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2008 Nissan Armada - Styling Review

 
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If you're looking for a big, bold SUV but want something more exciting than the domestics, consider the 2008 Nissan Armada.
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Restyled cabin with a more luxurious ambiance
Edmunds

Three-dial climate system may be a stretch away for some
ConsumerGuide

Unconventional styling may not be to everyone's liking
Kelley Blue Book

The 2008 Nissan Armada makes a serious statement with its large footprint and bulky exterior.

It's hard to ignore the exterior of the Nissan Armada, which receives a face-lift for this model year. Edmunds says, “Its front fascia is nothing short of menacing, and its bumpers and fenders have the sort of bulging mass usually associated with power lifters and gridiron gods.” ForbesAutos notes "while not a fleet unto itself, the full-size Nissan Armada is certainly as large as some boats." Kelley Blue Book writes that the Nissan 2008 Armada features a "raised roof, arched door frames and huge side fender flares," which make it "one of the most ornate SUVs" that they've encountered. While Kelley Blue Book reviewers concede that the Nissan Armada's "unconventional styling may not be to everyone's liking," most others, such as Motor Trend testers, find that the Armada sports a "handsome body." Motor Trend adds that the Nissan Armada looks "chunky, modern, and sporty, and the big wheels and tires look great."

Inside, the Nissan 2008 Armada boasts a restyled cabin that wins over reviewers who previously criticized the interior look. Cars.com is particularly impressed, writing that the Nissan Armada is "easily as elegant" as the "$63,000-plus Toyota Land Cruiser," even though the Nissan Armada's base price range is about $20,000 lower. ConsumerGuide praises the interior gauges for being "easy to read," though they comment that the "simple three-dial climate system may be a stretch away for some drivers." Edmunds reviewers enjoy looking at the "newly sculpted dash" that integrates a "7-inch color display," and mention the "more luxurious ambiance" of the cabin, while noting, “The cabin's aesthetic is just as testosterone-spiked as the rest of the ride. Buttons and displays are king-sized all around.”

Conclusion

If you're looking for a big, bold SUV but want something more exciting than the domestics, consider the 2008 Nissan Armada.

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