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2022 Nissan Armada

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2.8 (Fair)

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2022 S 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $49,900
2022 S 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $52,900
2022 SV 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $54,070
2022 SV 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $57,070
2022 SL 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $57,760
2022 SL 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $60,760
2022 Platinum 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $66,200
2022 Platinum 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $69,200


What's New

Following its redesign last year, the only change to the full-sized 2022 Nissan Armada SUV is the addition of one-touch power-folding third-row seats in the top-tier trim.

Choosing Your Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is available in four trims; S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Prices range from $50,395 to $66,795.

Engine Choices

The Armada features a 5.6-liter V8 that produces 400 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 413 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is routed to the rear wheels or all four wheels through an automatic transfer case that features low-range ($3,000). A seven-speed transmission features tow/haul modes and rev-matching downshifts.

The SV trim includes the Trailer Pack which adds a brake controller in addition to the standard hitch and wire harness, standard on the S trim. The Armada is rated to tow up to 8,800 pounds.

The Armada’s body-on-frame construction pushes the curb weight to 6,000 pounds and it takes a toll on the fuel economy ratings. The rear-wheel-drive version earns an EPA-estimated 14 miles per gallon city, 19 mpg highway, and 16 combined while the four-wheel-drive system reduces each of those figures by one point. Its large 26-gallon fuel tank allows for nearly 500 miles of range.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Armada seats eight passengers while the SL and Platinum trims offer second-row captain’s chairs which reduces the capacity to seven. It stretches to 208.9 inches in length (a couple shy of the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Ford Expedition) and rides on a 121.1-inch wheelbase and has a turning diameter of 41.3 feet.

Second-row passengers enjoy 41 inches of legroom while the third-row passengers receive just 28.4 inches. Cargo volume behind the third row is 16.5 cubic feet, which expands to 49.9 inches with the third-row folded flat into the floor, and 95.4 cubic feet when both rows are folded. The four-wheel independent suspension helps achieve 9.1 inches of ground clearance.

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Safety Features

The Armada is equipped with plenty of active safety features. The base S trim includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot intervention, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert (with automatic braking on the Platinum trim), adaptive cruise control, rear passenger alert, parking sensors with reverse automatic braking, and automatic high beams. The SL trim adds a surround-view camera system while the Platinum trim adds an intelligent rearview mirror and speed-limit sign recognition.


The base trim features just four speakers but has an impressive level of connectivity. The 12.3-inch touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi Hotspot, and navigation.

The SV trim gains two speakers and the SL and Platinum trims are equipped with a 13-speaker Bose sound system. There are also two USB ports (one USB Type A and one Type B) in the front and second-row spaces and a 12-volt outlet in the instrument panel, in the rear of the front console, and in the cargo area.

A wireless charging pad is standard on the SV and up trims and a 120-volt AC power outlet with 400-watt capacity is included on the SL and Platinum trims. The Platinum trim adds two eight-inch headrest displays and an additional HDMI input.

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Armada S - MSRP From $50,395

The base S trim features 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, black power-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, acoustic front side glass and windshield, a power latching tailgate, proximity entry, and integrated painted running boards.

Inside, cloth seats offer heating for the front occupants and 10-way power adjustability for the driver. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescope, dual-zone climate control, and front one-touch auto up/down windows are also included.

Armada SV - MSRP From $54,395

The next trim level adds synthetic leather seating, roof rails, tinted rear windows, and exterior mirrors that now feature heating, puddle lights, body-colored housings, and auto-dimming functionality. The SV Appearance Package is $2,500 and adds 20-inch wheels, a power tailgate, and LED fog lights.

Armada SL - MSRP From $58,205

The SL trim builds in 20-inch wheels, fog lights, a sunroof, a power tailgate, remote engine start, perforated leather seating, and memory settings for the driver.

For $650, the second-row bench can be swapped for two captain’s chairs and a large center console, and for $1,990, the Midnight Package can be added which includes unique 20-inch wheels, black-painted front, and rear lower fascia inserts, grille, exterior mirrors, roof rails, taillight finishers, and badging.

Inside, the package adds a black headliner, carbon-colored interior trim, and floor mats with Midnight Edition embroidery.

Armada Platinum - MSRP From $66,795

The top-tier Platinum trim is equipped with 22-inch wheels, chrome exterior mirrors, a front wiper deicer, quilted leather seats, extended leather surfaces, cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, illuminated cup holders, and one-touch power-folding 60/40 split third-row seats.

