The aptly named Armada is Nissan’s largest and most capable sport-utility vehicle. It’ll carry seven or eight passengers and tow trailered loads up to 8,500 pounds. In a market teeming with car-based mid-size and compact crossovers, the full-size Armada stands out. Its body-on-frame construction is a bit of a throwback to the time when SUVs were based on pickup trucks and built to handle the rigors of off-road trails. But one look at the fitments and comfort and convenience content of the 2019 Nissan Armada will convince that this mud-buster has gone uptown. The Armada belongs to a small group of competitors that include the Toyota Land Cruiser and Sequoia, Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Ford Expedition.
And it’s the most expensive SUV in Nissan’s lineup, with the base SV priced at $48,495 (including the $1,395 destination charge), the midlevel SL at $53,295, the premium Platinum at $61,495, and the Infiniti-worthy Platinum Reserve at $64,495. Add $3,000 to each for four-wheel drive.