2017 Nissan Armada


Ranked #7 in Fullsize Suv

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Starting MSRP $44,900 - $60,490
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Key Spec of 2017 Nissan Armada
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


390 hp @ 5800 rpm

basic warranty

3yr./ 36,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful engine on offer

Outdated infotainment system

Higher quality interior space

Quality cabin materials

Subpar cargo space

More powerful V8 engine

Sprawling second-row seats

Disappointing third-row seats

A new, more chiselled look for its exterior styling

Plush interior setup

8500-pound towing capacity

2017 Nissan Armada Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 7, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV that sets the benchmark for utilitarianism in this segment, with a powerful 390 hp 5.6L V8 engine, impressive ride quality, and an imposing exterior layout. Reintroduced for the year, after being sidelined for 2016, Nissan majorly revamped the Armada on all fronts. For sale at a price range of $44,900-$57,590, the 2017 Armada comes in three varied trim structures with two drivetrain options for each. With a better-than-average reliability rating, the 2017 Armada has been devoid of major problems and has had no recalls thus far.

2017 Nissan Armada For Sale

The 2017 Nissan Armada starts off at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,900 for the base SV trim, Stepping up on both the feature and price front is the SL trim, which is priced at an MSRP of $49,650. The top-tier Platinum variant builds upon the previous trims feature list and offers plenty more safety features as standard for a competitive price of $57,590. The average list price of a Used 2017 Armada ranges from $25,000 to $29,900, depending on various other factors, such as the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and more. Also, the projected true cost to own the SUV for a period of 5 years sums up to $29,083.

2017 Nissan Armada Buying Advice

With the feature list in mind, the trim we recommend is the 2017 Armada Platinum trim, which is a good pick for most shoppers, despite the price difference of almost $8000 from the SL trim. Further, the latest advanced driver-assistance tech and also the captain's chairs are only available as standard with the Platinum trim. It might not be the worst idea in the world to look for a Used Nissan Armada, as you might save much more on opting for the 2014 Armada or the 2015 Armada variants. Also, going for the 2018 Armada would not be a bad idea, given that, apart from a few feature changes, it is practically similar to the 2017 MY.

Capable of towing 8500 lbs, the full-size SUV also has a decent gas mileage offering. Known for its array of safety features and stunning exteriors, the 2017 Nissan Armada is set back by its obsolete infotainment offering, and a dated interior look. The rivalry gets a tough time competing against the Armada, The 2017 Chevy Tahoe offers a bespoke interior that goes unmatched in this segment and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia has a fine-tuned drive experience to offer.

Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Platinum 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A)$52968$57590257 Listings
Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)$55655$60490444 Listings
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Over All Rating

7.4Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#7 in Fullsize Suv

#16 in Suv


SV$44,900 onwards
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  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-Adjustable heated front seats
  • Rearview camera
SV$44,900 onwards
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  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-Adjustable heated front seats
  • Rearview camera
Platinum$57,590 onwards
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  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Rear-Seat entertainment system

Used Nissan Armada For Sale

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Price Drop, $1492
11 Aug 2022
Sumner, WA

2017 Nissan Armada Platinum

Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

Est. $366/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,256 Below market
RMV: $33,255
Mileage 90,071 mi.
Listed On 06 Jul 2022 (261 Days)
Price Drop, $1338
28 Dec 2022
Little Rock, AR

2018 Nissan Armada SV

SV 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

Est. $251/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,258 Below market
RMV: $22,757
Mileage 97,288 mi.
Listed On 21 Oct 2022 (154 Days)
Price Drop, $1000
2 Jan 2023
Brandon, FL

2018 Nissan Armada SV

SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

Est. $298/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,060 Below market
RMV: $27,058
Mileage 66,843 mi.
Listed On 01 Sep 2022 (204 Days)
Price Drop, $3000
24 Sep 2022
North Versailles, PA

2018 Nissan Armada SL

SL 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 390 hp 7A)

Est. $297/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,958 Below market
RMV: $26,858
Mileage 102,129 mi.
Listed On 27 Jul 2022 (240 Days)
Price Drop, $314
15 Jul 2022
Hattiesburg, MS

2018 Nissan Armada SV

SV 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 390 hp 7A)

Est. $345/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,787 Below market
RMV: $31,237
Mileage 81,073 mi.
Listed On 31 May 2022 (297 Days)
Price Drop, $254
28 Dec 2022
Batavia, OH

