2017 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD: A bear that's comfortable in town or the country | Gaywheels
The Nissan Armada has come a long way since its launch back in 2003, when it was known as the Pathfinder's "Country Cousin" and had one of the highest number of consumer complaints listed by Consumer Reports. The latest version the 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD (a less-expensive version of the Infiniti QX80, kind of like a bear in the Emperor's clothing) looks nice from the outside, opulent with appointments. Under the hood lurks a powerful beast in the form of a 5.6-liter, 32-valve Endurance V8 engine capable of delivering 390 horses. This Armada has such a smooth ride you might think you were in a Town Car or Caddy--until you put your foot down. While I was testing the Armada, I got to try out one of its competitors at the same time (which is pretty rare): the Toyota Land Cruiser. Much to my surprise, the Armada was noticeably superior in luxury, power, performance, and overall ride quality. The Armada also benefited from an X factor: it's bigger and badder. The Armada is able to