Redesigned inside and out for the 2021 model year, the 2022 Nissan Armada continues to offer the most standard horsepower, tech and safety features in the Large SUV segment1.
Powered by Nissan’s proven 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, the 2022 Armada features best-in-class2 standard 400 horsepower and best-in-class3 standard 8,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity – burnishing the 8-passenger Armada’s reputation as a true family adventure-ready vehicle for everyday and weekend use.
Standard technology found on every 2022 Armada includes a largest-in-class4 NissanConnect® 12.3-inch color touchscreen display, NissanConnect® with Wi-Fi Hotspot, and wireless Apple CarPlay® integration.
Standard safety technologies include Nissan Safety Shield® 360, along with Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and available Intelligent Back-up Intervention. Available driver assistance technologies include Intelligent Around View® Monitor5 and Intelligent Rear View Mirror6.
For 2022, Armada adds one-touch power-folding/reclining 3rd row seats for Platinum grades.
Four Armada grade levels are offered – S, SV, SL and Platinum – along with the unique Midnight Edition Package.
An aggressive, chiseled exterior design
Armada’s rugged yet refined exterior matches its performance capabilities. Its squared and chiseled appearance includes massive front fenders, signature Nissan grille and large LED headlights with more than 50 LEDs in each headlamp to help create a wide, bright headlight pattern. Rear combination lights have 70 LEDs in each light, helping provide a highly visible, modern appearance.
Key features include body-color overfenders, dark-painted roof rails (SV and above, 220-lb weight rating), and an acoustic windshield and front side windows to help reduce noise. A large sliding moonroof with front tilt and rear slide is standard on SL and Platinum grades.
The unique Midnight Edition Package, offered on SL grade, exterior includes black exterior logos, black painted mirrors, black painted roof rails, rear LED lamps with black paint finisher, black painted grille, and black painted front and rear skid plates.
Seven exterior colors are available: Hermosa Blue Pearl, Mocha Almond Pearl, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Aspen White TriCoat (premium color) and Coulis Red Pearl.
Premium interior with seating for eight
The 2022 Armada’s refined interior combines style, roominess and premium comfort – with a special emphasis on quietness and easy-to-use connectivity features.
Family adventures and everyday errands are more enjoyable thanks to the 8-passenger Armada interior that offers 40.0 inches of 2nd row headroom and 41.0 inches of 2nd row legroom. Armada SL and Platinum grades are also available with optional 2nd row captain’s chairs and a removable 2nd row console.
The standard seating configuration includes front heated 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats with a large center console, 2nd row fold flat 60/40 split bench seat and 3rd row 60/40-split folding bench seat with available one-touch power reclining and folding, which allows for extra cargo carrying flexibility. Heated 2nd row seats are standard on Platinum, along with climate-controlled (heating and cooling) front seats and heated steering wheel.
Armada’s Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system (with microfilter) uses direct/indirect airflow, including a 2nd row “curtain” vent to effectively distribute cool air to every seat.
Utility is another area where Armada delivers, with a highly functional front center console that can be opened/closed from the front and rear. A removable tray holds small items, while a deep well is available for larger ones. A 120-volt outlet with 400-watt capacity is standard on SL and Platinum grades, allowing users to easily power a wide variety of indoor and outdoor accessories.
Four seating materials are available: premium cloth (S), Prima-Tex™ (SV), leather-appointed (SL) and quilted leather-appointed (Platinum). Four interior colors are offered: Charcoal, Almond, Brown and Black (Midnight Edition only).
Technology for all
The standard 12.3-inch touchscreen, the largest in class4, features a high-resolution display that provides clear images and crisp graphics. The customizable home screen includes shortcuts to user favorites and one-line destination search. Every Armada also features a 7.0-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display, with full color, high resolution for enhanced visibility. Quick operation and access of multiple information screens is available through the steering wheel.
Standard smartphone connectivity includes wireless Apple CarPlay® integration and wired Android Auto™. The available wireless smartphone charging starts immediately when the phone is laid down, and a charging indicator shows charging status. Every 2022 Armada can also update map data and software, which can be executed over-the-air via the vehicle’s built-in connectivity or by connecting your Nissan to your password-protected home Wi-Fi network7.
Armada Platinum includes a standard Intelligent Rear View Mirror6, which uses a high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle to project a clear image onto an LCD monitor built into the standard rearview mirror, helping improve visibility and provide an expanded field of view.
Every 2022 Armada also includes standard Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation7 with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link (with three-month complimentary trial access), NissanConnect® Services powered by SiriusXM® (with 5-year Plus and 6-month Premium complimentary trial access), SiriusXM® Radio (subscription required, sold separately), enhanced Voice Recognition and Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant9. The Bose® audio system (standard on SL and Platinum) features AM/FM/SXM/MP3 with 13 speakers, subwoofer and digital amplifier to provide rich and realistic sound reproduction.
NissanConnect® Services can be accessed from inside the vehicle, on a computer, on a smartphone or smartwatch app and with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Nissan Concierge, which provides owners 24-hour access to a live assistant, is accessible at the push of a button8. Armada Platinum also adds a Family Entertainment System with dual 8.0-inch head restraint monitors and HDMI input. It includes two pairs of wireless headphones.
