2017 Nissan Armada

MSRP $44,900 - $60,490

Ranked #14 in Suv

7.3

Overall Rating

2017 Nissan Armada Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Nissan reintroduced the Armada for the 2017 model year, and it has a peaceful ride, shorter dimensions, a powerful engine, and roomy second-row seats. Priced at an MSRP range of $44,900-$60,490, it offers three trims with two drivetrain options for each. it gets a single-engine option across its trim line, a 5.6L V8 engine.

Capable of towing 8500 lbs, it also has a decent gas mileage offering, in fact, best in class. Known for its array of safety features and stunning exteriors, the 2017 Nissan Armada is set back by its obsolete infotainment offering. 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.

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Pros

Powerful engine

Quality cabin materials

Sprawling second-row seats

Plush interior

8500-pound towing capacity

Cons

Antiquated infotainment system

Subpar cargo space

Disappointing third-row seats

What's New?

higher quality interior

More powerful V8 engine

A new, more chiselled look for its exterior styling


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

339 cu.in.

horsepower

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

394 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

7 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

121.1 in.

length

208.9 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.8 in.

curb weight

5576 lbs.

ground clearance

9.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

153 cu ft.

cargo volume

95.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

8500 lbs.

payload capacity

1724 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

16 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

6.1

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/19 mpg

highway range

437.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SV$44,900 onwards

SL$49,650 onwards

Platinum$57,590 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Nissan Armada in Brilliant Silver color
Brilliant Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

6.6

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.7

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


Priced at an MSRP range of $44,900-$60,490, 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 does facilitate two drivetrain options each, an RWD and a 4WD for each trim, making it a total of six trims. The powerhead is capable of churning out 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque.

2017 Nissan Armada

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. It also surprises every onlooker with a towing capacity of 8500 lbs and its fashionable exteriors. The Armada also has a very good safety offering, and a fine reputation to back the same. More than anything, it is a value for money offering.


7.5/10
Features

6.6/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.7/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2017 Nissan Armada Features

7.5/10

"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 goes from just under $45,000 all the way up to $60500. All the trims come equipped with a common powertrain, a 5.6L 8-cylinder engine. Further, all three trim levels come with two drivetrain options, a standard offered RWD and an optional 4WD.

2017 Nissan Armada

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 their drivetrains.

Trim SV SL Platinum
MSRP $44,900 $49,650 $57,590
MSRP (4WD) $47,800 $52,550 $60,490
Key Feature LED low-beam headlights with integrated signature    
  Power folding body-color outside mirrors with turn signal indicators    
  Front and Rear Sonar System (four sensors) Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection Tri-Zone Entertainment System with dual 7" monitors, DVD player with remote control, two wireless headphones, and audio/video input jacks
  Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 8.0" touchscreen monitor and Voice Recognition    
  Bose Audio System    
  MP3/WMA CD playback capability    

We Recommend

If price is a constraint, then we would recommend you go in for the SL trim, you could avail it at a bargain for within 50 grand. Else, the Platinum trim would be our recommendation.

2017 Nissan Armada Engine and Performance

6.6/10

The 2017 Nissan Armada avoids this reputation. Yes, it has a V8 engine, but it's smooth and impressively quiet, moving the heavy Armada forward without much fuss.  - Edmunds

Housing a powerful 5.6L 8-cylinder engine gives the 2017 Armada the ability to generate 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. This is also with the capability to tow 8500lbs. The only offered powertrain comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
MSRP $44,900 $47,215 $45,560
Engine 5.6L DOHC 32V Endurance V8 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 5.7L i-Force V8 DOHC
Transmission 7-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Horsepower (hp@RPM) 390 hp @ 5800 RPM 355 hp @ 5600 RPM 381 hp @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft@RPM) 394 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM 383 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM 401 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

Against its able competitors, the 2017 Armada is the most affordable and powerful vehicle. It faces close competition from the 2017 Toyota Sequoia. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe on the other hand has only 355hp to offer as compared to the Armada's 390hp.

