2015 Nissan Navara Video Review

This is the new 2015 Nissan Navara video review, pricing and specifications page. Click here to read the full Nissan Navara review >>

The new Nissan Navara is a credible new entrant in what was until last month a three-horse race. Colorado, Ranger and BT-50 were walking away with it, in terms of objective dominance. (Five-star safety rating, 3.5-tonne tow capacity, 400+ Newton-metres of engine performance and six-speed transmissions in auto and manual.)

More on those three leading utes here >>

Enter the new Nissan Navara, which apparently ticks all those boxes (subject to official crash testing results).

Also of interest: the new Mitsubishi Triton >>, which is admittedly slightly light on in the towing department (3.1 tonnes) and offers only a five-speed auto. However, the Triton's price is right, and it is aimed specifically at families - admittedly adventurous ones - in part. See how the top-spec Triton Exceed stacks up against the alleged 'king of utes', the Toyota Hilux SR5 in this report >>

If you're in the market for a Nissan Navara, you're also in the market for a Mazda BT-50. Check the full Mazda BT-50 review here >>


New Nissan Navara is called the NP300 (NP stands for ‘Nissan pickup’). This vehicle replaces the ageing D40 and even more antiquated D22 Navara, which were sold alongside each other.

Model Range

There is no longer an ST-X 550 model in the lineup. There are four grades of NP300 Nissan Navara: DX, RX, ST and ST-X.


  • Official crash testing has not been conducted, but Nissan says it has targeted a five-star safety rating.
  • Seven Airbags and ESC are standard across the range.

Quality & Reliability

Nissan product boss Keno Kato says development protocols were re-engineered to overcome the predecessors’ reliability and quality deficiencies.

Availability & Launch

There’s going to be a progressive roll-out of the new model. Dual cabs will be on sale at the end of May 2015. Single cabs and king cabs will go on sale in the third quarter of 2015, with pricing not yet known on those.


  • There are 11 variants of 4X2 Navara. (One king cab, two single cabs and eight dual cabs.)
  • There are 16 variants of 4X4 Navara. (Three single cabs, six king cabs and seven dual cabs.)


Navara is currently seventh placed in sales in 4X2 (behind Hilux, Ranger, BT-50, Triton, Colorado and D-MAX). It’s fifth in 4X4 (behind Hilux, Ranger, Triton and Colorado - but ahead of D-MAX and BT-50). This data is for the full year, 2014.


There are three engines available in the 2015 Nissan Navara range.

  • 2.5 petrol with 122kW and 238Nm (DX only) 
  • 2.3 turbodiesel with 120kW and 403Nm (RX only) 
  • 2.3 twin-turbo diesel with 140kW and 450Nm (ST & ST-X) 


Maximum tow capacity:

  • 3500kg for the diesels
  • 1588kg for the petrols.

More on towing and load limits for SUVs and utes >>

2015 Nissan Navara Dual-cab Pricing

Note: single-cab and king-cab pricing is not yet known.

4X2 dual-cab models

  • DX petrol manual $26,490 (auto $28,990)
  • RX diesel manual $32,990 (auto $35,490)
  • ST diesel manual $38,990 (auto $41,490)
  • ST-X diesel manual $44,990 (auto $47,490)

4X4 dual-cab models

  • RX diesel manual $39,990 (auto $42,490)
  • ST diesel manual $45,990 (auto $48,490)
  • ST-X diesel manual $51,990 (auto $54,490)

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2015 Nissan Navara Specifications

Nissan Navara DX Standard Features

  • Black door mirrors and door handles
  • Chrome rear bumper (on dual-cab)
  • Tilt-adjustable steering wheel - but, critically, no reach adjustment...
  • Auto headlamps
  • Cruise control
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Vinyl floor covering
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Four-speaker audio system with USB and AUX inputs (single & king cab)
  • Six-speaker audio system with USB and AUX inputs (dual-cab)
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Front and rear mudguards (dual-cab)
  • Tie-down hooks inside bed (dual-cab)
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Full-size spare wheel and tyre
  • Seven airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • Daytime running lights

Nissan Navara RX Adds These Standard Features

  • Chrome door handles & mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass (king-cab & dual-cab)
  • Rear power sliding window (king-cab and dual-cab)
  • Rear window demister
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Electromagnetic fuel lid lock
  • Front sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Rear seat flip-up functionality (king-cab & dual-cab)
  • Glovebox
  • Rear roof light in centre
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Carpet floors
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Vehicle alarm

Nissan Navara ST Adds These Standard Features

  • Electric folding & heated door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rear-vision mirror
  • Auto-levelling LED headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights with chrome surrounds
  • Premium steering wheel with silver accents
  • Premium gearshifter and handbrake lever
  • Advanced Driver Assist display
  • Compass inbuilt in rearview mirror
  • Piano black centre cluster finish
  • Audio with 5.0-inch LCD display
  • NissanConnect smartphone connectivity system
  • Wide-body over fenders
  • Side steps
  • Differential lock (4X4 only)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Reversing camera
  • Alloy bullbar

ST-X Adds These Standard Features

  • Door mirror LED side turning repeater lamps
  • Proximity key
  • Pushbutton start
  • Part leather seat trim
  • Electric driver's seat adjustment with lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Front seat-back storage pockets
  • Footwell lamp
  • Two-piece rear personal lamps
  • Premium door trim
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning
  • Digital display for air conditioning controlsl
  • GPS sat-nav with 7.0-inch touchscreen display
  • SD card slot for performing map updates
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Tilt/slide electric sunroof
  • Silver roof rails
  • Two channel Utili-Track system
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Full-size alloy spare wheel
  • Active brake limited slip (4X4 models only)
  • Hill descent control (4X4 models only)
  • Hill start assist (4X4 models only)
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tub liner
  • Carpet mats