Product Reviews

Welcome to Consumer Reports.

We’re so glad to have you as a member. You now have access to benefits that can help you choose right, be safe and stay informed.

Nissan Armada

Change Vehicle
Change Vehicle
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
This less expensive version of the Infiniti QX80 is powered by a slick and robust 390-hp, 5.6-liter V8. We got a paltry 14 mpg overall, however. Though the soft suspension absorbs bumps well, the body jostles frequently. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering and pronounced body roll, but it's ultimately secure. Inside, the spacious cabin has a premium feel, particularly in Platinum trim. Controls are a bit dated and cluttered, and it's a far reach to some buttons and knobs. Seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations are available, and the third row can power fold and unfold. Available in rear-wheel or full-time four-wheel drive, the Armada can tow a generous 8,500-pound load. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard for 2019.
All Ratings & Reliability
2017-2018
2017 Redesign Year
Nissan Armada 2018
This less expensive version of the Infiniti QX80 is powered by a slick and powerful 390-hp, 5.6-liter V8. We got a paltry 14 mpg overall, however. Though the soft suspension absorbs bumps well, the body jostles frequently. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering and pronounced body roll, but it's ultimately secure. Inside, the spacious cabin has a premium feel, particularly in Platinum trim. Controls are a bit dated, and it's a long reach to some buttons and knobs. Seven- or eight-passenger seating configurations are available, and the third row can power fold and unfold. Advanced safety systems such as forward-collision warning with automatic braking and blind-spot warning are part of the technology package. Available in rear-wheel or full-time four-wheel drive, the Armada can tow a generous 8,500 pounds.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $29,425 - $44,225 $27,145 - $41,190
2017 $26,175 - $38,475 $23,785 - $35,750
2004-2015
2004 Redesign Year
Nissan Armada 2015
Based on the Titan pickup, the full-size Nissan Armada SUV debuted in 2004, with seating for up to eight. Unlike the Titan, it features an independent rear suspension, which improves the ride considerably. Power comes from a smooth-revving, but noisy 5.6-liter, 305-hp V8 with a slick five-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain makes the Armada quick, but it returns just 13 mpg overall. Handling is relatively responsive, but the ride is quite stiff and interior quality is unimpressive. Children may have trouble reaching the high-mounted rear door handles. There's lots of rear cargo space and with its available tow package, towing capacity is generous. While competitive in its early years, this long-running design grew outdated over time, falling behind on refinement and finesse.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $18,675 - $28,150 $16,160 - $25,455
2014 $17,325 - $23,450 $14,320 - $20,785
2013 $13,625 - $19,850 $10,675 - $17,195
2012 $11,925 - $17,575 $9,025 - $14,465
2011 $10,450 - $14,675 $7,605 - $11,580
2010 $9,275 - $13,125 $6,450 - $10,100
2009 $8,275 - $10,125 $5,500 - $7,270
2008 $7,575 - $9,375 $4,850 - $6,545
2007 $6,225 - $8,125 $3,570 - $5,365
2006 $5,950 - $7,275 $3,295 - $4,550
2005 $5,150 - $6,425 $2,540 - $3,740
2004 N/A N/A
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Nissan Armada Ratings & Reliability
This less expensive version of the Infiniti QX80 is powered by a slick and robust 390-hp, 5.6-liter V8. We got a paltry 14 mpg overall, however. Though the soft suspension absorbs bumps well, the body jostles frequently. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering and pronounced body roll, but it's ultimately secure. Inside, the spacious cabin has a premium feel, particularly in Platinum trim. Controls are a bit dated and cluttered, and it's a far reach to some buttons and knobs. Seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations are available, and the third row can power fold and unfold. Available in rear-wheel or full-time four-wheel drive, the Armada can tow a generous 8,500-pound load. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard for 2019.
2017-2018
2017 Redesign Year
Nissan Armada 2018
This less expensive version of the Infiniti QX80 is powered by a slick and powerful 390-hp, 5.6-liter V8. We got a paltry 14 mpg overall, however. Though the soft suspension absorbs bumps well, the body jostles frequently. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering and pronounced body roll, but it's ultimately secure. Inside, the spacious cabin has a premium feel, particularly in Platinum trim. Controls are a bit dated, and it's a long reach to some buttons and knobs. Seven- or eight-passenger seating configurations are available, and the third row can power fold and unfold. Advanced safety systems such as forward-collision warning with automatic braking and blind-spot warning are part of the technology package. Available in rear-wheel or full-time four-wheel drive, the Armada can tow a generous 8,500 pounds.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $29,425 - $44,225 $27,145 - $41,190
2017 $26,175 - $38,475 $23,785 - $35,750
2004-2015
2004 Redesign Year
Nissan Armada 2015
Based on the Titan pickup, the full-size Nissan Armada SUV debuted in 2004, with seating for up to eight. Unlike the Titan, it features an independent rear suspension, which improves the ride considerably. Power comes from a smooth-revving, but noisy 5.6-liter, 305-hp V8 with a slick five-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain makes the Armada quick, but it returns just 13 mpg overall. Handling is relatively responsive, but the ride is quite stiff and interior quality is unimpressive. Children may have trouble reaching the high-mounted rear door handles. There's lots of rear cargo space and with its available tow package, towing capacity is generous. While competitive in its early years, this long-running design grew outdated over time, falling behind on refinement and finesse.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $18,675 - $28,150 $16,160 - $25,455
2014 $17,325 - $23,450 $14,320 - $20,785
2013 $13,625 - $19,850 $10,675 - $17,195
2012 $11,925 - $17,575 $9,025 - $14,465
2011 $10,450 - $14,675 $7,605 - $11,580
2010 $9,275 - $13,125 $6,450 - $10,100
2009 $8,275 - $10,125 $5,500 - $7,270
2008 $7,575 - $9,375 $4,850 - $6,545
2007 $6,225 - $8,125 $3,570 - $5,365
2006 $5,950 - $7,275 $3,295 - $4,550
2005 $5,150 - $6,425 $2,540 - $3,740
2004 N/A N/A