With its towering ride height and loads of cargo and passenger room, Nissan’s largest SUV is king of the road and easily handled all of our child-safety seats. The eight-passenger Armada joins the list of vehicles that can comfortably accommodate three car seats in the second row. Its roomy third row held two with room to spare for an additional small passenger.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two, with room leftover
What We Like
- We had no problem fitting three car seats across the second row; two car seats fit well in the third row.
- Our rear-facing car seats fit well, and we didn’t need to move the front-passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
- There are two sets of lower Latch anchors in the second row’s outboard seats; they’re set close to seat bight, making them a breeze to use.
What We Don’t
- Although the second-row’s seat easily tumbles forward for third-row access, the step-in is uncomfortably high and then there’s an additional floor hump to step over once inside.
- The two second-row tether anchors are on the floor behind the seatbacks, pushed far off to side under carpet flaps. They’re awkward to access, and with a forward-facing seat installed, you can’t get to third row.
- There’s one third-row tether anchor on the cargo area’s lip. When you connect, it cuts across cargo area, so you won’t be able to fit bulky items back there with a child seat connected.
- The second row doesn’t slide forward to share legroom with the third row, so the kids back there might be kicking the seatbacks.
- The third-row’s seat belt is floppy, and it can easily fall into the seat bight and get stuck.
- The third-row seat sits on angle. The seatback position is too upright and the bottom cushion angles sharply, making for an uncomfortable spot.