Used 2012 Nissan Armada

2012 Nissan Armada
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2012 Nissan Armada

Pros

  • Capable V8 performance
  • attractive and comfortable interior.

Cons

  • Trucklike ride
  • subpar fuel economy
  • less cargo space than most full-size SUVs.

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Nissan Armada 2012 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
81,861 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
Platinum
(1)
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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1 Owner, 2012 Nissan Armada Platinum Edition, Galaxy Black Metallic w Charcoal Leather, Equipped With 20 Inch Plus Wheels, 3rd Rear Seat, 4WD/AWD, Galaxy Black Metallic w Charcoal, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, BOSE Sound System, CD Audio, Cruise Control, DVD Video System, Front Seat Heaters, Full Roof Rack, Heated Steering Wheel, Leather Seats, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Parking Sensors, Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Pwr Folding Third Row, Quad Seats, Rear Air Conditioning, Rear Defroster, Rear Seat Heaters, Rear View Camera, Running Boards, Side Airbags, Smart Key, Sunroof(s), Tow Hitch, Traction Control
Nissan Armada 2012 SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
55,039 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
SV
(5)
Fitzgerald Chevrolet
26.8 mi away
List$21,983
Est.Loan: $400/mo
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Nissan Armada 2012 SL 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
65,168 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
SL
(20)
Brown's Alexandria Mazda
28.8 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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With this 2012 Nissan Armada SL 4x4 you will find a Rear View Camera, Rear Park Assist, Heated Leather Seating, Dual Climate Control, AUX Input Jack, 12V Outlet, Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise and Audio Controls, DVD Player, Power Sliding Moonroof, Power Adjustable Pedals, Power Liftgate, Power Driver's Seat, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Adjustable Mirrors, Bluetooth, Keyless Entry, plus much more! Swing by or call our sales team at (703) 997-5091 for additional information.
Nissan Armada 2012 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
104,501 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
Platinum
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$18,698
Est.Loan: $341/mo
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Nissan Armada 2012 SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
87,280 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
SV
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$18,998
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Nissan Armada 2012 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
117,508 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
Platinum
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$16,538
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Nissan Armada 2012 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
112,461 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
Platinum
Altech Cars
8.8 mi away
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Nissan Armada 2012 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
72,616 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
Platinum
Criswell Nissan
16.1 mi away
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Nissan Armada 2012 SL 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
91,687 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
SL
(3)
Toyota of Southern Maryland
75.1 mi away
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Nissan Armada 2012 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
117,860 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Armada
Platinum
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$19,897
Est.Loan: $362/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though the 2012 Nissan Armada is a capable full-size SUV, it's outclassed by newer rivals as well as the latest crop of crossover SUVs.

vehicle overview

Built on the same underpinnings as the automaker's burly Titan pickup, the full-size 2012 Nissan Armada certainly has the goods if it's towing and hauling you're looking for. While no longer class-leading, the Armada's standard 317-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 still produces strong acceleration. The combination of this burly mill and traditional body-on-frame construction also gives Nissan's flagship SUV the ability to tow trailers up to a hefty 9,100 pounds when properly equipped.

Unfortunately, there aren't many other bright spots for this aging SUV. Compared to its full-size rivals, the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, the Armada typically comes up short in terms of third-row legroom, cargo capacity, ride quality and feature content.

We'd also suggest that folks who don't really need the Armada's impressive towing capabilities have a look at the latest generation of large car-based crossovers, particularly the GMC Acadia, Ford Explorer and Mazda CX-9; all deliver more appealing ride and handling characteristics and better fuel economy while still providing plenty of interior room.

2012 Nissan Armada configurations

The 2012 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV offered in three trim levels, including the entry-level SV, midrange SL and top-of-the-line Platinum.

Base SV models come well equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, side-step rails, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate controls, an eight-way power driver seat, a tilt-only steering wheel and power-adjustable pedals. Also standard is an eight-speaker sound system with an in-dash six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack. Opting for the Driver package adds foglights, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and an 11-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio and rear audio controls. SVs with four-wheel drive come standard with this package.

The Armada SL includes the above equipment plus 20-inch alloy wheels, an auto-leveling rear air suspension, a roof rack, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power-folding third-row seat.

Moving up to the Platinum model gets you 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, front parking sensors, a sunroof, dual power-folding mirrors, heated second-row seats and steering wheel, driver seat memory functions, a navigation system with real-time traffic, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a Bose audio system with digital music storage.

Second-row captain's chairs are available on the Platinum model as a replacement for the standard bench. The DVD entertainment system is a stand-alone option on lower trims.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Nissan Armada is back with just a few changes, including the addition of a power liftgate to the standard equipment list of SL models and the SV's Driver options package. Heated front seats are also now standard on the SL, as are heated second-row seats on the top-of-the-line Platinum models.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Nissan Armada is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 that produces 317 hp and 385 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission, but buyers do have a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive (with dual-range gearing).

