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2020 Nissan Armada Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 31, 2020
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The full-size SUV segment has been subjugated by homebred brands for the longest time. Offerings such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, and GMC Yukon have been simply smashing it on the sales charts, earning these American auto-marquees a handsome revenue for the longest of times. However, there is a new kid on the block that's trying its very best to end this reign. Ladies and gentlemen, the Nissan Armada *drumroll*. 

Based on the platform of its opulent elder brother - the Infiniti QX80, the Armada does everything right, ticking all the boxes. However, the price range for the Nissan Armada is set lower than the Infiniti QX80, with the base SV model making it to the podiums at a sticker price of $47,100, and the top of the line Platinum Reserve trim procurable at an MSRP of $65,480. All the trims, of the Nissan Armada, offer an AWD option for an additional $3000.

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Pros

Appealing interior

Smooth and silent drives

Ample grunt from the powerful V8 engine 

Enough safety features in the standard trim 

Cons

Application of V8 engine results in poor fuel economy. 

Outdated infotainment system with no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Cramped up third row

What's New?

Small changes to trim levels and feature availability.

Heated exterior mirrors for every trim. 

Optional 22-inch wheel package.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47100

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

339 cu.in.

horsepower

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

394 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

7 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

67.5/67.9

dimensions

wheelbase

121.1 in.

length

208.9 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.8 in.

curb weight

5577 lbs.

ground clearance

9.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

154.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

95.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

8500 lbs.

payload capacity

1723 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/19 mpg

ev range

364 mi.

highway range

494 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

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Brilliant Silver

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

5.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Final Verdict

5.6

5.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Nissan Armada SV

SV

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
16 combined

$47,100 - $50,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $50,100 MSRP (13/15/18) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed automatic four wheel drive 8
SV 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $47,100 MSRP (14/16/19) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 8

 2020 Nissan Armada SL

SL

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
16 combined

$51,900 - $54,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $51,900 MSRP (14/16/19) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 8
SL 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $54,900 MSRP (13/15/18) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed automatic four wheel drive 7

 2020 Nissan Armada Platinum

Platinum

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
16 combined

$60,530 - $63,530


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $63,530 MSRP (13/15/18) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed automatic four wheel drive 7
Platinum 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $60,530 MSRP (14/16/19) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 7

 2020 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve

Platinum Reserve

power
390 hp @ 5,800 rpm
fuel
Regular Unleaded
mpg
16 combined

$65,480 - $68,480


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum Reserve 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $65,480 MSRP (14/16/19) 390 hp @ 5,800 rpm, 5.6L, V-8, Regular Unleaded
7-speed automatic transmission rear wheel drive 7
Platinum Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $68,480 MSRP (13/15/18) 390 hp @ 5,800 rpm, 5.6L, V-8, Regular Unleaded
7-Speed Automatic Tansmission four wheel drive 7

Expert Review

5.1

Overall Rating


The very first thing that's bound to come to your mind when looking at the rugged Armada is where this thing cannot go? The lifted ride height, muscular looks, body-on-frame architecture, and a thumping V8 under the hood. What could eventually go wrong with this highly-capable SUV? Well, to our surprise, Nissan has been making Armada go gentle around the town and on proper roads. The Armada is one of the few SUVs that pulls off both the rogue and soft characters pretty well. 

Open the wide and heavy door of this ride, and you are greeted with an interior that can make you smile from ear to ear. However, the delight is soon overclouded by the lifted ride height of the car that can make you get in and out with a little less elegance. 

Nissan has put in a mammoth effort to make Armada grab the attention, which it deserves in the full-size SUV market. However, with major league players such as the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Yukon already in carnage to cement a permanent spot in this segment, the Armada has been getting a run for its money, with sales figures, simply dipping down over the years. So will the Armada be able to change this in 2020? Let's find out. 

2020 Nissan Armada SUV Front View
2020 Nissan Armada SUV Rear View

7.0/10
Features

 

5.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

5.0/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 

5.6/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Nissan Armada Features

7.0/10

Armada comes in four variants, SV, SL, Platinum and Platinum Reserve. SL and SV are good enough trims in themselves but most premium features only unlock in the pricier models. For 2020, however, Nissan has made a lot of feature enhancements in the base trims as well. The fact to emphasize here is that there is absolutely no powertrain difference in any of these trims. All the trims of the Nissan Armada house a 5.6L V8 engine, churning out 390 hp and 394 lb.-ft. of torque. All the trims of the Armada offer a 4WD option for an additional sum of $3000.

