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Second-generation Nissan Armada finally arrives for 2017 (pictures)

After being on the market without any substantial changes for more than a decade, the Nissan Armada will be all-new for the 2017 model year with a new platform, design and drivetrain.

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The second-generation Nissan Armada comes 13 years after the original one debuted.

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A new 5.6-liter V-8 engine produces 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque.

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The 2017 Nissan Armada gets a new seven-speed automatic transmission.

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Unlike the previous model, which was based on the Titan pickup truck frame, the new Armada moves onto the same foundation as the Nissan Patrol.

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Nissan's V-motion front grille is featured prominently on the front of the new Armada.

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The new Nissan Armada in both two- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

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The second-generation Nissan Armada will be available in mid-2016 as a 2017 model.

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When properly equipped, the new Armada is capable of towing up to 8,500 pounds.

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The new body design offers a 20 percent increase in twisted body stiffness.

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Compared to the previous model, the new Armada is 1.2 inches longer, 0.6-inches wider and 2.2-inches lower.

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LED low-beam headlights are standard on the new Armada.

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Features such as adaptive cruise control, forward emergency braking and lane-departure warning are available.

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The Armada features a front and rear double-wishbone suspension.

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The 2017 Armada lineup consists of SV, SL and Platinum trims.

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Wheel options include 18-inch aluminum and two different 20-inch aluminum choices.

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Seven exterior colors will be available when the Armada goes on sale in mid-2016.

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The new 5.6-liter direct-injection V-8 is rated at 390 horsepower.

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Heated front seats are standard in the 2017 Armada.

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A 13-speaker Bose sound system and navigaiton are standard.

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Second row captain's chairs are available on Platinum models.

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Power-folding third-row seats are standard on SL and Platinum models.

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