These days, we can read opposite reports about the 2020 Nissan Armada changes. While some of them are suggesting lots of novelties for the next year, others are convicted that there won’t be any of them. The fact is that the current-generation Armada has been around for just three years. That means we could eventually see a facelift for the next year. However, the fact that Armada is nothing more than a re-badged version of a decade-old Patrol leads us to the conclusion that we could see a completely new version soon, but definitely not for the next year.
Therefore, the 2020 Nissan Armada will most likely continue in the same way, with a familiar styling and overall design. Eventually, we could see a couple of additions, just like it was the case with the current year model, which came with a couple of new safety features. In any case, the upcoming model is expected to hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2020 Nissan Armada Redesign
As we already mentioned, we don’t expect to see bigger 2020 Nissan Armada changes. While some reports are suggesting an update, we believe that the upcoming model will continue in the same way. Therefore, count on the same design, which is actually the same one you can find in internationally-offered and much more famous Patrol. The iconic SUV has been around for decades and the current generation was launched in 2010. Therefore, we count on a soon redesign, probably in a year or two. That seems like a clear indicator that the Armada could get an early overhaul as well. Until then, things will remain pretty much the same.
The Armada may feature a decade-old design, but definitely has a lot of things to offer. Its amazing driving characteristics have been widely known and the excellent Y62 platform still ensures one of the best driving experiences in the segment. Also, the styling looks quite attractive, despite the age. Of course, there are some much younger competitors around, but a classic design approach definitely makes it fresh enough to compete in this demanding segment.
2020 Nissan Armada Interior
The first thing that you’ll notice about the Armada is that the interior looks classic, but also very stylish. That’s because of the quality of materials is pretty impressive. Moreover, higher trim levels look very luxurious, pretty much on part with premium SUVs. You can find a lot of leather, wood accents, and other hi-grade materials. Also, all three rows are quite comfortable, so the Armada can accommodate eight passengers with ease. On the other side, the cargo area isn’t that generous. You can count on 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall capacity goes up to 95 cubic feet.
When it comes to standard equipment, there is a chance to see a couple of novelties for the next year. We could see something similar to what we saw last year, when a couple of new safety features have been added. Various reports suggest that blind-spot warning may become a standard feature across the whole range. The list of standard safety features will also include things like rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a rear door alert. Also, you can get things like surround-view camera system, backup collision intervention, lane departure warning etc.
When it comes to tech goodies, all models come with 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, four USB ports, dual-zone climate control, voice recognition etc. You can also get a moonroof, rear-seat entertainment system etc.
2020 Nissan Armada Engine
Things under the hood are definitely about to remain the same. The 2020 Nissan Armada will continue with a well-known 5.6-liter V8, which is good for about 395 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and that combination ensures a pretty convenient ride. Acceleration is amazing, as well as overall driving dynamics. Also, you can count on pretty solid 8.500 pounds of max towing capacity.
On the other side, fuel economy isn’t that great. The Armada is one of the thirstiest SUVs around. Practically, the best you can get is 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
2020 Nissan Armada Release Date
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we expect to see 2020 Nissan Armada sometime late in the year.
Base models will go around 47.000 dollars. On the other side, top-range models like 2020 Nissan Armada Platinum will go all-away up to 60.000 dollars.
Although this isn’t the hottest segment in the automotive industry today, the competition is pretty tough. There are traditional rivals like Chevy Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia. Of course, there is also a pretty fresh Ford Expedition, which really stands out from the crowd for many reasons. The interesting thing is that the Armada, as well as the aforementioned models, won’t compete just with traditional body-on-frame models anymore. There are also new unibody crossovers with 8-seats would probably be considered by potential buyers, models like Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride.