The Armada is a full-sized sport utility vehicle built on a traditional body-on-frame truck-style chassis. It's capable of carrying plenty of passengers and can tow respectable loads. The 2019 Armada features a sturdy-looking exterior, a good interior experience, and unusually large cargo space. The Armada is, however, showing its age in some respects and is competing in a segment against newer rivals.
Knowing that, however, the Armada retains its reputation for good looks, a powerful presence, and strong capability. It features smoother power delivery from its engine than most rivals and has an upscale appeal to its interior.
The current-generation Nissan Armada was introduced in 2017 as the second generation of the SUV. For 2019, the Armada is largely unchanged from that introduction, but now includes forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control as standard features.
The 2019 Nissan Armada seats up to eight and comes in three trim levels. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional in the Armada and all trim levels are powered by the same engine and automatic transmission combination.
Like most big truck-based sport utilities, the Armada fits a specific need and lifestyle, with strengths and weaknesses to match. The 2018 Armada remains a favorite of ours for a lot of reasons, including its affordability (considering the package) and capability.
For the consumer who needs people hauling, stuff hauling, trailer pulling and off-road capability, the 2018 Nissan Armada is a definite fit. The Armada was redesigned last year and carries over with few changes into the 2018 model year. Its upscale interior, strong presence and useful design are all intact. So are its fuel-hungry ways and iffy third-row space.
The 2018 Armada now has NissanConnect telematics, hands-free text messaging, more USB ports and an 8-inch touchscreen display as standard equipment. Also available this year is a new rearview mirror that becomes a rearview camera screen so the driver can "see through" objects inside the vehicle for a clear view of what's behind the big SUV, while driving or parking.
The 2018 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV with seating for up to eight. There is one engine/transmission option in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Three trim levels for the Armada are available, starting with the SV and moving through SL to Platinum.
Nissan discontinued the Armada sport utility vehicle for the 2016 model year, taking the time to redesign it into an all-new offering. The 2017 Nissan Armada has proven worth the wait, with the all-new body, chassis, powertrain and interior proving that the SUV segment could use some shaking up.
The Armada is a full-sized SUV with a traditional body-on-frame chassis and a lot of truck-like capability. With seating for up to eight, trim levels that will appeal to just about any budget within this segment, and an interior that can rival many premium-level offerings, the Armada is definitely a big step up from previous generations.
Now based on the global platform of the Patrol, the Armada has an all-new V8 engine shared with the big Titan XD pickup and a stronger transmission with an eye towards smooth highway driving and towing. There's a lot to consider with this big SUV and anyone shopping in the full-sized segment will want to check it out.