Nissan Armada Specifications & Features
The 2024 Nissan Armada embraces its old-school charm with pride. As the brand’s largest SUV, it boasts a traditional body-on-frame construction, three rows of seating, a naturally aspirated V8 engine, and an impressive max tow rating of 8500 pounds. 4WD is available across all four trim levels, and a standard limited-slip rear axle adds to its rugged capabilities. While all Armadas come well-equipped, the higher trims offer luxurious features like quilted leather heated seats, rear display screens mounted on headrests, and open-pore wood trim, stopping just short of encroaching on the territory of the Infiniti QX80, which shares the same platform and powertrain. The Armada’s pricing aligns with competitors such as the Chevy Tahoe, Jeep Wagoneer, or Ford Expedition, and so does its 16-mpg combined fuel economy. Adhering to the laws of physics, the powerful engine and traditional platform demand a significant amount of fuel.
For 2024, the Armada undergoes minimal changes, excluding the removal of the base S trim from the lineup. The model remains unchanged from the 2023 version, with its last significant update dating back to 2021.
Nissan Armada Engine, Power & Performance
The Armada packs a robust punch with its 5.6L V8, boasting 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. While premium fuel is recommended, regular fuel is acceptable, albeit with a slight dip in performance. Managed by a seven-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain, though untested in the latest Armada, has proven capable of commanding the SUV, which weighs over 7300 pounds. The independent rear suspension attempts to navigate uneven surfaces, providing reasonable body control. However, the ride and handling exhibit an aged feel compared to the more contemporary Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. The steering, too, shows signs of ageing, responding to driver inputs with a leisurely and imprecise demeanour. Despite these quirks, the Armada excels in maintaining a quiet interior, making long highway journeys feel effortlessly smooth.
Nissan Armada Mileage
|2024 Nissan Armada Mileage
The Armada’s reliance on a naturally aspirated 5.6L V8, coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission and its substantial curb weight, results in a rather fuel-thirsty combination. According to EPA estimates, the RWD version achieves 16 mpg combined, with 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Opting for the 4WD variant trims both numbers by 1 mpg.
Dimensions & Space
|2024 Nissan Armada Dimensions
It’s impossible to overlook the expansive 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system positioned prominently on the dashboard. While it might have been surpassed in size by more recent offerings like the Sequoia and competitors, it maintains its brightness, and legible icons, and earns praise for incorporating rotary controls for volume and tuning. Standard technological features include navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, as well as Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. The vehicle is equipped with USB Type A and Type C ports both at the front and rear, along with a 120-volt outlet on SL and above trims. Additionally, wireless smartphone charging is available. The SL model, positioned in the mid-level range, upgrades the audio experience with a 13-speaker Bose system, while the top-tier Platinum trim boasts a rear-seat entertainment system featuring dual 8.0-inch screens.
|2024 Nissan Armada Trims
We find that the SL trim offers the best value proposition. It not only incorporates the appealing standard features from the base SV model, such as trailer brake and sway control, tinted privacy glass, dark roof rack, and Amazon Alexa, but also adds 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels, a sunroof, and a power hatch. The interior receives enhancements like leather appointments, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, and a heated steering wheel. Additionally, the option to include second-row captain’s chairs is a worthwhile add-on.
Specifications, Quarter Mile, 0-60 Mph & Top-Speed
|2024 Nissan Armada Specifications
|5.6L DOHC 32-valve V8