There's not much subtlety to the Nissan Armada. Big and butch, imposing and massive, it's the perfect counterpoint to the armada of crossover vehicles showing up at dealers and in Target parking lots everywhere.
The Armada's very size means some shoppers will count themselves out, but for those who like a little macho in their utility vehicle, the Armada satisfies. The flared wheel wells are a good case study: they have to be the biggest, most exaggerated in the SUV business. And while its direct competition (Tahoe, Expedition) stick closely to a regular, rectangular silhouette, the Armada mixes up a rounded roofline over passengers with a straightened edge atop its third-row seat and cargo hold. It's all kicked up a notch--up to the rear door handles that live on the pillars, not on the door panels themselves.