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Powerful standard V8, squishy-comfy seating, smooth ride


Tight third row, dated interior design, thirsty

Bottom Line

The Nissan Armada is a left-field choice in the full-size SUV scene, blending reliable power with a comfy (if tight) cabin.

2022 Nissan Armada Review: The Other Other Full-Size Import SUV

Admit it, you kind of forgot about the Nissan Armada.

That’s understandable. Whenever you spy a large, non-premium SUV on the road, you’ve got roughly a 3-in-20 chance of it being Nissan’s big boy, based on 2021 sales figures. Like the large pickup segment, this is a category where the domestics dominate.

The 2022 Nissan Armada might sail under the radar, then. That being said, this overlooked road-boat offers a long list of appealing standard features, especially at its relatively bargain price tag.

The Armada saunters into 2022 relatively unchanged, after a significant facelift last year. The biggest update this year is the addition of a special Midnight Edition Package. As it does on so many other Nissans, this option package blacks out a bunch of exterior trim pieces, including the grille, logos, mirrors, roof rails, and skid plates. The Midnight treatment builds on the SL trim, which is the penultimate grade in the US—and the entry point in Canada. Another important market difference: the top-trim Platinum gains a power-folding third row in the US, while every Canadian Armada includes the feature.

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Chevrolet Tahoe vs Nissan Armada Comparison: Goliath vs Goliath

The full-size SUV is a very American vehicle. Unsurprisingly, the market is dominated by domestic players, GM being the biggest among them.

The Detroit giant offers the Cadillac Escalade for luxury-minded customers, the GMC Yukon as a premium option, and the Tahoe as the workhorse. For 2021, the Chevrolet Tahoe was completely redone from the ground up and now rides on independent rear suspension and even offers a diesel powertrain. The Tahoe will probably gallop around in the full-size SUV market mostly unchallenged until the Grand Cherokee L and the Grand Wagoneer arrive.

But in the meantime, there exists an option from Japan that commands its own following. The Nissan Armada might not boast of a large following in the Americas despite being built for the North American market, but in the middle east, literally, every third car is a Nissan Armada (or Patrol as it is called there). It is also a capable off-roader, comes with a V8 engine, and offers tons of space. So it ticks all the right full-size SUV boxes. Plus, it gets a comprehensive update for the 2021 model year which includes a new face.

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Detailed Specs


$55,450 - $70,520


5.6-liter 8-cylinder


400 hp


413 lb-ft





Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

13–14 mpg / 18–19 mpg

Cargo Capacity

16.5 cu ft.

Our Final Verdict

Nissan Armada



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