Trims

SV

SL

Platinum

Platinum Reserve

MSRP (2WD)

$47,100

$51,900

$60,530

$65,480

MSRP (4WD) $50,100 $54,900 $63,530 $68,480

Engine

Memory system

Adds to/ replaces SV features 

Adds to/ replaces SL features  Adds to/ replaces Platinum features 

Features

18" x 8.0" aluminum-alloy wheels

20" x 8.0" machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels

20" x 8.0" machine-finished tinted aluminum-alloy wheels

22" x 8.0" 14-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels

 

LED low-beam headlights with integrated signature

Power liftgate

Intelligent Rear View Mirror 

Dark chrome grille and door handles

 

Intelligent Cruise Control 

Intelligent Around View Monitor

Climate-controlled front seats (heated and cooled)

Premium two-tone leather-appointed seats with contrast stitching

 

Automatic Emergency Braking

Remote Engine Start System

Tri-Zone Entertainment System with dual 8" monitors, DVD player with remote control, two wireless headphones, and HDMI input 

Open-pore Wood-tone and Black Quartz trim

  Nissan Navigation System

Leather-appointed seats

Intelligent Lane Intervention

Platinum Reserve interior badging

Which model should you buy?

Our recommendation for the trim to buy is the SL which adds a handful of features including a top-down parking camera and leather upholstery. Going for the SL trim also opens the door for Premium package which is worth the coins you spend, it offers adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, rear automated emergency braking and sunroof. 

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2020 Nissan Armada Engine and Performance

5.0/10

A mammoth of a car needs a mammoth of an engine to haul its hefty weight. Well, Nissan does take care of that, putting a naturally aspirated, high displacement 5.6 liters V8 engine pushing a healthy 390 horsepower along with 394 lb.-ft. of the peak torque, which kicks in at 4000 RPM. The V-8 produces enough power to match the humongous size and a mountain of mass to haul with a hearty engine grunt.

2020 Nissan Armada SUV has 5.6L DOHC 32-Valve V8 Engine

This V8 comes with a sole option of a 7-speed automatic transmission that routes all the power to either the rear wheels or all the 4 wheels, depending upon your choice of drivetrain. The transmission feels a little sluggish around the town which is enhanced by the floaty kind suspension setting, although on highways the ride is fairly smooth.

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

MSRP

$47,100

$49,000

$50,600

$52,130

Engine

5.6L  V8

5.3L V8

5.3L V8

3.5L Twin Turbo V6

Transmission

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Horsepower

390 hp @ 5,800rpm

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

375 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque

394 lb.-ft. @ 4,000rpm

383 lb.-ft. @ 4100rpm

383 lb.-ft. @ 4100rpm

470 lb.-ft. @ 3500rpm

The Nissan Armada absolutely nails it in the power figures comparison, dominating every other contender of the segment. However, the issue with the Armada is that it offers just a 7-speed automatic transmission, while rivals such as the Ford Expedition, offer a 10-speed automatic transmission making for smoother upshifts and downshifts while giving out better fuel economy numbers.

How fast is the Armada?

As we all know, there is no replacement for displacement, the powerful 5.6 liters V-8 qualifies for superior acceleration and smooth transmission in most situations. The Armada sprints from 0-60 mph in a span of just 6.4 seconds, and clocks the quarter-mile lap in 14.9 seconds at a speed of 93 mph which is the segment best and at the same time pretty respectable considering the fact that it is the heaviest of the lot. 

2020 Nissan Armada SUV Accelerates to 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds.

Power is always available at the push of a pedal, stomp the pedal at a green light and Armada lunges off the line as a mammoth who has a rocket thruster up its behind. The vehicle, however, gives you an idea of the mass that is being pulled as there is a presence of a slight whiplash effect when you pin the accelerator. 

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

0-60 MPH

6.4 seconds

6.7 seconds

6.8 seconds

6.7 seconds

Quarter mile

14.9 seconds

15.2 seconds

15.3 seconds

15.1 seconds

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

11.1

10.4 N/A N/A

The Nissan Armada is the heaviest vehicle off the lot, yet the fastest. The Armada's sprinting figures, though are not absolutely blazing, and all the other competitors exhibit similar performance, yet the fact remains unchallenged that the Armada, though by the difference of only a few milliseconds, is still the best sprinter in the segment. 

