Overview (Final Score: C)
Like most big truck-based sport utilities, the Armada fits a specific need and lifestyle, with strengths and weaknesses to match. The 2018 Armada remains a favorite of ours for a lot of reasons, including its affordability (considering the package) and capability.
For the consumer who needs people hauling, stuff hauling, trailer pulling and off-road capability, the 2018is a definite fit. The Armada was redesigned last year and carries over with few changes into the 2018 model year. Its upscale interior, strong presence and useful design are all intact. So are its fuel-hungry ways and iffy third-row space.
The 2018 Armada now has NissanConnect telematics, hands-free text messaging, more USB ports and an 8-inch touchscreen display as standard equipment. Also available this year is a new rearview mirror that becomes a rearview camera screen so the driver can “see through” objects inside the vehicle for a clear view of what’s behind the big SUV, while driving or parking.
The 2018 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV with seating for up to eight. There is one engine/transmission option in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Three trim levels for the Armada are available, starting with the SV and moving through SL to Platinum.
What We Love About the 2018 Nissan Armada:
- Powertrain is very well done for a big SUV
- Interior design is excellent and very upscale
- The third row is usable and accessible
What We Don’t Love About the 2018 Nissan Armada:
- Fuel economy is far below par
- Cargo space is not as good as some and can be difficult
- Infotainment is falling behind the curve
Now you can learn more about the 2018 x in the FULL REVIEW HERE.