2017 Nissan Armada
The Nissan Armadas square cut body style is reminiscent of a good portion of the higher end luxury SUVs currently in the market. The Armada favors sharp lines that flow evenly from front to back, creating hard edges and a wholly aggressive stance. The side window line is the sole exception of the geometric design, curving upwards and pointing outwards to the rear, which nicely creates a fluid sense of motion and relaxes the overall look just a bit.
That upscale look extends to the interior, where the Armada features more substantial soft-touch materials and bolder accents than in the past. The design is fairly simple, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the center stack and a flight of buttons and controls below it. The Armada seats eight, though optional second-row bucket seats reduce seating capacity to seven. Reclining second-row seats are standard, and they tip forward for easier access to the third row. You’ll immediately notice the spacious second-row seats, which have best-in-class head- and legroom. That means great things for adult passengers, but it should also make things easier on parents trying to install a child’s car seat. The second-row seats also feature LATCH connectors, letting you secure compatible car seats without using the seat belt.
The standard SV trim comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a full-size spare, automatic LED headlights (low-beam only), roof rails, side steps, rear privacy glass, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated six-way power front seats (with two-way power driver lumbar), a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a reclining second-row bench split seat and a 60/40-split third-row seat. Standard technology features include Bluetooth connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, and a 13-speaker Bose audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB media player interface.
The 2017 Nissan Armada is powered by a 5.6 L V8 engine with an output of 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, paired with a seven speed automatic transmission. A limited-slip differential, hill start assist and a tow mode are all standard, and the Armada is capable of towing a whopping 8,500 lbs when properly equipped- as high as any other SUV currently on the market.
Standard safety features includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and a rearview camera. A blind-spot monitoring system, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking for both frontal and rear collisions are optional on the SL and standard on the Platinum.