How Much Does the Nissan Armada Cost

With a starting price of $47,100, the 2020 Nissan Armada is one of 

the least expensive large SUVs on the market. The next least-

expensive SUV in the segment is the Chevy Tahoe, which starts at 


2020 Nissan Armada
The Armada’s three higher trims start at $51,900, $60,530, and 

$65,030. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is 

optional in any trim for $3,000.

2020 Nissan Armada Interior

How Many People Does the Armada Seat

In its standard configuration, the Nissan Armada SUV seats eight 

people. Opting for the available second-row captain's chairs 

reduces the seating capacity to seven.

The front seats are well-bolstered, so you'll have no problem 

staying comfortable on long drives. Both the first and second rows 

have ample head- and legroom, leaving taller adults with plenty of 

space. The third row can handle adult travelers on short trips, but 

it's not as roomy as the third rows in some other large SUVs.

Armada and Child Car Seats

There are two complete sets of LATCH connections for the second-

row outboard seats. Models with a second-row bench have a tether 

anchor for the middle seat, and all models have another tether 

anchor for the passenger-side third-row seat.

The system is fairly straightforward to use, at least when it comes 

to locating and accessing the lower anchors. The tether anchors are 

a little hard to find, so look for them on the backs of the seats near 

the bottom. It also takes a good amount of effort to connect the 

straps to the tether anchors.

Armada Interior Quality

Despite having the lowest base price in the class, the Armada has 

an impressive interior quality. Most surfaces are soft to the touch, 

and there's good fit and finish.

With elegant leather, wood, and metal accents, some reviewers 

note that the Armada is more reminiscent of an upscale SUV from 

Infiniti, which is Nissan's luxury brand.

Armada Cargo Space

The Armada has 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third 

row. That's about average for the class. Fold those seats down and 

you'll get 49.9 cubic feet, which is the lowest total in the class for 

that cargo configuration. With both the second and third rows 

folded, the Armada serves up 95.4 cubic feet of space.

The load floor is high, so it may be difficult to lift in heavy items. 

Additionally, because the rear bumper sticks out, it can be hard to 

reach deep into the cargo hold to retrieve items.

Armada Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

All Armada models come standard with an 8-inch touch-screen 

infotainment system, which also includes a 13-speaker Bose 

stereo, satellite radio, navigation, and four USB ports.

The screen's graphics are not particularly crisp, making it look a 

little behind the times, and the system can be slow to process 

inputs. The Armada's infotainment system also lacks Android Auto 

or Apple Car Play smartphone integration, further highlighting its 


There's a large number of buttons and knobs on the center stack, 

along with a rotary knob that’s mounted high. While all of these 

are clearly labeled, it’s a lot to take in and understand. It can also 

be tough to reach some buttons from the driver's seat.

Armada Performance

Armada Engine: Big and Brawny

Like most large SUVs, the Nissan Armada has a potent V8 engine. 

With a 390-horsepower rating, it's the strongest base engine in the 

class. It's also perfectly capable of moving the bulky Armada 

around with authority. Acceleration is swift from a stop, and you 

can easily pass and merge at higher speeds.

A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard. It mostly 

functions unobtrusively in the background. However, you really 

have to jump on the throttle to get the transmission to downshift 

and unlock the engine's full power. Otherwise, it resists 

downshifting for the benefit of fuel economy.

Armada Gas Mileage: Terrible, Just Terrible

The Armada gets incredibly poor fuel economy. With standard rear-

wheel drive, this SUV gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg in the city 

and 19 mpg on the highway. Efficiency drops to 13 mpg city and 

18 mpg highway with the optional four-wheel-drive system.

Large SUVs aren't known for great gas mileage, but the Armada 

still comes in near the bottom of the class. In fact, the Armada 

boasts some of the lowest fuel economy numbers of any 

mainstream consumer vehicle on sale today.

Armada Ride and Handling: Just OK

The large Armada mostly drives like a smaller SUV. It's pretty 

easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and it goes around corners with 

little body roll. However, when you're cruising on the highway, 

you may find that you need more frequent steering inputs than 

usual to keep the SUV on track or centered in the lane.

