As the new Toyota Sequoia is here, we can say that Armada now remains the oldest model in the lineup. Introduced in 2016, this SUV actually features a design that dates from 2010. However, it looks like the company won’t rush with changes. Instead, we are about to see a familiar layout, as the current generation is about to remain in production for another year or two. Considering the 2021 updates, it’s quite easy to conclude that the 2023 Nissan Armada won’t feature more important changes.
Therefore, you may count on a familiar design, which still has a lot of great things to offer. We like the styling, as well as the interior quality. Furthermore, the amount of interior space is pretty decent, while driving dynamics are pretty impressive. On the other hand, the biggest complaints go to things like an outdated cabin, poor fuel economy etc.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Nissan Armada will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Nissan Armada Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Nissan Armada will continue with the same design, which was updated last year. The 2021 model came with completely new styling, with new headlights, grille, and many other parts. So, the current model is among the most attractive full-size SUVs on the market, despite the age.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect didn’t change much last year. We are still talking about the same design that was introduced in 2016. Moreover, it is actually a good-old Y62 layout, which underpins Nissan Patrol and Infiniti QX80 since 2010. However, the ride quality is surprisingly good. The ride is comfortable, and you may also count on a reasonable level of athleticism.
When it comes to off-road capabilities, the Armada features 9.2 inches of ground clearance, while all models come with a front skid plate. Additionally, you can opt for four-wheel drive, which comes with Snow mode, as well as with low-range gearing.
Unfortunately, this SUV doesn’t look as great on the inside as it looks from the inside. The interior design shows signs of aging, especially when it comes to the dashboard design and materials/color choice. However, the actual build quality is pretty impressive. The 2023 Nissan Armada will continue to benefit from the tight connection with the QX80, offering the same level of build quality and pretty nice materials. Also, the last year’s update brought new tech features, which made the cabin look a little bit more attractive.
The Armada accommodates up to 8 passengers and all three rows accommodate adults pretty easily. The third row may feel a little bit tighter compared to rivals but on the other hand, the front seats are among the best in the class. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 49.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 95.4 cubic feet of the total cargo space. That’s a lot of space but still less than what you get from rivals like Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.
We might see a couple of novelties in this aspect but most things should remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, proximity keyless entry, 12.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, navigation, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, a four-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth.
Count on a couple of available features as well. Some of the things that come to mind are premium audio systems, wireless charging, a second-row entertainment system, a moonroof, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and remote start.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, driver attention monitoring, parking sensors, rearview camera etc.
2023 Nissan Armada Engine
The 2023 Nissan Armada will continue with the good-old 5.6-liter V8, which puts out 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty enough power to move this large SUV with ease. Driving dynamics are very good, while the 7-speed automatic is very smooth, even though it feels a little bit outdated.
On the other hand, the biggest issue with this powertrain is fuel economy. You may count on about 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is probably the lowest rating in the segment.
2023 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2023 Nissan Armada will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 50.000 dollars.