US: 2017 Nissan Armada costs $44,400 in its base form image

The Nissan Armada is the US version of the well-known Patrol nameplate, and its latest installment – the 2017 model year – can finally be ordered.

The 2017 Nissan Armada was first seen officially by the public during the Chicago Auto Show, with the model now up for grabs thanks to the order books being opened. The starting price for the vehicle is $44,400 MSRP without the $995 destination & handling fees. While Nissan is looking to deceive us by saying this is an ‘all-new’ fullsize, eight-passenger SUV, this is actually the rebadged Patrol – with its sixth generation out and about in other markets since way back in 2010. The $44,400 MSRP will get you the base SV trim in 2WD, with the 4WD upgrade taking the price to $47,300. Standard amenities are numerous though: heated front seats, 13-speaker Bose sound system, an eight-inch color display, navigation. The mid-range SL trim goes from $49,150 in 2WD (4WD from $52,050) and Nissan adds remote engine start, power liftgate, 20-inch wheels, power 60/40 3rd row seat, Around View Monitor, and Nissan Intelligent Key.

2017 Nissan Armada

The flagship Platinum will set you back at least $57,090 in 2WD form, with the all wheel drive costing $59,990 – adding things such as power-sliding moonroof, front climate-controlled seats, Nissan Safety Shield technologies, and a Family Entertainment system. The Japan-produced 2017 Nissan Armada in US spec will be delivered with a 5.6-liter V8 engine packing 390 horsepower (291 kilowatts) at 5,200 rpm and 394 pound-feet (533 Newton-meters) of torque paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.