Nissan LEAF and Armada repeat as “5-year Cost to Own” award winners

2021 Nissan Armada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2022 Nissan LEAF and Nissan Armada are on winning streaks when it comes to’s annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards – five years in a row for the LEAF electric vehicle and two years in a row for the flagship Armada full-size SUV.

According to, the “5-Year Cost to Own” evaluations take into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees. “This data allows new-car shoppers to see the big picture of what a new vehicle will cost them over time, helping them to save money by choosing a vehicle that best meets their needs and their long-term budget,” said Janice Yoell, senior manager of valuations for Kelley Blue Book.

For 2022, Nissan demonstrated its commitment to affordable mass-market electric cars by lowering the MSRP1 of all LEAF models. For example, the LEAF S has a starting MSRP of $27,400, and purchasers may also be eligible for potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500.2 LEAF also offers more standard key EV-focused features for 2022, including a CHAdeMO Quick Charge Port and portable 240-volt charging cable for every model.

Every LEAF features a comprehensive suite of advanced technologies, including available ProPILOT Assist, standard Safety Shield® 360 and available NissanConnect® services.

The 2022 Armada was redesigned inside and out for the 2021 model year. It continues to bring high levels of authentic capability and premium style, comfort and connectivity. All told, it offers the most standard horsepower and safety technologies in its class3.

For 2022, Armada Platinum grade includes a one-touch power-folding function to the 3rd row seat to its long list of standard convenience features. Powered by a proven 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, the 2022 Armada offers best-in-class4 standard 400 horsepower, and standard 8,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity5.

An exclusive Midnight Edition Package, with black-out exterior and interior treatments, is available for 2022.

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Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Each week the company provides market-reflective values on its top-rated website, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Kelley Blue Book® Price Advisor tool, which provides a range for what consumers can reasonably expect to pay for a vehicle in their area. Car owners looking to sell immediately can also get a redeemable, transaction-ready offer with Kelley Blue BookSM Instant Cash Offer. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Kelley Blue Book is a Cox Automotive brand.

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  1. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price.  Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,025.
  2. After potential Federal tax credit on Nissan LEAF S. For informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Consult with their own tax or legal professional to determine eligibility, specific amount of incentives available, if any, and further details. The incentives and additional perks are not within Nissan's control and are subject to change without notice. Interested parties should confirm the accuracy of the information before relying on it to make a purchase. Tax incentive is a potential future discount. Amount of tax incentive may vary depending on purchaser's tax liability and other factors.
  3. 2022 Armada vs. latest in-market AutoPacific Large SUV segment. See Owner's Manual for safety information. Base models compared. Based on manufacturer websites.
  4. 2022 Armada vs. latest in-market AutoPacific Large SUV segment. Base models compared. Based on manufacturer's website.
  5. Up to 8,500 lbs maximum towing for 2022 Armada. Towing varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure cargo.
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