The 2018 Nissan Armada lineup grows upward this year with the addition of a new Platinum Reserve trim level. It’s still cheaper than the Infiniti QX80, but not by much.
Overall, we give the Armada lineup a 7 out of 10 for its features. The base configuration is a good value and has a suitably upmarket feel, while higher-spec trims add considerable equipment. On the other hand, the infotainment system has a large screen, but an outdated design. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The Armada S anchors the lineup and includes features like a rearview camera, power front seats wrapped in cloth, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, keyless ignition, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with navigation, and Bose speakers.
A single option package is available: the Driver Package that includes fog lights, an interior auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trailer towing harness with pre-wiring for a brake controller, a power-folding third row, and a power liftgate.
Armada SLs add fog lights, automatic-dimming exterior mirrors, power liftgate, power-folding third row of seats, leather upholstery, memory for the driver’s seat, remote start, and a power-adjustable steering column.
Optional on the SL is the Premium Package with a power moonroof, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors.
The Armada Platinum adds the Premium Package’s equipment plus active lane control, a rearview mirror that displays live video footage of what’s behind the vehicle, cooled front seats, and more leather trim inside. Second row captain’s chairs are optional on Platinums.
Finally, this year’s new Platinum Reserve has its own upholstery and special exterior trim that dials back the chrome a hair.
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