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16 Nov

The 2024 Nissan Armada just hit the market with its timeless charm and old-school “trucky SUV” ethos. Maintaining a robust body-on-frame construction, a commanding naturally aspirated V8, and a competitive 8,500-pound max tow rating, the apple isn't falling far from the tree. In a dance between luxury and functionality, the Armada's four trim levels offer an array of options, including four-wheel drive and a standard limited-slip rear axle. 

As it shares a platform with the Infiniti QX80, the Armada's top trims flaunts quilted leather heated seats, rear display screens, and opulent wood trim, effectively giving the nameplate a seat at the table of elite SUVs. With a 16-mpg combined fuel-economy, the Armada is a thirsty full-sizer, but so are its segment rivals. Plus, the Armada's pricing structure is on par with competitors like the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition. 

Yet, beneath the thirst for fuel lies a powerful engine, showcasing an SUV with an effortless combo of style, exclusivity, and an impressive towing capacity. The 2024 Nissan Armada topped our list of Cheapest Full-size SUVs New On The Market for 2023/2024, with an estimated starting price of $53,000. Even with the actual MSRP exceeding our estimation by more than $2,000, the Armada is still the most affordable full-size SUV money can buy this year and the next. 

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2024 Nissan Armada Feature Highlights

2024 Nissan Armada engine and performance.

The Engine And Power

The 2024 Nissan Armada's heart is Nissan's 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 power mill churning out a decent 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque to support the SUV's impressive towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds. 

Nissan introduced the powerful 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine just as the sun set in 2015. They built it in Decherd, Tennessee, for the all-new TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups, marking a significant milestone in the "American TITAN" narrative. 

Boasting features like four-valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event & Lift, and Direct Injection, the new engine delivered competitive performance with 390 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Joining forces with the acclaimed Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, the TITAN XD blended heavy-duty capabilities with the agility and affordability of a light-duty pickup, a combination you didn't see every day in the pickup market

The redesigned Endurance V8, while sharing displacement with its predecessor, showcased substantial power upgrades, incorporating Nissan's advanced VVEL technology and Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) for enhanced performance, fuel efficiency, and reduced emissions. 

Moving from the TITAN XD, the Endurance V8 continues the tradition of strength and affordability with an updated 400 horsepower on the 2024 Nissan Armada. 

Cutting-Edge Safety Features

2024 Nissan Armada safety features.

The Armada is fortified with safety features like the standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and an available Intelligent Around View Monitor. 

With this cutting-edge safety system offered standard on all 2024 Nissan Armada trim levels, every Armada trim comes with 16 driver assist technologies as standard equipment, including available safety features like the Intelligent Rear View Mirror. 

The IRVM provides enhanced visibility with precision and a spacious display. Using a liftgate camera, this innovative system not only expands the driver's rear field of vision but also illuminates problematic lighting conditions and helps the driver see around passengers or cargo with ease. 

Supporting the IRVM is the Intelligent Back-Up Intervention, designed to assist the driver when backing out of a tight spot. The system can intuitively apply the brakes on sensing cars crossing behind you as you're backing out. Like the Intelligent Rear View Mirror, the IBI is an available safety feature on the new Armada. 

However, the new Armada comes with a satisfying list of standard Hi-Tech safety features, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking (your bumper will thank you), Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist. 

Best-In-Class Infotainment And Connectivity

2024 Nissan Armada infotainment and connectivity.

The 2024 Nissan Armada offers seamless connectivity in an intuitive interface, thanks to the largest standard infotainment screen in its class – a stunning 12.3-inch HD display. As Nissan says, "everything looks better in widescreen."

It offers a Tri-Zone Entertainment System that lets second-row passengers indulge in their own videos or games while you enjoy your music choices up front. 

Speaking of music, the new Armada offers Bose Premium Audio System as available equipment, boasting 13 strategically placed speakers delivering the richness and detail of a live performance. 

Bose's presence on the Armada includes the Bose AudioPilot, which means it's time up for road noise intrusion. The Bose AudioPilot monitors and adjusts your music to counter background noise. 

With Alexa Built-in, the Armada is ready to play your favorite music, deliver the latest news, provide weather updates, control smart home devices, and much more—all at the sound of your voice. 

Besides entertainment, the 2024 Armada's 7" Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display puts what matters most right in front of you with intuitive controls, whether it's turn-by-turn directions, Bluetooth® controls, caller ID, or safety features. 

The Armada has USB-A and USB-C ports conveniently located in the front and second rows. Additionally, the MyNISSAN app now goes beyond basic features like service appointments and owner's manuals to include vehicle functionalities such as remote start/stop, lock/unlock, and more—all from the convenience of your compatible smartphone. 

You also have the NissanConnect® Services offering a range of plans and hands-free assistance features for your Armada, including customizable alerts and emergency response. 

