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2019 Nissan Armada

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Nissan Armada highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • High-quality, quiet, and appealing interior
  • Smooth V8 engine delivers ample power
  • Many standard driver-assist features

Cons

  • There’s no getting around the V8's poor fuel economy
  • Third-row seating isn't particularly spacious
  • It's hard to lift items into the cargo area
  • Infotainment interface feels dated

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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The full-size 2019 Nissan Armada hits the basics, but tech comes up short

There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Nissan Armada. It has up to 8,500 pounds of towing capacity thanks to its muscular V8 engine and trucklike body-on-frame design. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. The interior is quiet at highway speeds, and extras like the surround-view camera help make in-town maneuverability a snap, relatively speaking, for a full-size SUV. Despite its off-road-ready underpinnings, backed up by a highly capable four-wheel drive system, the Armada has a surprisingly comfortable ride over small and medium-size bumps.

Unfortunately, the 2019 Armada also has more shortcomings than some of its rivals. The outdated infotainment system doesn’t feature Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, and most driver-assist systems are optional, although automatic emergency braking was made standard for this model year. The Armada’s interior doesn’t offer enough room in the third row for anybody but children, and the second-row captain's chairs are fixed in place, offering no adjustment. Fuel economy also trails rivals, with two-wheel-drive models only managing an EPA-estimated 16 mpg combined score. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

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2019 Nissan Armada trims

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SV:

  • 390-hp, 394-lb-ft of torque 5.6L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
  • View our Nissan Armada SV inventory

SL:

  • Includes all features available on the SV
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Remote Start
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • View our Nissan Armada SL inventory

Platinum:

  • Includes all features available on the SL
  • A/C Seats
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Sunroofs
  • DVD Video System
  • View our Nissan Armada Platinum inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Nissan Armada

What We Like

Driving: With a powerful V8 under the hood and a suspension that balances comfort and control, the 2019 Armada is easy and comfortable to drive. It handily out-accelerates rivals like the Chevy Tahoe and has plenty of passing power at highway speeds. The brakes are also strong and responsive, which is important in a big, heavy vehicle like this. On the road, the soft suspension soaks up small and medium-sized bumps without fuss.

Towing: One of the reasons to buy a traditional full-size SUV is for towing, and here the Armada shines. Able to tow up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped, the Armada can handle large trailers, a decent-size boat, or other big loads.

Interior refinement: From the upscale-feeling materials to the overall design, the 2019 Nissan Armada feels a class above many of its rivals. Everything has a solid feel to it, and the hush of the interior at speed also imparts the feeling of a higher-priced vehicle. A lot of credit goes to multiple parts shared with the Infiniti QX80, a luxury version of this same vehicle.

What Needs Improvement

Technology: As nice as the Armada is, it comes up short in a key area compared to its rivals: technology. The infotainment system feels dated, not just because of the interface, but because of the lack of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. While Nissan made automatic emergency braking standard this year, other technologies remain available only on higher-level trim models.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Nissan Armada is a large SUV that has a smooth ride and is comfortable. Customers like the Armada because is a good value for the price.
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RepairPal gave the Nissan Armada an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Armada 3rd out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Nissan Armada features and specs

Platinum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Quad Seats

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

5.6L

Horsepower

390

Torque (ft-lbs)

394

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

26

Wheelbase

121.1"

Overall length

208.9"

Width

79.9"

Height

75.8"

Leg room

F 41.9"/M 39"/R 28.3"

Head room

F 39.8"/M 40"/R 36.4"

Front tires

P275/60HR20

Rear tires

P275/60HR20

Seating capacity

8

Max towing capacity

850/8500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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