The Nissan Navara is a tough and reliable ute with one key difference over its closest opposition: the top model-grades feature a coil-sprung rear, for added on-road comfort and control, rather than the conventional leaf-springs.
The Dual Cab pickup is available as a 4x4 or 4x2 and comes in four models: DX, ST, ST-X and RX.
The Navara offers a choice of three engines, a 2.5-litre petrol, a 2.3-litre diesel turbo, and, in up-spec models, a powerful 2.3-litre diesel with twin turbo. There are two transmissions available, a six-speed manual or seven-speed sports automatic.
With a smartly-styled exterior, it also features a cabin that is SUV-like for the quality of its trim, comfort and features, and for its settled on-road ride.
It comes standard with driver and passenger airbags, head and side airbags, traction control, electronic brake distribution, hands-free Bluetooth as well as cruise control and brake assist. Up-spec models come with a premium features list.
Like others in this segment, it has a 3.5 tonne braked towing capacity, but a larger payload capacity of 950kg.
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