2019 Nissan Armada SUV
- Forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control are now standard
- Part of the second Armada generation introduced for 2017
- High-quality interior is appealing
- Smooth V8 engine delivers ample power
- Rides more comfortably than some rival SUVs
- No getting around the V8's poor fuel economy
- Infotainment system is dated
- Third-row seating isn't particularly spacious
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Which Armada does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.8 / 10
The 2019 Nissan Armada competes well against other full-size SUVs in its class. Like the others, it has a strong engine that is well-suited for towing duties and enough four-wheel-drive capability to get you and your family off the beaten path with confidence.
We give the Armada high marks for its refined interior. The cabin is a comfortable space that benefits from elements shared with its upmarket Infiniti QX80 cousin. Points are also awarded for the Armada's generous cargo capacity and ride quality that is more agreeable than its truck-based underpinnings would suggest.
Unfortunately, the Armada's V8 is one of the least efficient among its SUV competitors. Additionally, the infotainment system is behind the times and the third row of seats isn't quite as spacious as some of its rivals. Those rivals include the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe and related GMC Yukon, with our vote going to the newer Ford Expedition. Overall, however, the Armada has enough positive qualities to warrant consideration.
2019 Nissan Armada configurations
The 2019 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV that seats eight passengers. Second-row captain's chairs are available on the top Platinum trim and reduce seating to seven. All Armada trims use a 5.6-liter V8 engine (390 horsepower, 394 pound-feet of torque) paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. The Armada's trim levels start at the SV, move up to the midgrade SL, and finish with the nearly fully loaded Platinum.
The standard SV trim starts with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, roof rails, side steps, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a tow hitch receiver, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with heating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a reclining second-row bench split seat, and a 60/40-split third-row seat.
Tech features include Bluetooth, a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen display, and a 13-speaker Bose audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, HD radio, two USB media inputs, and two USB charge-only ports. Advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and a new system that alerts you to check the rear seats for passengers.
The optional Driver package adds a power liftgate, foglights, a power-adjustable third-row seat, an auto-dimming mirror, a universal garage door opener and a trailering package.
The SL trim level includes the Driver package items plus 20-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, remote engine start, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, leather door trim, a 120-volt power outlet, and an enhanced 360-degree top-down parking camera with moving-object detection and warning.
The SL's optional Premium package adds a sunroof, forward and rearward emergency automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The range-topping Platinum adds the SL's optional equipment along with unique 20-inch wheels, rear step lighting, a windshield wiper de-icer, speed-sensitive steering (which requires less effort at low speeds), heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system, an upgraded rearview mirror that can display a constant video feed from the rearview camera, and lane keeping assist with blind-spot intervention.
Two packages are available for the Armada Platinum. The Captain's Chairs package replaces the second-row bench seats with two bucket seats and a center console with a padded armrest, and the Platinum Reserve package adds special exterior trim and two-tone leather upholstery.
Noise & vibration9.0
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out6.5
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
Audio & navigation6.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Armada safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- The Armada's size and width make for reduced side and rear visibility. This feature helps compensate. Standard on Platinum; optional on SL.
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front radar monitors proximity to the vehicle ahead. In an imminent collision, the Armada can apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate impact.
- Around-View Monitor
- Four cameras display a 360-degree bird's-eye image of the car. Selectable curbside view works great for parking. It's standard on SL and Platinum.
Nissan Armada vs. the competition
2019 Nissan Armada
2019 Ford Expedition
Nissan Armada vs. Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition is over a foot longer than the Armada and, despite its size, it's surprisingly maneuverable. That size is particularly noticeable inside, where passengers are treated to a wealth of space. We're also fans of the Expedition's powerful turbocharged V6 engine that returns better fuel economy than the Nissan. The Ford is quite a bit newer, too, which gives it a tech advantage over Nissan's aging infotainment system.
Nissan Armada vs. Chevrolet Tahoe
Both the Nissan Armada and the Chevy Tahoe get strong marks for their powerful V8 engines that benefit towing capabilities. The Tahoe gets the fuel economy edge with its base engine and also offers an even more powerful 6.2-liter upgrade. We deduct points from the Tahoe for its challenging maneuverability, high cargo floor, and delayed engine and brake responses.
Nissan Armada vs. GMC Yukon
The Yukon is GMC's version of the Chevy Tahoe but with a bit more upmarket appeal. As a result, it shares many of the same strengths and weaknesses. The added features of the Yukon drop its fuel economy estimates to just barely better than the Nissan Armada's, with similarly powerful V8 performance and towing capabilities. Like the Tahoe, the Yukon is handicapped by its lack of maneuverability, high cargo floor and delayed driving dynamic responses.
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2019 Nissan Armada SUV Overview
The 2019 Nissan Armada SUV is offered in the following styles: SL 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and Platinum 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A).
What do people think of the 2019 Nissan Armada SUV?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Nissan Armada SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Armada SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including SL, Platinum, SV, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Nissan Armada SUV here.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Nissan Armada SUV?
2019 Nissan Armada SUV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2019 Nissan Armada SUV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $65,010. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Armada SUV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $7,550 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Armada SUV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is11.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Nissan Armada SUV SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2019 Nissan Armada SUV SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,185. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Armada SUV SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $5,660 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Armada SUV SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is11.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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