Nissan Navara NP300
I tried several different vehicles before I settled on the NP300. Stepping into the vehicle was nice, not to low and not to high. The test drive was a WOW moment. Nissan have excelled themselves with this vehicle.
Absolutely beautiful to drive after having a navara d22 for years. The large bonnet was a little hard to get used to at first with parking distance etc but fine now. Literally the only things i dislike about the car is the reverse lights are very dull at night and there is no ignition light to find where to put the key in without a close up look or scratching until i find it lol (night shift worker so a lot of night driving). Very powerful compared to older models and sounds like a jet with the twin turbos (yes I'm female lol) fuel efficiency is fantastic! overall a very comfortable car for country or city driving
Had my Navara over 12 months just done 20k had no issues been 4 wheel driving and I tow a 17ft off road van loaded with 2 weeks supply of water food and gear plenty of power, and great fuel economy, comfortable on long drives miss the outside temp gauge, but everything else inside very good. looks good great car.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a ute.
With a bit more grunt-perfection
Love the Ute and more so the feel of the interior. Mine is an stx bought new tapped with how the Ute drives and travels however could use a bit more oomph from standing start. Nissan fuel consumption is complete and utter crap. I live in the country and all my ks are country me where I set cruise at 100 and leave it. I get 9.5 ltrs per hundred. Not the 6.5 claimed by Nissan. with 7 gears that could be better. Other than that when the vehicle is parked it makes a what sounds like a fuel pump noise that lasts for about 5 sec. But does this roughly every 15-20 minutes for the duration of it being parked. Both locked and unlocked. Otherwise very happy with the Ute. I actually love it so far. And I can be pretty picky...
Fantastic Car. A real go anywhere machine.
We have just done a 3500 kilometre trip in our new Nissan. The handling pulling a camper was great. Hardly knew it was behind you. No lag in the auto transmission. Fuel economy was excellent we used just under $700 dollars for the whole trip.The interior is lovely. Seats are comfortable plenty of leg room, sat nav is easy to use, cup holders are in good locations and easy to access.Much better interior than some of the other 4 x 4 we looked at. The only fault that i can say is the tonneau cover is a pain in the butt. We are going to upgrade to a canopy. Overall I would give it a 9 out of 10.
Powerful. Much smoother turbo. Good diesel fuel economy. Preferred the D40 rear seat configurations. Great travelling vehicle on longer trips. Preferred the tie down system in the D40. Blue tooth and USB are great additions. Cannot understand why they put the lip on the tail gate. Maybe to rest your cup of tea on?? It makes fitting a tonneau cover quite tricky. The standard tonneau cover is not practical. It makes loading difficult. Much better to have the traditional bunny cord onto hooks system as it also secures the load.
Update - 45,000km in and faultless, very comfortable dual cab.
I updated from MY14 Hilux and the Np300 is miles ahead with a very smooth, civilised ride and engine when comparing to the coarse and agricultural Hilux (saying that is was a superb unit). I have the RX, less powerful single turbo however happy with acceleration. Even in RX the nice bits are included - auto lights, single touch lane change blinkers, lights on door card, excellent sound proofing, solid 6 speaker stereo, with coil springs it rides like an SUV.
No external temp is...
- Navara NP300 4x4 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Excellent But has backward steps . .
Excellent Drive, our upgrade from the ST to the ST-X spending almost $20,000 more only to find NISSAN have removed the exterior temp display, removed one of the glove boxes, shrunk the size of the sunglasses holder, removed most of the tie down strap points & channels in the tub, changed the split rear seat to a single fold up, removed the ability to type Lat and Longitude co ordinates directly into the GPS. No DVD player.
Paint finish appears better, a thicker layer, time will tell.
Comfort, Power, Ability, Looks !
Remembering this is essentially a commercial vehicle .... it's comfort levels are excellent. Equipment levels are what you NEED and not overdone. The power unit is in my mind a little raw, but has plenty of grunt and amazing fuel economy. The rear suspension does need stiffening for heavy loads and towing, but the overall ride is very nice. The only annoyance to me is the fact that it is so easy to forget the small centre sliding window in the rear. Is it open or closed ?? Did I forget to close it ?? The drivers seat height adjustment mechanism is crap and awkward to use. And as usual, the standard tyres on new cars are basic to keep cost down. Overall though I LOVE driving this truck !!
Excellent family dual cab with some minor faults
At 8 months and 12,000km, I have been very pleased with the np300 Navara. I haven't experienced any of the complaints I've read in other reviews, although I did suffer a diff pressure sensor fault which triggered limp mode on the highway at less than 2,000kms.
For context, I bought the Navara to replace my old ute and my daily commute car. I wanted a compromise between hauling trailers, bikes, kayaks and camping gear around on the weekend and dropping the kids to school on the way to work during the week.
