The big, big Nissan Armada is far from alone in the large-SUV segment.
They're still selling well, primarily because of their heritage and because they offer so many variants--long-wheelbase versions, hybrid versions, stripper models and luxurious Denali editions.
We also like Ford's Expedition, which also comes in short- and long-wheelbase versions; it's a little less potent than the biggest GM utes but it has good road manners and great features.
The Toyota Sequoia has lagged in sales, but its performance is strong, though it looks a little more bulbous than the domestics.
If you can downsize just a bit, we strongly prefer the likes of the Dodge Durango, a seven-seat ute with a great blend of on- and off-road talent, and available HEMI power.
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