Now that vehicles like electric SUVs have come up,the automobile industry is left with few brawny body-on-frame SUVs and the 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD is one of them. But what keeps rugged SUV like Nissan Armada from extinction is demand from families for tough SUVs with a powerful performance.
So the market is quite not dead and there’s still plenty of money and scope in it. But Nissan now seems to have analysed every factor and is headed for a safe approach to present the new 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD model. Unlike its predecessor, this latest vehicle seems to be competitive.
2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design
Nissan is not letting go of the signature design language of Armada SUVs as this new 2017 model looks exactly like the previous model. Slight changes can be noticed when taking a brief look.
A soft suspension setup has been featured that is designed to match both on-road and off-road driving. This new Nissan Armada comes with 20-inch wheels that have been wrapped with 275/60R20 all-season tires.
The headlights feature LED daytime running lights; the grille has been accented with chrome. The lower air intakes have been made wider and the front bumper features a skid plate. The sporty roof rails have been retained which adds an adventurous nature. There’s an “Armada,” “V8” and “Platinum” badge in its body which marks its significance.
Out of what comes as a surprise is the interior cabin of 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD trim. Nissan has presented an entirely different approach with this model as the interior cabin is luxurious as never before. This is characterised by the abundance of soft-touch materials throughout the cabin.
The seats are perforated, feature accented stitching and have been upholstered in leather. The front seats are climate controlled and they feature both heating and cooling function. The 2nd-row seats too have a heating function.
The 3rd-row seats can be manually folded to open up cargo space. The leg room and head space are ample enough for utmost comfort. This new Nissan Armada Platinum 2017 also invites several safety features which include-
- forward emergency braking
- forward collision warning
- lane departure warning
- blind spot warning system
2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD – Powerful Engine and Performance
This new 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum with AWD gets the most recent 5.6-liter V8 engine that is capable of churning out 394 lb-ft of torque and 390 hp. A 7-speed automatic transmission system has been used with this engine.
As far as performance is concerned, this SUV can take a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 6.3 seconds which is pretty quick in this segment. Its figures of mileage stand at 13-14.3 mpg on city, 18 mpg on highways and 15 mpg on a combined basis.
2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD – Competitors, Price, and Availability
In conclusion, the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570 are its main competitors. 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD trim has been priced at $58,000. This vehicle has been released and is available through local dealers.