2018 Nissan Armada Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$38,615 - $50,061
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
390
Seats
7-8
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$38,615 - $50,061
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
390
Seats
7-8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.1 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

Nissan’s largest and most expensive SUV, the luxurious 2018 Armada is perfect for families looking for a full-size, 3-row SUV that seats eight passengers and has the power to tow up to 8,500 pounds. All-new just last year, the Armada is attractive, comfortable and with a starting price of around $47,000 it’s a few grand cheaper than a Chevy Tahoe or Ford Expedition.

Nissan Armada Models & Trims

SV $45,704 - $50,061*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $38,615 - $42,500*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Platinum $40,843 - $45,598*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.88

17 Reviews

88% 12% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

SUV that rides smooth like a car.

I enjoy the features (DVD entertainment, iPod and phone connection for streaming videos in the back seat for the kids). It rides very smooth like a car and the back up camera is helpful.

- Mara D

I don't want to hurt the environment. Just need a large vehicle for all of our kids!

Just got it a couple of weeks ago, so have not formed a complete opinion yet. Love the "smart mirror", and love the sound of the engine and space to haul children and groceries, etc.

- Matt C

The safety features are awesome, and has room for a large family!

Very comfortable. It is reliable with great safety features. It also has a lot of room for my large family without feeling like it is to big to handle! Maneuverability is very good!

- Sabrina L

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$45,704 - $50,061
$38,615 - $42,500

Horsepower

Horsepower
390 hp
390 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.6L DOHC 32V Endurance V8
5.6L DOHC 32V Endurance V8
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.9 in.
39.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39 in.
39 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
8
8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Standard

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70HR18
P275/60HR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
121.1 in.
121.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.3 ft.
41.3 ft.

Width

Width
79.9 in.
79.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
390 hp
390 hp

Torque

Torque
394 ft. lbs.
394 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
8500 .lbs
8500 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
850 .lbs
850 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 mpg
17 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
14 mpg

Highway

Highway
19 mpg
19 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Standard
Standard

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
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  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings