There's an Armada of reasons why I like the new Nissan Armada

I'm gonna need an Armada of Armadas. I like it a lot

6w ago

The Nissan Armada is basically The Rock on wheels. The latest addition to the Nissan line-up is technically an SUV - in fact Wiki calls it a 'full-size SUV' - but I don't think that does it justice. Unlike its weird brother, the Juke, and its other smaller brother, the Qashqai, the Armada looks like it means business.

It looks like it's actually capable of handling a tough off-road course and wasn't built just for the school run, it was built for the school run if you live at the foot of Mount Massive and your school is located on the other side of the mountain and you have to drive there every day.

Inside, you'll find the usual infotainment stuff you'd expect from any car these days. It has WiFi, Apple CarPlay, a 12.3-inch display and all the ADAS and various acronyms you need and want. And you're also gonna want to use the 5.6-litre V8 engine that lives under the hood, it churns out 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque.

That's a lot but then again it needs a lot because it has what Nissan calls a 'standard best-in-cass' 8,500-pound towing capacity, which is probably enough to tow a small moon. It also has integrated Trailer Brake Controller and Trailer Sway Control.

And the price? The new Armada has an MSRP of $48,500, which sounds reasonable for a car like this. There's an Armada of reasons why I like the Armada. A little under $50k for a V8 off-roader sounds great but let's face it, the main reason why I love this new car is the name: Armada.

"What do you drive?"

"I drive an Armada"


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