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Nissan Navara review

The Nissan Navara has been the perfect workhorse for many businesses for decades, and the latest generation, introduced in 2016, sets the standard in terms of comfort, refinement and practicality. The 2.3-litre unit is also very fuel-efficient, and makes the Nissan Navara the most economical pickup on the market.

Cab and interior

It’s difficult to distinguish between the interior of the Navara and that of the latest car from the Nissan passenger range. The cab is not only practical, but it’s extremely stylish and accommodating, and comes packed with all the latest driver-assist and comfort systems.

There are five trim levels on the Nissan Navara, so can tailor it for your personal requirements, your budget, and the needs of your business. The Visia model has been developed for the fleets, but it still includes all the basics like electric windows, a trip computer, air conditioning and a five-inch colour display with steering-mounted controls and Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity.

Top of the range N –Connect aand Tekna models will rival premium SUVs for the amount of kit included, like the NissanConnect system with satellite navigation, a seven-inch touchscreen display, DAB radio, a colour reversing camera and sensors, smartphone integration, Bluetooth audio streaming and traffic updates.

Loading and towing

The load bay measures 1,788mm and 1,578mm long on the king and double cabs respectively, while there is a standard load width of 1,560mm (1,130mm between the wheelarches) and 470mm high, making it one of the largest in its class. The load bed sits roughly 800mm from the ground.

The big news regarding the practicality is that the towing capacity has been upgraded to 3.5 tonnes. Payloads on the double cabs vary between 1,047kg and 1,054kg, and 1,074kg and 1,221kg on king cab variants.

Nissan Navara engine and driveline

Under the bonnet is a 2.3-litre engine, which has been developed in conjunction with alliance partner Renault. The engine has already proved itself as a tough and durable unit, having been powering the Nissan NV400 van since 2011.

There are two power ratings on the Nissan Navara (the 160hp/403Nm and 190hp/450Nm) and there is a choice between a six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic transmission. Some single cab variants are available in two-wheel drive, although all double cabs come with a part-time four-wheel drive system with three settings; two-wheel drive high range, four-wheel drive high range and four-wheel drive low range.


Cost of ownership

The Nissan Navara is the most fuel-efficient pickup truck on the market, with an impressive fuel economy of up to 46.3mpg (according to the official NEDC test figures). The Navara also has respectable residual values and long service intervals of two years or 25,000 miles, and is backed by the Nissan’s five year, 100,000 mile warranty.


Summary

Unlike most pickups, the Nissan Navara has coil spring suspension at the rear, which makes it far more comfortable to drive than the conventional pickup. It’s comfort isn’t its only distinguishing feature, however; it’s also very practical and economical to run.

Chorley Nissan has a wide range of Nissan Navaras in stock with fantastic offers. Get in touch with our team today to arrange a test drive.