It apparently piques your interest, however, or so says our daily news team, who tracks those sorts of things. That’s why I spent my Friday morning combing over every inch of the new Nissan truck instead of walking the floor of the 2016 Chicago auto show, which, might I add, features a Ford GT, Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans car, and a beautiful BMW S 1000 RR in black and red. I would’ve preferred spending quality time with any of those, but I did my best to enjoy the all-new 2017 Nissan Armada—for you.
The Armada has the swoopy car-based crossover look every automaker seems to be shooting for lately, but retains a tough body-on-frame chassis and fully independent suspension. There’s a good bit of room in all three rows, and the Platinum model is very well equipped. All of the seats move; some fold flat, some pivot, and some recline. Thoughtful touches, like the double-hinged center console top and the intervening rear-cross path and blind spot systems, impressed me. The glossy wood trim and gathered leather on the doors did not.
I crawled around the all-new Armada for far longer than I would’ve had it been the outgoing model. As you can no doubt tell by now, I wasn’t all that excited or smitten by it, but I didn’t walk away thinking, “That Armada is absolutely abhorrent” either. So call it a wash until I can get behind the wheel. For now, enjoy up-close-and-personal photos of the 2017 Nissan Armada’s interior and exterior. (If you’re into that sort of thing, which our daily news team says you are.)