Claimed Fuel economy of this ute is fiction.
Ute looks great. Is comfortable enough although I miss the split rear seats of the last model. my complaint is the claim that this ute gets 7.5L/100k This is complete fiction. I am lucky to get 12km/100km. This is driving highway with no load and on cruise all the way. Nissan claims it's the all terrain tyres and the bull bar. I say Nissan is misleading the customer. don't purchase this vehicle if fuel economy is what you want.
- Navara NP300 / D23 (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Practical car, has had some floors and MAJOR dealer issues
Being a Brit based in Germany I ordered my car and drove back to the UK to pick it up. I took receipt of the vehicle and thought wow what a stunning truck. So far so good I managed to drive from Brighton in UK to the Ferry and arrived in France becoming more accustomed to the car and thoroughly enjoying some of its features. I then managed another few hundred kilometres of trouble free driving and crossed the border into Germany after having driven through Belgium and holland. It was here I decided to stop off and frequent the rest room. After ...my rest I jumped in started up and went to pull off. And that was the. End of my Journey. For some reason my Manual gearbox had decided to kill itself. Weird as up until then it had been fine. Cut this story short after having it recovered and fixed under warranty (an absolute hassle as the car was still miles away) I finally picked it up again a few weeks later. I noticed that the surround to the gear stick wasn't fitted properly and asked Nissan to replace to replacement covers later that issue was fixed albeit with a scuff on the new surround but I bit my tongue and decided to live with it. I had to change my rear lights to European ones in order to comply with german law as it was British Army in Germany registered and it is normal practice. Dealer gave me a call telling me ready for collection, I went to pick it up and inspected the work. All the paintwork surrounding the lights was scratched. I aired my frustrations and the garage sent it for a respect. Yet another few days without my brand new car. Very annoying and all the while I was driving around in a Nissan Cube courtesy car. I don't mean to be insensitive to anyone but nissan Cubes are terrible cars, anyway back to the Navara. I ordered a hardtop Canopy for the car costing 3000€. It was fitted by the dealer and again I went to collect my car. Jumped in and went to start it up and it kept telling me the driver door was open. Turned out it was a wiring issue with the hard top loom and I had to wait for them to figure it out and fix it for another few days. (Queue the Nissan Cube again for another few days XD) eventually I finally got my car with canopy fitted and the world was good or so I thought. Turns out when it rains the back leaks like a sieve despite canopy fitted, much to the displeasure of my dog who looked pretty miffed after a rainy spell on the Autobahn. back to Nissan who up until the pint of me selling the car a year after purchase never managed to fix that issue. One day in summer I turned to Aircon on and was hit with a Barrage of smoke though the vents. Very annoyed at yet another Issue with this car back to Nissan it went. It has developed a leak which was causing oil to burn off on the hot engine and be drawn through into the cab it was fixed but not even 3 months later the issue was back and was still present upon sale of the vehicle. I did a road trip to Sweden and found it to be ideal For the two weeks of touring and camping we did. off-road driving in it was a dream and it served me well transporting dogs, downhill mountain bikes IKEA furniture and the likes with no issues in that department. I used it to go hunting and when driving through the training area off of tracks and through the forest to gather the game I had shot it was a beast and again had no issues. The tank is 80 litres but reads empty at after using just over 60 which is very annoying. When I bought the top spec teckna version in 2016 it didn't even have an outside temperature guage, I mean come on even my first 1993 punto had one... On long journeys I find it can be slightly hard for the driver to get the seat into a position that provides lumbar support and gives an upright seating position without the headrest pushing your neck forward and down. It's a shame as aside from the headrest the seat would be great but it moves up and down only with it being permanently angled sharply forwards. All in all I have to say I loved the car while it was running but have to say I am left with a sour taste in my mouth which is down to dealer support. I hope this is isolated to the German Nissan Garage I had to deal with. I am actually moving out to Australia later this year and am currently in contact with Nissan there, pricing up a new one for my arrival. So all in all just be aware that as good a car as it is, it is by NO means without its issues.
Same faults as it seems everyone with an NP300 has
The same as most I love the drive of the NP300, however I can't understand why the same faults keep appearing, If a fault occurs fix it and make changes to the next batch of cars. It seems Nissan do not give a toss and keep sending out with faults. I have had the oil leak on inter-cooler pipe, now I have the leak in the tub coming from underneath, the lack of inner guard and the lack of proper sealing. This is the fault that I find inexcusable as these vehicles are sold as a lifestyle vehicle which means most will fit canopies, myself an ARB Tango hard lid. What you don't expect is to get water in from underneath. This is my first Nissan and will be my one and only.
