The Nissan Navara is the epitome of pickup meets 4×4 meets motorised beast on steroids and is an absolute pleasure to drive. It even at times feels like a sports car, just bulkier and more practical when it comes to everyday driving…
What does the Nissan Navara Offer?
For a vehicle weighing in at just over 2 tons the Navara handles surprisingly well when on the road. But in parking areas, even the responsive power steering cannot take away the fact that its size is a bit of a problem, especially when trying to park in an underground or limited space environment. It is very long vehicle, but this is not necessarily a bad thing because it is a bonus when actually using the loading tray at the back for carrying items. In fact, the Nissan Navara can handle significantly bigger than most double cabs found around the world today.
A Beast of an Engine
The 2.5 diesel engine that the Navara uses is powerful enough to handle almost any job that is required of it, so you can imagine the power that is generated by the even bigger 4.0 litre petrol engine that is also available. It is possible in fact that the slightest touch of the pedal will give you the feeling that you are in a sports car and not a double-cab pickup.
Beauty in the Beast
The spacious and luxurious interior of the Nissan Navara comes with all of the comfort elements one would expect from a top-quality SUV never mind a pickup vehicle. In fact it is often easy to forget that one is actually in a 4×4 pickup and not a SUV. The creature comforts found in the Navara include electric windows, climate control, CD/audio system, cruise control and a host of other features.
Fine Rugged Features
With its straight lines and rigid body, this is the pickup to beat all pickup when it comes to looks. It can also be called one of the best Nissan 4×4 by far thanks to its ruggedness. Either way, it is a pleasure to behold and a great vehicle to drive both on and off-road.
Safety equipment on the Nissan Navara includes is top-notch and includes power steering, ABS anti-lock braking and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) as standard. On some of the more expensive models Nissan Brake Assist further enhances safety by increasing braking to reduce stopping distance if an emergency is encountered.