Armada’s long list of comfort and convenience features includes available power tilt/telescoping steering column with memory, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver and Remote Engine Start System10.
Best-in-class standard 400 horsepower and 8,500-lb towing capacity
The 2022 Armada again features rugged body-on-frame construction, providing the foundation for its outstanding balance of strength, durability and utility.
Starting with a durable, heavy-duty ladder frame, Armada features a proven 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 with best-in-class2 standard 400 horsepower (at 5,200 rpm). Torque is rated at 413 lb-ft (at 4,000 rpm).
As part of its adventure-ready spirit, the 2022 Armada also offers a best-in-class standard maximum towing capacity3 of up to 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models (when properly equipped).
A standard integrated Trailer Brake Controller with tow hitch receiver is included on SV, SL and Platinum grades. Trailer Sway Control is standard on SL and Platinum grades. When the vehicle system senses sway, Trailer Sway Control automatically applies the brakes and the vehicle is slowed to eliminate the sway for a more confident towing experience.
The standard, advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching helps enhance fuel efficiency through use of its wide gear ratios, automatic transmission fluid warmer and adoption of idle neutral control. A 26-gallon fuel tank provides ample driving range.
EPA fuel economy estimate11 is rated at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined for Armada 2WD models. Armada 4WD EPA fuel economy estimate is rated at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway/15 mpg combined11.
Every 2022 Armada is available in a choice of rear-wheel drive or Nissan’s advanced Auto 4WD system, which features Auto/4HI/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case and 2.70:1 4LO gear ratio.
Under normal driving conditions, the system operates in 2WD drive mode, but it can distribute torque to all four wheels when road conditions warrant (up to 50 percent of torque can go to the front wheels on demand).
A responsive 4-wheel disc brake system is complemented with Anti-lock Braking, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist.
Additionally, Armada offers standard Hill Start Assist, 2-wheel or 4-wheel limited-slip and a Vehicle Dynamic Control system (which includes a deactivation switch). Steering is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
Armada’s durable independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension provides smooth ride comfort and responsive handling for both on-road and off-road driving. Twin-tube shock absorbers are featured on each corner.
Advanced safety technology, security features and driving aids
Armada’s purposeful safety features allow peace of mind for an adventurous family road trip or a simple drive to the market – and everything in between. Nissan Safety Shield® 360 is standard on all grades. It includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.
Also standard are Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full Speed Range), Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, RearView Monitor and Intelligent Driver Alertness. Armada Platinum includes class-exclusive Intelligent Backup Collision Intervention. The 2022 Armada also features standard Rear Door Alert12, which can help remind drivers that they may have forgotten items in the rear seat.
Armada SL and Platinum grades add Intelligent Around View® Monitor5, which helps provide extra sets of “eyes” when backing out or parking and can also help when negotiating tight off-road trails. Platinum grade adds class-exclusive Traffic Sign Recognition.
A choice of four well-equipped models
The 2022 Nissan Armada is available in S, SV, SL and Platinum models in 2WD and Auto 4WD drive configurations.
The entry S grade includes standard Safety Shield® 360, Intelligent Cruise Control, NissanConnect® 12.3-inch touchscreen, 7.0-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display, NissanConnect® with Wi-Fi Hotspot and wireless Apple CarPlay® integration8, 8-inch alloy wheels, cloth seats, 10-way power adjustable driver and passenger seats, 4-speaker audio system, side step rails, auto-closure liftgate and RearView Monitor.
Armada SV adds Prima-Tex™ seating, heated seats, roof rails, 6-speaker audio system, wireless smartphone charging, Trailer Brake Controller, privacy glass and body color exterior wheelwell moldings.
The Armada SL includes 20-inch wheels, leather-appointed seats and door trim, LED fog lights, memory power driver’s seat and steering wheel, power-sliding moonroof, Intelligent Around View® Monitor, Remote Engine Start10, power liftgate, 13-speaker Bose® Audio system and Trailer Sway Control.
The Armada Platinum includes 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, quilted leather-appointed seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, front climate-controlled seats, rear heated seats, Family Entertainment System, Intelligent Rear View Mirror6, wiper de-icer, front rain-sensing wipers, rear step lamp, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Backup Collision Intervention, illuminated cupholders, and 3rd row power recline and fold seats (new for 2022).
Three option packages are offered. The SV Appearance Package includes 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, and power liftgate. The Captain’s Chairs Seat Package (SL and Platinum) replaces the 2nd row bench seat with 2nd row captain’s chairs and 2nd row center console with padded armrest.
The Armada Midnight Edition Package (SL grade) includes unique 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 275/60R20 all-season tires, black painted heated, power adjusting and folding auto-dimming, reverse linked outside rearview mirrors with puddle lamps and LED turn signals, black painted roof rails, rear LED lamps with black exterior paint finisher, black painted grille, black painted front and rear skid plates, and black exterior logos. It also includes a black interior headliner, black interior trim, black leather-appointed seats, cargo mat and Midnight Edition floor mats.