Test drive all competitors.
Perfect for bush. No issues yet with 122k on clock. Steering wheel horn is a pain though. Easily bumped. I saw many reviews on all 4x4s and all where Inaccurate. The 4 coils in the bush leave the competition behind in comfort and flex. If I want to carry heavy loads how easy is it to upgrade coils to bi rated for flex and load, I mean trains use coils so they can carry the heaviest load of any wheeled machine, it's got me buggered why they still use leaf in the day and age. The power to fuel usage must be one of the best if not the best in the ...world, I mean 2 ton of vehicle having that much go and using so little fuel. I cant believe I was thinking hilux before testing them. Also 20k oil change how goods that! Although I'll do it every 10. And yes the engineers have done there home work, this motor has been around for some time now outside of Australia and has proven itself, yes I did my homework too. But on a last note I would say the best and favorite vehicle I have ever owned and awesome in the bush..apart from that bloody horn its spot on. Well done Nissan
Purchased in October 2016.
The best by far!
Done nearly 60k in just over 3 years. Extremely comfortable and tows like a demon. Would another tomorrow if the finances allowed. No real issues and mine is a May 15 build so one of the very first. Wife absolutely loves it.
Purchased in December 2015 at Parry Nissan Townsville .
Cabin noises from engine
Disappointed cabin noise to loud to have a conversation
Just hit the 1000 ready for first service
Went for a four hour drive .stopped and didnt want to drive any further. The noise from the engine left my ears ringing. Noise causes stress stress causes fatigue. Fatigue causes accidents
Will be talking about this at the first service
Great ute at an affordable price
This is my second np300 stx there are a usless 4x4 standard. However a excellent daily drive. At 51k driveway there great value considering 3 years later got 38k for mine and only paid 45k
I think at the end of the day you lose 7k over 3 years is too bad and done 60000kms.
Vibration and fuel consumption
The vehicle vibrates at 88 km to 110km from day one .. it has been in for service 4 times and the sevuice manager is also feeling the vibration .. they can’t fix it .. first they blamed the rims and tires that was supplied by them as a upgrade. We been 3 times for wheel balancing and alignment nothing worked. Then Nissan fitted original tires again nothing the vehicle vibrates through the front seats and mores visable when taking bends on highway driving. Feels like your in a vibrating machine.. terrible . Then they suggested I add a app on my...phone to test vibration.. as they tried to tell me it was exceptable .. so I did my on testing and it was shown a it wasn’t within giudlines. I have Nissan customer care and the dealer ship trying to say it’s normal. I’m not excepting it as they have said it was a problem with this series .. when I first brought it to there attention. Also we have had the manifold changed at 10,000 km as it was a known problem and haven’t made it aware to the public as yet. As for fuel consumption I’m getting 11.8 km per 100km which is terrible and that is suburb driving no where near the 7.9 combined .
30000 on the clock and no problems yet
I upgraded from a Nissan D40. I liked the exterior styling, and the SUV style interior. Certainly an improvement over the D40 interior. I hated the factory suspension, it was way to soft, and the front end bounced when going over bumps. I've been told it has been changed in later models. I put after market suspension on it and it's fantastic now, it handles better than the D40 and other utes I drive for work. If you are thinking of buying an early version of the NP300 you might want to consider that.
It has great fuel consumption, I can...
The right ute for me
As far as dual cab utes go, I found the the NP300 Navara ST-X the best for my purposes. My previous ute was a Colorado LT and my Navara is far superior. I've had the ute for 12 months now and clocked up just over 12,000km without any significant fault. A number of people have asked me is I still like it and the answer is always "yes, very much".
The coil sprung rear end is brilliant for my purposes. The Navara has the most comfortable unladen ride of its class in my opinion (I test drove Hilux, Ranger, Triton and had a Colorado). Many review...s criticise this suspension setup as it suffers under a heavy load so tradies may need a leaf sprung ute, but for weekend warriors such as myself I think it does the job very, very nicely. I haven't found the load-carrying or towing to be any sort of problem (although I have installed a two inch lift), and I tow a 17' inboard ski boat on tandem trailer or an old, heavy Jayco Dove wind-up camper with the tub full of stuff. In fact, the twin turbo and seven speed 'box mean the Navara tows much better than the more powerful Colorado. I found the Colorado was always searching through gears and revving its guts out whenever I towed; it always wanted to be in the highest gear possible and had no bottom end torque, which means it was constantly kicking down. The Navara just handles it better - the torque comes on much earlier and the gearbox has tighter ratios and a better map; it just always seems to be in the right gear. The interior is comfortably the best in class. Everything is easy to use, read and reach. The infotainment screen, whilst being a full touch screen, has physical function buttons, volume and scrolling dials. If you've every had a touch screen without buttons or dials you'll know how infuriating it is to constantly hit the wrong virtual button. The only thing missing is an outside temperature display, which is a bit weird considering it has dual zone climate control. Adjustable lumbar support makes the Navara one of the most comfortable utes for me (the Colorado was hell). I find it quiet, and I'm a person who is particularly prone to being annoyed by noise. The steering is a little dead as the ratio is pretty slow, however the Navara handles well enough and lets you forget how big it really is (which is actually a little smaller than other utes, but that was a positive for me). It certainly has the best behaved back-end in it's class; it won't skip around on bumps like the leaf sprung utes will. Gearbox is smooth and seven gears is not too many. Excellent fuel economy, especially when towing. The only beef I have is the front side window weather shields have come un-stuck, but that's an easy fix with some good double sided tape. Nissan build an excellent vehicle, however the dealer experiences have been poor. I suppose I only have to see those muppets once a year, whereas I have a good ute every day.
Wont ever buy another nissan!
