2020 Nissan Armada

Original MSRP Range
$47,500 - $63,930
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
13 - 14 MPG City / 18 - 19 MPG Hwy
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2020 Nissan Armada

What We Like

  • Rugged yet refined
  • Quiet cabin
  • Upscale interior appointments
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • 8,500-lb tow rating
  • Less expensive than the competition

What We Don't

  • Aging platform and cabin design
  • No second-row side-impact airbags
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Only one USB outlet on lower-tier trims
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Nissan Armada?

The Armada carries over for 2020 pretty much unchanged, save for the addition of standard heated side-view mirrors and a new 22-in wheel package. See the 2020 Nissan Armada models for sale near you

Which Armada is the Best?

Given its age and lack of overall efficiency -- not to mention its dated infotainment setup, which lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- the main thing that differentiates the Armada from the competition is its price. Segment favorites like the Expedition, the Chevy Tahoe, the Chevy Suburban and the GMC Yukon surpass it in most areas, but buyers should be able to find a better deal on a new Armada than on any of those SUVs, and that levels the playing field.

If you're put off by the mainstream nature and possible unreliability of the big American SUVs, you'll likely appreciate the niche status and general reliability of the Armada. We generally recommend considering a middle-of-the-pack trim level, which in the Armada's case would be the SL model. But if it's luxury features you're after, look toward the Platinum -- or just head to your Infiniti dealer and pick up a QX80. Find a Nissan Armada for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Nissan Armada Cost?

The 2020 Nissan Armada follows Nissan's established four-tier trim structure.

The SV ($48,495 RWD, $51,495 AWD) has heated front seats, a fold-flat third-row seat, a push-button ignition, four 12-volt power points, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8-in touchscreen, a navigation system, a 13-speaker Bose audio system and, new in 2020, standard heated side-view mirrors. Available options include a power liftgate, a power folding third-row seat, fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and remote keyless entry. Standard driver-assistance features include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and rear door alert, which lets you know if you've forgotten about precious cargo in the back seat. An optional Driver Package adds the fog lights, the power liftgate, the power folding third row and trailer prep wiring.

The SL ($53,295 RWD, $56,295 AWD) adds to the SV's standard and optional equipment leather seating, front and rear parking sensors, remote start, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers and a 360-degree Around View cameras with moving object detection. Available options are bundled into the Premium Package and include a power moonroof, Nissan's Distance Control Assist, a blind spot monitoring system and a backup-collision intervention system.

The Platinum ($61,925 RWD, $64,925 AWD) includes all of the SL's features and options plus heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, an I-RVM intelligent rearview mirror, a front-wiper deicer, leather door trim, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, lane-departure warning and intervention and a rear-seat family entertainment system with dual 7-in headrest monitors, two wireless headphones and a DVD player. The only available option is second-row captain's chairs, which cuts total seating from eight to seven.

The Platinum Reserve ($65,925 RWD, $69,425 AWD) trim adds a dark chrome exterior trim, 20-in dark chrome wheels, two-tone leather-appointed seats and a Black Quartz and premium wood interior trim.

Armada Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Armada 4x2 Platinum$60,930 / $56,4778 Cylinder39014 / 197-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Armada 4x2 SL$52,300 / $48,4868 Cylinder39014 / 197-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Armada 4x2 SV$47,500 / $44,0408 Cylinder39014 / 197-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Armada 4x4 Platinum$63,930 / $59,2568 Cylinder39013 / 187-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Armada 4x4 SL$55,300 / $51,2648 Cylinder39013 / 187-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Armada 4x4 SV$50,500 / $46,8188 Cylinder39013 / 187-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Nissan Armada Safety

Is the 2020 Nissan Armada a Safe Car?

The Armada comes standard with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. A rear door alert system reminds drivers to check the rear seat if the system detects that the rear doors were opened prior to driving but not again at the end of the trip. (It's intended to keep parents and guardians from forgetting about sleeping children in the back seat.) Other standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, electronic traction and stability control plus front, front-side-impact and side-curtain airbags.

In crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Armada scored 3 stars in the front-end crash test, 5 stars in the side-impact test and 3 stars in the rollover test for an overall 4-star rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not crash-tested the current-generation Nissan Armada.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$60,364 ($0.80 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Cargo Pkg
  • Lighting Pkg
  • Driver Pkg


2020 Nissan Armada vs the competition

2020 Ford Expedition -- The new Expedition arguably sets the standard in the full-size SUV segment, offering a powerful and efficient powertrain, modern design elements and class-leading towing capacity. There's plenty of interior and cargo room, too. Our advice: Start your search with the Expedition.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe -- The Tahoe feels more like a truck than the Armada does, and it can tow a little more. Its pleasing interior, which seats up to nine, is functional and roomy, and like the rest of the segment, it offers a much more modern infotainment setup than the Armada's.

2020 Infiniti QX80 -- The QX80 is virtually identical to the Armada underneath its more dramatic styling and more luxurious interior appointments. The two vehicles share most major components -- it isn't a stretch to call the QX80 a rebadged Armada. The QX80 comes with more prestige, but also a much higher price tag.

2020 Toyota Sequoia -- The Sequoia is getting pretty old -- it's now in its 13th year since its last major redesign. While it lags behind the Expedition, the Tahoe and other segment leaders in modernity and efficiency, it's that renowned Toyota reliability that keeps the Sequoia competitive. Its powertrain is similar to the Armada's, but the Sequoia comes in a wider variety of trim levels and gains Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for 2020, neither of which the Armada offers.

Used 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser -- Overseas, the Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol are big competitors. Each offers capability and durability and are relied upon for heavy-duty applications in Australia and the Middle East. The Land Cruiser is more highly regarded than the Patrol, but it's also more expensive.

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