With its flared fenders, chunky contours, and various other bulges around the wheel wells and hood, combined with a very upright profile, the 2010 Nissan Armada looks imposing and even aggressive, some might say. A prominent pillar at the back of the rear door almost makes the Armada look like a pickup variant, yet it also harkens back to Nissan's former versions of the Pathfinder.
There's no shortage of positive comments regarding the exterior of the 2010 Armada. 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,” while Kelley Blue Book reviewers concede that the Nissan Armada's "unconventional styling may not be to everyone's liking." Motor Trend finds that the Armada sports a "handsome body." 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.
Inside, the Armada is a little softer in its design compared to other full-size trucks, though plenty of bins and a vast center console mean business. 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. 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 points out the instrument panel's sculpted look and mentions 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.”