The interior is nice and comfortable and looks like a nice ute, but that is where it stops. Rear main seal went at 19000km. fuel economy isnt as great as advertised. Driver seat back keeps dropping back. 2 12v plugs have not been working. Head unit screen sometimes doesnt come on and the nav is all out of whack. I wouldnt recommend this car to anyone.
16 months on
After originally owning a D40 st-x I can say that this current st-x has lived up to it's description. I drive 190 klms min each day to and from work along a mountain range of 30 minuted drive and 170+ corners and consistently i get 7.4-7.6 l/100 that's far better than the older D40 at 11l/average. The car has driven well/ performed as required and yes will eat more fuel when towing or carrying a heavier load. but the good of the vehicle out weighs the fuel towing figures. Great comfortable seating in the front, easy access to most things, and s...o far 50,000 out of the tyres which i never did in the D40. The suspension can get a bit bouncy on rougher roads but is fine on normal highway driving, all in all a satisfying car and that's what i was after. A vehicle i can use for all occasions and it does get dirty in the back and tows. Hope you find a car that makes satisfied.. we did November 22nd 2017 Update: Navara Just keeps getting better The NP 300 is my second Nissan Navara ST-X and without a doubt is even better than my last. The Navara is now 18 months old and 60,000klms on the clock. No warranty items so far and great maintenance from the Nissan dealer. The areas that drew me back to the Navara when last purchasing were the differences Nissan had put into the vehicle against it's competitors, Coil rear end for smoother ride / powerful but sooo fuel efficient twin turbo engine Average of 7.5 litres per 100 klms and i drive approx 140klms round trip each day and most of that is winding hills/ extremely comfortable seats with seat heaters that are a godsend on winter mornings for your back. Most people are weekend warriors taking their Families away for camping, 4wdriving and this vehicle has no problems in helping you enjoy the weekend. We have had to tow my 9x5 trailer full of dirt or rocks or towing my golf cart trailer all with a matter of ease. Every car is new and special but do yourself a favor and test drive a Nissan Navara
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...
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.
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.
My 3rd Navara, but 1st NP300 & last. Test drove 4 versions (all auto's), only to find drivers foot rest not fitted after delivery. Turns out Nissan in their wisdom don't think it's needed for a manual, try resting your left leg on a 400k plus point to point drive non stop. Told I should have brought an auto after contacting Nissan, but I'm not a lazy driver, come on Nissan, listen to your buyers & not your overseas mates, this is Australia. Otherwise truck is good @ 1280klm.
9/9/16, Just had Nissan Cust Serv on phone, bad luck if your phone ca...
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!
NP300 Navara ST-X Daul cab Sat Nav out of date Mapping software install on new NP300 st-x ,2015
NP300 ST-X 2015 Brisbane owner ,Not happy ,Only 4 weeks of ownership
When buying a brand new NP300 ST-X plated 2015 with sat nav ! Cost over $52,000 on-roads , I found out today 9/6/2016 the sat nav mapping is over four years old ,At first I thought this may have been a over site on Nissan's behalf. Boy was I wrong , Nissan Australia doesn't want to know about unless you pay and The Brisbane dealership wants you pay extra for the privilege of having software that should have been already installed before delivery , Please be aware,...
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.
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/...
Awesome UTE - great balance of quality car and utability
OK people - frank and fearless update as of March 2017.
I'm DELIGHTED. 31000 kilometers and smooth sailing all the way. One awesome UTE.
HOWEVER, still a bit niggled that there's no out-side temperature gauge, but I hear Nissan have sorted that with the latest model AND honestly, I had the made for Navara Nissan Sports Canopy installed when I purchased and have had issue after issue...poor window lock down / up system and most recently an annoying leak...mmmmm.
Still - I stand by my initial review and love my UTE.
Dec 2016 Review
Loving my new car, the new NP 300 is best in class
I picked my new STX a couple of days before Christmas, I took it for a run down the road to Sydney from Brisbane and really fell in love with it. I previously had the D40 STX with every possible upgrade and added a heap of additional things like leather seats. So when Nissan bought out the new NP300 with almost every possible feature as a standard I was taken with it from the moment I saw it. However I still felt the need to compare against all other cars in the class as the category has experienced considerable upgrades across most brands over...the past few years. I was bored by the all new Hilux which just seems the same as the old, I liked the Ford Ranger Wild Track however it lacked many of the inclusions the NP300 included plus I was turns off by people in the industry telling me about their electrical problems, I liked the BT 50 to but again was told they are experiencing issues by their own service guys, the Amerock became the other major contender but was over priced for what it is. I was able to pick up the STX from Nissan Ipswich for $47k which left a $30k difference that I couldn't justify. I've read the other comments in these reviews and agree an external temp would be a fantastic addition, also approach light would be fantastic and tie down rails in the floor like the old STX would be good. Having said that they have added so many additional features like leather seats, climate control, sunroof, improved tail gate, improved stereo, rear coils but most importantly a sensational drive with the new engine and gear box. So really these are more important than my above wish list. I can say I would highly recommend it as I believe it's best in class!
As a former D22 2003 3.0 ST-R and D40 2007 Spanish ST-X owner we followed the brand and purchased a new NP300 ST-X.
Have read many reviews on all Navara models and must say we never had any issues th D22 was sold with 315000km on the clock with original clutch. The D40 was sold with 170000km with blown turbo was my own fault drove in to deep water ruining the air filter ( no snorkel )then getting dust in eating the fins of the turbo. But with blown turbo it still got me with camper trailer of Frazier island and home ( given it was a slow drive...
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Seats||4 to 5|
|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|
|Cab Options||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||971 kg|
|Ground Clearance||228 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||228 mm|
|Release date||May 2015|
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