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The Midnight Edition Package

Nissan Armada Midnight Edition.

The Armada Midnight Edition creates a symphony of raw power and captivating design. Exclusive to the Midnight Edition, these features not only catch the eye but redefine the essence of style for the Armada. 

The Midnight is immediately announced from the black grille upfront to the stealthy blacked-out Nissan badging in the rear. The all-around Midnight clues ensure you stand out effortlessly in any crowd. 

Nissan permits you to roll with lights-out styling on 20" 12-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, featuring a distinctive black-painted machine finish for that added touch of sophistication. 

Even the smallest touches carry a bold statement, evident in the exclusive Midnight Edition front and rear skid plates, roof rails, mirrors, and grille, all contributing to a sleek, blacked-out styling that sets the Armada Midnight Edition apart. 

Inside, the Midnight makes its presence felt via branded carpeted floor mats and unique badging that adds a touch of distinction to every journey. The lights-out interior touches include exclusive black interior trim and headliner. 

Three Well-Equipped Trim Levels

2024 Nissan Armada trim levels.

For the 2024 model year, the Armada's lineup is streamlined into three well-equipped grades, starting with the SV and ascending to the SL and Platinum. Tailor your driving experience with a choice between rear-wheel drive or Nissan's advanced Intelligent 4WD system, complete with a two-speed transfer case. 

The 2024 Nissan Armada saw minimal changes from the 2023 MY, maintaining the features and design direction introduced in its 2021 refresh. Now, the S trim retires from service, leaving the Armada lineup intact, and the SV trim as the starting point of the journey with an array of features below: 

  • Auto-dimming, heated side mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • LED foglights
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Alexa compatibility
  • Remote engine start
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Six-speaker stereo

You can opt for the SV Appearance package to enhance your Armada with 20-inch alloy wheels, additional LED foglights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and a power liftgate. 

SL Trim

Shoppers can elevate their Nissan Armada experience with the SL trim, incorporating SV Appearance package perks and introducing: 

  • Trailer sway damping
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Leather seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Sunroof
  • 120-volt household-style power outlet
  • 13-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Surround-view camera system

 This trim/grade also offers the optional Midnight Edition package, gracing your SL trim with black exterior and interior trim, leather seats, a black headliner, special floor mats, and cargo mat. 

Platinum Trim

At the summit, the Platinum Armada boasts superior features, including: 

  • 22-inch alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Wiper de-icer system
  • Quilted leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated second-row seats
  • One-touch power-folding third-row seats
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with dual 8-inch display screens

You can customize your Armada SL or Platinum with the option of second-row captain's chairs. We all think the SL trim stands out as the best value proposition since it blends coveted features from the SV model with enticing upgrades like 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a sunroof, and a power hatch. 

No matter the trim/grade you go for, the Armada remains a compelling choice with its remarkable value compared to its platform and powertrain sibling, the Infiniti QX80. 

The 2024 Nissan Armada Pricing And Options

2024 Nissan Armada pricing and options,
  • Armada SV 4X2: $55,450
  • Armada SL 4X2: $59,270
  • Armada Platinum 4X2: $67,520
  • Armada SV 4X4: $58,450
  • Armada SL 4X4: $62,270
  • Armada Platinum 4X4: $70,520

 Destination and Handling: $1,895 

2024 Nissan Armada Factory-Installed Options:


  • Special Paint: $395


  • Midnight Edition Package: $1,990
  • Captain's Chairs Package: $750
  • Special Paint: $395


  • Special Paint
  • Captain's Chairs Package: $750

2024 Nissan Armada Port-Installed Options:


  • USB Charging Cable Set: $90
  • Carpeted Floor Mats (3 Row) – Bench Seat: $390
  • Cargo Package: $230
  • Illuminated Kick Plates: $390
  • Illuminated Scuff Plate: $375
  • Welcome Lighting: $395
  • Dash Cam – Dual Camera Drive Recorder: $360


  • Roof Rail Cross Bars - Silver: $410
  • USB Charging Cable Set: $90
  • Carpeted Floor Mats (3 Row) – Bench Seat: $390
  • Carpeted Floor Mats (3 Row) – Captain's Seats: $390
  • Cargo Package: $230
  • Illuminated Kick Plates: $390
  • Dash Cam – Dual Camera Drive Recorder: $360


  • Roof Rail Cross Bars - Gun Metal: $410
  • USB Charging Cable Set: $90
  • Carpeted Floor Mats (3 Row) – Bench Seats: $390
  • Illuminated Kick Plates: $390
  • Illuminated Scuff Plate: $375
  • Carpeted Floor Mats (3 Row) – Captain's Seats: $390
  • Dash Cam - Dual Camera Drive Recorder: $360
  • Cargo Package: $230
  • Welcome Lighting: $395
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