2021 Nissan Navara Review

The comprehensive 2021 Nissan Navara review

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Critic reviews

WebsiteRatingNotable quotes
CarExpert78%"But this is a pretty solid update, addressing many of the issues the Navara has carried for some time. This Series 5 iteration is actually significantly better than the original D23."Read more
CarsGuide89%"We're pleased to say this is the best Navara we've tested, since the NP300's launch in 2015. Although it's taken a few years, Nissan has finally delivered what this Navara should have been from the start."Read more
Drive79%"The new Navara is well worth consideration, and a quick test drive to see if it tickles your fancy."Read more
Chasing Cars75%"If you've been considering a Navara for a while, the 2021 version is better looking, more refined, a little more capable and ultimately, more desirable."Read more
Practical Motoring78%"This is the best Nissan Navara yet and a quality option for ute buyers."Read more

How does the Nissan Navara compare with its peers?

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Ford Ranger
945 kg
5 stars
$29,190
85%
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Volkswagen Amarok
1,020 kg
5 stars
$38,490
85%
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Mitsubishi Triton
855 kg
5 stars
$22,490
80.5%
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Holden Colorado
1,029 kg
5 stars
$29,490
80%
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Nissan Navara
1,013 kg
5 stars
$32,300
79.8%
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Toyota HiLux
995 kg
5 stars
$29,850
79.67%
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on OnlineAuto.com.au’s website
Mazda BT-50
1,039 kg
5 stars
$25,570
78.8%
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Isuzu D-Max
924 kg
5 stars
$28,600
73.25%
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class
1,188 kg
5 stars
$45,450
72.5%
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A comprehensive review of the 2021 Nissan Navara

Nissan Navara pricing and specifications

For 2021, the Nissan Navara has a more streamlined model line-up. You can buy the Navara as a single, king or double cab chassis model, or choose from a single, king or double cab pick-up.

Nissan Navara SL

Gone are the DX and RX Nissan Navaras, making the Japanese ute-maker's entry point, the SL. In our opinion, the SL model is the best-looking Navara, thanks to the imposing grille and steel wheels.

SL Navaras start from $38,351 drive-away.

Key features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW) and Intelligent Driver Alert (IDA)
  • Trailer sway control
  • Cloth seating
  • 7-inch advanced drive-assist display with digital speed readout
  • 3.5-tonne towing capacity
  • Up to 1,282kg carrying capacity
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC) (on 4WD models)
  • Hill start assist
  • Electronic rear diff locker (4WD)
  • Auto headlights
  • Bluetooth® phone and audio streaming
  • Vinyl flooring (single cab and dual cab, carpet floors in king cab)
  • ISOFIX (dual cab, outer rear seats)
  • 7 airbags
  • Tailgate assist (pick-ups only)
  • Power-adjustable door mirrors
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Nissan Navara ST

Next in the 2021 Nissan Navara range is the ST model. The ST is available only as a dual-cab pick-up. Nissan lists the drive-away price from $50,490.

Highlights include:

  • 17-inch alloys
  • Sat-nav
  • Carpet flooring
  • Day/night rearview mirror with anti-dazzle
  • Polished stainless steel single tube sports bar
  • Leather-accented steering wheel and gear shift knob
  • Second row and rear privacy glass
  • Quad-LED headlamps, LED fog and tail-lights, LED daytime running lights, LED door mirror indicators
  • Heated door mirrors
  • DAB+ radio
  • Rear power-sliding window
  • Drive mode selector (Sport/Off-Road/Tow/Normal on 4WD autos)
  • Intelligent off-road monitor (4WD)
  • Around view monitoring with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Safety features like:
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Intelligent lane intervention
    • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
    • Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI)
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • High beam assist
    • Auto rain-sensing wipers

At least one journalist said the ST was their pick of the Navara range.

Nissan Navara ST-X

Next is the Nissan Navara ST-X, which starts from a drive-away price of $55,490.