2017 Nissan Armada Platinum

Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

Est. $309/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,181 Below market
RMV: $28,002
Mileage 99,067 mi.
Listed On 19 Nov 2022 (126 Days)
Price Rise, $2590
30 May 2022
Austin, TX

2017 Nissan Armada Platinum

Platinum 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

Est. $400/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,548 Below market
RMV: $36,038
Mileage 68,861 mi.
Listed On 26 May 2022 (302 Days)
Price Drop, $250
8 Aug 2022
Saint Peters, MO

2018 Nissan Armada SV

SV 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 390 hp 7A)

Est. $332/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,365 Below market
RMV: $29,865
Mileage 77,170 mi.
Listed On 16 Mar 2022 (373 Days)
Price Drop, $4700
2 Jan 2023
Rockwall, TX

2017 Nissan Armada SL

SL 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

Est. $283/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,480 Below market
RMV: $25,330
Mileage 87,105 mi.
Listed On 23 Dec 2021 (457 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Brilliant Silver

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Priced at an MSRP range of $44,900-$57,590, the 2017 Nissan Armada offers three trims in its line-up. It gets only a single-engine offering, a 5.6L V8 engine. However, it facilitates two drivetrain options each, an RWD and a 4WD for each trim, making it six trims. The powertrain is capable of churning out 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Armada doesn't stop with those phenomenal engine specs, it goes ahead to deliver a fine acceleration timing of 6.5 seconds for the 0-60 MPH sprint. It also surprises every onlooker with a towing capacity of 8500 lbs and its impressive exterior front. The Armada is also a very good safety offering and has a fine reputation to back the same. More than anything, it is a value for money offering.

Buying Advice

If price is a constraint, then we would recommend you go in for the 2017 Nissan Armada SL trim, you could avail it at a bargain for within 50 grand. Else, if budget isn't a constraint, the Platinum trim would be our recommendation, as building on top of the SL trim, the range-topping Platinum variant adds various other premium features including 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, rear-entertainment system, and also captain's chairs as standard.



The 2017 Nissan Armada has a quiet ride, a powerful engine, and spacious second-row seats. - Cars.USnews

The 2017 Nissan Armada is offered in three trim levels, the price range of which starts from just under $45,000 all the way up to $60,500. All the trims come equipped with a common powertrain- a 5.6L 8-cylinder engine, capable of putting out 390 hp. Further, all three Armada trim levels come with two drivetrain options, a standard offered RWD and an optional 4WD. Also, the seven-seater SUV has a 7-speed automatic transmission paired to the potent engine setup.

Trim SV SL Platinum
MSRP (RWD) $44,900 $49,650 $57,590
MSRP (4WD) $47,800 $52,550 $60,490
Key Feature LED low-beam headlights with integrated signature 20-inch wheels Heated second-row seats
  Power folding body-color outside mirrors with turn signal indicators Remote Engine start Blind-spot intervention system
  Front and Rear Sonar System (four sensors) Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection Tri-Zone Entertainment System with dual 7" monitors
  Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 8.0" touchscreen monitor and Voice Recognition Leather upholstery Heated and ventilated front seats
  Bose Audio System   Leather door trim

The base trim SV comes at an MSRP of $44,900 for the RWD, and it is priced at $47,800 for the 4WD. It is equipped with basic interiors and minimal features. The mid-range is the SL, priced at $49,650 and $52,550 for the RWD AND 4WD respectively. The high-end range is the Platinum range, equipped with all the top-end features, priced at $57,590 and $60,490 respectively for the RWD and 4WD drivetrains. While the base SV trim comes with the basic feature list, it also gets an optional Driver package. Furthermore, Nissan also treats the SL trim with an optional sunroof and Technology package.

Engine and Performance


Yes, it has a V8 engine, but it's smooth and impressively quiet, moving the heavy Armada forward without much fuss. - Edmunds

The 2017 Nissan Armada is the most powerful SUV in this class. Housing a powerful 5.6L 8-cylinder engine gives the Armada the ability to generate 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. This is also with the capability to tow along 8500 lbs. The only offered powertrain comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Against its able competitors, the 2017 Armada is the most affordable and powerful SUV. It faces close competition from the 2017 Toyota Sequoia. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe on the other hand has only 355 hp to offer as compared to the Armada's 390 hp.

