2022 Nissan Armada

MSRP $47,250

Ranked #5 in Fullsize Suv

2022 Nissan Armada Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV that was launched back in 2003. Nissan gave the Armada a comprehensive update with the second generation launch in 2017 and is now based on the same platform as the Nissan Patrol and Infiniti QX80. The 2021 model year received a comprehensive refresh with a redesigned front end, LED headlights and taillights, improved interiors with an updated infotainment system, and a lot more. The Armada continues to get only one engine option, a naturally aspirated powerful V8 engine, unlike some of its rivals which use smaller turbocharged engines and 4 wheel drive available as an option. 

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Pros

Powerful and smooth V8 engine

Rugged and handsome looks

Comfortable ride and seating

Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard 

Cons

Bad economy figures compared to rivals

Cramped third-row seating

Unintuitive infotainment system

What's New?

2022 Nissan Armada will be a carryover model with minimal changes expected


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47250

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

S$47,250 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan Armada in Mocha Almond Pearl color
Mocha Almond Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

7.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


Unfortunately, even with the 2021 refresh, the Nissan Armada still doesn’t sell nearly as much as its rivals, with more than 7,500 units being sold annually. Rivals like the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon continue to dominate the sales chart, especially after the recent update. With comfortable and spacious interiors, loads of cargo space, and a creamy V8 engine, the Nissan Armada continues to be one of the best offerings in the segment, especially after the recent updates.

2022 Nissan Armada SUV front angle view
2022 Nissan Armada SUV rear angle view

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Nissan Armada Features

The 2022 Nissan Armada range is expected to start at $52,600 for the SV model, which is well equipped with features like 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, 10-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, leatherette upholstery, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with NissanConnect services, and a lot more.

Upgrading to the SL trim will add around $4,000 to the base price and gets features like a surround-view camera system, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, powered moonroof, power liftgate, memory seats for the driver, leather upholstery, remote engine start, Bose 13-speaker premium sound system, and also gets captain seats as an option.

Trims

SV

SL

Platinum

Platinum Reserve

MSRP (RWD)*

$52,600

$51,900

$60,530

$65,480

MSRP (4WD)*

$55,600

$54,900

$63,530

$68,480

Key Features

18" aluminum-alloy wheels

Adds/Upgrades to` SV

Adds/Upgrades to SL

Adds/Upgrades to Platinum

 

Nissan Navigation System

20" machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels

20" machine-finished tinted aluminum-alloy wheels

22" 14-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels

 

LED low-beam headlights with integrated signature

Power liftgate

Intelligent Rear View Mirror

Dark chrome grille and door handles

 

Intelligent Cruise Control

Intelligent Around View Monitor

Climate-controlled front seats (heated and cooled)

Premium two-tone leather-appointed seats with contrast stitching

 

Automatic Emergency Braking

Remote Engine Start System

Tri-Zone Entertainment System with dual 8" monitor

Open-pore Wood-tone and Black Quartz trim

 

 

Leather-appointed seats

Intelligent Lane Intervention

Platinum Reserve interior badging

*Prices shown here are expected and may vary upon release.

Next in line is the Midnight Edition which adds $2,000 to the price and gets several styling changes including a black grille, black bumper fascias, black rearview mirrors, black exterior badging, black roof rails, and more. Last but not least is the top-of-the-line Platinum trim with better features than Midnight Edition.

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The top-of-the-line Platinum model starts at $65,000 and gets several active safety features, including traffic sign recognition, intelligent rearview mirror. It also gets other features like 22-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, climate-controlled front seats, power recline & foldable third-row seats, quilted leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, and a lot more.

Price:

The 2022 Nissan Armada is a carryover model and is expected to start at $52,600. The Armada will continue to be available in 4 trim levels: SV, SL, Midnight Edition, and Platinum. All models will continue to get the same 5.6L V8 engine paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission. 4-wheel-drive is available as an option for $3,000.

Release Date

With no official launch date from Nissan, we can expect the 2022 Nissan Armada to be revealed in late 2021, based on previous launches.

2022 Nissan Armada Engine and Performance

All models of the Nissan Armada are expected to get the same 5.6L V8 engine option, which recently received a retune which bumped the power up to 400 hp and the torque output to 413 lb-ft. The engine is paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. All-wheel-drive is available as an option on all models for $3,000 extra, and all models can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The 5.6L V8 is more than enough for normal driving even with a full load of passengers and is shared with other Nissan models like the Titan and some INFINITI models like the QX80.