Ride quality is similarly mixed. The Armada travels comfortably 

enough over most surfaces, but the suspension can feel stiff 


Armada Towing

When properly equipped, the Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds. 

That's about average for a large SUV. The Ford Expedition leads 

the class with a capacity of 9,300 pounds, while at the other end of 

the spectrum, the Toyota Sequoia manages 7,400 pounds.

Armada Reliability

Is the Nissan Armada Reliable?

J.D. Power gives the 2020 Nissan Armada an above-average 

predicted reliability rating of four out of five. A score of three is 

considered average for the automotive industry, but all large SUVs 

have a rating of three or above.

Nissan Armada Warranty

Nissan covers the Armada with a three-year/36,000-mile basic 

warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile power train warranty.

Armada Safety

Armada Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 

2020 Nissan Armada an overall safety rating of four out of five 

stars. The Armada received three out of five stars in the frontal 

crash and rollover tests, as well as five stars in the side crash test.

Armada Safety Features

The Armada comes standard with forward collision warning, 

automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, front and 

rear parking sensors, and a rear view camera. Optional active 

safety features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a surround-

view parking camera system, blind spot monitoring, lane departure 

warning, a rear view camera mirror, rear cross traffic alert, and 

reverse automatic emergency braking.

Armada Dimensions and Weight

The Nissan Armada is 17.4 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 

5,577 to 5,958 pounds, and its gross vehicle weight rating is 

between 7,300 and 7,500 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 Nissan Armada Built

Nissan builds the 2020 Armada in Japan.

Which Nissan Armada Model Is Right for Me

The 2020 Nissan Armada is available in four trims: SV, SL, 

Platinum, and Platinum Reserve. All models come standard with a 

V8 engine, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel 

drive. Four-wheel drive is optional in any trim for $3,000. The SV, 

SL, and Platinum models have standard seating for eight, while 

second-row captain's chairs are optional in SL and Platinum. The 

Armada Platinum Reserve has standard captain's chairs.

The base model is fairly well equipped, with its infotainment 

system, Bose stereo, and some driver assistance features. However, 

it's worth stepping up to the SL to get leather seats and 

convenience amenities such as a power lift gate and a surround-

view parking camera system.

The Platinum model offers additional features including a moon 

roof, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert, but you can 

get these in an optional package with the SL trim. If you want 

ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, however, your only 

choices will be the Platinum or Platinum Reserve models.

Nissan Armada SV

The 2020 Nissan Armada SV starts at $47,100. Standard features 

include cloth upholstery, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 

an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, 

proximity key less entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 

heated outside mirrors.

The standard 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system includes a 

13-speaker Bose stereo, satellite radio, Bluetooth, navigation, HD 

Radio, and four USB ports. Standard driver assistance features 

include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, 

adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear 

view camera.

The Driver package adds fog lights, an auto-dimming rear view 

mirror, a universal garage door opener, a power lift gate, power-

folding third-row seats, and a trailer harness.

Nissan Armada SL

The Armada SL retails for $51,900. Additional features include 

leather upholstery, power-folding third-row seats, an auto-dimming 

rear view mirror, a universal garage door opener, and a power tilt-

and-telescoping steering wheel. You'll also get a power lift gate, 

remote start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a surround-view 

parking camera system, a trailer harness, and fog lights.

The optional Premium package adds blind spot monitoring, rear 

cross traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, and a 

moon roof. Captain's chairs are also optional in this model.

Nissan Armada Platinum

Starting at $60,530, the Armada Platinum comes with ventilated 

front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a 

moon roof, and a rear-seat entertainment system. It also adds blind 

spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a rear view mirror 

camera, rear cross traffic alert, and reverse automatic emergency 


Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve

The Armada Platinum Reserve retails for $65,030. It features 

unique upgraded leather upholstery and other special interior and 

exterior design elements.

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