On the bright side, there are more standard features.
It's typical for automakers to raise price tags from one model year to the next, without necessarily upping the amount of features in the car. In the case of the 2019 Nissan Armada, however, the modest increase in base price comes with more standard features.
Nissan has just announced final pricing for the 2019 Armada, the massive eight-passenger SUV that you can drive anywhere, and compared to last year its base price has increased by $700, from $46,090 to $46,790 (not including the $1,395 handling fee).
For that you will get the Armada SV 4x2, now including new standard items such as rear door alert, intelligent cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and intelligent forward collision warning. Another notable new standard safety feature is intelligent rear view mirror.
This consists of a rearview mirror using a high-resolution camera located at the rear which, in turn, is able to project an image onto an LCD monitor built into the rearview mirror. The driver uses a switch at the bottom of the mirror to see either the regular rearview mirror system or the high-tech version. Cool.
Regardless of trim level, which remains the same as 2018, all Armadas remain powered by a 5.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Those carry-over trim levels include the aforementioned SV base, as well as the SL 4x2, Platinum 4x2, and Platinum Reserve 4x2. Each of those trims is also available in 4x4 configuration, though for a slightly higher price. For example, the 2019 Armada SV 4x4 begins at $49,790, exactly $2,000 more than its 4x2 counterpart. At the top end, the Armada Platinum Reserve 4x4 begins at $65,690. When equipped as needed, both 4x2 and 4x4 models have a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. A total of four packages are available, including the Driver and Premium packages. Instead of a second-row bench, a pair of captain's chairs remains optional.
Nissan did not state when exactly the 2019 Armada will go on sale but it's fair to assume this will happen any day now.