Long-Term Review

2017 Nissan Armada: Dogmatic

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada 4WD Platinum
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $62,930
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada SL
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $57,130
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada 4WD Platinum
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $59,288
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada SV
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $49,295
RELATED READING
See all Nissan Armada articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Rob Nestora November 2017

I recently had the opportunity to test the pet friendliness of our 2017 Nissan Armada with my very car-unfriendly 4-legged bestie, Titan. Now, I've taken Titan on several trips before in different vehicles, with mixed results each time. However, given the comparative ease with which I was able to get him into our 2017 Kia Sorento, I figured shepherding him into the Armada would be a breeze. As it turns out, it wasn't as easy as I expected.

Keep 'Em Separated

In order to keep Titan in the rear where he belongs, I installed a universal cargo barrier right behind the second-row seating, with the third row folded down. The potential problem this initially presented was that the third row on the Armada doesn't fold down completely flat, so the base of the barrier was on a slight decline. I was a little concerned the barrier wouldn't be able to be secured correctly, but luckily the model I used had rubber feet, which were able to grip enough to adequately secure the barrier. Now I just had to get the stubborn pooch in the rear of the massive SUV.

Putting a Titan in an Armada

While securing the barrier proved to be much easier than expected, getting Titan in the rear of the Armada was a different story altogether. Despite all my calling, pleading and bargaining, the dog just would not enter the rear of the vehicle willingly. Even the offer of a few of his favorite peanut butter treats didn't work, and eventually I had to just pick him up and place him in the rear of the Armada. Being over 6 feet tall, I was able to lift the 80-pound pup into the rear of the massive SUV fairly easily. However, with a rear bumper that's even higher than our Sorento's, I think shorter people might have a more difficult time getting their larger animals into the rear of the Armada without steps or a ramp.

Hound Dog

After several daring escape attempts, a bit of wrestling and a little sweet talk, I was finally able to secure Titan in the rear of the massive Nissan. The barrier held in place despite Titan's unhappy whines and pawing, and allowed me to bring him to the vet for a nail trimming without incident. Although the cargo barrier was functional, pet owners looking for an even more secure option might consider using a pet carrier instead. Given the large cargo area with its third row folded down, the 2017 Nissan Armada can easily accommodate a large pet carrier or kennel without the risk or worry of an aftermarket pet barrier malfunctioning. Peace of mind goes a long way when it comes to your furry friends, even if they're of the fussiest variety.

Find a Nissan Armada for sale

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada 4WD Platinum
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $62,930
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada SL
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $57,130
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada 4WD Platinum
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $59,288
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2017 Nissan Armada SV
New 2017 Nissan Armada
MSRP $49,295
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
2017 Nissan Armada: Dogmatic - Autotrader