With rivals like Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon etc. the Nissan Armada is among the best options in that full-size SUV class. This model exploits body-on-frame construction and offers eight-passenger seating. It’s relaxed character and clean V-8 engine. Its cabin feature high-quality design which beats most of its rival. The model is also well-equipped and has strong off-road capability. The next version of this model is 2018 Nissan Armada.
Armada entered to its next generation of its existence for the 2017 model year. With the redesign model got new design, powertrain and protection features. Interior also transferred upmarket with better products and model added new protection features. To the 2018 model year this model will enter without any substantial changes.
2018 NISSAN ARMADA: PLATFORM, STYLING
The redesigned Armada tours on the same platform as the Infiniti QX80. On the other hand sheetmetal design comes from the global Patrol model. In addition to that new-generation Armada advantages from stiffer figure and thanks to that from better performance. It is also lengthier for 1.2 inches but rests on 2.1 faster wheel base compared to prior generation. It is also 2.2 lower and 0.6 wider.
Styling-wise, the 2018 Nissan Armada will feature bold and macho look. Transparent will soon be strong V-motion grille and LED headlights. Day Running Lights will soon be standard and higher cuts will take haze lights. Profile part features subtly sculpted fenders and contrasting wheel width cladding. There is also functional air vent on the front fenders and truck like ceiling line.
Rear side has massive rear bumper and trendy taillights. Upright rear glass and some trim positions also characterize its rear end styling.
Inside, the Armada will also feature upscale design. It’s shut resemblance with increased luxurious QX8. Interior will take advantage of supreme quality soft-touch materials. There will also be desirable center bunch having an 8-inch touchscreen and simple to use controls. Ease will soon be fully guaranteed with well-contoured seats. Front seats will feature heating and six-way power functionalities as standard features.
The Aramda will come with standard features including combined zone weather get a grip on, keyless ignition and entry, point and telescopic controls, power back, 18-inch wheels, etc. Tech-wise there will be an 8-inch infotainment interface, 13-speaker Bose system, navigation, satellite radio, etc.
Greater 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, power controls, sunroof, ventilated top seats, heated middle line, rear seat activity will soon be for sale in higher trims.
Safety gear will cover rearview camera, intelligent emergency braking, blind-zone tracking, rear collision attentive, lane departure warning, etc.
2018 NISSAN ARMADA: PERFORMANCE
The power for the 2018 Nissan Armada will come from the 5.6 liter V-8 engine. The engine was new for the 2017 model year. It features direct injection, variable valve time and lift. Engine is good for 390 hp and torque of 394 pound-feet.
Standard is a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. As option comes all-wheel travel with low-range gearing. The model also features standard slope start assist, and limited-slip differential.
The fuel economy is 16 mpg with front-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive models will return 15 mpg. On the other hand towing capacity is up to 8, 500 pounds.
2018 NISSAN ARMADA: RELEASE DATE, PRICE
The 2018 Nissan Armada should hit markets in late 2017. Price range should have similar staring place from $44, 400.