How good is the Ride and Handling?

Despite the size of Armada, it handles surprisingly well, far from the sporty side though. Some people might find it hard to steer because of the ‘slow’ steering ratio which will make you turn the steering wheel farther than normal. The floaty and airy suspension has an incredible softness and does not affect the driver’s sense of control. Even on the optional 20-inch wheels, the ride is smooth and compliant.

2020 Nissan Armada SUV Front View

Armada feels more refined than its GM rivals however, those rivals do possess better steering feedback than the Nissan. Body control in the Armada is impressive making it heave less on either front or back while braking or accelerating. Speaking of the car's corner tackling abilities, well, there's not much to say. There is a significant amount of body roll present in the Armada, which kind of restricts its abilities to dip in and come out of the corners at high speeds. Overall, the Armada is a good package for either long drives or running around town but, as size matters, parking in cramped spaces takes double efforts because of the slow steering ratio. 

How well does the Nissan Armada stop?

If you would see this mountain size car rushing your way, you will definitely feel something gooey in your pants. Yes, Armada is intimidating. However, the auto-marquee has ensured that this steroid injected dinosaur has enough braking potential to leash the 390 ponies, tucked underneath the hood. 

2020 Nissan Armada SUV has front and rear brake rotors of 13.8in

The Armada houses 13.8-inch ventilated disc brakes on all its wheels. Together, this braking arrangement can make the Nissan Armada come to a complete standstill from a speed of 60 mph in a distance of just 115 feet. 

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

13.6

13

13

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

13

13.6

13.5

60-0 MPH (ft)

115 121 125 121

What helps Armada to excel in braking is the largest brake rotors in its competition. While all the other cars get a 0-60 stopping distance which is above the 120 feet mark, the Armada simply impresses us with its emergency halting skills. 

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2020 Nissan Armada Fuel Economy

3.0/10

None of the gargantuan SUVs have an impressive fuel economy, the same trend continues with the Armada. While the Armada does almost everything right, the point where it lags behind is fuel efficiency. The gas-guzzling V8 bears the blame, which when made to pull the 5500 pounds of the Armada, results in poor fuel-efficiency numbers. The Nissan Armada can spin through 14 city miles or can expedite through 19 miles on the highway. Summing it up, we get a combined mpg of 16. 

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

MPG (city)

14

15

14

17

MPG (highway)

19

22

23

23

MPG (combined)

16

18

17

19

This huge engine is indeed thirsty, getting a fuel economy of 16 mpg, however, the emphasis here should be laid on the fact that the Armada is the heaviest and the most powerful vehicle in this segment. Competitors such as the Expedition and Tahoe offer a slightly better fuel economy than the Armada, but that's mainly due to the fact that they are less powerful than the Armada and also weigh less. 

2020 Nissan Armada Interior

5.0/10

Armada’s interior feels and looks much like the Infiniti QX80, which is a good thing to say as Infiniti is quite on the pricier side. Open the wide and heavy door of the Armada and you are greeted by an interior scheme that's aptly adorned with plush wood trim and a typical SUV like dash design. The leather-seats provide a good contrast to the wood finished surfaces. The cabin of the Armada feels quite spacious owing to the availability of humongous headroom. Furthermore, the wide windows stimulate this roominess.

How comfortable is it on the inside?

This three-row SUV can carry up to eight passengers with a decent amount of cargo. The front seats are nicely cushioned providing comfort for long journeys and aptly bolstered to hold you in place, without hindering the process of getting in and out of the car. The second row can be optioned to have captain chairs, which are wider, flatter and softer than the standard chairs on offer, but opting for this option brings down the Armada's seating capacity to seven. 

2020 Nissan Armada SUV Front Seat

If you are not satisfied with the regular interior you could go for the Platinum Reserve trim that gets upgraded leather upholstery and other design elements like Platinum Reserve badging which further accentuate the ride's premium vibe. A cushy and spacious interior supplements the Armada’s classy outer shell, the cabin is well insulated with a considerable improvement from previous generations. Most of the road, engine, and wind noises are kept at bay in the 2020 Nissan Armada. 

