Nissan redesigned its Armada for the 2017 model year. For 2018, the full-size three-row SUV gains more standard features and gets a higher starting price. It goes on sale at Nissan dealers Friday.
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A base rear-wheel-drive 2018 Armada SV starts at $46,795, including a $1,195 destination charge. That's $700 more than the 2017 version of this trim, but the 2018 Armada SV comes with additional features. They include an 8-inch multitouch dashboard screen, HD radio, SiriusXM Travel Link with a three-year trial, more USB ports and additional connectivity through standard NissanConnect Services.
That starting price keeps the 2018 Armada on the inexpensive end versus competitors, with the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe starting at $48,745, the 2018 Ford Expedition at $52,890 and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia at $46,855.
Mid-level SL trims are also $700 more expensive, but prices for the high-end Platinum rise $1,100 compared with last year. A new feature for the 2018 Armada Platinum is its rearview camera mirror, which lets the driver toggle between a traditional rearview-mirror view or a video feed of what's behind the SUV.
The SL trim adds remote start, a power-folding third row, a 360-degree camera system, a power liftgate and 20-inch wheels. In addition to the rearview camera mirror, the Platinum gains a power moonroof, climate-controlled front seats, an entertainment system and active safety features.
All 2018 Armadas are powered by a 390-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 Used Engine that works with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Seating for eight in three rows is standard, but optional second-row captain's chairs drop seating capacity to seven. Trim-specific pricing (including destination) for the 2018 Armada is listed below.
- SV 2WD: $46,795
- SL 2WD: $51,545
- Platinum 2WD: $59,885
- SV 4WD: $49,695
- SL 4WD: $54,445
- Platinum 4WD: $62,785