Nissan Armada in Calgary
The Nissan Armada is a serious player in the full-size SUV market, based around the same advanced engineering as the upscale Infiniti QX80. First launched in 2004, the range has been refined and improved continuously resulting in the best-selling model seen today. What does the 2020 Nissan Armada offer the savvy SUV driver?
Looks and Format
From first impressions the Armada looks solid and reliable, yet still carrying a sense of genuine upmarket style. Construction-wise, this is a true body-on-frame SUV rather than a crossover, and can seat up to eight passengers over three rows within its generous cabin.
Powertrain and Performance
A SUV of this size needs a great powertrain to push it around, and the 2020 Armada doesn't disappoint. The standard engine is a mighty 5.6L V8 model producing 390 horsepower and 394lb-ft of torque. When the output is passed through the seven-speed automatic transmission to either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the result is an imposing drive with plenty of acceleration ability.
The Armada can also claim serious towing capacity of up to 3855kg, a figure to rival many smaller pickups. And if you've got even more stuff to carry than that, the seats can be flexibly folded down to provide up to 2693L of cargo space.
Unfortunately, the price you pay for this power is relatively thirsty fuel consumption. Official figures rate the Armada at 17.7L / 100km in the city and 12.9L / 100km on the highway. Still, if you're looking at a SUV of this size and capability, miserly fuel economy may not be your top priority.
Earlier versions of the Armada were a little short on interior tech by modern standards, but the recent refreshes have corrected that problem. The standard 8" infotainment screen gives access to the navigation system and 13-speaker multimedia functions, while comfort is handled by dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
The Platinum trim adds heating to the second row seats, a rear seat entertainment system to keep passengers quietly occupied, and the option of second-row captain's chairs to replace the standard bench.
One of the benefits of a large SUV is the feeling of security it provides, and the Armada builds on that with a solid set of safety features, including:
- 360° camera views.
- Forward collision detection with automatic emergency braking.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
- Front and rear parking sensors.
The Platinum trim also adds lane departure warnings with lane change intervention, plus intelligent blind spot intervention.
2020 Nissan Armada Pricing for Canada
Even for a vehicle format this big, the 2020 Armada gives you a lot of SUV for your money. The entry-level 4x4 SL trim has a starting price of $65,898, rising to a highly reasonable $72,398 for the Platinum edition.
Test Drive the 2020 Nissan Armada for Sale in Calgary
Royal Oak have been voted the best Nissan dealer in Calgary, and are the go-to destination for the Armada models currently for sale. Contact us now to arrange a test drive of any 2020 Nissan Armada, and see how the combination of size, power, and comfort can meet your SUV-driving needs.