In addition to the ST, the ST-X Navara has:

  • 18-inch alloys
  • Dual-zone climate control A/C
  • Intelligent key with push-button ignition
  • Full-size alloy wheels
  • Sliding tray cargo tie-down hooks
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Nissan genuine accessories installed:
    • Towbar
    • Tub liner
    • Carpet floor mats
    • Polished stainless steel double tube sports bar

This model has some additional option packs that add things like heated front seats, power driver's seat adjustment and an electric sunroof.

Nissan Navara PRO-4X

The Nissan Navara PRO-4X is the top of the range model. It starts from $60,790 drive-away.

Equipment, in addition to the ST-X, includes:

  • All-terrain 255/65/R17 tyres and PRO-4X alloys
  • Black fender flares
  • Darkened styling theme with red accents
  • Black stainless steel double tube sports bar (with sail panel)
  • Leather-accented seats with PRO-4X embroidered branding
  • Black roof rails
  • Black door mirrors, grille, door handles and side steps
  • Full-size steel spare wheel
  • Towbar, tub liner and carpet floor mats

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Nissan Navara SLNissan Navara STNissan Navara ST-XNissan Navara PRO-4X
2.3-litre diesel, single turbo, 4x2, 6-speed manual, single-cab chassis: $38,351

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x2, 7-speed automatic, single-cab chassis: $40,926

2.3-litre diesel, single turbo, 4x2, 6-speed manual, dual-cab chassis: $43,674

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x2, 7-speed automatic, king-cab chassis: $44,874

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 6-speed manual, single-cab chassis: $45,561

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x2, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $46,249

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 6-speed manual, dual cab: $47,490

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, single-cab chassis: $48,152

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $48,990

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 6-speed manual, dual-cab chassis: $50,938

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, king cab: $52,002

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, king-cab chassis: $52,176

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, dual-cab chassis: $53,563
2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 6-speed manual, dual cab: $50,490

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $51,990

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x2, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $52,192
2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 6-speed manual, dual cab: $55,490

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x2, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $55,857

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $56,990
2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 6-speed manual, dual cab: $60,790

2.3-litre diesel, twin-turbo, 4x4, 7-speed automatic, dual cab: $62,290

The Nissan Navara SL cab chassis is available in the following paint colours:

  • Solid White (No cost)
  • Twilight Grey ($668)
  • Brilliant Silver ($668)

SL king and dual cabs, ST dual cabs, ST-X are sold in:

  • Solid White (No cost)
  • Black Star (No cost)
  • Burning Red ($685)
  • Twilight Grey ($685)
  • White Pearl ($685)
  • Forged Copper ($685)
  • Brilliant Silver ($685)

The Nissan Navara PRO-4X is sold in:

  • Black Star (No cost)
  • White Pearl ($650)
  • Stealth Grey ($650)
  • Burning Red ($650)
The above prices are for private buyers in NSW postcode 2000, taken from the Nissan Australia website in September 2021.

Overview

In our 2021 Nissan Navara review analysis, we found that the latest model was widely viewed by motoring journalists as the best Navara Nissan has made, outright. It's got excellent specs, an extremely attractive design, fantastic load-lugging and carrying capabilities, and an eager powertrain. The Navara is also very good off-road and delivers decent fuel economy. There's not a lot to dislike and it's a bit puzzling as to why the Nissan Navara doesn't sell in higher volumes, like the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.
WebsiteProsConsNotable quote
CarExpert
  • Active safety additions
  • Fearsome exterior redesign
  • Comfy ride
  • Quiet
  • Price rise
  • Driver's seat ergonomics
  • Interior could do with more storage bins
"There's still an argument that the Navara gets a little lost in the pack, against the bargain Triton, endlessly popular Ranger and HiLux, and slick new D-Max and BT-50. I'd argue the new PRO-4X goes some way to addressing this."
CarsGuide
  • Powertrain
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Safety equipment
  • Load lugging
  • Rear seating for taller passengers
  • Limited payload when towing
  • Driver's seat base dimensions
"It's worthy of serious consideration by sub-$50K dual cab ute buyers looking for a competent 4x4 workhorse that offers the right combination of refinement, safety, performance, fuel economy and load-carrying ability."
Drive
  • Great off-road
  • Traction Control implementation
  • Gearing for off-road
  • Ergonomics could be improved
  • Torquey powertrain, but behind other utes
  • Second to first downshift in low range
"This ute is well sorted across the board, and proved to be one of the better off-roaders in the segment during our test."
Chasing Cars
  • Muscular, chiselled exterior
  • Cabin noise-deadening
  • Dual-cab 1-tonne payload
  • Ride quality beats majority of rivals
  • Engine power only satisfactory
  • Cabin looks outmoded
  • Ford Ranger has better handling
"Australian tastes have been moving toward preferring more assertive ute styling for a while, and the new Navara arguably delivers the best local interpretation of this American-style design.