Acceleration of the 2017 Nissan Armada

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.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec 7.0 sec 6.7 sec
Quarter mile 15.1 sec 15.3 sec 15.4 sec
Engine 5.6L 5.3L 5.7L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.0 9.2 11.8

Put up against its competition and the 2017 Nissan Armada gets to cut the cake. Just as the power rankings were, we get to see save for the acceleration. The 2017 Toyota Sequoia ranks second with a timing of 6.7 seconds and 15.4 seconds. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe tasks last, clocking the 0-60 mph test and the quarter-mile dash in 7.0 seconds and 15.3 seconds respectively.

Handling and Steering of the 2017 Nissan Armada

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.

Braking of the 2017 Nissan Armada

When it comes to applying the brakes, the SV'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.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
Brake Front (in.) 13.8 N/A 13.9
Brake Rear (in.) 13.8 N/A 13.6
Curb Weight (lbs.) 5576 5356 5730
60-0 MPH (ft.) 128 125 130

The 2017 Armada SV 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.

2017 Nissan Armada Fuel Economy

5.0/10

"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 in the aspect of fuel efficiency. The EPA ratings of the same 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 to the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. The Toyota sequoia despite being equipped with the lower-powered engine.

2017 Nissan Armada Interior

8.7/10

"The Ford offers more space (regardless of how many rows are raised) as does the Toyota Sequoia, but the Armada has a bit more overall space than the Tahoe and a lower liftover height as well." - Edmunds

Clad in top-quality materials, the 2017 Nissan Armada has an alluring interior. However, the consistency of the quality isn't maintained. The infotainment offering seems to be obsolete as compared to the design and styling of the remaining cabin.

2017 Nissan Armada Interiors

The platinum trim offers the best interiors in the class, it comes equipped with chief 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, of course in leather, one could choose between charcoal and almond. The Platinum trim is also offered in tan.

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 Nissan Armada

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.

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

The Chevrolet Tahoe compensated 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.

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

Infotainment System of the 2017 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada SV standard features include:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • An 8-inch touchscreen interface
  • A navigation system
  • A 13-speaker Bose audio system
  • CD player
  • Satellite radio
  • An auxiliary audio jack
  • A USB media player interface
  • Voice recognition

Cargo Space and Towing Capacity of the 2017 Nissan Armada

The cargo room offered by the 2017 Armada is just a space of 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. In accordance with segment standards, the 2017 Armada offers just about average.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
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

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. this is no doubt with the second and third row of seats folded down. The standard offering of the 2017 Sequoia provides a cargo room of 18.9 cubic feet.

Models 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Toyota Sequoia
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 8500 8600 7400

Talking about towing capabilities, it is surprising that the lower-powered Chevrolet Tahoe offers 8600 lbs of towing ability, while the powerful Nissan Armada offers only 8500 lbs. as its towing ability. The Sequoia delivers only for 7400 lbs.

2017 Nissan Armada Exterior

8.0/10

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

2017 Nissan Armada Safety

9.0/10

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 Competition

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

 

2017 Nissan Armada Final Verdict

The 2017 Nissan Armada is a truly decent substantial SUV that gets eclipsed by its cohorts. In spite of the fact that the Armada gives a powerful engine, high towing limit, and an upscale inside, it additionally has undersized first-and third-push seats, beneath normal cargo limit, and an out-of-date infotainment framework.

2017 Nissan Armada

It's certainly worth thinking about the Nissan SUV while you're auto shopping, yet other extensive SUVs convey more to the table. The Toyota Sequoia has better cargo space and a simple to-utilize infotainment framework, and the Chevy Tahoe has possibly the most delightful lodge in the class and offers tech features the Armada doesn't. 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.


2017 Nissan Armada FAQs

What is the fuel capacity of the 2017 Nissan Armada?

The 2017 Nissan Armada has a fuel tank capacity of 26.0 gallons.

What is the towing capacity of the 2017 Nissan Armada?

The 2017 Nissan Armada has a towing capacity of 8500lbs.

What are the engine specs of the 2017 Nissan Armada?

The 2017 Nissan Armada has engine specs of 5.6L V8 engine

Is the 2017 Nissan Armada a reliable vehicle?

The 2017 Nissan Armada has a warranty package that constitutes:

  • Basic warranty: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Roadside Warranty: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Rust Warranty: 5 yr./ unlimited miles

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