With either drivetrain, fuel economy is disappointing even for a large SUV. EPA fuel economy estimates are 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined for two-wheel-drive models and 1 mpg less in each driving cycle for four-wheel-drive versions. Properly equipped, the Armada can tow as much as 9,100 pounds.

Safety

The 2012 Nissan Armada comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat active head restraints, front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

Driving

It doesn't take a lot of time in the 2012 Nissan Armada's driver seat to understand its strengths and weaknesses. On the upside, the powerful 5.6-liter engine gives this massive truck much better acceleration than you'd expect from a vehicle that weighs nearly 3 tons. The ride quality is generally comfortable, though bad pavement can make the ride seem a little harsh, something that's not an issue with newer designs like the Toyota Sequoia. The Armada's steering has a weighty feel to it, but some will find it a little too heavy in slow-speed parking lot maneuvers. At the same time, this is very much a truck, and it lacks the refinement of the larger car-based crossovers.

Interior

Climb inside the passenger cabin of the 2012 Nissan Armada and you'll find a handsome space done up in generally high-quality materials. Though there are a lot of buttons on the dash (especially in upper trim levels equipped with the navigation system), everything is arranged in an uncomplicated manner that's relatively intuitive.

As with most full-size SUVs, the Armada's front seats are large and supportive, with good head- and legroom. The eight-passenger interior that's standard on SV and SL models features perfectly serviceable 40/20/40-split second-row seats, but the comfy twin captain's chairs separated by a center console on the Platinum trim level are the way to go, even though this setup limits passenger capacity to seven. Good-sized storage cubbies and cupholders scattered throughout the interior make sure there's a place for everything.

The 60/40 manually split-folding third-row bench folds down into the floor with little effort, but the available power-folding version is especially useful. Primed for cargo, the Armada can carry up to 97 cubic feet, about 10 cubic feet fewer than many of its full-size SUV competitors.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Nissan Armada.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The Armada
Vanessa Tritten,07/22/2016
Gas mileage is less than 18mpg
Ridiculous Nissan and Baker Nissan Dealer
max77054,07/01/2013
I bought a new Nissan Armada SV in 2012. It has been to the shop for 5 times. Within the first 5 month, the front wheel control arms were replaced due to pulling to the right. Before the dealer (Baker Nissan South Houston) found the real problem, the technician cheated me by inflating the right front tire from 35psi to 45psi instead of fixing the control arm. I found the problem shortly before the inflated tire may blow and cause a serious accident in the hot Houston summer. It is very bad for the Baker Nissan put his customer into a risky and dangerous situation.
Mixed
prmama40,04/19/2012
I have had my Armada now for a few months now. I suffer from back and hip problems, so comfort was a big deciding factor for me. I love it, it is comfortable and super spacious. The only complaint I have is that the voice recognition is not very accurate. It can be frustrating at times trying to get it to recognize street names and cities. Since I now have 2 back surgeries, the automatic 3rd row buttons are great as tail gate button. My second complaint is the GAS milage, wait the lack of it!! Its killing me....
Good Decision
D.E.,01/08/2016
Leased at year end 2012. Best value full size SUV - GMs seemed over priced, Fords seemed out of date, German 3 row SUVs just not practical. 40,000 miles into this one and no complaints really. Overall MPG is about 15 but gas is cheap for now. Steering is heavy. Some low end plastic in interior. Bottom line is that it has plenty of space for passengers, dogs, gear etc. More so than with GMs (Tahoe etc). It's almost at the Suburban level in this sense. No mechanical problems to speak of. Second row bench seat with flip and fold is very good - better choice than buckets in my experience. More than enough power. Be aware that factory roof cross bars are under engineered and that the roof rack side rails are tricky to mate up with Yakima/Thule systems but it can be done.
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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 18 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
317 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
317 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
317 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
317 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover21.2%

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Used 2012 Nissan Armada Overview

The Used 2012 Nissan Armada is offered in the following submodels: Armada SUV. Available styles include Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A), Platinum 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A), SL 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A), SV 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A), SL 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A), and SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A).

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Save up to $695 on one of 7 Used 2012 Nissan Armada for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $16,538 as of11/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Nissan Armada trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Nissan Armada Platinum is priced between $16,538 and$21,995 with odometer readings between 81861 and117860 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Armada SV is priced between $18,998 and$21,983 with odometer readings between 55039 and87280 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Armada SL is priced between $19,995 and$19,995 with odometer readings between 65168 and65168 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Nissan Armada?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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