Have been mulling over an upgrade from the 05 pathy to an Armada. Drove an 06 SE the other day, it was really nice. It did not have the towing package though, and based on my reading, that limits the towing capacity to 6500lbs, not too far off of the Pathy max of 6000lbs.
1. Better towing capacity.
2. More powerful engine (better for towing).
3. Similar (though undoubtedly lower) highway fuel economy when not towing.
4. Bigger inside, more space to lug stuff.
5. Price seems right. 06-08 Armadas seem to be going for about $20-24k up here. We bought the Pathy 2 summers ago for $19k.
Can anyone speak to the towing package issue? Apparently its a differential gearing issue, towing package has 3.36:1 (same as the pathy, right), and non-towing has 2.93:1.
I tow about 5500lbs of humungous camper. A bit of a stretch for my v6 pathy. I'm wondering if it would be a big deal for a non-towing package equipped Armada....
Any other thoughts?