2019 Nissan Navara VL 4x4 front

The Nissan Navara is one of the Japanese brand’s more popular offerings in the Philippines. Making its debut into the automotive market back in 2014 the Japanese pickup has quickly solidified itself as a popular pickup choice thanks to its attractive price point and powerful diesel engine. It won the hearts of many Filipino pickup buyers thanks to the features that it brings and will its comfortable coil spring suspension, which gives it an edge over its predominantly leaf spring-based competition. With that in mind, the question now arises is the Nissan Navara worth it?

2019 Nissan Navara front

Being a diesel pickup that it is and sporting one of the more powerful engines in the segment it already ticks two boxes that Filipino pickup truck buyers look for – a diesel motor that produces a substantial amount of torque and power. But what about its looks does it still stand the test of time?

While styling is subjective, the Nissan Navara still has the exterior kit to keep up with the rest of the newer vehicles on the market. The Japanese pickup greets you with a large flat face that is accentuated by its large V-motion grille, which is flanked on either side by large angular headlights. While the lighting elements may vary as the higher variants get LEDs while the entry-level models get halogen headlamps, the functional styling still stands the test of time.

Thanks to its design, however,  the Nissan Navara comes with great approach and departure angles as well as 245mm of ground clearance. Moving to the Navara’s sides and nothing much stands out aside from a few creases and the large color-matched fender flares. All of these accents help give the vehicle an athletic look. 

On the inside, you are greeted with a simple yet rugged cabin. It comes in a black theme with a beige headliner. Nothing too flashy can be found here aside from the use of piano black plastics near the gear selector. Everything in the cabin feels refined but durable at the same time. Everything you need is easily within reach along with its large 8-inch infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the higher-level trims. A 360-degree camera is also present in the vehicle in its higher variants. While its resolution could still be better, it still gets the job done well and aids you in parking the vehicle.

2020 Nissan Navara enginebay

Under the hood, the Nissan Navara greets you with a 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine that has two different outputs. The entry-level variants of the pickup make 160hp and 403 Nm of torque while the higher trim-levels produce 187hp and 450 Nm of torque. Both of these engines can be had with either a 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. This puts the vehicle on par with many of its rivals. Whichever variant you choose from the Nissan Navara will offer you capable and reliable performance.

2019 Nissan Navara side quarter shot

All in all the Nissan Navara presents itself as a great value-for-money pickup truck. Despite it being one of the more seasoned veterans in the segment, with Nissan giving it new features and safety updates, it has still retained its competitiveness in the market.

If you’re in the market for a comfortable yet powerful pickup truck then the Nissan Navara is indeed worthy of your consideration. It brings with it simple yet tough styling that fits well on and off the road. Its coil spring suspension also makes it one of the more comfortable pickup truck options available on the market without sacrificing payload capacity. It also brings with it an attractive price point making it one of the best value for money options for those looking to get a pickup truck.

If you want to get your hands on a Nissan Navara today, then we highly recommend using our Buy Online function to make the process of getting your next pickup truck go as easily and as smoothly as possible.

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