Review Nissan Navara 2022

Car BlogIn terms of design, the car is not too different from the 2021 version, but this pickup has some improvements to improve cabin comfort as well as performance.
Are these changes convincing enough for users to choose Navara instead of rivals like Ford Ranger or Mitsubishi Triton?

Nissan Navara 2022 - More attractive appearance design

Like the version launched in 2021, the Nissan Navara 2022 is a facelift of this model with changes in appearance. Notably, the newly designed LED headlight system with a cluster of 4 projector bulbs, provides 38% better illumination compared to the previous generation. The grille is reworked with thick borders and nested in the mesh, creating an innovative and sturdy feel. The front bumper is larger, extending up to the fog lamp socket.

The car in the article belongs to the Premium 4WD version with 18-inch wheels with 2-tone design. The PRO4X version has a difference with 17-inch wheels painted in black, wrapped with terrain spike tires.

At the rear, the taillights have a more eye-catching 3D texture. The cargo box is made 50 mm higher to help the vehicle look more balanced than before. The rear bumper is made of 2 floors, making it easier to climb into the cargo box. Load capacity 950 kg, equivalent to other competitors in the segment.

The length x width x height of the Nissan Navara 2022 is 5,260 x 1,850 x 1,860 mm, with a wheelbase of 3,150 mm. In terms of parameters, the Nissan pickup is not too different from rivals such as Ford Ranger (5,362 x 1,860 x 1,830, 3,220 mm) or Mitsubishi Triton (5,305 x 1,815 x 1,795 mm, 3,000 mm).

Ground clearance increased by 10 mm compared to the previous generation, at 220-225 mm. This contributes to the appearance of the Nissan Navara looking more dignified than the old one. This ground clearance is also 20-25 mm higher than the rival Ford Ranger.

In general, the overall Nissan Navara 2022 looks fiercer and more off-road, the most advanced version PRO4X has a sporty and modern appearance. The appearance changes in the facelift version help this model become more attractive, getting rid of the somewhat simple and clumsy silhouette from the pre-upgraded version.

It can be said that although not too different from the previous generation, the changes on Navara 2022 are enough for users to feel the efforts of the Japanese automaker in conquering customers in the pickup truck segment, which is capital. are favoring the powerful SUV-style design. Of course, next to Ranger or Triton, Navara is not superior in appearance, but compared to the previous Navara itself, it is clearly more eye-catching.

Navara 2022 - Simple interior but commensurate with appearance

Nissan Navara 2022 has little change in the interior layout. The car still uses plastic materials mainly in the cabin, which makes cleaning easier, but does not create a premium feel for the interior.

The dashboard has a rather gentle design with rounded lines instead of angular. 3-spoke steering wheel integrated with function buttons. Analog watch face combined with 7-inch TFT 3D information display. The 8-inch central entertainment screen has a not-so-modern interface.

In the 2022 life, Nissan Navara is equipped with 360 cameras for both versions, which is considered an advantage compared to other competitors in the segment. However, the image display is not really sharp.

If you first sit in the driver's seat of the Nissan Navara 2022, you will feel the seat cushion is a bit stiff, the inner sponge layer seems to be thinner. In return, the backrest has a curved design in the shape of the spine, so it also helps passengers avoid fatigue when sitting for a long time. The front seats also have a USB port, the center armrest is quite large, but the storage compartment below has a relatively small capacity.

A basic point that is less noticeable but quite important on high-rise models is the handle on the ceiling. Nissan Navara 2022 only has a handle on the passenger side, while the driver's side does not. This makes it a bit difficult to get into the car, the driver has to cling to the steering wheel or have to "long legs" to be able to get into the car easily.

The cabin and engine compartment also add noise-cancelling materials. In general, the sound insulation of this pickup has been improved compared to the old one. These improvements also help overcome tinnitus when traveling on the highway as before.

It can be said that the overall interior of the Nissan Navara 2022 is quite simple, some details are not really modern and not commensurate with the changes in appearance. Most interior details are made of plastic, so it's hard to claim luxury or high-end.

Compared to Ranger or Triton, the interior of the Nissan Navara is clearly not a strength. If not too focused on those aesthetic factors, the interior of the Nissan Navara 2022 still has the plus point of relatively spacious space, comfortable seats and a quieter interior than the old model.