I also test drove the Ranger, Ama...rok, Colorado and Triton. I didn't try the Isuzu because it lacks safety features and I skipped the Hilux because I wan't impressed by the value proposition. Although I honestly like the look of the Ranger more than the others, the Navara killed it for features that I wanted - and some I never knew I wanted (heated seats!). I most often carry large but relatively light things in the tub (about 150-250kgs) and tow an 8x5 enclosed trailer to the tune of about 1 to 1.5 tons. I am very pleased with the fuel economy. I average about 8 to 8.5 litres per 100km around town and about 6.5 to 7 with mostly highway driving. I've gone as high as 14 with a light trailer and full tub going up a lot of hills, but that's the worst that I've seen.
Great car. 8000kms on the clock and haven't had a problem yet. Great on fuel, great on style, great on comfort. Only thing iI can fault is sports bar restricts what can be carried in the back, other than that completely satisfied with my car. Can't wait to get this toy in the mud.
Great quality and features for a ute
Now 20,000 km's on, I have been completely happy and have no regrets with my purchase. Only 1 warranty issue replaced a noisy clutch fan. Pluses, I love the quality of the interior and look of the vehicle, plenty of standard features, seats are great , easy to get in & out of, quiet for a ute, the ride, transmission & brakes excellent , also very economical. Minuses, no outside temperature, no digital speedo & steering a bit heavy ( not big issues really) I feel the Navara suits our needs completely.
December 6th 2018 Update: Still loving th...e Navara I was a bit worried after taking delivery of the Navara, had a couple of small warranty issues at the first service , but were fixed quickly also there seemed to be a lot of negative reports with the ute. I have now travelled 76,000km and have not experienced the issue of others. This vehicle is a very comfortable for a ute. The motor is very nippy after installing an idrive throttle controller, but it alway had good pulling power before that. The ride and lack of tyre noise on bitumen is excellent. I have never needed to drive the 4x4 low but have travelled a couple of thousand k’s in 4x4 high on dirt with no issues at all. I have not experienced the suspension issues of some others, but have never put more 300 kg in the tub, I do easily tow a 5 Meter Alloy boat on the freeway with no problems. Economy is fantastic at an average of 8.9L/ 100 k ( have kept an actual usage record since new). The 7 speed transmission is very good. The interior is well set out, pleasant and very functional. The engine is a little noisey up to 60kph under hard acceleration but after 3rd gear it quiten’s right down, but you have to remember it is a diesel. I do use premium diesel regularly and add a can of Moly cote to the tank after every 5000 k’s and have noticed a decrease in engine noise. The ute still feels solid , tight with no rattles. We love travelling in the Nissan ute It’s been totally reliable, we feel safe and relaxed. The lastest series has some great improvements that I would like in my ute. Can’t wait for next year.
Massive upgrade from D40
Hello all, My purchase (NP 300 2016) STX.
Well this is my third Navara...Brilliant car to drive, very smooth ride compared to D40, Alot more bells/whistles.
My opinion on it...But superficial...
1. Still need to get onto keeping the power on after engine is off, to close elec windows.
2.Over head sunglass pocket to small...can not fit sunglass's in as fit easy in D40.
3. After lifting rear seat.. the floor is not flat like D40... this was very handy for tools etc.
4. Bad large horn area pad...as when turning you honk the horn!!...Bad design.
Things I love that they did...
1. Massive difference in the weight of the tailgate...Yeah...Easy loading everytime.
2. Black rims..as does not show brake dust.
3. Loving the car!
Perfect car 2016 nissan navara np300 st
I just purchased 2016 nissan navara np300 st manual
Only 1 problem is when car is warm an changing gears down makes a whistle like noise went in to nissan dealership for 1000km check an i told them about the problem he also heard it.. they spoke to nissan an now its going bak tomorrow 25/7/2016 to get a proper look over etc has anyone else come accross this problem? It sounds like my guess one of the turbos?
Have done about 6000km's and am very pleased with the car.
Extremely comfortable to drive especially on highway and has effortless acceleration. Have had fuel economy to 6.4l/100km freeway/highway trip. Consistently sits at 7.5l/100km for mixed driving (both from car calculation). Getting about 200km /tank more than previous car Triton diesel using identical amount of fuel. Yes the fuel gauge comes on a bit early but hasnt caused me any issues.
A few little niggling things
1. Think air con on/ off switch would be better located at temperatur...
Good Multi Purpose Vehicle
SEE 32000KM UPDATE BELOW
Good Points , Tows our 2.5 tonne off road Van easily, well spaced ratios in auto picks up max torque on up changes eg 2500 to 1500 revs so pulls well, climbs well in low range especially with rear diff lock plus reasonable flex out of coil rear end, good fuel economy averaging 7.5 unloaded on trip and nothing worse than 8.5 around town Towing about 13.5 to 15 depending on hills or headwinds. Steers and brakes well and is very quite at highway speeds with standard road tyres. comfortable seats if you are 6 foot plus, mi...
