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Nissan Navara Review, For Sale, Colours, Models, Interior & Specs

The Nissan Navara has been in Australia since 1986, introduced as a simple two-door workhorse.

Since then, it – and its range – have expanded; the Navara range now encompasses a single and dual cab ute, as well as a so-called ‘King Cab’. The King Cab incorporates extra space – and seats – behind the traditional single cab area. Current prices range from $32,300 to $70,015 for the Navara SL (4X2) and Navara PRO-4X Warrior (4X4).​

Available with a petrol engine, as well as a diesel engine in two different configurations, the Navara also comes with a choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic and two- or four-wheel drive. The Navara uses the same body-on-frame construction as its competition, but is unique in using coil springs in the rear suspension of select models.

This vehicle is also known as Nissan Frontier (North America), Nissan NP300 (Mexico, Europe).

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Nissan Navara Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Navara here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How can I fix the right-front axle in a 2013 Nissan Navara?

    Running over a piece of old fencing wire is not uncommon on farms and regional areas and, as you’ve discovered, it can do a lot of damage if it gets wrapped around a moving part. It sounds as though the inner CV joint is badly damaged and that’s allowing the axle to `float’ in and out of its proper position.

    If you’re lucky, a replacement CV joint might be all that’s required. But a word of caution: Don’t attempt to drive the vehicle as it is. If the axle jumps ship from the differential completely, it can flail about under the vehicle, causing all sorts of expensive damage.

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  • What's the best heavy-duty clutch to use in my 2018 Nissan Navara?

    There are plenty of brands around in the aftermarket that claim to offer better performance and durability. Stick with a known brand and perhaps contact your local four-wheel-drive club or off-road specialist for specific brand advice. Somebody in the club is bound to have a Navara with an upgraded clutch.

    The good news is that there are local manufacturers that can provide a heavy-duty clutch for your vehicle, so staying local is probably a good idea if there are any issues or questions down the track. Even better news is that for the NP300 Navara, Nissan switched from a dual-mass to a single-mass flywheel. This means you can fit a heavy-duty clutch kit without having to replace the flywheel itself, saving money. Don't forget to closely check the condition of the flywheel, however, as it may require machining for the new clutch to work properly.

    Towing and off-roading place immense loads on a clutch, and this is a common upgrade for those who use their vehicles in this way.

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  • My 2006 Nissan Navara D40 2.5 diesel is stuck in third gear

    Honestly, this problem could be caused by anything from a transmission that is worn out to one that is simply low on fluid. It could even be caused by a bad earth somewhere on the car or something as simple as a blown fuse.

    You need to take the vehicle to a workshop that can electronically scan the vehicle and hopefully turn up a fault code that will pin-point the problem. Without doing this, you're simply guessing at what the problem might be and will end up replacing parts you didn't need to.

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  • I am changing over my old Navara D22 and considering a Ssangyong Musso Ultimate. Should I take a risk on a Musso?

    My experience has generally been that Ssangyong is a brand with decent reliability. Many people think it’s a Chinese brand, but it’s actually a South Korean company. And when you look at the other South Korean car-makers we see here – Hyundai and Kia – you can see that the country makes some fine vehicles with great reliability and durability.

    You’re right about that warranty, too; at seven years of factory cover, it’s one of the best (if not the best) in the business. You’re also right about the relative value-for-money equation. The Ssangyong seems like a lot of vehicle for the money.

    Perhaps the only thing that might make you think twice would be the supply of spare and service parts. That said, in 2022, that problem is afflicting a lot of mainstream companies and volume sellers as well as the smaller brands. And from what I can gather, this problem is a bigger one for the Chinese brands than some of the others.

    A Musso has a towing capacity of 3500kg (with a braked trailer) so a 1200kg caravan should not trouble it one bit. Take the Musso for a test drive and decide for yourself, but we reckon, after a D22 Navara, you’ll be amazed at how good a modern dual-cab ute can be at this price-point.

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Nissan Navara Accessories

The standard features list in the Nissan Navara SL Warrior includes a 8.0-inch multimedia touch-screen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), AEB, and a rear diff-lock.

