Saturday, March 26, 2011

Toyota Hilux Vs Nissan Navara

Here's a quick comparison between the  Toyota Hilux and the D40 Nissan Navara or Frontier. See here for the older D22 Navara Comparison
Well, you know by now the reasons we are comparing the Hilux and the Nissan Navara or Frontier as it is known in some parts of the world. The reason for a dual-cab definitely makes sense since the car can carry the family, go off road and deal with any sort of  business you can think off.

Since there are also business incentives in terms of tax deduction and business pricing for these types of cars if you are in our situation - you must consider the ute!

For 2011 The Navara will have the option of a new diesel engine code named V9X that develops 170Kw and 550Nm!

Specification comparison below!

D40 Nissan Navara
Toyota Hilux 

Pricing list is for the 4x4 Hilux dual cab SR/SR5 and the Navara ST-X. The Navara ST-X was chosen because it is clearly the most popular version in Australia.  Nissan have recently introduced the Titanium version which has even more car like equipment.
The Navara's specifications listed below, I have compared the Hilux against are likewise for the 4x4 dual cab version.  And as you can see they are close overall.  I think choosing between the two would be based more on whether you want the most powerful engine.

However note that the Nissan Navara's engine requires more revs which may not be what you want being a utility vehicle and the gearbox which is not geared for speed. The Nissan has a higher towing capacity compared to the Hilux. Also there are notable differences height measurements between the diesel and petrol versions - I think this is odd!

The current series of Nissan Navara are also genuinely decent cars. When compared to the Hilux you will notice how more comfy the Navara is on the road. It rides better at presumably the expense of off-road capability. Performance is virtually identical the Toyota having the smoother response and more urge low down. The Nissan's interior looks better than the Hilux until the dashboard.
At this stage I would pick the Navara slightly ahead of the Hilux - and my main concern is whether I could live with the Nissan's interior, specifically the dashboard. Everything including the chunky styling are good however the dashboard is just too 80's (like the Pathfinder).

Toyota Hilux (4x4 Vigo 2010)

1GR-FE (modified)V6 Petrol
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 175Kw @ 5200 RPM
Claimed 376Nm @ 3800 RPM (MANUAL)
Claimed 343Nm @ 3800 RPM (AUTO)

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 3600 RPM
Claimed 343Nm @ 1400-3400RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 Petrol
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 116Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 240Nm @ 3800RPM

1825 - 1905Kg
Towing capacity up to 2250kg

Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 76 litres
IL6 Petrol 13-13.3 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.2-9.3 lts per 100km

Other specifications
5 or 4 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1810/1835
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3085
Track (front/rear) 1540/1540
Tray L1520mm x W1515mm x D450mm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 4/5

Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 30
Departure 23-26
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 292mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Part-time 4x4

Nissan Navara (4x4 2010)

V6 Diesel
DOHC Turbo charged with intercooler
Direct injection
3.0 Litre (2998cc)
Claimed 170Kw @ 3750RPM
Claimed 550Nm @ 1750RPM

V6 Petrol
4 Litre (3954cc)
Claimed 198Kw @ 5600 RPM
Claimed 385Nm @ 4000 RPM

YD25 (May 2010)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.5 Litre (2488cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 403Nm @ 2000 RPM

YD25II (May 2010)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.5 Litre (2488cc)
Claimed 140Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 450Nm @ 2000 RPM

1940 - 2001Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg

Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 80 litres
IL6 Petrol 13.6-14 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 9.8-10.5 lts per 100km

Other specifications
5 speed Auto
6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1779/1850
Overall length/Wheelbase 5230/3200
Track (front/rear) 1570/1570
Tray L1511mm x W1485mm x D457mm
Total payload capability 820kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 3/5

Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 29-32
Departure 22-27.5
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 205-217mm
Water Fording depth N/A
Part-time 4x4

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