The Nissan Navara has long been a popular choice for Australians who need a tough vehicle that can handle almost any environment. Gone are the days when a ute is just a practical vehicle: the Nissan Navara is stylish and packed with connective technology for modern drivers.
An extensive range of Navara variants are available, from entry level work site vehicles through to incredibly robust and capable off road options. With different levels of seating, carrying and towing capacities, and the option of 2WD or 4WD, it seems like there’s a Navara for everyone.
What grades does the Nissan Navara come in?
The Nissan Navara variants offer diverse options to accommodate for day-to-day work and family activities as well as more adventurous escapades. They range from the entry level DX and RX models to the well-equipped ST and ST-X models and the especially tough N-TREK. Each grade offers a range of cabin and body types, drivetrain options and special features.
Across all grades in the Nissan Navara you have the choice of a Single, King or Dual cabin. The Single Cab is optimised for more tray length, offering 2,550mm in total. The cabin can seat two people and doesn’t miss out on any of the comforts offered in the King and Dual cabs. The Single Cab has a powerful diesel engine offering 120 kW of power and both 4X2 and 4X4 options are available.
The King Cab is ideal for those who need flexibility to carry a lot of equipment and occasionally give others a ride. The two-door cabin features two main seats and convenient fold down seats in the second row. It offers a generous 1,788mm tub floor and comes with either a 120 kW or 140 kW engine with 4X2 and 4X4 options.
The Dual Cab is perfect for those who want a workhorse that can also double as a family vehicle. With four doors, three rear seats and a 1,503mm tray, the Dual Cab is flexible enough for day-to-day demands. Like the King Cab, it offers both a 120 kW and 140 kW diesel engine with 4X2 and 4X4 options.
Is the Nissan Navara reliable?
Whether driving the Nissan Navara in Perth or taking it out into the bush, you can expect a reliable vehicle. It is designed and manufactured to be durable and safe in the toughest conditions. It is underpinned by a fully boxed ladder frame made of high-tensile strength steel and welded cross members for maximum durability, ensuring strength from the base up.
While you can expect the twin and single turbo diesel engine options to deliver advanced performance and power, they also manage to achieve an impressive level of fuel efficiency. The 2WD models boast efficiencies as low as 6.3 L/100km while the 4WD models aren’t far behind with efficiencies as low as 6.5 L/100km.
The Navara has also proven to be a capable tow vehicle due to its boxed ladder frame and robust engineering. For work needs or holiday adventures, you can expect to pull anywhere up to 3,500kg for trailers kitted with their own brakes.
Thanks to Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility and ABS technology, the Navara offers a range of superior safety features. The Around-View Monitor allows drivers to see their entire surroundings, making parking easier and navigating busy areas safer. Hill-Start Assist and Descent Control make driving up or down steep slopes simple and safe.
How does the Nissan Navara perform as a 4×4?
As a 4WD, the Nissan Navara performs very well off road due to a range of innovative technologies. Built on a strong ladder frame with generous ground clearance and powered by an advanced single or twin turbo diesel engine, the Nissan Navara has all the right underpinnings of a capable 4X4.
Switching to four wheel drive mode takes little more than the flick of a switch, and for muddy or sandy terrains you can change to the low range four wheel drive mode. For even more oomph, ST and ST-X models offer Electronic Locking Rear Differential which improves traction by delivering power to both rear wheels equally.
Another factor that makes the Nissan Navara a reliable 4X4 is its superior safety features. Those with four wheel drive models can take advantage of the 4-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip function which acts on all four wheels to limit slip and keep you safe when driving in challenging conditions.
What is the top of the range Nissan Navara?
The N-TREK Warrior is the toughest Nissan Navara Perth has to offer. It is tested in and engineered in Australia to cope with our country’s unique conditions, from city driving to full-blown escapades in the bush. The reason it outshines the other Navara models in off road driving comes down to its unique raised suspension, increased ground clearance and impressive approach and ramp breakover angles. The Warrior also features 32.2 inch all-terrain tyres, steel bullbar with integrated LED lights and 17 inch alloy wheels.
As much as it is tough on the outside, the N-TREK Warrior is classy on the inside. The seats are trimmed with striking orange accents, and there is plenty of nifty storage compartments throughout. It’s also equipped with an 8 inch touchscreen, capable of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for hands free access of a range of phone applications.
With the N-TREK Warrior, you can expect all of the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, including Around View Monitor for a 360 degree view of your surroundings. You’ll also be able to take advantage of Nissan Intelligent Key which allows you to lock and unlock your vehicle without even taking the key out of your pocket.
Test drive the Nissan Navara in Perth
Need more information about the range of Nissan Navara grades available, or keen to test drive some for yourself? Get in touch with the team at Maddington Nissan today: we look forward to hearing from you.