Essentially a mainstream version of the Infiniti QX80, the new Nissan Armada is also a large upscale SUV. Available in rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations, it's an old-school vehicle designed for towing and off-roading. The 5.6-liter V8 makes 390 horsepower and is smooth and punchy but the fuel economy is likely to be 15 mpg overall as we got with the QX80 in our tests. The soft suspension absorbs bumps well but the body jostles constantly. Handling is clumsy, requiring negotiating corners slowly. Inside, the spacious interior, particularly in Platinum guise, there's lots of wood and leather but the controls are dated. Seating configuration is either for seven or eight passengers with the former having two captain chairs in the middle row. The third row has a handy power folding feature. Advanced safety systems such as forward-collision warning, auto emergency braking, and blind-spot warning come as part of the optional technology package. Towing capacity is rated at as generous 8,500 pounds.