Nissan didn’t cut any corners when it built its flagship model of the full-size SUV class. After debuting for the 2004 model year, and now in its second generation, the Nissan Armada is big, bold, and beautiful. In other words, it’s everything you’d want in a full-family SUV.
The team at AutoCenters Nissan has put together this guide to the 2023 Nissan Armada, including some basics about the model’s style, performance, luxury, and technology. Once you’re up to speed, head on over to our dealership in Herculaneum, Missouri, to test-drive a new or used Nissan Armada and learn more about this complete SUV.
The 2023 Nissan Armada shares just one engine among all trim levels, but it’s a big one. The 5.6-liter direct-injection V-8 spits out 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible. The seven-speed automatic transmission comes with a manual shift mode, and each trim level is available in either a two- or four-wheel drive.
The Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds, which is a higher capacity than some of its closest competition, and its payload capacities range from 1,484 to 1,649 pounds.
Nissan didn’t skimp on style with the 2023 Armada. Tires measure either 18 or 20 inches, while headlights, fog lights, and daytime running lights are all of the LED variety. A chrome grille and door handles invite you in, while a one-touch moonroof lets you escape. The rear of the Armada features a power liftgate accentuated by privacy glass, and a set of roof rails up top mean you’ll have plenty of space for your exterior cargo needs.
The 2023 Nissan Armada has seating for eight people with 171 cubic feet of interior volume that is well-distributed throughout the cabin. Front-row riders have nearly 41 inches of headroom, while even those back in the third row will enjoy more than 36 inches. Legroom tops out at almost 42 inches. The third row can be folded down for extra storage space and there’s even the option of a folding second row.
Some of the interior features available in the Armada include:
Nissan placed safety firmly in the driver’s seat with the newest Armada, and in every other seat in the cabin for that matter. Some of the many advanced safety features that come standard in all trim levels include:
In addition, all Armadas are fitted with front, side, and curtain airbags along with the LATCH system for car seats and child safety rear door locks.
The Armada comes equipped with a dizzying amount of technology.
You’ll enjoy a 7-inch driver-assist display along with a 12.3-inch color touch screen for all of your navigation, communication, and infotainment needs. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible and are made complete by steering wheel audio controls.
The Armada carries around its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so you’ll never have to worry about being without a signal no matter how far off the beaten path you venture. And certain trim levels even come with a built-in Alexa for an even more seamless journey. The wireless experience continues with Bluetooth, wireless charging, and hands-free text messaging.
The Armada’s technology suite makes long commutes away from Herculaneum enjoyable for the whole family. Upgraded trim levels feature a tri-zone entertainment system complete with dual 8-inch monitors, remote controls, wireless headphones, and USB and HDMI inputs.
The 2023 Nissan Armada comes in five trim levels.
The base S trim kicks things off with a baseline of performance and technology with 400 horsepower under the hood and a suite of safety and infotainment features.
Upgrading to the SV brings a touch of luxury with features that include heated and leatherette seats, wireless charging, Alexa, and more.
The SL introduces a power moonroof and a premium audio system among other upgrades.
If style is your thing, the Midnight Edition is your Armada. The blacked-out exterior and interior trim give this one the edge.
Last but certainly not least is the Platinum, which packs the full punch, including a tri-zone entertainment system, leather-appointed seats, and more.
If you’re looking for a little more second-row comfort, you can opt for the Captain’s Chair package, which provides a set of captain’s chairs with a center console and easy third-row entry.
Nissan developed a wide range of accessories for the Armada, so you can personalize it to your needs or taste. Some of the many accessories available for the Nissan Armada include:
We aren’t the only ones who love the Nissan Armada. In 2022, the Armada took home its second straight 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelley Blue Book. The award takes into account a vehicle’s depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees. The Armada has also been recognized as:
Nobody would blame you for wanting to test-drive the latest Nissan Armada after reading all about it. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.
Visit our location on McNutt Street in St. Louis, Missouri, today to take the Nissan Armada for a spin. Our inventory includes the brand new 2023 Armada as well as used Armadas from previous model years, so you’re sure to find the one that suits your budget and needs best. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the Armada or any other Nissan.