Nissan’s full-size SUV has been around for more than five years and after the last year’s facelift, we are pretty sure that the current generation has a few more good years before it receives a complete redesign. That’s why we are pretty sure that the 2023 Nissan Armada won’t feature bigger changes. We expect to see a familiar design, based on the well-known Y62 platform, shared with the legendary Patrol. Moreover, the two models are very similar in so many ways.
All in all, you may count on familiar design and characteristics. This SUV still has a lot of great things to offer, starting from the capable engine that provides pretty good driving dynamics. We also like the interior quality, as well as a pretty generous list of standard equipment. Furthermore, the handling is surprisingly engaging for a vehicle of this size.
Considering that no bigger changes are about to come for the next year, we presume that the 2023 Nissan Armada will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Nissan Armada Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Nissan Armada shouldn’t feature any significant changes. The overall layout will certainly remain the same, while the styling will continue with all the updates that were introduced last year. This refers to the completely new front end, with new headlights, bumper and more. All these updates made the Armada look very attractive and quite futuristic, so we are pretty sure that the next year won’t be bringing styling changes. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see things like new color options, or even some visual package.
On the other hand, the mechanical part of the vehicle will certainly remain the same. This SUV rides on the good-old Y62 platform and shares most of its parts with Patrol. The handling is quite engaging and we could say that this SUV rides better than most of its rivals.
The 2023 Nissan Armada interior will also remain pretty much the same. Of course, minor tweaks are always possible but most of the things are about to remain the same. This includes the last year’s updates as well, which were brought things like a new infotainment screen, revised dashboard etc.
What we like about this cabin is the overall quality. Yes, some parts may look a little bit outdated but things like materials and build quality are pretty much the same as in the premium Infiniti QX80, which means at a higher level compared to rivals like Toyota Sequoia or GMC Yukon.
When it comes to the interior space, the first two rows are very generous, while the third row also offers a pretty reasonable passenger room and accommodates adults pretty easily. The cargo area offers around 16.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 49.9 behind the second row and 95.4 cubes of the total cargo volume. While that’s plenty of space, it’s still less than you get from rivals.
This aspect shouldn’t bring bigger changes either. Most of the things should remain the same as in the current model, which already comes with a quite generous list of standard equipment. It comes 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. Additionally, you can get goodies like a six-speaker stereo, a 13-speaker Bose stereo, wireless device charging, a second-row entertainment system, a moonroof, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and a remote start.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, 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 etc.
2023 Nissan Armada Engine
Things definitely won’t change under the hood of the 2023 Nissan Armada. You may count on the same, good-old 5.6-liter V8 engine, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to provide good driving dynamics. This engine moves the SUV with ease, while the 7-speed automatic transmission offers smooth and on-time shifts.
On the other hand, fuel economy isn’t that great. You may count on 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, while versions with four-wheel-drive offer even lower numbers.
2023 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Nissan Armada will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The current model starts slightly under 50.000 dollars and we don’t believe that the next year could bring any bigger price increase.