The Nissan Armada was introduced into Nissan’s lineup as a full-size SUV in 2004 and is still made today. The Armada is known for its unique styling and for having the features consumers expect from SUVs, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2012 Nissan Armada?
The 2012 Nissan Armada can tow up to 9,000 pounds.
The 2012 Nissan Armada tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about Nissan Armada towing capabilities which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2012 Nissan Armada Tow?
The 2012 Nissan Armada has a towing capacity of 9,000 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2012 Armada tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Nissan dealership for details to confirm how much your Armada can tow.
You can check out our guide to Nissan Armada towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
2012 Nissan Armada Engine And Drivetrain
There is only one engine option for the most recent generation Nissan Armada.
The Nissan Armada engine is a 5.6 Liter V8 engine that produces 317 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft of torque.
2012 Nissan Armada 5.6 Liter Engine Tow Capacity: up to 9,000 pounds / 4,127 kg
2012 Nissan Armada Tow Capacity By Trim Level
As we mentioned earlier, the trim level can play a role in your Armada towing capacity.
Here are the maximum towing capacities by trim level and engine size:
2012 Nissan Armada SV 4×2 Towing Capacity: 8,200 pounds
2012 Nissan Armada SV 4×4 Towing Capacity: 6,500 pounds
2012 Nissan Armada SL 4×2 Towing Capacity: 8,200 pounds
2012 Nissan Armada SL 4×4 Towing Capacity: 9,000 pounds
2012 Nissan Armada Platinum 4×2 Towing Capacity: 8,200 pounds
2012 Nissan Armada Platinum 4×4 Tow Capacity: 9,000 pounds
2012 Nissan Armada Payload Capacity
The payload capacity of the 2012 Nissan Armada is 1,742 pounds.
Please note, the payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler.
If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2012 Nissan Armada Tow Package
Nissan offers a factory-installed tow hitch for the 2012 Armada.
The base option is a Class III trailer hitch, which Nissan recommends if you plan on towing under 5,000 pounds with your 2012 Armada.
If you plan on towing over 5,000 pounds with your Armada, Nissan recommends using a Class IV weight distributing hitch.
2012 Nissan Armada Towing Vs Competitors
The 2012 Nissan Armada has a maximum tow capacity of 9,000 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty pulling. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2012 Chevy Tahoe and the 2012 Ford Expedition.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Nissan Armada and their towing capacities below:
2012 Chevy Suburban Towing Capacity: 8,100 pounds
2012 Chevy Tahoe Towing Capacity: 8,500 pounds
2012 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity: 9,200 pounds
2012 Dodge Durango Towing Capacity: 7,200 pounds
2012 Toyota Sequoia Towing Capacity: 7,400 pounds
2012 GMC Yukon XL Towing Capacity: 9,600 pounds
If you’re looking for info on a different model year of this vehicle, check out our guide to the Nissan Armada towing capacity by year.
Data Accuracy & Source
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2012 Nissan Armada Owner’s Manual on Nissan’s website and have checked all information thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with your Nissan Armada.