The Nissan Armada Is Downsizing for 2024

Although the 2023 Nissan Armada soldiers onward using the same build, platform, and powertrain as the 2022 version, we can begin to look forward to the 2024 model. This is when the outdated Nissan V8 will finally leave the market in favor of something much better. What could this new three-row Nissan SUV offer?

Is Nissan Changing the Armada?

If you’re a fan of the Nissan V8 engine in the Armada, you’ll want to act quickly and buy one of the 2023 versions of this full-size three-row SUV. The 2024 Nissan Armada redesign is underway, giving us a new model expected to catch up with the rest of the market with a new powertrain.

The new Nissan Armada turns to a V6 for 2024

2022 Nissan Armada
2022 Nissan Armada | Nissan

The next-generation Armada should arrive in the latter part of 2024 with a new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. This new version of the Armada should be much more fuel efficient than the outgoing model.

According to Automotive News, Nissan is following along with the rest of the three-row SUV market. Very few large SUVs still use V8 engines. The Nissan V8 is a dinosaur compared to some that have already been jettisoned in favor of turbocharged V6 powertrains.

“Replacing the Armada’s V8 with a turbocharged V6 isn’t so much an advancement as it is a measure to keep up with the times.” – Nissan AutoPacific President, Ed Kim

Can the new powertrain offer as much power as the outgoing Nissan V8?

The current V8 engine in the Nissan Armada is a 5.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. It shouldn’t be too difficult for Nissan to reach or exceed these figures with a new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

A more interesting question might be whether Nissan will use a CVT for this new Armada or offer a more traditional transmission. The CVT would certainly be more efficient, but a traditional transmission might make this new full-size SUV more useful to consumers that want to tow a trailer behind the Armada.

Will the powertrain be all that’s updated for the new Nissan Armada?

2023 Nissan Armada interior
2023 Nissan Armada interior | Nissan

The 2022 version of the Armada received a refresh last year with:

  • A new grille
  • Headlights
  • Bumpers and fenders
  • Redesigned rear hatch
  • Updated taillights
  • New 12.3-inch touchscreen

That said, a brand new powertrain could lead to a new platform, making the new Armada easier to drive.

What other changes could we see for the 2024 Nissan Armada redesign?

When Ford changed the Expedition, they added a new rear suspension improving the ride quality, comfort, handling, and rear cargo space. The Armada is one of the smallest full-size SUVs in the market. Similar upgrades to the suspension could make this new Nissan much more enjoyable to drive on any road.

What else should we expect in the new Nissan Armada for 2024?

2023 Nissan Armada 4x4 cost
2023 Nissan Armada | Nissan

The 2024 version of this three-row SUV should be a complete redesign. That said, don’t be too surprised if Nissan continues onward with some of the most recent changes made for the 2022 model year. As we learn more about this new SUV, we’ll continue to provide updates.

Next, check out two efficient three-row SUVs, or learn more about the new 2024 Nissan Armada in this video below: