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This less expensive version of the Infiniti QX80 is freshened for 2021. It still uses a robust 5.6-liter V8, but it now makes 400-hp.
In our tests we got a paltry 14-mpg overall. Though the soft suspension absorbs bumps well, the body jostles frequently. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering and pronounced body roll, but it's ultimately secure. Inside, the spacious cabin has a premium feel, particularly in the Platinum trim. The infotainment system has been updated, but some other controls feel old, and it's a far reach to some buttons and knobs. Seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations are available, and the third row can power fold and unfold. Available in rear-wheel or full-time four-wheel drive, the Armada can tow a generous 8,500-pound load. FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and rear cross traffic warning are standard.
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2017-2020
2017 Redesign Year
This less expensive version of the Infiniti QX80 is powered by a slick and powerful 390-hp, 5.6-liter V8. We got a paltry 14 mpg overall, however.
Though the soft suspension absorbs bumps well, the body jostles frequently. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering and pronounced body roll, but it's ultimately secure. Inside, the spacious cabin has a premium feel, particularly in Platinum trim. Controls are a bit dated, and it's a long reach to some buttons and knobs. Seven- or eight-passenger seating configurations are available, and the third row can power fold and unfold. Advanced safety systems such as forward-collision warning with automatic braking and blind-spot warning are part of the technology package. Available in rear-wheel or full-time four-wheel drive, the Armada can tow a generous 8,500 pounds.
$37,150 - $49,975
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$33,525 - $44,525
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$29,350 - $38,225
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$26,675 - $34,725
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2004-2015
2004 Redesign Year
Based on the Titan pickup, the full-size Nissan Armada SUV debuted in 2004, with seating for up to eight. Unlike the Titan, it features an independent rear suspension, which improves the ride considerably.
Power comes from a smooth-revving, but noisy 5.6-liter, 305-hp V8 with a slick five-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain makes the Armada quick, but it returns just 13 mpg overall. Handling is relatively responsive, but the ride is quite stiff and interior quality is unimpressive. Children may have trouble reaching the high-mounted rear door handles. There's lots of rear cargo space and with its available tow package, towing capacity is generous. While competitive in its early years, this long-running design grew outdated over time, falling behind on refinement and finesse.
$16,200 - $21,925
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$13,250 - $18,625
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$11,325 - $16,325
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$10,225 - $14,025
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$8,900 - $12,350
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$8,000 - $11,325
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$7,275 - $9,925
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$6,425 - $8,525
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$5,800 - $7,450
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$5,275 - $6,550
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$4,300 - $5,575
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