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The SV trim with the SV Appearance Package equips the Armada with a level of capability and luxury without sacrificing value.

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Expert Review


Powerful V8

Smooth ride and transmission

Space for up to eight

Base models offer all you need


Not much of a looker

Suspension can’t cope with its weight

Dismal fuel economy

Rivals do it all better

Expert Rating
2.8 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A blast from the past. Walk up to the Nissan Armada, and you could believe this is a car from the Noughties. Its dated, slab-sided design has lots of 45-degree creases but little in the way of modernity. The fender chrome is reminiscent of Nissan’s Millennial Murano, while that heavy side profile resembles the old Mercedes GL-Class.

Step inside, and the retro theme continues. There is a touchscreen, but the dash also hosts four large dials and swathes of buttons. The steering wheel buttons alone can perform almost 20 different functions, some of which aren’t immediately clear from their symbols. At least the boxy design means up to eight passengers enjoy panoramic views out.

Old-school power. It’s not just the aesthetics that come from the age of nu-metal (also currently enjoying a renaissance) – the Armada’s power is decidedly retro, too. There’s no hybrid power or EcoBoost technology under the hood, where a lazy 5.6-liter V8 churns out 413 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 8,500 lb, but fuel economy is poor; AWD models return just 15 mpg combined, while RWD versions deliver 16 mpg on the combined cycle.

Your wallet might weep, but your ears will sing as the throaty V8 propels this near-three-ton SUV in a straight line with surprising alacrity. A smooth seven-speed automatic transmission always finds the right cog to maintain brisk acceleration. Corners are less well-received, with lots of rolling; there’s also pitch and yaw under heavy braking. Travel sick passengers might want to give the Armada a miss, since lateral movement occasionally resembles the sailing ships it’s named after.

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A comfortable cabin. We’ve criticized the slab-like dashboard’s array of buttons, but it’s certainly well-assembled. The integral 12.3-inch infotainment display is far neater than the stick-on screens adopted by Mazda and BMW (among others), and the quilted leather on Platinum Armadas adds a luxurious ambiance alongside woodgrain trim and ventilated front seats. Those up front get the best deal, though the second-row seats offer 41 inches of legroom and a choice of either a bench or two captain’s chairs. The third row is handy, but best for children or short journeys, while cargo capacity ranges from 16.5 to 95.4 cubic feet, depending on how many seats are dropped.

A surprisingly compliant ride accentuates comfort levels, especially if you specify 18-inch wheels. The larger 22-inch rims don’t ruin the ride, but they do pick up tremors that their smaller siblings manage to eradicate at the source for a superior experience.

Question marks over safety. We can’t express a definitive opinion on the Armada’s safety, because neither the NHTSA nor IIHS has crash-tested it. This model isn’t available anywhere else in the world, so we can’t even reference overseas data from the likes of Euro NCAP.

At least the Armada is fitted with a wealth of safety aids. All models include adaptive cruise with active lane control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. This mirrors the generous specification on base S models, which offer everything you need from wireless smartphone charging to navigation. Front and rear parking sensors are also standard across the range, but those thick roof pillars make parking a challenge – the surround-view camera system is a highly recommended optional extra.

Final thoughts. Nissan only sells the Armada in North America, and even here, its appeal is limited. If you want a big V8 to tow heavy objects in comfort, it’s got you covered. Base models are so well equipped that you don’t need to spend more than $50,000 on S trim, and the cabin is a nice place to sit despite being rather button-heavy.

Beyond that, it’s hard to think why anyone would choose an Armada. In terms of off-road ability, any Land Rover or Range Rover will leave it for dead, especially since most Armadas are RWD only. As a people-carrier, it’s comprehensively beaten by the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey. If all you want is a tow car, the RAM 1500 pulls more weight for less money. And if you really hanker after a boxy three-row SUV with seating for eight, the Ford Expedition is a more powerful and spacious alternative with better safety and superior off-road capabilities.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.6L V-8 / 400 HP / 413 ft.lbs.
7-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
14 / 19 / 16 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.6L V-8 / 400 HP / 413 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
14 / 19 / 16 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
95.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
154 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
208.9 "
Exterior Width
79.9 "
Exterior Height
75.8 "
Front Headroom
40.9 "
Rear Headroom
40.0 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
41.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,650 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
20.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning W/automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Intelligent Lane Intervention (i-li) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Alert (daa) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles

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