With great power comes great acceleration, although not in all cases, here it stands true. The 8-cylinder 5.6-liter engine of the 2017 Nissan Armada gives it enough power to go from 0-60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. It further comes with the ability to do the quarter-mile dash in 15.1 seconds. The 2017 Nissan Armada is equipped with heavy steering, this makes it difficult to cut corners, especially at high speeds. Further, housing a 5.6L V-8 engine, makes it a noisy and raunchy vehicle. When compared with its competition, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia and the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe offer better rides.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
MSRP $44,900 $47,215 $45,560
Engine 5.6L V8 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 5.7L i-Force V8
Transmission 7-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Horsepower 390 hp @ 5800 RPM 355 hp @ 5600 RPM 381 hp @ 5600 RPM
Torque 394 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM 383 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM 401 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec 7.0 sec 6.7 sec
Quarter mile 15.1 sec 15.3 sec 15.4 sec

When it comes to applying the brakes, the Armada SUV's brake pedal feels smooth and light. The vehicle feels to be in control because the large brake pads packed in this SUV are efficient. The 2017 Nissan Armada is equipped with brake pads that measure 13.8 inches (both front and rear). With the help of such efficient brake pads, this SUV comes to halt from a speed of 60 mph while covering 128 ft. The best-in-class performer in this section is the Chevrolet Tahoe LS, which covers 125 ft. while doing the same.

Fuel Economy


The standard 2017 Armada returns 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is lower than many other large SUVs. - Cars.USnews

With fabulous performance and acceleration, on one hand, the 2017 Armada by Nissan manages to offer an average performance in the aspect of fuel efficiency. The EPA ratings of the 2017 Nissan Armada are 14 miles to a gallon in the city, 19 miles per gallon on the highway, and combined reading of 16 MPG.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
MPG (city) 14 16 13
MPG (highway) 19 23 17
MPG (combined) 16 19 15

Since its competition has a lower engine capacity, they are able to provide higher fuel efficiency. However, this is true only for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. The Toyota Sequoia despite being equipped with a lower-powered engine, trails behind the rest in terms of outright fuel efficiency.



Engulfed in top-quality materials, the 2017 Nissan Armada has an alluring interior. However, the consistency of the quality isn't maintained throughout. The infotainment offering seems to be obsolete as compared to the design and styling of the remaining cabin. The Armada Platinum trim offers the best interiors in the class, as it comes equipped with chair seats and a fancy center console for the second row. This makes the Platinum trim a seven-seater. Further, the Armada offers interior color options between charcoal and almond, which is of course in leather. The Platinum trim is also offered in a tan shade.

With the ability to accommodate eight individuals, the Nissan Armada is at par with its competitors. But, just like any other SUV, its third row of seating is a bit cramped. However, the first and second rows are pretty generous. Offering 41 inches plus legroom and 63 inches plus shoulder space, the Armada is certainly spacious. The Chevrolet Tahoe compensated for the luxurious first row of seating with a slightly smaller second row and a poor third row. The 2017 Toyota Sequoia offers a comparatively smaller interior cabin, it isn't outrightly cramped but its dimensions are relatively smaller.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
Passenger capacity 8 8 8
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 40.9/63.8/41.9 42.8/64.8/45.3 34.8/66.4/42.5
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 40.0/63.4/41.0 38.7/65.1/39.0 34.9/65.6/40.9
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 36.4/60.5/28.3 38.1/62.6/24.8 34.5/65.7/35.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft.3) 16.6 15.3 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft.3) 49.6 51.7 66.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft.3) 95.1 94.7 120.1

The cargo room offered by the 2017 Armada is just about 16.6 cubic feet, with all the seats in use. The maximum it can offer is a space of 95.1 cubic feet, this is with the second and third row of seats folded. While the 2017 Tahoe offers 94.7 cubic feet as its maximum cargo space, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia offers a maximum cargo room of 120.1 cubic feet.

