Nissan says its 2011 full-size truck and sport-utility vehicle are available now, and the company's released pricing for both vehicles.
The big 2011 Nissan Armada SUV returns unchanged for the new model year. It's offered in three different models--SV, SL and Platinum, joining the heavy-metals crowd from Ford (F-150 Titanium) and GM (Escalade Platinum). All can be specified with rear- or four-wheel drive, and carry over Nissan's "Endurance" 5.6-liter V-8 engine with 317 horsepower, coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing on the Armada starts at $37,910 and rises to $52,890 for the Platinum edition. Prices do not include destination charges.
For the full-size Titan pickup truck, Nissan's renamed the model versions as with Armada to more closely align with its passenger cars. The 2011 Titan comes in S, SV, PRO-4X and SL trim. As before, it's available in rear- or four-wheel-drive form; three different bed lengths and short- and long-wheelbase Titans can be had. The powertrain is identical to that in the Armada, though maximum towing capacity is 500 pounds higher than the Armada's, at 9500 pounds.
The base Titan two-door, rear-drive truck stickers at $26,820. The fully geared 2011 Titan PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 starts from $34,550.
Both Titan and Armada are flex-fuel capable.
Nissan still manufactures these vehicles in its Canton, Mississippi, factory. Two other passenger vehicles formerly assembled in Canton, the Infiniti QX56 sport-ute and the Nissan Quest minivan, have moved back to plants in Japan.