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  • 2021 Nissan Armada Platinum Review

    2021 Nissan Armada Platinum Review

    This week we are looking at the all-new 2021 Nissan Armada Platinum, a luxury SUV that was completely redone for 2021.  Calling it a luxury SUV from Nissan is not a stretch, it truly is.


    The 2021 Armada features an extensively redesigned exterior that includes a new grille, hood, front fenders, front and rear bumpers, new LED headlights and taillights and it is also the first vehicle to carry the new Nissan logo.

    The 22” wheels look fantastic and I love the Mocha Almond Pie exterior paint.  When I was growing up, it was called Chocolate Brown, and it brings back good memories.


    Under the hood is a little old school, but I love it.  There is a 5.6-liter V8 with no turbos that is putting out 400-horses and 413-Pound feet of torque.  It is mated to a conventional 7-speed automatic, no CVT for this 6,000-pound behemoth.  My tester is 4 wheel drive, but 2 wheel is available.  Note, there is NO start/stop system.




    The surprise for me was the interior.  The front seats are slightly bolstered and the center section is diamond-pleated.  They are super comfortable and are heated and air conditioned.  I am impressed with the huge amount of stitching across the interior, especially on the dash.

    The analog gauge cluster is a little old fashioned, but easy to see and there is a configurable driver info center in the middle that offers a lot of info and traffic sign recognition.

    In the middle of the dash is a huge 12.3” screen that houses the Bose stereo, nav system, Bluetooth, voice recognition, settings, and apps for real-time traffic, sports scores, and gas prices. This only serves as around-view cameras.