- Navara NP300 4x4 SL (2015-2021)
Very happy, definitely innovation that excites!
Very happy with this truck. So comfortable and nice to drive. Its about time manufacturers step up and build a duel cab with coil rear end. All the car reviews say that the np300 doesn't carry weight well....but 85% of ppl buying duel cabs don't need or want to carry big loads...if they do throw in so heavy duty coils for $200....and you'll still have a better ride than a Ranger or Hilux....I know because I test drove them all and the np300 was a winner buy far. Thumbs up to Nissan for getting in 1st and redesigning the humble duel cab when no ...one else would...of course it would take a couple of goes to get it rite but it was well worth it! At the end of the day all new cars will have issues...but that's life...talk to your dealership kindly and respectfully and they will fix the problem....with a little patience. Love the np300. If your looking at buying a new duel cab give it a test drive...you might just be impressed...like I was.
I traded my Y61 Patrol on the SL auto NP300. No regrets. Its now done 3500km in 1 month. Fuel economy averages 9l / 100k, on/ off road. Vehicle has bull bar, tow bar, snorkel, etc. I work in Agribusiness, in some really steep terrain at times, and it handles it well. Lack of dust sealing in tray is a serious oversight, Nissan offer a fix for their design / manufacturing problem for $495!! It is quicker quieter and more comfortable than the Patrol, and way more economical, even though the Patrol was chipped.
Have only done 1800km, but wife and I are wrapped with this vehicle so far. When the np300 Navara first came out, I thought it was a great looking ute, but dismissed it after reading reviews that criticized steering and suspension. It was while looking at second hand commodore utes for my wife to run errands in for me that the Nissan dealer convinced me to take the Navara for a spin. Maybe because my previous vehicle was a 2004 RA Rodeo, I was blown away by the sporty feeling suspension and was really impressed with the little 2.3 twin turbo en...gine - that this little engine mated to a auto gear box had this much engine braking was a big surprise to me. The SL spec also won me over, combining vinyl flooring with in-dash reversing camera. Mazda BT50 at same dealership was $4-5000 dearer with reversing camera optional in rear vision mirror! I traded in my RA, and pretty much use this vehicle for everything now. Unlike many tradies and farmers who buy dual cabs, I haven't replaced the tub with a steel tray, instead I tow a 3.5 tonne, tandem axle tipping trailer, which makes more sense to me than having to spend $5k on a tray every new vehicle and I don't really think that a dual cab is a proper platform for carrying heavy loads on the tray anyway - the load being so far to the rear. I was expecting to have to upgrade the suspension, but this didn't worry me that much, because being several thousand cheaper than a Hilux or Ranger, I reckoned I could afford to spend a little on the Navara's suspension. So far though, I haven't had issues with the rear suspension. I've only towed about 1900kg so far, but the rear didn't sag at all. I drove a mates SR Hilux after I bought the Navara and when I commented on how rough the rear suspension was, he told me that it was even worse before he upgraded the suspension on it. The Hilux did have better steering and was a bit smoother running at idle, but the Navara felt much smoother and more pleasant to drive otherwise; though I would expect the Hilux to be the better off-road vehicle. So this vehicle takes us on holidays, my wife runs errands for me picking up agricultural chemicals and odd stuff in the tub and then puts her groceries on the back seat, and I hook up the trailer when I need to cart a load. We get between 7.5 - 8.5 l/100km going in and out of town, and about 11 and up towing the trailer. I think this is pretty good for a vehicle of this size and I am more than happy. I think anybody who can't deal with a 15 litre reserve on empty is a bit of an idiot - it's time to fill up, regardless, and it's better to have some reserve than none at all. Steering took a little getting used to at first - amount of turns to reverse park, but we are used to it now.
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Pick Up|
|Maximum Payload||979 kg|
|Ground Clearance||226 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||226 mm|
|Release date||May 2015|
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