2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve Is A Mouthful Of Luxury

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Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.


, Automotive Editor - September 29, 2017

Luxury is the name of the game at this year’s Texas State Fair, with Nissan joining the ranks of automakers introducing even plusher versions of its biggest vehicles, adding a fourth trim level for the hulking Armada SUV called the Platinum Reserve. While the SUV’s name would be better suited for a high-end cigar, the new trim slots in as the most expensive and luxurious trim in the Armada family.

Two-wheel-drive variants of the Armada Platinum Reserve start at $62,985, while all-wheel-drive versions are $2,900 more at $65,885, which includes destination. Like Nissan's other Reserve models, the Armada Platinum Reserve trims start out in life as fully-loaded Platinum trim, and then gets better – 20-inch Dark Chrome wheels, Dark Chrome exterior trim, two-tone leather-appointed seats, Black Quartz and open-pore wood-tone interior trim, and a “Platinum Reserve” emblem on the center console.

The Platinum trim is already handsomely equipped, as the SUV comes with LED headlights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, an eight-inch color touchscreen, a surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a 13-speaker audio system, and a Tri-Zone Entertainment System.

The Platinum Reserve trims should help bridge the game between the Armada and the more expensive – but mechanically similar – Infiniti QX80. The entry-level QX80 starts at $64,845 (including the $995 destination fee), while the range-topping QX80 Limited has a starting price tag of $90,445. The Armada Platinum Reserve will become available at the end of October.

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, Automotive Editor

Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.