The word “Armada” usually refers to a group of large moving objects. This is a fitting name for Nissan SUV in this segment, because almost every aspect of this vehicle is size L or XL. With a standard 5.6 liter V8 engine, the 2018 Nissan Armada allows you to tow trailer and camp easily. And there is a huge amount of space in the Armada cabin, this is a very spacious SUV that is also full of storage areas.
The 2018 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV with seats for eight people. It sold in three trim levels: the base SV, SL and the fully loaded Platinum. Second-row captain’s chairs are available on the top Platinum trim and reduce seating to seven.
The 2018 Nissan Armada is backed by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that makes 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. Power sent to the rear wheel through a seven-speed automatic transmission. The four-wheel-drive system (4WD) with low range is available as an option. A tow mode function, hill start assist and limited-slip differential are also standard.
Despite having a V8 engine, the Armada acceleration is brisk, never feels very sluggish and easy to execute passing maneuvers. In track testing, the 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds.
EPA estimated fuel economy return 16 mpg combined (14 city/19 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway) for 4WD models. Properly equipped, the 2018 Nissan Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds.
The 2018 Nissan Armada price list: SV $47,385, SL $52,145 and Platinum $60,485. The four-wheel drive option will add $2,900 to the price. All prices including a $1,295 destination fee.