While the interior is starting to feel a little old, most other parts of this ute are quite fresh and competitive with the rest of the segment – including the good ride quality and particularly quiet cabin."

Practical Motoring
  • Safety upgrades
  • Tough styling
  • Chassis tweaks
  • Towing and load-carrying performance
  • Interior doesn't match the exterior's looks (though it is still improved)
"With a solid platform underneath that we know is capable off-road, it can now balance hardcore load-lugging duties with polite (for a ute) around town manners. It offers a solid choice to shoppers and is a much safer ute thanks to a bevvy of tech upgrades."

Engine and performance

The Nissan Navara is available with just one engine, the YS23DDTT, a 2.3-litre diesel engine.

Nissan 2.3-litre diesel engine

All Nissan Navaras have the same YS23DDTT diesel engine, but Nissan fits it with either a single-turbo charger or a twin-turbo. The single-turbo models produce 120kW @ 3,750rpm. With dual turbos, power output bumps up to 140kW, at the same rate of revs. Likewise, peak torque sits at 403Nm between 1,500-2,500rpm for single turbo Navaras, but when the engine gets the extra turbo, torque rises to 450Nm, across the same band.

There's no petrol option for this series of the Nissan Navara.

Car reviewers' impressions of the Nissan Navara engine and transmission line-up

How did car reviewers review the Navara engine line-up?

One car reviewer noted that the Navara was more powerful than the Mitsubishi Triton and matched rivals like the Mazda BT-50 and the Isuzu D-Max. The Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux are more powerful, however.

Reportedly, this engine is typically smooth. It was mentioned that it was possible to spin the rear tyres with aggressive accelerator pedal use. With 2 turbos, one journalist commented that the diesel did not experience lag, which is good, as that's a common grumble from the motoring media. Torque on the twin-turbo was described as abundant. Others said it was effective and powerful, though one complained it felt somewhat asthmatic at higher speeds. Another source mentioned that the Navara could easily handle payloads, but when loaded, the engine got noticeably noisier as it needed to work harder. Contrasting that, another motoring expert hooked up a 1.1-tonne trailer and observed they could hardly feel the extra weight. This viewpoint was echoed by a second motoring writer. Reportedly it was pretty snappy to get to 100km/h.

In summary, the Navara's 2.3-litre is said to be a thoroughly capable, reactive and smooth-running engine.

Interestingly, the manual transmission casing is made locally, at Nissan Australia's nearly 40-year-old Victoria casting plant. The parts have a kangaroo emblem cast into them, which then make their way to Thailand for assembly. It appears the same facility also fabricates towbars for Nissan.

The gearboxes also sound as though they are effective. One journalist liked that the automatic's top 2 gears have long gear ratios, which was great for highway driving. For automatics, there are selectable driving modes to make the transmission adapt to different conditions, like driving off-road. One tester commented that the manual override option came into its own when carrying loads uphill or descending steep slopes. Gearshifts are reportedly almost undetectable.