Interior features of the 2017 Nissan Armada

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • A power moon-roof
  • Heated six-way power front seats (with two-way power driver lumbar)
  • A leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • A reclining second-row bench split seat
  • A 60/40-split third-row seat



The 2017 Nissan Armada balances a bulky, macho appearance with luxury cues. -thecarconnection

Dimensions and Weight of the 2017 Nissan Armada

The new Armada rides a wheelbase that is 2.1 inches shorter than the outgoing model, yet it is 1.2 inches longer, 0.6 inches wider, and it sits 2.2 inches lower. It is the longest SUV among its rivals and is sufficiently wide and tall as well. But still falls 1.2 inches short of height compared with an SUV like Toyota Sequoia SR5, which is 77.0 inches high.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
Curb weight (lbs.) 5576 5356 5730
Length(in) 208.9 204.0 205.1
Width(in) 79.9 80.5 79.9
Height(in) 75.8 74.4 77.0
Ground clearance (in) 9.1 7.9 9.9
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 116.0 122.0
Track width (in) F/R 67.5/67.9 N/A 67.9/69.1

Against the given competition, the 2017 Chevy Tahoe is the lightest vehicle, it is also the shortest in length and height, it further has the least ground clearance in class. The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is the heaviest amongst the three cars, but its length is lesser than that of the Armada. However, the height of the Toyota Sequoia is the best, measuring 77 inches. 

Exterior Features of the 2017 Nissan Armada

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • A full-size spare Automatic LED headlights (low-beam only)
  • Roof rails
  • Side steps
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rearview camera
  • Front/rear parking sensors



For reasons unknown, the 2017 Nissan Armada hasn't been tested by either of the safety authorities, that is the NHTSA or the IIHS. So, the only factor that we can depend upon is the past records of the brand Nissan, and it has built a strong reputation for its safety offering. Several other cars from the brand have been at the forefront of their segments for the safety offering that they provide.

2017 Nissan Armada Safety offering

An example would be the 2017 Nissan Altima that bagged the top safety pick from IIHS. Even the customer reviews and other car rating agencies place the Nissan Armada in their good books. The 2017 Armada comes with a vast list of safety features to offer, they are as given below:

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows
  • Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Child-safety rear door locks



2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is a magnificent vehicle that has an opulent interior, the best in class probably.  Offering higher seating, clad in fine soft-touch material, delivers a significant deal of road command. A notch lower on power, but the Tahoe has the finest interiors, it offers features like Apple CarPlay, remote cell phone charging, and an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hot spot, none of which are offered in the Armada. The SUV has responsive steering and conveys a calm ride, and it likewise shows signs of improved fuel efficiency than the Armada. The Tahoe is a superior all-around vehicle than the Armada, and the value distinction isn't over the top, so for most purchasers, the Tahoe is the better wager.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Nissan Armada vs 2017 Toyota Sequoia SR5

The 2017 Sequoia offers almost similar engine specs and configs, it is a bit lower though. This is also the case in terms of fuel efficiency. In terms of safety and ride quality, it is a head-on collision. The Toyota offers a phenomenal drive experience while the Armada has top-notch safety. Priced at an MSRP of $45,560, it is slightly costlier than the Nissan Armada. The Toyota delivers only 7400 lbs of towing capacity, this is due to the lack of power, the Armada is way ahead in this aspect, measuring 8500 lbs. Overall, we would recommend the Armada as it is a value for money offering that even considers your safety to a great extent. 

2017 Toyota Sequoia


Final Verdict

The 2017 Nissan Armada is truly a decent SUV that gets eclipsed by its competitors. In spite of the fact that the Armada gives a powerful engine, has a high towing limit, and an upscale inside, it additionally has undersized first-and third-row push seats, lesser than average cargo limit, and an out-of-date infotainment framework. It's certainly worth thinking about the Nissan SUV while you're auto shopping, yet other extensive SUVs convey more to the table. So while the Armada is a decent SUV, it presumably shouldn't be at the highest priority on your rundown, unless you are looking for what it delivers.


vehicle bio

base price$44900

body style4dr SUV

engine type

displacement339 cu in

horse power390 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque394 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission7-speed Automatic w/OD


length208.9 in

wheelbase121.1 in

width79.9 in

curb weight5576 lbs

height75.8 in

ground clearance9.1 in


passenger volume153 cu ft

cargo volume95.1 cu ft

passenger capacity8 Seats

fuel economy

city/combined/highway14/16/19 mpg

highway range 532.00 mi


basic warranty3yr./ 36,000 mi.

powertrain warranty5yr./ 60,000 mi.

Nissan Armada 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $72,538
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,685$2,159$1,598$1,000$362$7,804
Taxes and Fees$4,311$296$277$259$237$5,380
Total Cost-To-Own$25,102$11,419$10,867$12,691$12,459$72,538
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