Nissan Navara 2020
Carsguide Editor - Adventure Marcus Craft had this to say at the time: The Navara ST is not the best dual-cab around, but it’s certainly the best of the current Navara line-up, although you might want more driver-assist bang for your buck than is on offer in this variant.You can read the full review here.
This is what Marcus Craft liked most about this particular version of the Nissan Navara: Refined (mostly), Capable, Comfortable
The 2020 Nissan Navara carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Nissan Navara is also known as the Nissan Frontier (North America), the Nissan NP300 (Mexico and the Europe) in markets outside Australia.
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Nissan Navara 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Navara here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
How much will it cost to replace the clutch in my 2008 Nissan Navara?
This cost of this will depend on a few things, Anthony, including which workshop you choose to carry out the work and what that workshop’s hourly labour rate is. That said, budget for around $2000 for the clutch kit and the time to fit it and you should be okay.
The other thing to consider is whether this is a good time to replace the sometimes troublesome dual-mass flywheel with a simpler, more robust singe-mass unit. The cost should be about the same, but the single-mass replacement will be a stronger, more reliable unit over time. It’s the first modification a switched-on Navara owner will make if they intend to tow heavy loads with the vehicle.Show more
Does the 2010 Nissan Navara have a timing belt or chain?
The simple answer, Andrew, is that the 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine in your Navara has a timing chain rather than a timing belt. However, it’s not that simple, as the engine uses two chains, rather than a longer, single timing chain.
The primary timing chain on your engine is a single-row chain while the secondary chain is a duplex (or double-row) chain. The secondary chain doesn’t seem to give too many problems, but many owners have found that the lower, single-row chain seems a bit underdone and has been known to stretch in service. When that happens (if the stretching is enough) the pistons and valves inside the engine can collide with fairly devastating results. The chain guides can also show signs of premature wear in these engines.
The trade recommends that the primary timing chain in these engines is changed every 80,000km or so and inspected for wear and stretching every 40,000km. Which pretty neatly sidesteps all the advantages of a timing chain over a timing belt.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
Nissan Navara 2020 Towing capacity
The Nissan Navara has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Nissan Navara Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|RX (4X2)||Ute||2.3L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
|SL (4X2)||Ute||2.3L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
|DX (4X4)||Ute||2.3L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
|SL (4X2)||Ute||2.3L,Diesel,7 SP AUTOMATED MAN||3500kg|