replaced the radiator core, A/C condenser, and most recently the right side exhaust manifold, not cheap, but considering the 108K of extremely hard driving, and $4K price tag for repairs, it's been well worth it. I'm on my 3rd set of tires (last two Bridgestone)...fuel economy is still brutal, but considering 6 years and over 100K, I'd buy another if Nissan would continue to build them.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Learn from other's mistakes

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased this vehicle new in DEC of 2003. I knew it was the first model year but it was a Nissan. So how many problems could it have? I'll tell you how many, more than I could have imagined in my wildest dreams. This vehicle is a piece of junk and I felt the exact same way as another reviewer. Nissan should be ashamed of themselves! Problems?, exhaust, window, levelers, brakes, overhead console, electronic powertrain module, oem tires, and squeaks, rattles and shakes that are by far the worst of any car I've ever driven. And I'm 53. Don't know if things changed this year but the armada was rated one of the 5 least reliable vehicles for 5 years running.




This is one tough vehicle!

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

I have been very pleased with the overall performance and most important, the safety/durability features this vehical offers. I was recenty rear-ended at a speed estimated 40 MPH. My Armada had minimal damage, however the vehicle that hit me had to be towed away w/significant damage. This is one tough truck!




Hunk of junk

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

Brakes, Rattles, Wheel Alignment, Wind noise front doors just about blow off in the wind, quarterpanel Rust Through, Poor Front Seats Hard as a Rock no Side Support, Electrical Problems, Takes Months to get Parts, Have to Fight to get Warranty I am trying to get the lemon law going. DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE OR ANY NISSAN JUNK. It spends more time in the shop then on the road. Nissan should be ashamed of themselves.




Don't purchase

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my Armada 12/18/06 with only 13,000 miles and what a mistake.The DVD vibrates terribly (Nissan Said nothing wrong). The truck has more rattles than I can narrow down. I brought it back to Nissan they fixed some of them but it's still rattling. This morning I was unable to close my drivers side door and had to drive it to the dealer holding the inside handle. I will be trading it in or selling it shortly though I love the room and the horse power but Nissan does not build a quality product. This might be because it's the first year but I traded my 03 Acura MDX for the Armada with 50,000 miles and it never let me down. At this point I will never buy a Nissan Product again. Sorry.



Full 2004 Nissan Armada Review

What's New for 2004

The Pathfinder Armada is an all-new full-size sport-utility vehicle from Nissan. Based on the Titan pickup, it features a standard V8 engine, seating for eight and numerous family-friendly features.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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