The Nissan Armada continues to be a lot of SUV for the money, especially for those who needs lots of guts for hauling. That includes hauling eight passengers in its three rows of seats. Or hauling cargo in its cavernous cabin with all of those seats folded down. Or hauling a trailer, thanks to its brawny powertrain. Among full-size SUVs, it might be a steal.
What's New For 2015
For 2015, the Armada gets redesigned door trims, new exterior color choices and new 20-inch wheel designs for SL and Platinum trim levels.
Choosing Your Nissan Armada
The Armada comes with just one engine and transmission, a 5.6-liter 317-horsepower unit with a five-speed automatic transmission. There's a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive on each of the three trim levels. The three trim levels differ mostly on equipment level and appointments, though there are features exclusive to each level.
Since newer rivals are more refined, the Armada makes more sense as a workhorse, so logic dictates sticking with SV. That said, the SL adds a lot of amenities that would cost thousands more on a similarly equipped Tahoe or Expedition, so that may be the Armada buyer's sweet spot.