The 2019 Nissan Armada is a capable and spacious full-size SUV. It also reached Infiniti level of luxuriousness in its top trim, while the SV base model still well-equipped. The 2019 Nissan Armada can accommodate eight passengers on three rows of seats, tow up to 8,500 pounds, and is built using an old-school but extremely effective body-on-frame construction. The engine in charge of moving all of this mass is 5.6-liters V8 producing 390 horsepower, which is more grunting than the rivals. The 7-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels in a standard configuration or optional all-wheel drive system.
The 2019 Nissan Armada is available in three trim levels: the base SV, the midgrade SL and nearly fully loaded Platinum. The SV comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry/ignition, 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation, hands-free text-messaging assistance, and a 14-speaker Bose audio system. Also include new safety features such as adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, and “Rear Door Alert.”
The SL trim gets you 20-inch alloy wheels, puddle lights, foglights, rain-sensing wipers, a powered tailgate, and self-dimming mirrors. The Platinum has a 360-degree camera system, a rear-seat entertainment system, heated steering wheel, and an intelligent rearview mirror displaying the feed from the rear-facing camera.
Under the hood, the 2019 Nissan Armada is backed by a 5.6-liter V8 makes a healthy 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. It paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and come standard with rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive (4WD) is available as an option. This is a robust and capable engine, though a relatively thirsty one. Tow capacity up to 8,500 pounds, which is impressive, but still around average for the class.
5.6-liter V8 with 7-speed automatic transmission
390 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm
394 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 mpg (RWD) and 13/18 mpg (4WD)
The 2019 Nissan Armada is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $48,185 (include $1,395 destination fee) for the base SV trim. The SL versions starts at $52,985, while the Platinum is priced from $61,085. Four-wheel drive is an extra $3,000.