Best ute I have had
Had it 6 months 20000k Great to tow heavy loads lots of power. Seems the same as my wildtrack but better fuel economy. Rear coils make a true difference in the feel of the overall ride. Suggest to upgrade the suspension as any pick up on the market needs. IRON MAN foam cell pros feel reall nice plus HD springs 2" lift is worth it for sure. Quiet engine but gets louder under load still quieter than my other trucks. Interior is nice. Tech works better than the rest really enjoy the comp functionality. Fuel economy is really good even with all the...extra weight I carry 700k + still can get 8l per 100k easy if you try city driving. 12LP 100K towing 2 ton highway. Anyone who complains that it says 5L is kidding. All manufactures are the same. Suggestions. Safari snorkle. ▪ 2" lift ▪ Dissapointments : steering needs a bit of work. Child seat mounts are bad if you need them. Everything else is good. Fuel tank says 80L but the warning light goes on with 20 to go and says there is only 10 left. But it is a deseil so I like that I won't run out. Digital speedo option would be nice. Overall much nicer than my 2015 Wildtrack. Really happy. think I will get a few more for work.
LOVING MY NP300
Have had my np300 for 2wks and im really impressed, I wasn't sure about a diesel car after having xr6 turbo but it has plenty of torque and it suits me as I am a gardner and tow every day.
Fuel has been around 9.5l/km towing around town compared to my xr6 which was 18.9l/km. I find it rides even better with load on, don't even notice tralier.
Build quality seems very good, no squeaks or rattles...doors seal well no wind noise and tyres are quiet.
Radio is good and i like the nissan connect app, but would be great if more than 1 app ava...
Navara NP300 Dual Cab - 1000klm impression
To anyone interested in buying the new NP300, these are my thoughts after 2 weeks of ownership and 1000klms on the clock. I test drove all the new dual cab utes on the market in 2015 but kept coming back to the Navara NP300. Below is a list of the likes and dislikes, for me!
Great looks and interior, great motor (twin turbo great so far), plenty of power if you need it - as good as the Ford Ranger. Auto trans is smooth and quiet. Good fuel economy so far, instruments read av of 7.6 (mostly highway) but reality at the pump says 8.2 ltrs/...
I first reviewed this car in November 2015 after only having it for about a month. I wanted to do another review after I tried it out on a road trip and some 4x4 action. I haven't towed anything with the car so I can't say much there.
Mods - factory fitted steel bull bar with heavy duty front shocks. Tub liner. Tinted windows (for the front windows as it looks great). My arm out the window for ambient temp gauge - works well for me (I noticed a few complaints about the car not having this feature which made me spill my latte on my lap)....I've taken the car on 2 big road trips now, both from Melbourne - Brisbane return. The car was comfortable and ran very well. The fuel economy was excellent but sitting on 110 kms/hr it was a bit higher than rated, and drank about 8.5 - 9 ltrs per 100k. No complaints though and the car was a pleasure. It's a very comfortable car to drive and packs a punch with power. I have a manual (I prefer for off road) and the gearing is well thought out and doesn't take long to get used to the ratio's. It must be noted that it's better to start in second on the flat as first has a very low ratio (as expected in a 4x4). I went to Morton island to have a bit of off road fun. I was there for a week and was driving in axle deep sand most of the time. I did get stuck when the sand was side step high and I got the Trecks out which got me out easy. Many good 4x4s got stuck in the same place so I can't blame the car for that. If anything it dealt with the roughest the island had to offer without an issue. Driving on the open beach is something else that everyone needs to experience and on the hard sand it was like driving on bitumen. The trick with going off road was to get used to the car and know when to use H4 and L4 and the right gear. As they say, keep the revs up... It was so bloody fantastic I could rave about this car all day. The only thing is that it could be a little bit higher as the clearance could be an issue.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2016 stx nav and I can’t seem to get the outside temperature on it, how do I turn it on or does it just not have one
Hi just wanting to know if you can put the new headlights with the day time driving lights into a 2015 np300?
Howdy, the ute has developed a serious lack of power below 3000 rpm .. am I looking at a blown turbo?
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||16" Alloy||16" Steel||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Seats||2 to 4||4 to 5||5||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||6.6 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel|
|Max Power||120kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||403Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual and Extra||Dual||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||1,279 kg||995 kg||979 kg||971 kg|
|Ground Clearance||219 mm||226 mm||226 mm||228 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||219 mm||226 mm||226 mm||228 mm|
|Release date||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015|
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