When a vehicle is given a name that most people know the meaning of it would probably be a good idea for it to live up to that name, and the 2022 Nissan Armada certainly does. An armada is a name given to a fleet of warships, and while the Nissan Armada isn’t built for conflict, it feels almost as big and every bit as impressive as a fleet of ships. Whether you need to haul a family, tow a boat or trailer, or transport a large object from Gainesville to Buford, Cumming, Duluth – or further afield to Atlanta or Athens, the 2022 Armada has got it covered and then some.
There are five different versions of the 2022 Nissan Armada for buyers to choose between, and this is a case where the entry-level model is definitely a genuinely strong contender for your attention. Rather than being some sort of stripped-down model designed to deliver an attractively starting MSRP that will only really appeal to fleets, the entry-level Armada S will easily be the first choice for many budget-conscious buyers because it doesn’t look or feel in any way ‘budget.’
Directly above the Armada S in the lineup is the SV, and then the range goes to the SL, Midnight Edition, and finally to the top-of-the-range Platinum.
The Armada is capable of carrying up to eight people and the stuff they bring with them, and transporting that amount of weight requires a pretty sizeable powerplant. Nissan certainly doesn’t leave the Armada wanting in that particular direction as all versions come equipped with a 5.6-liter V-8 under the hood that puts out a mighty 400 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque.
Rear-wheel drive is standard across the lineup but AWD is available for every trim level, and the Armada sends its considerable power to the front or all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. And if you think that amount of engine grunt could mean the Armada might be pretty good at towing, you’d be right. The Armada is rated to tow up to 8,500 pounds thanks to that engine and the truck-based platform it’s built upon.
All versions of the Armada start from a very good place with spacious cabins that are awash with high-quality materials, and even the base model comes equipped with an impressive roster of standard features. The Armada S comes with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, front seats that are heated and 10-way power-adjustable, a motorized tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, a wi-fi hotspot, wireless smartphone charging, satellite navigation, LED fog lights and a trailer brake controller.
Step up to an Armada SL and you’re then treated to genuine leather upholstery, a memory driver’s seat, remote start, a sunroof, a premium Bose sound system with 13 speakers, a power liftgate, trailer sway control, and suitably large and impressive 20-inch alloy wheels. Needless to say, higher trim levels are even more impressive and the Armada Platinum is positively opulent.
On the whole, no matter what you need a new SUV to do, the 2022 Nissan Armada has it covered. There’s no such thing as a ‘basic’ Armada, even at the entry-level, so come and see for yourself what this mighty full-size SUV can do with a test drive from Jim Shorkey Gainesville Nissan here at 2400 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to give us a call on (770) 532-6335 for more information and the latest details about pricing and availability, and you can also schedule a test drive for a time that fits in with your schedule.