2017 Nissan Armada

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Nissan Armada highlights

Customer rating


  • Roomy and comfortable first- and second-row seats
  • Great towing capabilities
  • Potent V8 engine


  • Engine performance doesn't focus on economy
  • Infotainment system is not as advanced compared to rivals
  • Tight third-row seats

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Nissan Armada

1. Smooth and powerful V8 engine

The 2017 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV with a suitably sizeable engine under the hood. All 2017 Nissan Armada models come with the same engine, a 5.6L V8 motor providing a juicy 390 horsepower and a formidable 394 lb-ft of torque, all paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The ace up this powerplant's sleeve is versatility and convenience; the acceleration is smooth, getting you around town and along the highway rapidly and with ease.

2. Vast, spacious cabin

Looking for a full-size SUV that really makes the most of its vast interior? The 2017 Nissan Armada deserves your attention. With 154.5 cu-ft of passenger volume spread across three rows of seating, up to eight passengers can ride along in supreme comfort — seven if you select the optional second-row captains' chairs. All three rows get plenty of legroom, with 41.9in in the front row, 39in in the second row, and 28.3in in the third row. As your passengers settle in and relax, there's more than enough space for all of their luggage as well; you get 16.5 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the rear seats, which can be expanded up to 49.9 cu-ft with the third-row seats down, and up to a massive 95.4 cu-ft with the second-row seats also folded flat.

3. Solid off-road capabilities

A combination of ground clearance and the available features, including optional four-wheel-drive across the entire range, means the 2017 Nissan Armada is ideally suited for adventures off the beaten track. That tall ground clearance allows it to clear tall objects and uneven surfaces with ease, and the optional four-wheel drive offers enhanced roadholding on wet and slippery terrain. On top of this, the 2017 Armada includes a limited-slip differential, hill start assist, and tow mode functionality.

4. Impressive towing capacity

So there's plenty of space inside for passengers and cargo, but what if you fancy taking something bigger with you on your next road trip adventure? The 2017 Nissan Armada has you covered with its mix of truck-style body-on-frame construction and the aforementioned powerful V8 engine providing strong pulling power. Regardless of if you choose a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive model, the 2017 Nissan Armada has a maximum estimated towing capacity of 8,500 lbs when properly equipped.

5. Packed feature list

Regardless of the 2017 Nissan Armada trim you pick, you won't feel short-changed when it comes to features. Standard SV models are particularly well-equipped, offering dual-zone automatic climate control, heated power front seats, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, and a 13-speaker Bose® sound system amongst other creature comforts. The mid-tier SL trim offers leather upholstery, driver memory functions, and a 360-degree parking camera. The premium Platinum trim includes heated front and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two seven-inch seat-mounted displays.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.4 out of 5

8 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Armada an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Armada 3rd out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Nissan Armada features and specs

Platinum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 1530
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Quad Seats

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 41.9"/M 39"/R 28.3"

Head room

F 39.8"/M 40"/R 36.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

850/8500 lbs.



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