coming off a strong second-place showing in our 2018 full-size suv challenge, the 2019 nissan armada gets a slight price increase and more standard safety features for the new model year, including nissan's new rear door alert system.
for 2019, the standard safety portfolio has expanded to include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and the previously mentioned rear door alert. previously, adaptive cruise control and the automatic emergency braking were only standard on platinum and platinum reserve models and optional on the sl. the base sv trim level offered none of that tech, so this is a welcome change.
rear door alert, meanwhile, is "designed to help remind customers of items that may be forgotten in the rear seat — pets, valuables, dry cleaning, groceries and more," nissan says. we might add children to the "and more" part of the equation, but the automaker acknowledged as much when it launched the system in 2017. it activates when the rear door is opened before the armada is started, then beeps the horn when the rear door isn't opened again after the trip.
nissan will still offer the armada across four trim levels: sv, sl, platinum and platinum reserve. each comes in rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations, and trim levels see varying price increases between $500 and $840. here are the new prices for the rear-drive varieties of the 2019 armada by trim level, including a $1,395 destination charge:
- sv: $48,185
- sl: $52,985
- platinum: $61,085
- platinum reserve: $64,085
if you want four-wheel drive, it'll cost an extra $3,000 — a slight bump over the $2,900 premium for last year's model. the 2019 armada is on sale now.
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