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2024 Nissan Armada Marks the Final Year of the Y62, Base MSRP Increases by $4,750

Twinned with the Patrol, the Armada has entered MY24 with little in the way of changes. The biggest one, however, is pricing. How come the last hurrah of the Y62 costs $4,750 more than the 2023 model?
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As it happens, Nissan discontinued the S 2WD and S 4WD trim levels. At press time, said trims are listed by the automaker's configurator at $50,700 and $53,700 (excluding the $1,695 destination freight charge). The 2024 model kicks off at $55,450 and $58,450 for the SV 2WD and SV 4WD, and guess what? Destination and handling is $200 more than before, because why wouldn't it be?

When it comes to 2024 model year SV versus 2023 model year SV, the pricing difference is much smaller. Think $150 for the MSRP and $200 for the DFC ($350 in total). However, the question is, why did Nissan streamline the lineup so late in the Y62's production life cycle? As you might have guessed by now, the automaker is gingerly preparing prospective customers of the Y63 for higher prices.

Originally believed to launch for the 2024 model year, the 2025 Nissan Armada will switch to a twin-turbo V6 engine for increased gas mileage, power, and torque. Although the displacement remains a mystery at press time, dealer sources have suggested 424 ponies from said powerplant. By comparison, Toyota's full-size pickup comes with a 3.4 that develops up to 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet (527 Nm) of twist. With hybrid assistance, that would be 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet (790 Nm).

The Tundra-based Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle comes with the hybrid-assisted sixer. There is no indication whatsoever that Nissan intends to gift the Y63 with an electric motor, although 424 horsepower is more than plenty compared to the outgoing V8 engine. Internally referred to as VK56VD, the 5.6-liter mill is officially rated at 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet (560 Nm) of twist.

2024 Nissan Armada
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Formerly codenamed ZH, the VK engine family will be discontinued for good after the 2024 model year Nissan Armada and Titan pickup truck, along with the Infiniti QX80, run their course. It premiered more than a decade ago in the Infiniti Q45, a full-size luxury sedan heavily based on the JDM-only Cima.

A naturally-aspirated V8 with aluminum heads, the VK56VD is a development of the VK56DE before it. Assembled in Decherd, Tennessee, this lump enables a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds (3,856 kilograms) in the Armada. Other highlights include a humongous infotainment system touchscreen (12.3 inches), wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, a wireless charger, as well as Amazon Alexa Built-In.

When it comes to available features, the Midnight Edition stands out thanks to black exterior and interior garnish. 22-inch wheels and 13 audio speakers from Bose need to be mentioned as well, together with the Intelligent Around View Monitor camera system.

Not available on SV trims, the Midnight Edition adds $1,990 to the tally. Other noteworthy extras include a dual camera drive recorder ($360), carpeted floor mats ($390), roof rail cross bars ($410), special paint ($395), and second-row captain's chairs ($750).
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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