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Nissan Patrol Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs, Models & News

The Nissan Patrol is one of the cars that helped open up Australia, spawning a long-running but mostly good natured feud between Patrol owners and Toyota LandCruiser fans that crosses generations.

The large seven seat, four-door SUV is a shadow of its former rugged self, though, with the long-awaited sixth-generation Patrol launching in 2010 in petrol form only. With the US and the Middle East not interested in diesel, Australian sales wouldn't justify the development costs of adding a new diesel. It's still a tough, ladder-frame off-roader with real ability, but a lack of driving range plays against it.

Current prices range from $84,900 to $101,060 for the Patrol Ti (4x4) and Patrol Warrior (4X4).

Nissan Patrol Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan Patrol varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $84,900 and going to $101,060 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
2024 SUV 5.6L, —, 7 SP AUTO $84,900 $101,060
2023 SUV 5.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $88,000 $113,520
2022 SUV 5.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $86,460 $108,790
2021 SUV 5.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $71,060 $105,710
2020 SUV 5.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $68,860 $91,300
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Nissan Patrol Accessories

Equipment levels are generous.

It includes tri-zone climate control with second-row air-con controls, powered and heated front seat, leather upholstery, keyless entry/start, heated/powered/folding door mirrors and an 8.0-inch central touchscreen offering sat-nav and access to a CD/DVD player, MP3, Bluetooth telephony and audio streaming.

Other spec highlights are a rear helical Limited Slip Differential, surround-view camera with off-road monitor, adaptive cruise control, 'Autonomous Emergency Braking' (AEB), rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor and lane-keep warning with intervention.

The top-line Ti-L gains a sunroof, powered tailgate and more.

Nissan Patrol Accessories

Nissan Patrol Q&As

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

  • I am having a problem getting my 2008 Nissan Patrol Ti to start

    Worn glow-plugs will certainly make a diesel engine difficult to start and can easily contribute lots of smoke to the equation. But in reality, you could be looking at anything from worn or dribbling injectors, a blocked air-intake system, a worn fuel pump or simply internal wear in the engine itself. A worn turbocharger bearing or seal can also cause these problems, and don't forget about the simple stuff like a blocked fuel filter.

    Trying to diagnose turbo-diesel engine problems from the colour of the smoke emitted is a hiding to nowhere and you'll inevitably find yourself changing perfectly good parts on a hunch and wasting lots of time and money. The best bet is to take the car to a diesel specialist and have the whole system investigated.

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  • Is it worth getting the engine replaced in my 2002 Nissan Patrol?

    If you still want to drive a proper off-road four-wheel-drive, then maybe fixing what you already have is the wise way to go. Supply crunches and high demand have seen the prices of second-hand four-wheel-drives skyrocket. You might be in for a shock when you check the prices of second-hand replacements.

    Beyond that, it comes down to the overall condition of the rest of the vehicle. Off-roaders are big, heavy and sometimes complex machines and if the rest of the mechanical package isn’t in good condition, fitting a new engine will only attend to one of the vehicle’s ongoing cost-centres.

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  • Is it wise to buy a 2008 Nissan Patrol with an overhauled engine?

    Four-wheel-drives like the Patrol tend to do big mileages, so you often see them advertised with overhauled or reconditioned engines. That’s not a problem provided the work has been done properly and quality parts used.

    But you also need to talk to the seller and determine exactly what they mean by `overhauled’. A true overhaul will have included reconditioning the cylinder head, boring the cylinders, new pistons, new bearings, rings and even things like a new water pump and fuel pump. The receipts form the rebuild will tell the full story.

    Our bet would be on the car you’re looking at having had a piston failure (number three or four piston) which was too common on the ZD30 engine. At which point you need to find out whether the engine was completely rebuilt, or simply had a new set of pistons and a new turbocharger fitted.

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  • What's a good 4WD for the outback?

    You really have two ways to go here. The fact that you want to go off-road in the best/worst conditions this country has to offer means an SUV or cross-over just isn’t going to cut it. With that in mind, you’re looking at either a dual-cab ute or a conventional four-wheel-drive wagon.

    In the ute world, there’s plenty of choice within your budget, but you need to be careful that the vehicle in question hasn’t been worked to death by a tradie towing a bobcat Monday to Friday. The popularity of these vehicles, meanwhile, means that there’s lots of choice when it comes to aftermarket bits and pieces to complete your dream vehicle.

