The 2020 Nissan Armada is very capable and highly commodious full-size SUV. Also, it can easily stand side by side with Infiniti, when it comes to luxury features of its most elegant Platinium Reserve model. Even the entry level is very well equipped and updated with all sort of technological features. The new Armada can take in up to eight passengers in three rows of seating. Towing capacity for this vehicle is 8,500 pounds and it is built on a strong and very effective body-on-frame construction.
The same construction is used on many of the Armada’s rivals, like Toyota Sequoia, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. Under the hood, you will find a 5.6-liter V8 engine, which is connected to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The rear-wheel drive is standard and the all-wheel drive is available as well. If you want the vehicle good as Infiniti QX80 but you want to spend less money, this SUV is just perfect for you.
2020 Nissan Armada Exterior
The 2020 Armada is the largest SUV made by the Nissan. Considering its size, the new model carries that massive frame very well. At least the 2020 Nissan Armada doesn’t go for the visual impact, although it’s still a pretty bulky vehicle. The rear pillar is absolutely the same like on the QX80 and the front and rear bumper will get a brand-new look. The base model rolls on 18-inch wheels, but the 20-inch variant for the higher trims looks more suitable. However, this wheel may have a slightly harmful effect on ride quality.
Moreover, the full-size SUV will keep the latest Nissan Armada dimensions. This means the customers will get 209-inch long and 80-inch wide highly-capacious vehicle. The height of the new Armada will be 76 inches. Also, the ground clearance will be increased. We don’t know at the moment how much precisely that grow will be. However, some rumors say that we can expect at least a 10-inch gap between the vehicle and the ground.
2020 Nissan Armada Interior
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Nissan Armada gives you the upscale feel, thanks to the luxurious features you can find inside. You will fully enjoy things like wood trim, substantial feeling switchgear, various modern materials, and the exemplary fit and finish. Moreover, large glass areas grant superb outward vision, mostly when sitting in the raised driving position. The seat adjustments and the steering wheel have a full range adjustment, so anybody can get comfortable easily.
In the back, behind the third row is 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space. This area can expand, first to 49.9 inches, but when you fold down both rows you’ll get 95.4 cubic feet. The base SV model includes an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, hands-free-text-messaging assistance, and a 14-speaker Bose audio system. You’ll also get hands-free-text-messaging assistance, navigation, keyless entry/ignition, rear, and front parking sensors and new safety features.
2020 Nissan Armada Configurations
The new 2020 Nissan Armada comes in three main trim levels: SV, SL, and Platinium, with a Platinium Reserve as a kind of exclusive sub-trim. The SL brings 20-inch alloy wheels, a power tailgate, puddle lights, self-dimming mirror, fog lights, and rain-sensing wipers. Platinum adds a heated steering wheel, 360-degree camera system, and rear-seat entertainment system. Also, the new intelligent rearview mirror displays the feed from the rear-facing camera.
Optional features for the SV model are fog lights, trailer package, and a self-dimming rearview mirror with a generic door-opener. The SL additional equipment includes a power moonroof, Intelligent Distance Control/Back-up Intervention, blind-spot monitoring, and a 2nd-row captain’s chair. Platinum already has everything as standard, leather upholstery as well. The Platinium Reserve adds leather padded captain’s chair and some commissioned styling touches. All-wheel drive is available for all Armada models.
2020 Nissan Armada Specs
The 2020 Nissan Armada comes with just one powertrain option under the hood. But, the powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine is quite enough. This unit can produce 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. It’s connected to a 7-speed automatic transmission and redistribute power to rear-wheel or all-wheel drive systems. The V8 drivetrain is a very large and capable unit, although a reasonable thirsty one.
The EPA city/highway fuel economy for this engine is 14/19 mpg (RWD) and 13/18 mpg (4WD). The new Armada is set to tow up to 8,500 pounds. That may sound impressive, but it’s just around average for this vehicle class. The new model is able to tow more than the Toyota Sequoia but far less than the Ford’s Expedition 9,200 pounds. Also, the rumors from the web say that the Armada could get a Nismo Version, taking into account the Japanese company announced more Nissan models in the future.
2020 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
The MSRP for base 2020 Nissan has a starting price of $48,200. The destination charge is $1,400 and it’s included in this price. The mid-level trim SL starts just below $53,000. Top-ranking Platinum comes with a starting price at $61,100. Furthermore, if you want an elite top-line Platinum Reserve you must pay around $64,100.
All-wheel drive system adds an extra $3,000 for every model. With these set of prices, new Armada is slightly or noticeably lower than the competition. The main rivals of this full-size SUV surely will be Chevy Tahoe, Infiniti QX80, Ford Expedition, and the Toyota Land Cruiser. The brand-new Armada will probably be ready for a debut on before next NAIAS show.