The facelifted Armada's exterior is a giant leap in the right direction compared to the old car. It used to have a droopy face that reminded us of Eeyore. The facelifted model just looks more amped about life in general, thanks to a more rugged V-design grille surround and a square jawline. The new LED headlights look incredibly cool, and the rear is also a design success. The redesigned taillights are now connected by a chrome strip, which works better with the protruding rear bumper. S and SV models ride on 18-inch 12-spoke wheels, while SL and Midnight Edition models get 20-inch alloys. The top-spec Platinum rides on an impressive set of 22-inch 14-spoke alloy wheels. The SL trim and above receives a power sliding glass moonroof as standard.
The Armada is an old-school body-on-frame SUV with considerable dimensions. It has a 121.1-inch wheelbase, and on top of that, we find a body that's 208.9 inches long, 79.9 inches in width, and 75.8 inches tall. The Armada is only slightly lighter than the average planet, thanks to the old-school chassis and heavy lump under the hood. Even the base 4x2 model weighs 5,650 lbs, going up to 6,034 lbs for the 4x4 Platinum derivative. The approach, breakover, and departure angles on the S and SV are 20.8, 20.5, and 22.2 degrees, respectively. The SL, Midnight Edition, and Platinum improve on these figures, but not by much. The higher-trim models are rated at 21, 20.7, and 22.4 degrees.
|Nissan Armada Trims||S||SV||SL||Midnight Edition||Platinum|
|Max Width||79.9 in.||79.9 in.||79.9 in.||79.9 in.||79.9 in.|
|Length||208.9 in.||208.9 in.||208.9 in.||208.9 in.||208.9 in.|
|Height||75.8 in.||75.8 in.||75.8 in.||75.8 in.||75.8 in.|
|Wheelbase||121.1 in.||121.1 in.||121.1 in.||121.1 in.||121.1 in.|
|Nissan Armada Trims||Curb Weight|
|S||5,577 - 5,824 lbs.|
|SV||5,577 - 5,824 lbs.|
|SL||5,672 - 5,917 lbs.|
|Midnight Edition||5,713 - 5,958 lbs.|
|Platinum||5,713 - 5,958 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
The new Nissan Armada is available in Aspen White TriCoat, Hermosa Blue Pearl, Coulis Red Pearl, Mocha Almond Pearl, and Super Black. Metallic options include Brilliant Silver and Gun Metallic. It's not a wide assortment of colors, but all the available options contrast nicely with the chrome exterior trim and bright alloy wheels. If it's style you're after, the Midnight Edition is worth a look. Nissan blacks out most of the exterior, which makes a reasonably mundane vehicle look pretty sinister.
There are some limits per trim in terms of colors. The base model is only offered in Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, or Super Black. The SV adds Aspen White but that's a $395 option, and the SL also gets access to Mocha Almond Pearl and Hermosa Blue Pearl. The Midnight Edition is only compatible with Aspen White, Gun Metallic, and Super Black. Finally, the Platinum is available with the entire palette including Coulis Red Pearl.