DIFFLOCK.com – Nissan Terrano II

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Nissan’s track in building four-wheel drive was already good before the linked up with Ford to what became the Terrano II badged as a Nissan or the Maverick badged as a Ford. The original Terrano was a quite different being essentially a LWB estate-bodied of a Nissan pick-up (not the Toyota 4-Runner in concept), was also known as a Pathfinder in markets.

The Terrano II was designed to complement the old and to give Nissan a contender in the weekend fun three-door 4×4 where its SWB Patrol was proving too to attract some customers. It was designed to be much more than other Nissan drives. In Nissan’s marketing the new Terrano was an all-roader.

In all important the Nissan Terrano II is identical to the Maverick. A different grille, and spoiler assembly at the front is by appropriate badges; wheels and the interior trim materials are In the UK, direct clashes were by a careful choice of models, and of the three versions of the Terrano directly with the Ford sold in the same market.

In other countries, other of the Terrano (and of the Ford) available.

As far as the UK market is concerned, the came in both SWB and LWB forms, with estate-type bodies. are either petrol or turbodiesel and are the same as those in the Maverick, being of Nissan origin. The models do not include a petrol-engined and fit neatly between the base-level and hig Mavericks.

Character summary

The SWB Terrano is a hybrid of hot hatch and four-wheel machine; despite credible performance, it was very clearly to make former car drivers at home in their new surroundings. interior stowage space for is good, the SWB has the familiar problem of luggage room behind the seats.

The LWB Terrano has the same feel to it and makes a good estate. However, the occasional in the rear are not very comfortable, and the is best considered as a five-seater only occasional seven-seat

Both SWB and LWB Terranos have a insubstantial feel to them, and again makes them more like cars like traditionally rugged drives.

Performance summary

Nissan Terrano

The SWB came only with the engine in the UK, which gives it but not particularly inspiring road However, both this and the LWB make good motorway The petrol-engined LWB offers better and a higher top speed in return for heavier fuel consumption.

All models are very easy to with car-like handlinq and However, the SWB can feel twitchy in and it pitches and bounces more the smooth-riding LWB.

Off-road, the is surprisingly able. The greater of the LWB models obviously makes rather less agile the SWB types and the turbodiesel engine is lacking in off-boost bottom-end However, all varieties of Terrano are capable of the tasks likely to be at them in occasional recreational

Reliability, weaknesses, spares

The reliability record of previous four-wheel drives suggests serious problems are unlikely to Spares are available through the Nissan dealership network; is, however, no aftermarket.


Relatively few Terrano Is have down through the secondhand yet, so it is therefore difficult to say resale values are holding up. there is no reason to suppose values will be anything than firm for the next few

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