    The other route – a conventional wagon-style 4X4 – also places a lot of choice within your budget. The Toyota LandCruiser Prado would be a good choice, as would something like a Mitsubishi Pajero which has always represented good value for money both brand-new and second-hand. You could also look at Nissan Patrols which also give you plenty of car for the money and, if you shop carefully, you could find a really nice LandCruiser 80 Series, reckoned by some to be the absolute pinnacle of off-road wagons, even though they’re getting on a bit now. There’s great aftermarket and service support for all these options, so it will come down to your personal preferences.

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Nissan Patrol Engine

The Patrol uses Nissan's long-serving 5.6-litre quad-cam V8. It delivers a healthy 298kW of power at 5800rpm, and 560Nm of torque at 4000rpm.

It offers a power-to-weight ratio of over 100kW/tonne - good for a heavy 4x4 three-row wagon.

A seven-speed torque-converter automatic with a manual mode transmits drive to either the rear wheels or all four wheels via an electronic 4WD transfer case.

Nissan Patrol Engine

Nissan Patrol Colours

Exterior paint choices on the Nissan Patrol include 'Gun Metallic', 'Brilliant Silver', 'Black Obsidian', 'Champagne Quartz', 'Hermosa Blue', and 'Moonstone White'.

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Black Obsidian
  • Champagne Quartz
  • Hermosa Blue
  • Moonstone White
  • Gun Metallic
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Nissan Patrol Towing Capacity

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

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2023 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2022 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2021 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
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Nissan Patrol Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Patrol is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 14.4L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 14.4L/100km 5.6L 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 14.4L/100km 5.6L 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 14.4L/100km 5.6L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 14.4L/100km 5.6L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 14.4L/100km 5.6L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 14.4L/100km 5.6L PULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan Patrol Pricing and Specs for 2024

Nissan Patrol Interior

The Patrol is big and roomy, as you would expect from a full-sized luxury 4WD SUV.

The basic architecture remains the same across all Patrol grades - which includes a dated dashboard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, excellent ventilation courtesy of a tri-zone climate control set-up, plenty of storage and high-quality materials.

The second and third row also feature overhead air vents, a second air-con unit, grab handles, reading lights, cupholders and additional storage areas.

In the Warrior, the wood and chrome highlights of the other grades have been expunged for Alcantara inlays on the dash and doors, while gloss black trim is also fitted.

Nissan Patrol Interior

Nissan Patrol Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Patrol SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1940x1995x5165 mm 272 mm
2023 SUV 1940x1995x5165 mm 272 mm
2022 SUV 1940x1995x5165 mm 272 mm
2021 SUV 1940x1995x5165 mm 272 mm
2020 SUV 1940x1995x5165 mm 272 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Patrol Dimensions

Nissan Patrol Wheel Size

The Nissan Patrol has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x70 R18 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 265x70 R18 265x70 R18
2023 SUV 265x70 R18 265x70 R18
2022 SUV 265x70 R18 265x70 R18
2021 SUV 265x70 R18 265x70 R18
2020 SUV 265x70 R18 18x8 inches 265x70 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Patrol Wheel Sizes

Nissan Patrol Seats

The Nissan Patrol is unusual in offering seating for eight people except in the Ti-L flagship - two up front, three in the centre row and three in the third row. The latter has two individual chairs in the centre.

The front seats are quite sumptuous, the 70/30-split second row has backrests that recline slightly, fold down and tumble forward, while the rear row - also split - folds neatly into the floor.

Nissan Patrol Seats

Nissan Patrol Boot Space

With the third-row seats in use, boot space in the Nissan Patrol is listed as 467L. With the third row stowed away, there’s a claimed 1413L of cargo space. With the second and third rows stowed, there’s a claimed 2623L.

Nissan Patrol Boot space

Nissan Patrol Speed

The Nissan Patrol is able to do the 0-100km/h sprint in approximately 7.5 seconds. Top speed is around 210km/h.

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Nissan Patrol Range

Requiring 95 RON premium unleaded petrol, Nissan says the Patrol averages 14.4L/100km on the combined cycle – for a carbon dioxide emissions rating of an abysmal 334 grams/km.

Fitted with a 140-litre fuel tank, around 970km of range is possible.