- Navara NP300 4x4 ST (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
not built for 4x4
I have done 20,000 after 8,000 had frount right tyre wear to canvas on the inside had wheel alignment was still wearing at 11,000 nissan did another wheel alignment on thier so called $ 80,000 machine now at 20,000 has done the same thing they are saying it's the country roads i drive on i got a 4x4 for this reason but apparently because off all the adjustable stuff i will have to align and rotate every 5,000 what a soft car or a load off bull i think their is something else wrong with it and i have also had passenger door not closing probably ...has to be slammed ,centre conceal came lose,passenger grab bar came off in my wife's hand and i find the Horne pad at the bottom of the steering wheel is quite enoying as easily hit when turning steering wheel i brought a new car to have no problems now i have to wheel align every 5,000 new tyre for frount right every 8,000 what a waste of $ 53000
It's pretty good but not for towing
I've got a 2015 Np300 for work and boy does it do the job! 60,000km in 9 months and aside from some minor niggles its been great. I am starting to find some bigger niggles at 60,000km though, such as it running poorly and sounding like its out of sync all the time even after Nissan have fixed it, and the car is off for a service on Monday so hopefully will get it all sorted then. Its easy to drive, I love the reversing camera (and no beeps!) and the interface is easy to use and clear. The seats are comfy, but some more padding in the drivers se...at would have been great and headrests are at the wrong height for me and drive me nuts. The back seats are comfy, if a little cramped, I find my fathers 2014 ranger has better legroom in the backseat but the navara is ok. I can get anywhere from 700-800km (10-11.5L per 100km) out of a tank around town to 1100km (~7.5L per 100km) and yes its happened twice on the way to Melbourne now) on the highway and the car cruises really nicely. I do find it gets a bit loose and unbalanced as soon as you hit any rough patches regardless of speed, which isn't a great feeling and seems to be getting worse. The central locking canopy is good though fliddly, and a bit expensive at $4500, and I haven't had any leaking issues as yet with the tray. The power source in the tray is super handy, I have my engel set up there 24/7 and its really easy to get too. The one thing that I am really disappointed in is the towing performance, it's not great. I get 400km (20L per 100km) out of a tank towing either an empty horse float (1200kg), one horse in float (~2000kg) or two horses in the float (2500kg). The car cruises along when towing but to get up to speed it labours and the fuel consumption is disappointing. I was hoping it was a one off thing but having towed about 2500km now on different roads, with different weights and trailers it's not getting any better. It is definitely 400km out of a whole tank too, I need to refuel every 250-300km to be on the safe side. Not sure on the running costs as work pays for the vehicle but overall a nice car to drive, I'm just hoping I got a dud for towing as otherwise thats a pretty huge let down :(
Hard Lid Problems - Locks Fail
I've had my Navara since August 2015. Its been back at the dealership on 4 occasions for issues with the hard lid. The lock has been fixed, then failed again. It was then replaced, then failed again. The dealership seemed to be getting annoyed that I kept coming back to have it repaired. They initially blamed me for being too hard on it... A work ute!. They then blamed the 3rd party supplier of the hard lid (even though I bought the lid through Nissan in my initial purchase) and then finally conceded that there is a design issue that has been...referred back to the Nissan Engineers for a solution. Basically - my ute lid was locked shut and couldn't be opened via either the remote control or the manual key. I had a ute - but couldn't use the cargo area. I called Nissan and asked for a time frame. They didn't know. I asked them if they could offer a temporary solution as this is a work vehicle. They said no. I asked them if they though this is a fair outcome and they said yes... In the opinion of the customer service officer I spoke to - the car is working fine and they will let me know when they have a repair for it... I managed to pries the lid open and I now have a piece of wire tied to the emergency release cable (inside the ute) so that I can open the lid. This on a brand new cart - under warranty. Nissan's response is shameful!
It's just a ute..... Just
Back again to give an update. 20,000km and the car hasn't missed a beat so I can't complain about reliability. The fuel gauge accuracy is still an issue for me. I mentioned this at the local dealer and said I'm the first to mention this. I think the fuel light at 20litres is pain I think 12-10litres would be more appropriate. The distance to empty stops reading with 15litres remaining ...... This is terrible and the gauge itself is not accurate at all at half a tank readout there is a little less than 3/4 of a tank of fuel. How anybody ca...n rely on this is beyond me. The rest of my vehicle is holding up but it's not overly inspiring. I'm finding a lot of marks on the duck and believe the paint is very soft. It does everything I ask of it but I was very close to purchasing a ranger or an Amorok and think I've made the wrong choice here. The quality of everything is proving to be cheap in my mind. I ride dirt bikes and have put dents In the tray when tiring them down this is a first for me and illustrates the cost cutting that is evident throughout the vehicle. It isn't a bad ute but it has put me off Nissan. They just haven't done a good enough job with this ute
Very poor poor fuel guage. Half tank on the guage only takes 28 litres to fill. Fuel light on, reading 93 ks to empty, and can only put 58 liters in the tank. The tank is advertised as 80 litre but Nissan now say that it has only 65 litres of usable fuel. What a joke. Why not advertise it as a 65 litre tank Nissan. Also the fuel economy advertised, is not attainable in the real world. Maybe under controlled conditions!!! Don't buy one if you want to tow a caravan. you can't pass a servo.
Cooling fan noise is unreal when it engauges. The rating...
Pass mark so far
The car was purchased to be a practical family car mostly with plenty of space for kids bikes and camping gear and the occasional trip to the beach or a little mountain exploring .
I have done 10,000 km since December in the car , mostly highway driving . Very comfortable ride for a ute ( mine is nearly always unladen ) main reason for purchase was really the coils in the rear end and the advertised fuel economy .
The air vents for the rear seat passengers were also a big tick item from the kids .
Seats are extremely comfortable on lon...g trips and the kids have never complained about the rear seats either . I love the dash design , it's the most car like of any of the utes on the market in my opinion and the reverse camera is really clear .
Not Overly impressed
It's not too bad. I have done 17800 k's in mine and had if for 8 months. I have driven it to Longreach and in and around the Central West, done beach driving and general off road stuff. Plenty of varied surfaces. The fuel gauge, calculation and distance to empty is a joke! It on average does 9.0 lt/100 not the advertised. Three warning lights come on with 180K's to empty! Then you can only ever fill a max of 62-63 liters in an 80 liter tank. The suspension is average at best. Fine for around town with out a bull-bar. When you load it up the rea...r sags big time on the coils. No forward adjustment on the steering wheel is bad. The steering takes a lot of effort lock to lock. ( A lot of effort is required for general driving ) The arm rest in the console is too low for most.
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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