Even though the current-generation Armada has been around since 2016, it is actually outdated in many aspects. That’s because it’s actually a renamed version of the legendary Nissan Patrol, which has been in its current form since 2010. However, the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t plan a redesign for the near future. The 2023 Nissan Armada carries on in the same way, with the same design and features that were introduced with the 2021 refresh.
Therefore, it will offer familiar pros and cons. This SUV is great in many ways, starting from the well-built cabin. We also like the comfortable and roomy seats, as well as a decent cargo capacity. Driving dynamics are pretty good too, while we also like the new exterior design. On the other hand, the dashboard shows a lot of signs of aging, while fuel economy is very low, even by the standards of this segment.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Nissan Armada will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Nissan Armada Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Nissan Armada will arrive without more important changes. Therefore, you may count on a good-old Y62 design, which has actually been around since 2010, even though the current-generation Armada was introduced in 2016. Simply, the Patrol has been around for much longer. However, the age doesn’t stop this SUV from being reasonably comfortable and surprisingly agile for its size and weight.
Of course, you may count on all the updates that were introduced for the 2021 model year. That update brought a completely new, much more attractive exterior design. There is a completely new front end, with new C-shaped LED headlights, a new bumper and other details. The rear end was also updated, with goodies like new taillights, a new tailgate, a new rear bumper etc. Therefore, it’s pretty much a certain thing that the 2023 Nissan Armada will carry on in the same way, without bigger changes.
The Armada’s interior will also carry one without changes, but we don’t see that as an issue. Simply, this SUV benefits from the close relation to Infiniti QX80, so the materials are very nice, while the build quality is at a pretty impressive level. However, the dashboard design shows signs of aging, despite the updates that came with the 2021 model. That refresh brought the new infotainment screen, along with the revised center stack.
When it comes to the passenger space, there is really nothing to complain about. The first and the second rows of seats are very spacious, while the third row is quite functional too. Moreover, the front seats are some of the best in class in terms of comfort.
The cargo area offers around 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 49.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 95.4 cubic feet of the total volume. That’s surely plenty of space, but keep in mind that rivals like Toyota Sequoia and GMC Yukon offer way more space.
We don’t believe that the next year’s model could bring more important changes in this aspect. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like proximity keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, navigation, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, a four-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth.
Expect to find a lot of things among available features. Some of the highlights should be things like a six-speaker stereo, a 13-speaker Bose stereo, wireless device charging, a second-row entertainment system, a moonroof, a household-style power outlet, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and a remote start.
2023 Nissan Armada Engine
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. You may count on the good-old 5.6-liter V8, which comes with a max output of 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s a lot of power, so it’s no wonder that driving dynamics are really good. The Armada accelerates very well, but it also drinks a lot of fuel. The average fuel economy goes around 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is pretty low for the segment.
The engine comes coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission, which does a very good job. In the standard configuration, it sends power to the rear axle, while the four-wheel drive is available. When properly equipped, this SUV can tow up to 8.500 pounds.
2023 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
The 2023 Nissan Armada should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. We expect that base models will cost around 49.000 dollars.