Trucks & SUVs

The Nissan Armada Is The Underdog Of The Best SUVs

The Nissan Armada is a three-row SUV that’s often left on the back burner compared to more popular options like the Chevy Tahoe. But we would like to know why the Nissan Armada is stuck in the background, so let’s see what it can do.

What’s Wrong With The Nissan Armada?

Wow, the Nissan Armada has an average starting price of $47k, which is lower than competitors. The Ford Explorer starts around $53k while the Chevy Tahoe starts around $49k, so going with the Armada could help you save.

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2020 Nissan Armada | Nissan

Larger SUVs are expected to have weak fuel economies, but the Nissan Armada has one of the worst ones. It only gets up to 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Its rivals get around 25 mpg on the highway.

Nissan Armada Performance

The Nissan Armada only comes with one engine option. The 5.6-liter V8 provides 390 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Because the V8 engine is standard, you don’t have to pay more to upgrade from a V6 engine. This is a nice edge over competitors.

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2020 Nissan Armada | Nissan-00

Sure, some rivals have up to 420 horsepower, but the Nissan Armada can still tow up to 8,500 lb. To put that in perspective, the Chevy Tahoe can tow 8,600 lb, and the Dodge Durango can tow up to 8,700 lb.

Plus, the Armada is fast and fun. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.9 seconds and has positive reviews for handling like a sporty car. The Nissan Armada is also offered in four-wheel drive, making it pretty capable in the snow and for some off-roading.

The Nissan Armada is known for being powerful and capable, along with smooth and comfortable. The intelligent AWD adjusts to changing conditions, and there is an independent double-wishbone suspension and stabilizer bar in the front and rear. There is also an auto-leveling suspension in the back.

With a ground clearance of 9.1”, 20.8-degree approach angle, and a 22.1-degree departure angle, the Nissan Armada is well suited to comfortable glide over obstacles.

Nissan Armada Features

The Nissan Armada has a significant amount of cargo space for up to eight passengers. There are 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and you can access up to 95.4 cubic feet of cargo space total.

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2020 Nissan Armada | Nissan

One of the complaints facing the Nissan Armada is that the interior is outdated. The buttons do come off as a little retro, but it’s built with quality materials and offers luxurious leather seats with dual-zone comfort.

Also, the interior is convenient. You can adjust the seating arrangements with a touch of a button, and the built-in cargo bins are easy to access.

The 8” infotainment center is brilliant. It can connect to Alexa and your Google Assistant. Plus, it allows you to spy on other drivers with the ability to set custom alerts about speeding or if someone drives it too far.

2020 Nissan Armada interior
2020 Nissan Armada interior | Nissan

The Nissan Armada is also safe with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, intelligent cruise control, surround vehicle monitoring, and much more.