2020 Nissan Armada Facelift, Diesel, Release Date

If we can rely on the latest rumors, it looks like the 2020 Nissan Armada is about to come with a fine number of changes. Allegedly, this full-size SUV will receive a major update, despite the fact that the current generation has been around for just three years. According to these reports, the next year will bring novelties in various aspects. First of all, aesthetical changes seem pretty much for sure. This should be a typical facelift. If this happens, we have no doubt that interior changes will be numerous as well.

Finally, some reports suggest an introduction of a diesel engine, which would definitely be an interesting addition, considering that there are no diesel full-size SUVs on the U.S. market at the moment.

2020 Nissan Armada front view

2020 Nissan Armada Design and Changes

Despite numerous changes, this won’t be a 2020 Nissan Armada redesign. This will be a typical major update, which will include not just aesthetical changes, both lot of modifications underneath as well. First of all, it will come with new aesthetics. This would mean a typical facelift. The focus will be at the front end, which would receive a fine number of changes. Areas that usually suffer in these updates are grille, bumpers, front fascia and headlights. Of course, new colors seem very likely as well.

On the other side, the chassis and base mechanics will probably remain untouched, with the exception of a potential diesel engine. This SUV rides on the same Y62 platform, which underprints the famous Patrol. Moreover, these two models are pretty much the same, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the Armada rides and handles so well, despite the fact that the current-generation Patrol has been around since 2010.


When it comes to the interior layout, the current version has a lot of drawbacks, so we have no doubt that the company will put a lot of effort to make it better. The biggest complaint goes to its dashboard design, which isn’t much different from the 9-years old Patrol and it looks a little bit outdated. It features good quality but most rivals are younger and feature fresher designs. This also refers to the infotainment system, which is old and doesn’t feature too many functions and connectivity features. All these areas should be improved with this update.

2020 Nissan Armada interior

On the other side, the tight third row is the thing that can’t be fixed. Same goes to the cargo area, which is smaller compared to most rivals. You can count on 16.5 cubic feet behind rear seats and 95 cubic feet of overall capacity.

Finally, count on a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment.

2020 Nissan Armada Engine

The 2020 Nissan Armada will continue with a familiar 5.6-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 390 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. It moves this large SUV surprisingly quickly. On the other side, fuel economy is below-average. You can count on 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

So, an oil-burner would definitely be a great addition. The 2020 Nissan Armada diesel would probably feature a familiar 5.0-liter unit from Cummins, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Of course, this version would be much slower but on the other side, it would feature much better mpg ratings, as well as towing capacity.

2020 Nissan Armada rear view

2020 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price

When it comes to the 2020 Nissan Armada release date, the new model probably won’t come much earlier than usual, despite the update. Also, we don’t expect changes in price, so base models should go around 47.000 dollars.

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