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2021 Nissan Armada is a big boy full of improvements

A raft of changes for the 2021 model year gives Nissan's large-and-in-charge three-row SUV more appeal.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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The Nissan Armada currently in showrooms debuted in 2016 and while Nissan doesn't like to admit it, its three-row SUV was already a few years old at that point, being based on the company's existing overseas-market Patrol.

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That left the big bruiser feeling a little behind the times, especially in terms of cabin tech.

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Now, for the 2021 model year, a substantial refresh has brought this big boy into the modern era without messing with the base formula that made it popular in the first place.

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In terms of full-size body-on-frame SUVs, the Armada's biggest competition comes from General Motors. 

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The 2021 Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon are both brand spanking new and they're mighty impressive vehicles in terms of both comfort and capability.

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However, piling on the options can create some jaw-dropping window stickers -- and not in a good way.

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If you want something a little smaller with a less-trucky makeup, the still-capable Kia Telluride is a good option to consider, as well.

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As it stands, though, Nissan's done great work with the 2021 Armada.

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Now firmly rooted in the 21st century, the refreshed Armada packs plenty of daily usability and comfort with solid capability to match -- or, at least, it will, when it goes on sale in January.

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Keep scrolling or clicking to check out even more pictures of the 2021 Nissan Armada.

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