After the recent redesign of Toyota Sequoia, the Armada remains the oldest model in the segment of full-size SUVs. However, that doesn’t make it undesirable. Moreover, this is still one of the better choices in the class, despite that the classmates are younger. One of the reasons is definitely the 2021 update, which is also the reason why we expect that the current generation will remain active for a few more years. Logically, the 2023 Nissan Armada is expected to arrive without more important updates.
We count on a familiar design, with familiar features and specs. Therefore, the next year’s model will continue to offer a combination of quality interior, capable powertrain, smooth ride and lots of standard features. However, that doesn’t mean that there are no flaws. The Armada’s engine is thirsty, while the interior starts to look a little bit outdated.
As 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
The current generation has been around for a long time and despite 2021, we are still talking about a design that’s based on the Y62 Patrol, which has been around for more than a decade. The Armada rides on a good-old F Alpha platform. Still, it offers a surprisingly good driving experience, which is both smooth and engaging.
Visually, the 2023 Nissan Armada will continue with all the updates that were introduced with the 2021 model year. This means a modern, even futuristic styling, which features a lot of bold lines at the front. The whole vehicle looks very appealing and that’s the reason why we don’t expect to see changes for the next year. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see new color options and similar things on the offer.
The same thing goes for the interior design – we don’t expect to see changes. The recent update has brought a new infotainment system and a few revisions to the center stack. Other than that, things remained the same. Therefore, we could say that the dashboard looks a little bit old but, on the other hand, it benefits a lot from the fact that the Armada is closely related to the Infiniti QX80. The two models feature a pretty similar dashboard design, with quality materials and pretty impressive build quality.
Besides the attractive look and good overall quality, this cabin also offers a lot of space. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the second row also accommodates taller passengers with ease. Finally, the third row is also pretty functional.
The cargo area offers around 16.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 49.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 95.4 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Once again, we don’t expect to see more important changes for the next year, so the list of standard and available equipment should remain the same as well. So, all models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, 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. Among upgrades, expect to find a six-speaker stereo, a 13-speaker Bose stereo, wireless device charging, and a second-row entertainment system, as well as a moonroof, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and remote start.
The same thing goes for safety features. So, base models should come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, parking sensors, rearview camera etc. Additionally, you should find optional features like surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition, rain-sensing wipers, rearview mirror camera etc.
2023 Nissan Armada Engine
Under the hood, the 2023 Nissan Armada will continue with a well-known 5.6-liter V8, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty enough to ensure solid driving dynamics and overall performance. Furthermore, the 7-speed automatic transmission is smooth and refined.
On the other hand, a big drawback of this engine is fuel economy. You may count on no more than 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is low even for this class.
The max towing capacity goes up to 8.500 pounds, which is typical for the class.
2023 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Nissan Armada will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. The price should remain pretty much the same, so base models should go around 50.000 dollars. Of course, the competition remains the same and includes models like Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe etc.