Nissan Navara engine and transmission figures

2.3-litre diesel
Engine typeTurbocharged (single or twin) common rail direct injection, intercooled, Double Overhead Cam (DOHC), 16V
DrivetrainRWD or 4WD
Engine size/displacement2,298cc
Fuel typeDiesel
Cylinders4, inline
Fuel tank capacity80 litres
Max. power120kW at 3,750rpm (single turbo), 140kW at 3,750rpm (twin turbo)
Max. torque403Nm @ 1,500-2500RPM (single turbo), 450Nm @ 1,500-2,500rpm (twin turbo)
Fuel consumption (best model, combined)7.2L/100km (single cab SL cab chassis 4x2 manual)
Acceleration (0-100km/h)N/A
Emissions standardEuro 5
Top speed (km/h)N/A
SecurityEngine immobiliser and alarm
Transmission6-speed manual (or 7-speed automatic)
Towing capacity (unbraked/braked)750kg/Up to 3,500kg

Nissan Navara fuel economy

According to the Green Vehicle Guide, the Nissan Navara uses the following amounts of fuel:

2.3-litre single-turbo diesel

The Green Vehicle Guide indicates that the single-turbo SL cab chassis 4x2 manual is the most fuel-efficient of the Navara range:

  • Combined: 7.2L/100km
  • Urban: 8.3L/100km
  • Extra: 6.5L/100km

If you travel 14,000km per year in this Navara, 66% of the time in an urban environment, the government fuel efficiency database estimates you'll spend $1,453 on diesel.

2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel

Depending on the model, the twin-turbo Navaras use between:

  • Combined: 7.2-8.1L/100km
  • Urban: 8.3-10.1L/100km
  • Extra: 6.5-7.0L/100km

That would translate, as recorded by the Green Vehicle Guide, to an annual fuel spend between $1,484 and $1,709.

Use fuel economy figures for comparison only
Manufacturers have to put their cars through strictly mandated fuel economy testing procedures. These tests are designed to control variables that could affect fuel economy, meaning you can compare vehicles from different brands. However, on real-world roads, things like traffic, the mechanical condition of your ute, the amount of payload you're carrying and even the weather can all sway the achievable fuel economy. It is not unusual to record figures that are within a 1.0L/100km margin of the brochure figures.

How much diesel did the Nissan Navara use on public roads?
One motoring expert logged 8.1L/100km with an ST-X dual cab (while towing a 1.1-tonne trailer). Official combined fuel consumption for this model is 7.8L/100km, so that's pretty decent. Another, driving a dual-cab SL, registered 9.2L/100km on the dashboard, after lugging a maximum allowable payload. Upon later calculation, the figure was closer to 9.8L/100km, so that's not bad given the cargo. One source, who was loaned an ST-X dual-cab, logged 9L/100km across a mixture of use, but 12L/100km when towing.

Handling

With utes seeing increasing use as dual lifestyle or family vehicles, ute buyers likely expect a less utilitarian and more car-like drive. So what's the Navara like?

One of its most standout features is the multi-link rear coil suspension, unlike other utes that use a less compliant (but age-old) leaf-spring suspension set-up. Testers said the rear springs, which have dual rates, meant the Navara drives well whether it is unladen, or carrying a substantial load. It seems that the Ford Ranger and HiLux (which both have leaf springs) handle just as well, with the Navara body teetering slightly more when turning hard (according to Chasing Cars). This Navara also steers with an easy to spin wheel (one journalist pinned this on the 2021 model's smaller diameter wheel). One tester added that it was balanced and helped make the driver feel more closely connected with the road.

In the eyes of reviewers, the benefits of the coil springs were most noticeable when off-roading.

The Navara reportedly has heaps of suspension travel with lots of articulation to help maintain grip. Reviewers used words like "compliant", "supple" and "yielding" to explain how the Navara rides. Some of the reviews suggested the Navara handled in a car-like manner.

Interior and equipment

What's the interior of the Nissan Navara like?

