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2020 Nissan Armada Platinum is Perfect for Your Next Family Vacation

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A few weeks ago, I drove a 2020 Nissan Armada Platinum edition SUV with all-wheel-drive. Nissan’s flagship SUV would be the perfect vehicle for a family vacation—if only we weren’t still under quarantine during my week of test driving.

The 2020 Armada operates on a 5.6-liter Endurance™ V8 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control. It also features all-wheel-drive selector and hill start assist to help you get off to a fast, efficient start to your journey. The SUV seats up to eight in comfort, with plenty of leg and head room. Armada also features lots of flexible cargo space.

Armada Platinum Edition

2020 Nissan Armada Platinum is Perfect for Your Next Family Vacation

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My test Armada was a Platinum edition, but the manufacturer added a Platinum Reserve package that brought a terrific 22” wheel package. The lovely design featured 14-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels and all-season tires for extra stability on the road.

Appearances can be deceiving, but Armada’s bold and powerful exterior testifies to the SUV’s enhanced performance abilities. Its bold, aggressive stance features a V-motion front grille with LED low-beam headlights and daytime running lights. The rear features combination lights with LED taillights.

I was especially fond of the power lift-gate with its automatic closing feature that made it really easy to operate. The Armada also boasts body-color front/rear bumpers with chrome accent side window moldings and door handles. Sidestep rails and roof rails add to the Armada’s sporty styling.

Seven Paint Colors

2020 Nissan Armada Platinum is Perfect for Your Next Family Vacation
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With seven exterior paint colors, ranging from Hermosa Blue Pearl to Pearl White TriCoat, my test Armada came in Super Black. The cabin featured premium two-tone leather seats and unique stitching, also part of the optional platinum reserve package ($2,250). A Captain’s Chair Package ($2,250) was also added, with second-row captain’s chairs like those for the driver and front-seat passenger. A second-row center console with padded armrest reduced the available seating from eight to seven passengers.

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