But what's more interesting is the fact that Premcar, the Melbourne-based vehicle-engineering mob responsible for making Nissan’s Warrior program a success, has added more than a claimed $11,000 worth of goodies to the SL Warrior including a Navara-branded black bash plate at the front, an off-road coated bullbar with hoops and integrated LED light bar, fender flares, suspension lift, Warrior wheels and all-terrain tyres (Cooper Discoverer AT3s, LT (Light Truck) 275/70R17), a tubliner, and a towbar.

It misses out on quite a lot of driver-assist tech including a surround-view monitor (with moving object detection), Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Drive Mode Selector, and Off Road Monitor.

Nissan Navara Colours

The Nissan Navara SL Warrior's exterior paint choices include Black Star (standard), or White Diamond, Twilight Grey, and Brilliant Silver – all of which are premium paints and cost $650.

  • Black Star
  • White Diamond
  • Twilight Grey
  • Brilliant Silver
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Nissan Navara Towing Capacity

The Nissan Navara has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2022 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2021 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2020 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2019 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
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Nissan Navara Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan Navara varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $32,300 and going to $70,015 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $32,300 $70,015
2022 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $28,160 $80,520
2021 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $22,770 $78,320
2020 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $19,800 $67,540
2019 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $17,600 $63,030
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Nissan Navara Wheel Size

The Nissan Navara has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x65 R17 for Ute in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 Ute 255x65 R17 255x65 R17
2022 Ute 255x65 R17 255x65 R17
2021 Ute 205 R16C 205 R16C
2020 Ute 205 R16C 16x6 inches 205 R16C 16x6 inches
2019 Ute 205 R16C 16x6 inches 205 R16C 16x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Navara Wheel Sizes

Nissan Navara Engine

Nissan’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel features two-stage inline turbochargers that provide excellent lag-free response and ample outputs. It produces 140kW at 3750rpm and 450Nm of torque  served at full strength between 1500-2500rpm.

Nissan Navara Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Navara Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 Ute 1765x1858x5120 mm 212 mm
2022 Ute 1765x1858x5120 mm 212 mm
2021 Ute 1755x1790x5120 mm 206 mm
2020 Ute 1755x1790x5120 mm 206 mm
2019 Ute 1755x1790x5120 mm 206 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Navara Dimensions

Nissan Navara Interior

The Nissan Navara SL Warrior's interior is perfect for the rough and tumble of an outdoorsy life: it's a world of durable plastic, cloth seats and vinyl floor covering, front and rear.

The cabin is practical and well designed, with easy-to-use tech, as well as plenty of storage spaces (cupholders, bottle holders, and hidden-holes for your everyday carry gear) and charge points: it has a USB-A in the console tray, a USB-A and a USB-C in the centre console), and two 12V outlets (one in the console tray and one in the centre console.

The rear seat has a fold-down arm-rest (with cupholders), bottle holders in the doors, map pockets on the seat-backs, air vents and a USB-A charging point on the rear of the centre console.

Nissan Navara Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Navara is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.2L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 Ute 7.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2022 Ute 7.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2021 Ute 6.4L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Ute 6.4L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Ute 6.4L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan Navara Pricing and Specs for 2023

Nissan Navara Seats

The Nissan Navara SL Warrior has five seats: driver and front passenger; and a rear seat for three people.

The front seats are manually adjustable, supportive and comfortable.

The rear seats are reasonably comfortable but better suited to accommodating two adults or three children, not three adults.

Nissan Navara Boot Space

The Nissan Navara SL Warrior's tub measures 1509mm long, 1560mm wide, 1134mm (between the wheel arches), and 519mm deep.

The tub has four tie-down points and a durable tub-liner, but it does not get the Pro-4X Warrior’s Utili-track load-restraint system.

Nissan Navara Boot space

Nissan Navara Speed

The Nissan Navara SL Warrior is able to do the 0-100km/h sprint in approximately 10 seconds.

Nissan Navara Range

Nissan claims average combined consumption of 7.3L/100km but after our 300km test, of which about one third was lugging a heavy payload, our figure calculated from fuel bowser and tripmeter readings came in at 10.3L/100km. So, based on our figures, you could expect a ‘real world’ driving range of around 770km.