While Nissan has an amazing reputation when it comes to SUV vehicles, the Armada somehow never managed to establish its position in North America. It may be because of tough competition, but the fact is that the current model definitely has a lot to offer. Of course, there are some drawbacks, in terms of cargo space and outdated interior looks. However, the fact is that the Armada is arguably the most driveable model in the class. A combination of a powerful engine and excellent handling provides a great driving experience. The current ration definitely won’t have too long production cycle as the original model, but we don’t expect changes for the next year either. The 2020 Nissan Armada is about to carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics and features.
The best we could see are some additions to the list of standard equipment. Other than that, things are about to remain the same.
2020 Nissan Armada Redesign
The current generation came three years ago. However, this model is actually nothing more than a re-badged version of the famous Patrol, which has been around since 2010. Therefore, the Armada is actually a pretty old vehicle. Still, that doesn’t mean there are no good things about it. Moreover, it offers some of the best driving characteristics in the class. Typically for all Patrol models, driving dynamics and handling are amazing. That is the main benefit of the famous Y62 platform. Visually, the 2020 Nissan Armada won’t suffer any notable change. We are about to see a typical SUV shape, which is a real rarity these days. The styling is practically the same as in the Patrol and the best thing we could see in the next year is a couple of new color options.
The interior of the 2020 Nissan Armada is also about to remain pretty much the same. In practice, that would mean the same cabin that looks a little bit outdated. Simply, the dashboard design and the rest of the cabin is features some styling solutions that are typical for vehicles that were in production about a decade ago. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the overall quality is great. There are even some pretty attractive color schemes and combinations of different materials that put the Armada almost on par with premium full-size SUVs.
When it comes to comfort, the front seats are amazing. Things are as good in the second row, while even the third row seems spacious enough to accommodate an adult passenger. On the other side, a big complaint goes to the cargo area. It is one of the smallest in the class. You can count on 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall capacity goes up to 95 cubic feet.
When it comes to standard equipment, the 2020 Nissan Armada could come with a couple of additions. Still, most of the things will remain the same. This SUV is surprisingly generous in terms of standard features. All models come with standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control and an infotainment system that includes an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and voice recognition. Additionally, you can also get things like a moonroof and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.
When it comes to safety, this SUV seems even more impressive. All models come with things like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a rear door alert. In higher trims, you can also get advanced systems like a surround-view camera system, blind spot monitoring, backup collision intervention, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.
2020 Nissan Armada Engine
Under the hood, things will definitely remain the same. The 2020 Nissan Armada will come with a well-known 5.6-liter V8 engine, which delivers plenty of power. It is good for about 390 horsepower, which is more than enough for any situation. Combined with excellent handling, it provides an amazing driving experience. Moreover, it is also quite capable. A max towing capacity goes up to 8.500 pounds, which are quite decent numbers for the class. On the other side, a big complaint goes for the fuel economy, which is way below average for the segment of full-size SUVs. Practically, the best you can get is something like 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
2020 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we expect to see 2020 Nissan Armada sometime late in the year. The price should remain pretty much the same, which somewhere around 47.000 dollars for the base model. Some of the competitors are models like Toyota Sequoia, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, etc.