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Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2018 Nissan Armada

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There are also driver-selectable Snow and Tow transmission modes, which alter shift points to suit those conditions when engaged. The optional All-Mode 4WD system is fully electronic with driver-selectable Auto, 4H and 4LO modes.

The two-speed transfer case has a 2.70-1 ratio when 4LO is engaged.

On the Road

This huge SUV can go from zero to 60 mph in about 6.3 seconds, which is quicker than most cars that weigh half as much.

It's really big, though, as is its turning circle. This makes it a bit more awkward to park, especially given that most parking spots are sized to fit smaller cars.

The Armada also sits 9.1 inches off the ground, higher than others in this class. The Ford Expedition is 8.3 inches high, and surprisingly, the Chevy Tahoe is just 7.9 inches high. There are grab rails built into the A pillars to aid the driver and front-seat passenger with climbing on board.

There are also running boards along the side.

At the Curb

The Armada has a more traditional face than its Infiniti brother, but otherwise the two are nearly identical inside and out.

It has the same wraparound/bathtub dash shape and instruments, with minor differences in backgrounds and fonts. Center stacks, center consoles and controls are identical, including the rotary knob controller behind the shifter for the 4WD system.


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