The forthcoming 2019 Nissan Armada is the most expensive model in the company’s lineup of SUVs. Armada can accommodate up to eight passengers and this model will compete in the full-size SUV segment, as before. The customers can choose between four trim levels and Armada offers plenty of optional equipment. That includes interior amenities and driving systems such as all-wheel-drive.
The 2019 Nissan Armada comes with minor changes, mostly from the inside. The price is affordable if you have in mind what is this SUV offering. The performance is great thanks to the powerful V8 engine, the interior looks handsome and is very comfortable. The exterior design is modern and elegant and Armada is one upscale SUV. Safety rating is also great as the Armada will borrow plenty of stuff from the Infiniti QX80.
2019 Nissan Armada exterior is stylish and elegant
The 2019 Nissan Armada comes in four trim levels, SV, SL, Platinum and Platinum Reserve. Thanks to that, Armada is much more luxurious than most of the people think. Moreover, this SUV is closely related to the QX80 SUV which is a classic example of a luxurious vehicle. Some of you won’t like the curvy approach of the exterior design, but that is the direction where all of the newest SUVs are going. Some of you won’t like the small number of chrome materials from the outside, but the Armada is everything but subtle.
Up front, we like the large V-shaped grille and angular headlights. The similarities between the 2019 Armada and Infiniti QX80 are even larger as both are using the same chassis and the overall dimensions are the same. However, some would say the exterior looks aggressive and some would say it is stylish and elegant. We say it is both at the same time. The standard model offers 18-inch wheels while the upper trims are available with the 20-inch rollers. This design of this full-size SUV is so brilliant that it perfectly hides its large dimensions. Nissan will offer seven exterior paints, LED headlights are standard, just like the power liftgate. The platinum model comes with a standard sunroof.
2019 Nissan Armada interior looks beautiful and roomy
The best part of the upcoming 2019 Nissan Armada is its interior. There is plenty of room inside of it and that includes the cargo area as well. Armada is a three-row SUV and the first two rows are fitting adults with ease. The third row is, however, recommendable for kids only. New models will get an 8.0-inch touchscreen that will be standard on every trim level. This unit comes with the infotainment system and it sits inside the dashboard. Most of the interior equipment is up to date but AppleCarPlay and Android Auto are not in the offer.
Generally, the interior is upscale, even with the base model that comes without leather and chrome materials. Unlike the rest of the competitors, the 2019 Armada still offers a lot of buttons inside the cabin, so the new customers might find it confusing. The dashboard is now curvier so it doesn’t steal any space from the front seats that are providing great visibility. Platinum and Platinum Reserve models are offering leather upholstery and additional soft-touch materials as standard. Wood trims are fake, but the chrome trims are real and beautiful.
2019 Nissan Armada powertrain info
The all-new 2019 Nissan Armada is great for hauling and towing. The first reason is that this is a body-on-frame SUV and the second reason is its powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine. This powertrain offers a double-wishbone rear and front suspension that is smooth. It can produce up to 390 horses and 395 lb-ft of torque.
Unlike the Infiniti QX80 that uses air suspension, Armada is using a coil-spring configuration that doesn’t harm the ride quality at all. The handling is also superb and you won’t feel the ruggedness of this SUV. Fuel economy isn’t that great, unfortunately. Armada provides 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. That is 15 mpg combined with the four-wheel-drive setup, and the rear-wheel-drive won’t do much better.
Towing capacity, acceleration and transmission
Thanks to all above, the 2019 Nissan Armada tow rating is set at 8,500 pounds. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is rated at 7.0 seconds which is a great result for a full-size SUV. The only transmission is a 7-speed automatic and the rear-wheel-drive come as standard. The optional four-wheel-drive system is available as well.
2019 Nissan Armada cost and release date
The 2019 Nissan Armada will start at $48,000. This price is affordable for the base model that offers a fair amount of standard equipment. However, if you are looking for more luxury, opt for the mid-trim Armada SL.
The SL models are priced at $53,000 and the Platinum trim is slightly over $60,000. It is a small price increase for the 2019 model but this model comes with much better interior and more safety systems. We can expect new Armada to roll out in the coming months.