More than three years after its initial appearance, Nissan's camera-in-a-rearview-mirror is finally ready for public consumption, and you can score it first on the 2018 Armada.
Nissan's Intelligent Rear View Mirror will make its production debut on thefull-size SUV when it goes on sale on Sept. 1. Not only is the rearview mirror tech new, the Armada arrives for 2018 packing a few new tricks, too.
Nissan's tech isn't that much different from what General Motors has been doing for some time now. Flip a switch on the bottom of the mirror, and the traditional rearview mirror transforms into a screen that uses a rear-mounted camera to show a clear view of the road behind. It's useful when the rear glass is obscured -- families who shove tons of stuff into their vehicle should immediately recognize a use for this.
When the camera is active, the LCD screen inside the mirror is capable of preventing the mirror from casting a reflection simultaneously. And when the mirror is acting as a regular mirror, the screen practically disappears from view.
The Intelligent Rear View Mirror will make its debut on the 2018 Armada. Additional upgrades to the Armada's second model year include a now-standard 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio and additional USB ports throughout the cabin.
The 2018 Nissan Armada starts at $45,600 for the base SV trim with rear-wheel drive. Adding four-wheel drive brings the price up to $48,500. If you really want to pile on the fanciness, the top-trim Armada Platinum 4WD will set you back $61,950, which is a far cry from its base price.