Nissan Navara vs. Nissan NP300
Welcome to the matchup we’ve all been waiting for, the Nissan Navara vs. the Nissan NP300! No matter if it is a no-nonsense workhorse, an exciting recreational vehicle, or reliable daily family transport you’re looking for, these two popular pick-ups have something to offer everyone. But which one better suits your needs and wallet? On this page we’ll delve into a comparison of these two outstanding Nissan bakkies and provide you with every bit of information that you’ll ever need to make the right decision when considering purchasing either a Navara or a NP300.
Consider Your Cab Size Needs
At the onset of your search for the right Nissan pick-up, you’ll need to decide if you’re looking for a double cab or single cab bakkie. If your answer is single cab then the decision is simple; go for the NP300 as the Navara is NOT available as a single cab. However, if you’re looking for a double cab pick-up then carry on reading our Nissan Navara vs. Nissan NP300 comparison.
We look at the Nissan NP300
Bakkies in South Africa have a tough job when being used as a workhorse, but thankfully when a driving a NP300 there is no job too big or too small. It is tough (it’s called the Nissan Hardbody in South Africa for a reason after all), it is economical to maintain, and importantly it is light on fuel. True, some might call it a bit rough around the edges in the looks department when compared to the Navara, but it is versatile and makes a great light commercial vehicle as well as a family vehicle. It is also a very plucky 4×4 (if that option is chosen) which has a “can do” attitude that has won the hearts of many an off-road enthusiast.
If you’re looking for a very capable bakkie that is sure to intimidate all of its competitors when it comes to both looks and performance, you’ll want to take the new generation Nissan Navara for a spin. It’s also packed full of some very clever gadgets, which are more than simple gimmicks, they are an integral part of this mean machine. These include cruise control, CD player, AM/FM radio, AUX and USB connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, Satellite Navigation with 3D Mapping and integrated colour display with touch screen and Bluetooth® hands free phone system via steering wheel controls (and Bluetooth® audio streaming).
The Best of the Best Comparison
No Nissan Navara vs. Nissan NP300 head-to-head would be complete without a direct comparison of the two top of the range vehicles in their respective ranges.
|Nissan Navara 2.3D LE 4X4 DC AT||Nissan NP300 2.4 Hi-Rider 4×4 D/Cab|
|Max Power||140kw @ 3750rpm||105kw @ 5600rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||205Nm @ 3600rpm|
|Fuel Consumption||7.0 litres per 100Km (Combined Cycle)||11,7 litres per 100km (Combined Cycle)|
|Instrumentation||Advanced Drive-Assist Display||Rev counter|
|Audio and Connectivity||CD player, AM/FM radio, AUX and USB connectivity with Bluetooth® hands free phone system and Satellite Navigation with 3D Mapping and integrated colour touch display||Optional|
|Towing capacity||3500kg’s||1410kg’s (with overrun brake)|
|Warranty||6 year / 150 000 km||6 year / 150 000km|
|Pricing||Please go to the Nissan Navara page for the latest Nissan Navara pricing||Visit our Nissan NP300 page for more information on the latest pricing.|
Nissan Navara or Nissan NP300?
Although these are two very different pick-ups when you take a close look at our Nissan Navara vs. Nissan NP300 bakkie comparison, the one thing they do have in common is Nissan’s legendary reliability and a sense of adventure built into their automotive DNA. Added to this is the fact that they are both perfectly suited to South Africa’s climate and terrain. This means that when it comes down to choosing either a Nissan Navara or a Nissan NP300, you’ll have to decide on what it is you need the vehicle for and how much your budget is, and only you can make that choice!