 2022 Nissan Armada SUV in action

Models

2022 Nissan Armada*

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe*

2022 Ford Expedition*

2022 Toyota Sequoia*

MSRP

$56,000

$49,600

$49,025

$50,400

Engine

5.6-Liter Naturally Aspirated V8

5.3-Liter Naturally Aspirated V8

3.5-Liter Twin Turbo V6

5.7-Liter Naturally Aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

400 @ 5800

355 @ 5600

375 @ 5000

381 @ 5600

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

413 @ 4000

383 @ 4100

470 @ 3500

401 @ 3600

*2021 MY figures used for reference

Despite its heavyweight and big dimensions, the V8 engine is capable of propelling the Armada to 60 in just 5.8 seconds and will reach the quarter-mile in 14.6 seconds, which is impressive for a full-size SUV. Nissan has tuned the suspension for comfort like most SUVs, which gives it a soft and comfortable ride with slow and well-assisted steering. The brakes of the SUV are also very impressive with good feedback and stopping power.

2022 Nissan Armada Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Nissan Armada continues to get a big V8 engine compared to some of its rivals which get more efficient turbocharged engines with lower capacity. As expected with the bigger engine, fuel economy figures are among the lowest in its class. The 2022 Armada is slated to get the same powertrain options as the previous year’s model, so we can expect similar economic figures. Despite having a big V8 engine and making the most power output, the Armada is very economical with a combined rating of 16 MPG. The Armada also gets a large tank at 26 gallons, which gives it an impressive highway range of 494 miles, while the city range is limited to 364 miles.

Models

2022 Nissan Armada*

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe*

2022 Ford Expedition*

2022 Toyota Sequoia*

MPG (City)

14

16

17

13

MPG (Highway)

19

20

23

17

MPG (Combined)

16

18

19

15

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

26

24

23.3

26.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

364/494/416

384/480/432

396/536/442

343/449/396

*2021 MY figures used for reference

Rivals like the Ford Expedition use a more efficient Turbocharged Ecoboost engine with a combined rating of 19 MPG, giving it a range of 442 miles, while both the Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia offer similar V8 engines. The Chevrolet Tahoe is the most efficient of the 3 with a combined efficiency of 18 MPG, while the Toyota Sequoia is only capable of putting out 15 MPG.

2022 Nissan Armada Interior

6.0/10

The Nissan Armada received a comprehensive update to its interiors with the 2021 refresh. The interior is very spacious and comfortable with seating for up to 8 passengers. Like most SUVs in this class, the third row is best reserved for shorter journeys and children. Getting into the third row is a breeze with one-touch folding for the second row. Interior space will remain the same as the previous model year, with plenty of space in all three rows.

 2022 Nissan Armada SUV cockpit area

The power-folding third row is available on the higher trim levels for added convenience. The quality level is good with plenty of soft-touch materials and a well-laid-out dashboard. The floating 12.3-inch infotainment system is placed at the top and easily readable with plenty of features on offer, including NissanConnect services. All the SUVs in the competition come with a seating capacity of 8.

 2022 Nissan Armada SUV front seats

Models

2022 Nissan Armada*

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe*

2022 Ford Expedition*

2022 Toyota Sequoia*

Seating Capacity

8

8

8

8

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.9/63.8/41.9

42.3/66/44.5

42/64.9/43.9

34.8/66.4/42.5

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40/63.4/41

38.9/64.8/42

40/64.8/41.5

34.9/65.6/40.9

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

36.4/60.5/28.4

38.2/61.7/36.7

37.3/64.2/40.9

34.5/65.7/35.3

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

16.5

25.5

20.9

18.9

*2021 MY figures used for reference

The SL and higher trims also get optional captain seats in the second row for $650. The Platinum trim is particularly luxurious with quilted leather seats, more wood accents, and ambient lighting. All controls are ergonomically placed and easy to access. All models get built-in navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay as standard. We can expect wireless Android Auto in the 2022 model like most of its rivals. The higher trims also get a 13-speaker Bose sound system along with a rear-seat entertainment system that features dual 8-inch displays. Some notable interior features include:

  • A standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • NissanConnect services
  • Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • Ambient lighting
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way adjustable front seats
  • 7-inch advanced drive-assist display
  • Available 13-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Rear seat entertainment with dual 8-inch displays

2022 Nissan Armada Exterior

8.0/10

The 2022 Nissan Armada looks rugged and handsome, thanks to the recent refresh which gave it a more prominent front-end design with a new grille, fender, bumper, LED headlights, and taillights with C-shaped DRLs, and an angular rear windshield that makes it look more proportional. Because of the recent updates, the 2022 Nissan Armada is expected to get the same styling with some minor updates here and there. The SUV weighs 5,577 lbs and stands 9.2 inches above the ground.

