2021 Nissan Armada Adds New Budget Trim

Red 2021 Nissan Armada 2021 Nissan Armada | photo by Christian Lantry

Nissan refreshed its full-size Armada SUV for 2021, making it more posh and rugged for the new year. The latest Armada gets some additional features, an upgraded interior and a little more power from its standard V-8 engine. All of that will cost you, however: Despite a new base trim level, pricing starts $1,000 higher than before. 

Related: 2021 Nissan Armada Review: Incremental Improvements

The 2021 Armada starts at $49,895 for a new base rear-wheel-drive trim, called the S, which will be a later addition to the lineup. (That’s still pricier than 2020’s cheapest Armada, the $48,895 SV.) For four-wheel drive, the S model will start at $52,895. It’ll join three returning trim levels available at launch: SV, SL and Platinum, with rear- or four-wheel drive available across the board. The RWD SV trim starts at $53,895 for 2021 — $5,000 more than the outgoing SV trim; all prices include destination.   

Other Armada trims are priced as follows: 

  • SV, 4WD: $56,895
  • SL, RWD: $57,295
  • SL, 4WD: $60,295 
  • Platinum, RWD: $66,295
  • Platinum, 4WD: $69,295

Aside from refreshed exterior styling and a more upscale interior, the 2021 Armada gets a new 12.3-inch touchscreen atop a revised center control panel with touch-sensitive climate controls. Other new standards include wireless Apple CarPlay (Android Auto is wired, however), Wi-Fi hot spot capability and more USB ports. 

The new Armada still has an impressive list of standard safety equipment, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot intervention, lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control and a driver attention alert system. Safety options include a camera-based rearview mirror, backup intervention and traffic-sign recognition. 

The 2021 Nissan Armada is on sale now. 

Related Video: 

More From’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Photo of Jennifer Geiger
News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

Latest expert reviews