2018 Nissan Armada vs. Its Competition

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Three-row SUV traditionalists will almost certainly have the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition on their shopping lists.

Chevy’s tried-and-true box has plenty of assets, but the redesigned-for-2018 Expedition’s allure is undeniable.

If you’re smitten with the Armada but want a few nicer bits inside, consider the Infiniti QX80.

Badging aside, they’re basically the same truck.

The Nissan Pathfinder is a little smaller than the Armada, but its interior is more flexible thanks to its car-based crossover design.

And don’t discount the Volvo XC90, which is as sexy as a three-row crossover can be.

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