The 2015 Nissan Navara 4×4 now on its second generation, features a new chassis, a retuned engine and carries over the “Zero G” seats found on more recent Nissan vehicles such as the X-trail, and Altima. New for this generation is the use of coil springs on the rear live axle instead of standard leaf springs found on pickup trucks of this class. The result is a smoother-riding back end even without load that is miles ahead of the competition when it comes to the rear end not bouncing and being too harsh on the passengers while still retaining tactile feedback of the road.
The 2015 Nissan Navara 4×4 Gained More Muscle and Engine Power
On the outside, the 2015 Nissan Navara 4×4 follows the last generation Navara’s looks continuing the boxy front end with the wide back, and now features larger wheel arches, and new over prominent bulging muscular shoulder line on the front fenders that extend up to the front doors. The hood is curvy and gives off a very muscular feel when compared to its more sleek looking competitors and from curvy the cab becomes boxy all the way to the rear cargo bed. Under the hood is are tuned 2.5 Liter common rail turbo diesel engine that puts out 187hp and 450Nm of torque. This makes the Navara’s engine the most powerful engine on the market with a 2.5 Liter displacement. This is paired to a 7 speed automatic with manual shift and is finished off in a 4×4 transfer case.
The 2015 Navara 4×4 features the very comfy, impressive “Zero G” seats that give best in class support and comfort for even the longest of drives or on dirt trail runs. Cabin space is big and Nissan opted for a car-like cabin with modern touches like steering audio and phone controls, a new multi-color infotainment display, and a parking camera. Sadly although better than the last generation, the interior features are behind the competition’s offerings.
On road, the 2015 Nissan Navara 4×4 performs well, the new coil springs is a huge step up from the leaf springs every pickup of this class uses. The dampers absorb most of the road’s undulations and most of it is then cancelled out by the Zero G seats upon reaching the cabin. Off road, the Navara has the ground clearance, power, and 4×4 to take on challenging trails.
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