Editor’s note: You may also want to read Autotrader’s 2017 Nissan Armada review.
The Nissan Armada is finally all-new for 2017 after languishing on the market for an impressive 12 years — during which time most rivals went through two or three designs. But the wait paid off, as the 2017 Nissan Armada touts some major benefits, like a versatile interior, a muscular 5.6-liter V8 that makes a whopping 390 hp, and a lot of desirable features. "Yes, it’s massive," says our content producer Rob, "but it handles itself nicely," a remark echoed by several other drivers, as our editor Dwight mentioned that "The biggest surprise is how well it drives for a large SUV" and editor Tommy commented that "It feels quite nimble and doesn’t seem underpowered." The base price of $45,900 isn’t cheap, but the 2017 Nissan Armada offers a lot for the money as many desirable features (like navigation, push-button start, power front seats and Bose Audio) are standard — and it almost seems like a luxury vehicle, with Tara, our managing editor, calling it "beautiful inside and out." The redesigned Armada was an easy choice for our list of Must Test Drive vehicles this year.