The top of the line Platinum Reserve comes with a two-tone theme with quilted seats and imitation open-pore wood trim. Inside, a curvey dash reminds you of QX80, again a pro. This could easily be ranked as the best interior in the Nissan lineup

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

Passenger Capacity

8

7/8

8

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.9/63.8/41.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.0/64.9/43.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.0/63.4/41.0

38.7/65.1/39.0

38.7/65.1/39

40/64.8/41.5

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.4/60.5/28.4

38.1/62.6/24.8

38.1/62.6/24.8

37.3/64.2/40.9

Armada’s step-in height is slightly high and maybe the third-row access could be a problem for some people. The power-folding third-row (standard on the SL and up) can be adjusted via buttons in the cargo area or on the third row's armrests, but the sole problem here is that snails move faster than the time needed for the seats of Armada to fold. 

What to expect on the Infotainment front?

One department where Nissan really needs to up its game is the infotainment panel on offer in the Armada. While the 8-inch touchscreen panel is definitely easy to use, the panel still feels obsolete. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not on offer even on the top trim, and the panel is typically laggy to respond to the user inputs. Even some controls on the central console are difficult to reach.

2020 Nissan Armada SUV Infotainment

The NissanConnect infotainment system on offer though gets some useful bits which include navigation, power outlets, and 13-speaker Bose audio system which do sound good. The priciest model adds an 8inch touchscreen at the rear as well, however, the case remains the same with this screen as well, as it is annoyingly laggy to respond. 

What creature comforts to expect on the inside?

The infotainment panel on the Nissan Armada though feels outdated, it still packs in a number of features, that can keep you entertained on the go while consummating most of the vital infotainment needs of an SUV like this. Some of the most prominent infotainment features on-board the Nissan Armada are:

  • Bose Premium Audio System With 13 Speakers Including Subwoofer
  • 10-Way Power Driver'S Seat, Including 2-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • 8-Way Power Passenger's Seat, Including 2-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Climate-Controlled Front Seats (Heated And Cooled)
  • Memory System – Driver’S Seat, Steering Wheel, And Outside Mirrors
  • Nissanconnect 8" Touch-Screen Display
  • Nissan Voice Recognition For Navigation And Audio
  • Tri-Zone Entertainment System With Dual 8" Monitors, Dvd Player With Remote Control, Two Wireless Headphones, And Hdmi Input
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
  • Five USB Ports

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How much cargo can the Nissan Armada carry?

The Nissan Armada can haul up to 7 of your folks at a time, which makes it an ideal car for some gangland outings, however, along with that, the ride can also carry a decent amount of luggage for you. The Nissan Armada, with all seats in place, offers 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

2020 Nissan Armada SUV has a Cargo Volume of 86.2 cu-ft.

Fold-down the third row of seats and the 16.5 cubic feet of space translates to 49.9 cubic feet. Fold-down the second row of seats as well, and you can simply spend a month in the Armada, as it can carry all your essentials in its 86.2 cubic feet of cargo area length to seat 1. 

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

Cargo Volume (cu.-ft)

16.5

15.3

15.3

20.9

Speaking of the cargo space on offer, with all seats in place, the Ford Expedition absolutely dominates the market with almost 21 cubic feet of space. That means that the Ford Expedition can haul a total number of 7 passengers, and their luggage for a weekend getaway, quite easily. The Nissan Armada ranks second with 16.5 cubic feet of space, finally followed up by the Tahoe and the Yukon

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2020 Nissan Armada Exterior

5.0/10

The 2020 Nissan Armada might seem like an old SUV even with the new iteration but stands confidently with the bold design and the broad and brawny stance. The design of the Armada resembles the Infiniti QX80, and why not, since both the vehicles are based on the same platform.  The front fascia of the Armada is dominated by a big signature "V" Nissan chrome grille. The Nissan Armada might seem intimidating for some people but that is what this huge thing stands for. The thick A-pillars give it a stance that sure will make you take a second glance. 

2020 Nissan Armada SUV 3 Quarter View

The design department at Nissan tried to go old school with the Armada thinking of the legendary Patrol. The bold status of the Armada does not compare with the modern-looking SUVs like the Ford Expedition but it sure is one hell of a statement maker and has a mighty road presence. 

