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STYLING | 8 out of 10
the full-size Nissan Armada is certainly as large as some boats”
The cabin's aesthetic is just as testosterone-spiked as the rest of the ride”
Unconventional styling may not be to everyone's liking
Kelley Blue Book
The 2009 Nissan Armada is an attractive vehicle both inside and out.
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." 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.” Forbes Autos notes, "while not a fleet unto itself, the full-size Nissan Armada is certainly as large as some boats." Kelley Blue Book points out that the Nissan 2009 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.
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.” Reviewers who previously criticized the interior look of the Armada have been won over by the 2009 edition. Cars.com is particularly impressed, commenting 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.
The 2009 Nissan Armada is a more exciting-looking alternative to domestic SUVs.