Nissan Navara dCi Sport Pick Up Review | Auto Trader

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Nissan Navara

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Ten Test

The Nissan Navara has one of the leading lifestyle pick up since its introduction in 2001.

revised with a butch new in 2005, the second-generation Navara the bar again.

1. Looks 8/10

Big and is the best way to describe the Navara#8217;s And it has a hint of SUV about it, especially parked next to Nissan#8217;s sized Pathfinder. There#8217;s of chrome too, especially on the and grille surround on most and there#8217;s lots of other bits to be had from the options

And given its size, it comes as surprise that the Double Cab four conventional doors) and the Cab (which has two reverse-opening #8216;half#8217; in the rear) both lead respective classes for the size of load bays.

2. Looks inside 7/10

It come as any surprise that the in this light commercial places toughness before But even so, it has one of the most handsome in this class. The square-spoked wheel is standard Nissan while the instrumentation is all clearly – and most important solidly

3. Practicality 10/10

The Double Cab and Cab versions of the Nissan Navara offer best-in-class load among their respective The Double Cab boasts 2.36 metres of space, while the Cab offers up 2.9 square metres to minimal wheelarch intrusion. says the King Cab can carry an sized quad bike. The Cab, with its extra space is slightly shorter.

One criticism is the heavy tailgate.

has offered its C-Channel system, is unique in this class. employs five rails which self-locking cleats can be providing an infinite number of points to tether loads.

are also plenty of storage in the cabin, including a pair of in front of the passenger, offering of space, and an additional six litres the centre console. That#8217;s in to the usual array of door cupholders and cubbyholes for sunglasses.

4. and Handling 7/10

The Nissan is remarkably good fun to drive. It can be into corners with of verve usually reserved for smaller vehicles. But the lack of over the rear wheels it#8217;s easy to get the Navara a powerslide.

It has Nissan#8217;s proven part-time drive system which the rear wheels only in drive, and splits power when four-wheel drive is There#8217;s also a low-range to improve traction on slippery

5. Performance 7/10

Despite the scales at more than two the 2.5-litre diesel engine can the Nissan Navara to 62mph in 11.2 and 11.8 seconds on the model. That#8217;s more sufficient to keep up with traffic, and will sit at motorway without fuss or excessive The engine develops an impressive and a colossal 297bhp of pulling at just 2,000rpm.

Towing are equally striking, with the Cab capable of towing a braked up to 2.7 tonnes, and the Double Cab up to 2.6 tonnes.

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6. Running Costs

Considering the Navara#8217;s performance and it can cover a surprising 28.8mpg on And its group 11 insurance rating is competitive. And it#8217;ll only a service every 18,000 too.

7. Reliability 8/10

The Navara feels little of bombproof. It#8217;s built to all the abuse a team of navvies can at it. And the number of Navara#8217;s on the road it’s a tough old boy.

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8. 8/10

The level of safety is fairly consistent throughout the All models come with electronic brake force brake assist and airbags for the and passenger. Only the entry-level does without whiplash active front headrests, but the top spec Aventura features and curtain airbags as standard.

They are, however with the Hi-Tech or Premium on the Outlaw model.

9. Equipment

There are four trim in the Navara range – Trek, Outlaw and Aventura. All models the Sport upwards have an spec sheet.

The entry-level features a chrome grille, a one-handed tailgate release; central locking, electric and rear windows, power CD player and a voice activated hands-free kit. The Sport adds climate control, a coloured front and rear bumper, side steps, fog lamps, C-Channel tie-down a metallic dashboard finish, steering wheel, gearknob and and electric heated door

The Outlaw also features washers and tinted rear automatic headlights and wipers, an rear view mirror, computer and an in-dash CD autochanger.

Nissan boasts the Aventura has an list to shame a £40,000 and comes with leather sat-nav and a #8216;Premium#8217; audio

10. X-Factor 9/10

Well good looking and fun to drive; little more you could for than the Navara. And a shelf-full of in various van awards over the few years would indicate not alone in thinking it the best up currently available.

Key facts

tested: Nissan Navara 2.5 dCi Double Cab

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