2021 Nissan Armada Gets $1,000 Starting Price Increase

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, Automotive Editor - January 20, 2021

Nissan refreshed the full-size Armada for the 2021 model year. For the new year, the SUV wears an updated exterior design, a slightly more powerful engine, and a renovated interior that’s more luxurious. Despite the changes, Nissan has managed to keep the 2021 Armada’s price below $50,000, as the large SUV will start at $49,895.

That price is for the new entry-level S trim. Last year’s SV trim has moved one spot up in the lineup. Compared to last year’s SV trim, the new S trim is $1,000 more expensive. Comparing SV trim to SV trim, the change in pricing is a more significant increase of $5,000. The 2021 Armada SV starts at $53,895, while last year’s model cost $48,895.

Further up the lineup, the Armada will still be available in SL and Platinum trims. The SL starts at $57,295, which is an increase of $3,600, while the range-topping Platinum carries a price tag of $66,295 that represents an increase of $3,970.

While an extra $1,000 over last year’s model is a large increase in pricing, the 2021 Armada justifies the higher price tag. There’s a new 12.3-inch infotainment screen as standard on the inside, bringing Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi hot spot. Also standard is a 7-inch display in the instrument cluster.

Nissan Armada

More safety features are standard for 2021, as well. The large SUV now comes with blind spot monitoring, high-beam assist, rear automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot intervention, adaptive cruise control, and driver attention alert. A lot of these safety features are bundled as part of Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite.

Under the hood, the Armada continues to come with a 5.6-liter V8 engine. Output, though, has been increased from 390 horsepower to 400 hp. A seven-speed automatic transmission continues to be the sole option. The 2021 Armada comes with rear-wheel drive as standard, while four-wheel drive is available throughout the lineup for an extra $3,000.

There’s also the Armada’s updated look, which is bolder and more imposing than before. The interior has been updated, too, with the center console receiving the grunt of the changes. The change may seem like a small one, but it helps the Armada look like a more upscale SUV.

Against the competition, the 2021 Armada is one of the more affordable options. The Toyota Sequoia starts at $51,465, Chevrolet Tahoe is priced at $51,290, and the Ford Expedition costs $51,690. The new Armada is already available at dealer lots.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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