Nissan Navara 2022 - Smooth and friendly operation on the street

It can be said that the most important upgrades on the Nissan Navara 2022 are mainly in performance. The car is equipped with a 2.3L DOHC twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine, 190 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm, comes with an automatic transmission. 7 level movement. Compared to the old 2.5L engine, the new engine has the same power, but the peak power and torque levels come earlier, in addition, the car also meets Euro 5 emission standards.

This level of performance is not high but not too low either. In the pickup segment in India, the Nissan Navara 2022 is stronger than the Ford Ranger versions using 2.0L diesel engines (178 hp, 420 Nm) and 2.2L (158 hp, 385 Nm), Mitsubishi Triton (178.5 hp, 430 Nm), Mazda BT-50 (148 hp, 350 Nm), Isuzu D-Max (148 hp, 350 Nm) and only lose to Ford Ranger Wildtrak with 2.0L Bi-turbo engine (210 hp, 500 Nm).

In the old generation, the Nissan Navara often encountered a situation of soaking, soaking the gears when traveling in the speed range of 50-60 km/h. The acceleration also has a delay of the throttle, jerks and the engine is quite loud. These disadvantages have been overcome on Navara 2022.

Try pressing the gas to accelerate, the car feels quite calm, in contrast to the pitiful appearance. The speed increases slowly but smoothly, with less lag than before. In general, the gearbox of the Navara 2022 has been reset and works better than the old one, the gearshift is smooth.

The fuel consumption of this pickup model is at an acceptable level. When used mainly in urban areas, the car consumes about 11 liters / 100 km, which is quite reasonable compared to performance, vehicle weight, driving characteristics and traffic conditions.

Besides the new engine, the Nissan Navara 2022 also has a refined steering wheel, although it still uses oil power, this steering wheel is lighter and the steering angle is smaller than the pre-upgraded version. This makes turning easier, making the car more friendly to urban traffic conditions.

Brake system on Nissan Navara 2022 includes front disc brake and rear drum. Despite the heavy vehicle weight and rather large appearance, this brake system still works relatively firmly, the brake pedal is not too deep and the response is quite responsive. The point of note is that you should take advantage of the height of the vehicle, especially when traveling at high speed, look away to be more active because the inertia force of the pickup is quite large.

One of the outstanding upgrades on the Nissan Navara 2022 is the suspension system. This is the only pickup truck with all versions using a multi-link rear suspension with 2-stage double springs (without leaf springs) and a stabilizer bar.

The distance between the spring rings on the upper stage of the shock absorber is shorter than the lower part, the steel material in this segment is also stiffer, responsible for bearing heavy loads, while the lower half helps to absorb the shock. This gives more off-road efficiency, and the stabilizer bar helps limit body shake when traveling on bad roads, even with heavy loads and no loads.

For pickup models that use rear leaf springs, the vehicle often has a shock at the rear when not loading, easily noticeable when going through speed bumps, or a situation where the floor shakes the tail when cornering. This no longer happens on the Nissan Navara 2022.

In addition, the high ground clearance and new suspension also help this pickup model operate stably in bad roads. The vehicle has an offroad monitor feature. With this feature, in slow 2-wheel mode, the driver can clearly observe the surrounding terrain, including the exact position of the front wheel.

In terms of safety technology, both versions are equipped with 6 airbags, emergency brake support, automatic throttle, active braking to limit wheel slip, downhill control... It can be said without many bad road needs and priority to use urban roads, Nissan Navara has a certain advantage compared to Ranger and Triton.

High price but few options
The fact that there were only 2 versions in the previous life made the Nissan Navara less choices than other competitors. In addition, the car also has only a 2.3L twin-turbo engine and no manual transmission.

Overall, the Nissan Navara 2022 is a pickup with a modern appearance. The plus point of this model is good anti-vibration, softer steering wheel. The engine is adequate, the transmission is quite smooth, the suspension is stable and the car is easy to control. In addition, the fuel consumption of Nissan Navara 2022 is relatively pleasant.

On the other hand, the car still has some disadvantages such as the simple and unimpressive interior, the relatively high price. Personally, I expect bigger changes in the cabin of this model.

Review Nissan Navara 2022 Review Nissan Navara 2022 Reviewed by Dang Nhan on August 07, 2022 Rating: 5

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