By Matt Schmitz on July 2, 2013
Cars.com reviewer David Thomas calls the 2013 Nissan Armada "pure SUV." He intends every bit of the hulking, lumbering, fuel-inefficient excess that implies — but as a compliment. In this time of smaller, more practical car-based crossovers, this truck-based family transporter provides comfort and cargo space reminiscent of a bygone era. A 317-horsepower V-8 pulls the Armada's weight — all 5,372 pounds of it — along with anything else a family might be towing behind it. Sound like a dinosaur (a brontosaurus, perhaps)? Then Thomas says, "Welcome to Jurassic Park."
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