The Armada is available in S, SV, SL, Midnight Edition, and Platinum trims. All models are equipped with the same 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission, but a permanent 4WD system with low range is available.
From the base specification, Nissan includes a lot of safety as standard. All models get intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Lane Intervention, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, Intelligent Blind-Spot Intervention, front and rear sonar, and rear automatic braking. Comfort levels are also high, thanks to dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, a 12.3-inch infotainment system with all the latest connectivity features, and door-to-door navigation. As you go up the ranks, Nissan adds niceties like genuine leather upholstery, wireless charging, a surround-view camera system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The price of the Nissan Armada begins at an MSRP of $48,900 for the S, increasing to $52,900 for the SV trim. The SL will cost $56,710, going up to $58,700 for the Midnight Edition. The top-spec Platinum has an MSRP of $65,300. Adding a 4WD system to all trim levels costs an additional $3,000. These prices exclude a $1,495 destination and handling fee.
Nissan keeps it simple when it comes to options. There's a $2,500 Appearance Package for the SV, including 20-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, and a Homelink universal remote. SL and Platinum models can be ordered with the $650 Captain's Chair package, which includes two separate captain's chairs in the second row and a padded center console with cupholders.
If we were in the market for a 2022 Nissan Armada, there are two trim levels we'd consider. The Midnight Edition offers stealthy styling and strong features starting at $58,700 for the 2WD or $61,700 for the 4WD. Although it's the most expensive in the lineup, the Armada Platinum is less expensive than a loaded full-size American SUV, starting at $65,300 for the 2WD model or $68,300 for the 4WD version. We feel the Platinum is up to par with the "luxury" Infiniti QX80, so it's kind of a bargain at its starting price.