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Nissan Navara

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 $27,150 to $66,290 for the Navara RX (4X2) and Navara N-Trek 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).

Nissan Navara Q&As

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

  • Why has my 2011 Nissan Navara lost most of its engine power?

    This model Navara was known for a couple of faults that could cause it to enter limp-home mode (which sounds like what’s happened given the engine is no longer making full power). The first was a batch of dud exhaust-gas temperature sensors which had a habit of dying young. If that happened, the engine would go into limp-home mode to avoid overheating (and damaging) the turbocharger, even though there was no actual problem beyond the sensor itself.

    The other problem with the 2.5-litre turbo-diesel was that the primary timing chain was a single-row item that was, frankly, underdone and could stretch before the vehicle had covered even 80,000km. If that happened, the camshaft-position sensor would become confused and could trigger a limp-home condition. There’s a replacement timing chain that is actually double-row (stronger) that many owners fit as a solution.

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  • Which 4x4 Dual Cab ute should I buy?

    The very fact that you’re looking at two vehicles that fit into your budget but have travelled such vastly different distances should tell you all you need to know about the Nissan. Frankly, the Navara D22 and D40 don’t age well. In fact, many owners have found out the hard way that a Navara just can’t match the Toyota HiLux of this vintage for longevity and the ability to cop punishment over time.

    I’m certainly not saying that the HiLux was perfect, but compared with the Navara’s litany of faults and problems that covered everything from rattling timing chains to coolant leaks and odd design elements such as the bottom of the radiator being lower than the lowest part of the chassis cross-member (not good for off-road work) the Toyota was much better. Granted the Navara you’re considering has very low mileage, so it should be okay for a while…just about till you hand it over to your son to break.

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  • Is the 2007 Nissan Navara a good choice?

    For a few years from 2005, Nissan sold two types of Navaras in Australia - the all-new big D40 series and the old D22 that dated back from the latter 1990s. 

    If you want an inexpensive, compact and hard-wearing truck that's reliable but not very refined nor comfortable, the old D22 is it. Its 3.0L turbo-diesel has proven strong and reliable in this application and the Nissan has a reputation for being as tough as nails.

    The larger and newer D40, meanwhile, is the much better choice if space, safety and refinement are priorities, and remained a class-leading proposition right up until the current-generation Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Volkswagen Amarok all moved the pick-up truck game on in 2011. The Spanish-built ST-X is the choice grade, especially in turbo-diesel and 4x4 guise.

    The Navara is considered a reliable and dependable truck, but many are also workhorses that lead tough lives and are often neglected or mistreated. If you're after one, please consider having it checked out first by an experienced mechanic.

    Known issues include fuel-injection failure, roof rust, premature clutch wear in manual  models, electronics issues, turbo-charger failures and sagging rear springs.

    Such problems can apply to any similar truck, so don't be too put off by the D40 Navara. It's a firm used-truck favourite for good reason.

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  • Nissan Navara 2010: Why is the engine light coming on?

    There are literally dozens of things that can make a check-engine light illuminate, Kathleen. A faulty sensor, dud component, bad or dirty fuel, a vacuum leak, you name it, even the smallest glitch can cause the dreaded check-engine light to ruin your day.

    The best advice is to take the car back to the workshop that serviced it and ask if, perhaps, the mechanic forgot to tighten or reset something properly. An interrogation by the workshop’s computer should throw up any fault codes present and from there, the workshop should be able to figure out the actual problem. It could be a coincidence, but, equally, it could be a simple thing the workshop has overlooked or forgotten to reset during the service.

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Nissan Navara Colours

  • Polar White
  • Burning Red
  • Cosmic Black
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Deep Sapphire
  • Hornet Gold
  • Slate Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Nissan Navara 2019.

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
2021 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2020 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2019 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2018 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2017 Ute 1580kg 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 $19,600 and going to $67,540 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
2021 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $19,600 $67,540
2021 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $27,150 $66,290
2020 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $19,600 $67,540
2019 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $17,100 $64,570
2018 Ute 2.3L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $14,900 $47,630
2017 Ute 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,900 $41,250
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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 205 R16C for Ute in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2018 Ute 205 R16 16x6 inches 205 R16 16x6 inches
2017 Ute 195 R15 15x5.5 inches 195 R15 15x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Navara Wheel Sizes

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
2021 Ute 1755x1790x5120 mm 206 mm
2020 Ute 1755x1790x5120 mm 206 mm
2019 Ute 1755x1790x5120 mm 206 mm
2018 Ute 1745x1790x5120 mm 215 mm
2017 Ute 1720x1790x5120 mm 194 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Navara Dimensions

Nissan Navara Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Navara is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
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
2018 Ute 6.6L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Ute 6.6L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Ute 9.9L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan Navara Pricing and Specs for 2021

Nissan Navara Seats

The following Nissan Navara is available with either two or five seats. The RX, DX, SL and ST variants all come with Black cloth seat trim. The ST-X variant comes with Black leather accented seat trim.

Nissan Navara Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Nissan Navara 2019.