2022 Nissan Armada Prototype Caught Testing Across United States

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2022 Nissan Armada

The next-generation 2022 Nissan Armada, also known as the Patrol, has been caught testing for the first time. As we can see, the new model will bring some improvements, and a tweaked front fascia. Like many models in the same class, including rivals Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, and Chevy Tahoe, the new three-row SUV is ready to gain mid-cycle redesign. Thanks to that, this SUV should be more competitive than before.

The current, second-generation Nissan Armada has broken many sales records, and we can expect the same to happen with the upcoming one. Nissan revealed that the next-gen Armada should hit the markets next year as the 2022YM.

2022 Nissan Armada front

2022 Nissan Armada Exterior

The 2022 Nissan Armada is the largest SUV in the Nissan lineup. Generally, the design is unique, and it’s pretty chunky. Like the previous Armada, the new one carries mostly the same parts, except for small refreshments visible on the front fascia. The old-school SUV is featuring a refreshed front, with the new stylish grille and sharper headlights, which reminds us of an Infiniti QX80.

Overall, the design is better, and like we used to see, the entry-level Armada rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. However, on the higher trims, buyers can get much larger 22-inch wheels. With a ground clearance of 9.1 inches, the new Nissan Armada has a low gearing range for optimum off-road ability.

Cabin and Trim Features

One of the largest SUVs offers a modern and spacious cabin. Behind the third row, one can found 16.5 cubic feet of the cargo area, which can be expanded to a maximum of 95.4 cubic feet when both the second and third rows are folded. The 2022 Nissan Armada full-size SUV will continue with the same level of trims. This model is available with precisely four of them, including SV, SL, Platinum, and Platinum Reserve trim levels.

The low entry trim SV is very nicely equipped. It includes features like 14-speaker Bose audio system, an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, hands-free text messaging assistance, keyless entry/ignition, and more. This trim also comes standard with driver aids like forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and rear door alert. However, more features are available on the Platinum trim like a heated steering wheel, rear-seat entertainment system, 360-degree camera system, and a smart rearview mirror displaying the feed from the rear-facing camera. The most expensive trim Platinum Reserve has the captain’s chairs, and it hosts more cosmetic touches.

2022 Nissan Armada cabin

2022 Nissan Armada Engine Specs

Like the outgoing model, the new 2022 Nissan Armada will most likely keep the same engine. This model comes with a 5.6-liter V8 mill producing 390 hp (290 kW). However, from many gossips, this engine will probably provide more powers than the outgoing one. Nissan will most likely tweak it, as he did with Titan’s mill.

Many believe that the next model will provide at least 400 hp, which is an increase by ten horses. However, we are not sure at the moment, if Armada will keep the same seven-speed transmission or get the new nine-speed automatic.

2022 Nissan Armada rear

Release Date and Price

Because of the mild updates, the 2022 Nissan Armada will most likely cost more than the outgoing model. Many believe that the new full-size SUV will touch the $50,000 mark with the standard equipment. However, we think that this price is not real at all, for such a type of SUV. The main rivals of Nissan Armada are models such as Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, and Chevy Tahoe.

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