Models

Nissan Armada

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition

Length (in)

208.9

204.0

203.9

210

Width (in)

79.9

80.5

80.5

79.9

Height (in)

75.8

74.4

74.4

76.6

Ground clearance (in)

9.1

7.87

8

9.8

Wheelbase (in)

121.1

116.0

116

122.5

Track width (in) F/R

67.5/67.9

N/A

N/A

67.6/67.2

Curb weight (lbs)

5577

5220

5482

5443

One of the unique selling propositions of the Nissan Armada comes in the form of its 9.1 inches of Ground Clearance, which makes it one of the easiest cars to do water wading in and going off-road, without worrying about the underbelly getting damaged or scraped.

Exterior Features

The Nissan Armada may not look chic like other modern-day SUVs such as the Ford Expedition, however, that does not abide this ride from being one hell of a statement maker. The Nissan Armada is a true blue SUV and surely looks the part. Some of the most noteworthy exterior features of the Nissan Armada are:

  • Automatic On/Off Headlights
  • Led Low-Beam Headlights With Integrated Signature
  • Led Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • Dark-Painted Overfenders
  • Body-Color Overfenders
  • Chrome Grille And Door Handles
  • Dark Chrome Grille And Door Handles
  • Power Heated And Folding Body-Color Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal Indicators
  • Power Heated And Folding Chrome Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal Indicators
  • Side Mirrors With Puddle Lights
  • Auto-Dimming Outside Mirrors
  • Power Sliding Glass Moonroof With One-Touch Open/Close And Tilt Feature
  • Power Liftgate
  • Dark Chrome Rear License Plate Finisher
  • Acoustic Windshield And Front Side Windows
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Platinum Reserve Exterior Badging
  • Dark-Painted Roof Rails
  • Dark-Painted Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch Receiver
  • Trailer Brake Pre-Wiring

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2020 Nissan Armada Safety

For this generation, Nissan has made several enhancements in the safety features on offer in the Armada. The Armada earned a four-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which sure is a good score. Every model has a host of driver assistance technology such as forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking. Some of the other most eminent safety features on-board the Nissan Armada are:

  • Standard automated emergency braking
  • Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Nissan Advanced Airbag System With Dual-Stage Supplemental Front Airbags With Seat Belt And Occupant-Classification Sensors
  • Driver And Front-Passenger Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Airbags
  • Roof-Mounted Curtain Side-Impact Supplemental Airbags With Rollover Sensor For Rollover Head Protection For All Outboard Passengers
  • Child-Safety Rear Door Locks
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Traction control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • 6 airbags

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2020 Nissan Armada Competition

Nissan Armada vs Chevrolet Tahoe

In this comparison, Nissan is both powerful and efficient, the 5.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline Endurance V8 engine has 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. This engine gives the 2020 Nissan Armada ability to tow up to 8,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. Paired with the 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching, the 2020 Nissan Armada has more power at lower speeds and a quieter engine at high speeds. In comparison to the 5.6L V8 on offer in the Armada, the Tahoe gets a 5.3L V8 engine, belting out 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Although in terms of looks some people might find Chevy to be acing this criterion. However, all included, Chevy takes a blow here messing with the Armada.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada vs GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon has the same powertrain dimensions as the Tahoe, with a 5.3L V8 belting out the very same power figures. In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in the GMC Yukon and the Nissan Armada. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the GMC Yukon as you will in the Nissan Armada. Armada at a lesser price gives premium features while the GMC does that with a slight increment in the price tag.

2020 GMC Yukon

Nissan Armada vs Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition outclasses the Armada in almost every conceivable way, making it Nissan's prime competitor. The Expedition's ride is more comfortable, it has a modern tech interface, and there's more room in the third row. Ford's towing limits are higher, and its twin-turbo V6 is more efficient than Nissan's V8. The Expedition offers a larger cargo area, and you can upgrade to the Expedition Max if you want even more storage. The only downside is the Expedition's price tag, which rockets quickly as you start adding options.

2020 Ford Expedition

 

2020 Nissan Armada Final Verdict

5.6/10

The 2020 Nissan Armada has a strong V8 engine and impressive interior quality, the ride ticks almost all the boxes to be a perfect full-size SUV. However, there are certain aspects, where we feel Nissan could have done a lot better, such as updating the infotainment panel on-board. The Armada offers superb acceleration, be it on the highway or the city courtesy of a super-powerful V8 motor. So, to conclude it all, the Nissan Armada is one of the few cars left in today's time which can satisfy your lust of full-size macho, robust SUVs, and if you don't mind frequent gas station visits, the Armada is an ideal match for you. 

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