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2012 Nissan Armada: 13/19 mpg (RWD), 12/18 mpg (4WD)
Ultra-performance supercars aside, sport-utility vehicles get some of the worst gas-mileage numbers of all. Vehicles like Range Rovers and Escalades post city ratings just barely nudging into the two-figure range--and the same is true for the less luxurious Nissan Armada.
The seven-passenger Armada scores very low fuel economy ratings from the EPA. At best, the rear-drive Armada is pegged at 13/19 mpg. Adding four-wheel drive to the mix drops those figures to 12/18 mpg. There's no option for diesel or hybrid power to mitigate the situation either--the Armada comes only in one form, with a big V-8 and an automatic transmission.While we'd like to dismiss these very non-green figures as an aberration, we've seen it with out own eyes (and fuel budget) in repeat drives; Nissan's full-size trucks (and this V-8) are far from fuel-efficient—even when compared to full-size V-8 trucks from GM, Ford, or Toyota.
Watch your wallet: the Nissan Armada gets some of the lowest gas mileage ratings of the 2012 model year.