 2022 Nissan Armada SUV 

Models

2022 Nissan Armada*

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe*

2022 Ford Expedition*

2022 Toyota Sequoia*

Curb Weight (lbs)

5577

5661

5368

5985

Length (inches)

208.9

210.7

210

205.1

Width (inches)

79.9

N/A

79.9

79.9

Height (inches)

75.8

75.8

76.6

77

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.2

N/A

9.8

9.9

Wheelbase (inches)

121.1

120.9

122.5

122

*2021 MY figures used for reference

The cargo space will remain the same as there are no expected exterior dimension changes. With the updated styling, the Armada looks more modern, bringing it in line with the competition. The overall design still looks boxy with some modern touches thrown in. It still doesn’t compare to some of its rivals like the Lincoln Navigator or Chevrolet Tahoe, but the updated front end does improve the styling considerably. Some of the more notable features are:

  • LED Headlights and taillights
  • C-shaped DRLs
  • Powered moonroof
  • Black design elements with the midnight edition
  • New grille with chrome accents
  • Body-colored fender flares

2022 Nissan Armada Safety

6.0/10

With the 2021 refresh, the Safety Shield 360 system became standard on all variants. We can expect the 2022 Nissan Armada to be a carryover model considering the recent refresh has made it competitive for a few more years. Higher trims get features like an intelligent rearview monitor, trailer sway control, backup intervention, surround-view camera, and traffic sign recognition.

Unfortunately, both the IIHS and NHTSA haven’t tested the Armada yet. The 2020 model, which gets the same chassis and platform, received the lowest rating in its class, with just 4 stars out of 5 in the NHTSA tests. Hopefully, Nissan has improved the safety with the 2021 refresh. The IIHS does more advanced tests, especially for the active safety features, but unfortunately, the 2021 Nissan Armada hasn’t been tested yet even by IIHS. Standard advanced safety features include:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane intervention
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Blindspot warning
  • Blindspot intervention
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rearview monitor
  • Front and rear sonar system
  • High beam assist

2022 Nissan Armada Competition

7.0/10

2022 Nissan Armada vs 2022 Ford Expedition

With a more efficient and powerful Ecoboost engine and better towing and off-road capabilities, the Ford Expedition continues to be the best in the segment. The Expedition gets a lot more cargo capacity at 20.9 cubic feet and has better packaging on the inside, with plenty of space even on the third row. The Expedition also gets a long-body Expedition Max model for added practicality, unlike the Nissan Armada. For 2022, the Expedition is slated to receive a Mach-E sourced much-improved infotainment system that will trump the Nissan Armada.

2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Nissan Armada vs 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

Like the Nissan Armada, the Chevrolet Tahoe also received significant updates for the 2021 model year, which also includes a new Diesel powertrain. Both SUVs get similar interiors with plenty of features on offer. The Chevrolet Tahoe also offers a choice of two V8 engines other than the Diesel powertrain. The Tahoe is also more efficient than the Armada with an advanced 10-speed transmission, coming out to be a better choice.

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

2022 Nissan Armada vs 2022 Toyota Sequoia

Unlike the Nissan Armada, the Toyota Sequoia is in much need of an update. The Sequoia is also a lot less efficient with a lower tow rating of just 7,400 points, limiting practicality. However, the Toyota Sequoia continues to be the most reliable SUV in its class and the least depreciating. The 2022 Sequoia is slated to get a completely redesigned exterior, improved interiors, and more safety features, which will make it a lot more competitive.

2022 Toyota Sequoia

 

2022 Nissan Armada Final Verdict

Even though the 2022 Nissan Armada will be a carryover model with minor updates, it is still a very good option for customers looking for a comfortable and practical SUV. The V8 engine offers plenty of performance while also being very efficient, and offers an impressive towing capacity of 8,500 lbs. With a plethora of features on offer including the Nissan Safety Shield 360, the Armada continues to be a decent option in its class and segment.

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