The Nissan Armada is pitch-perfect for transporting passengers, groceries, camping gear, sporting goods, and other items that need to go from point A to point B. While bench seats are standard on the three row full-size SUV, SL and Platinum grades offer optional second row captain chairs and a removable second row console. Standard second row seats are 60/40 split-fold flat, while third row seats are 60/40 split-fold. A one-touch power fold/recline, new for 2022, is optional for third row seating on the Platinum grade. A week-long test drive drove home the powerful pull of Armada’s roomy comfort and stellar ride.
Armada is powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 producing 400 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 413 lbs-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Engine mates to a 7-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, Armada 2WD and 4WD configurations have best-in-class towing capacity (up to 8,500 pounds). The 121.1-inch wheelbase Armada’s 4WD system with auto/4HI/4LO modes claws a 2.70:1 gear ratio in 4LO. Top-of-the-line Armada Platinum provides a slew of standard safety technologies, including intelligent lane intervention, intelligent blind spot intervention, and intelligent around view monitor. The tested 2022 Nissan Armada Platinum Auto 4WD has a base MSRP of $68,300 and collects mpg numbers of 13 city and 18 highway.