The second-generation Nissan Armada hit showrooms in 2017, and just four model years later, the 2021 Armada gets a significant refresh inside and out.
While it remains easily identifiable, the 2021 Nissan Armada’s body gets a slew of updates. Up front, the updates will include the all-new Nissan logo placed within the more streamlined grille. It also will also include a redesigned hood, updated front fenders, a sleeker front bumper with smaller fog lights, and new LED headlights with C-shaped signature lighting. On the rear, the 2021 Armada will get all-new LED taillights with signatures matching the headlights, a full-width chrome strip, and a new bumper.
The 2021 Nissan Armada will also gain a new Midnight Edition that’ll add black exterior logos, black-painted mirrors, black-painted roof rails, rear LED lights with black paint finisher, a black-painted grille, and black-painted front and rear skid plates.
Inside, the base Armada design carries on, but the 2021 model will get a handful of much-needed updates. The most obvious update will be the revised center stack with a class-leading 12.3-inch HD display perched atop it. Other updates will include a 7-inch driver information display, a higher-resolution standard Intelligent Rear View Mirror, standard dual rear 8-inch headrest monitors in Platinum trims, and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and USB tethered Android Auto.
Under its hood, the 2021 Armada will continue with the same 5.6-liter V8 that’ll pump out 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through a seven-speed automatic transmission and out the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive will remain an option.
This engine and the rigid chassis will allow it to tow up to 8,500 pounds. Speaking of towing, the 2021 Armada will gain a new trailer brake controller and tow hitch on all SV, SL, and Platinum trims.
The IIHS hasn’t tested the current-generation Armada yet, so there are no official scores yet. What we do know is the 2021 Amada will come standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360. This suite of safety gear will include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure warning, high-beam assist and rear automatic braking.
Pictured: 2021 Nissan Armada