There have been some changes made. There's a new steering wheel for 2021, which is smaller, has simpler styling and has improved ergonomics. One particular improvement mentioned by some of the testers was that it's now harder to accidentally beep the horn (something that several reviewers suggested was a problem with the previous Navara). It appears very similar to the steering wheel in the Nissan Qashqai.

Testers widely liked the new 7-inch digital trip computer and speedometer. The infotainment system is apparently as good as any of its rivals, with a responsive and user-friendly design.

One area reviewers knocked the newer interior back was the removal of cup holders that were previously mounted on the dashboard below the air vents. A couple pointed out something that cost the Navara a more glowing appraisal – the omission of steering wheel adjustment. Reviewers did point out that the Ford Ranger also lacks this adjustment. A complaint was made by a taller reviewer, who found the driver's seat positioned marginally too high, even when bottomed out. Two mentioned that the seat bases could be longer, which would improve comfort, but overall, it seems the seats are very accommodating. A final factor that lost the Navara some points was the interior's practicality, with reviewers wanting more interior storage bins and cubbies.

Build quality-wise, reviewers scored the Nissan Navara favourably. By all accounts, the interior materials used are sound and don't feel cheap. One journalist commented that even the entry-level SL looked premium with a pleasing choice of upholstery and contrasting trim pieces.

On the dual cabs, it's apparently somewhat tight when seating 3 in the back. Also, when the middle rear seat was occupied, it was discovered that any rear air vents were almost blocked completely by the passenger's legs. They went as far as to say the dual-cab pick-ups were more suited to carrying 4 occupants. A reviewer that stands over 6 feet, 3 inches tall found the back seats very workable.

Crucially, Nissan has paid attention to reducing cabin noise levels. This was noticed by several motoring journalists who said things were much more civilised inside. The effect of the extra acoustic deadening was most noticeable at higher speeds. One tester said because of that, the Navara is a great long-distance cruiser.

Nissan Navara safety, security and driver assists

Nissan Navara SLNissan Navara STNissan Navara ST-XNissan Navara PRO-4X
ANCAP rating
5 star (tested 2015)
Airbags (7):
  • Front
  • Side seat
  • Curtain
  • Driver's knee
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Brake Limited Slip Differential (BLSD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB)
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW)
Intelligent Driver Alert (IDA)
Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)✖️
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)✖️
Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI)✖️
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)✖️
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)✖️
3-point seatbelts with all-seats warning
Speed-sensing central locking
Immobiliser and factory alarm
Locking fuel filler flap
Remote keyless entry✖️✖️
Intelligent key with push-button ignition✖️✖️
Automatic headlights
HeadlightsHalogenLEDLEDLED
Daytime running lightsHalogenLEDLEDLED
Indicators (in door mirrors)✖️LEDLEDLED
Fog lamps✖️LEDLEDLED
Tail lightsHalogenLEDLEDLED
High beam assist✖️
Door mirror: heated, power-adjustable✖️
Power-folding door mirrors✖️✖️
Hill start assist
Hill Descent Control (HDC)✖️✖️
Trailer sway control
Full-size spare wheelSteelSteelAlloySteel
Reverse parking camera✖️
Reverse parking sensors✖️
Child safety rear door locks
Rear ISOFIX
Auto-dimming rearview mirror✖️
Auto rain-sensing wipers✖️
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)✖️✖️
Off-road monitor✖️✖️
UV and heat attenuating windscreen✖️
Cruise control✖️

Nissan Navara interior and comfort features

Nissan Navara SLNissan Navara STNissan Navara ST-XNissan Navara PRO-4X
8-inch infotainment touchscreen
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity
Satellite navigation✖️
Manual air conditioning✖️✖️✖️
Dual-zone climate control✖️✖️
Rear passenger air conditioning vent✖️
Front seat: manual 6-way driver/4-way passenger adjustment✖️
AM/FM radio✖️
DAB+ radio✖️
6 speakers✖️
7-inch instrument cluster screen✖️
Digital speedo✖️
2 x 12V outlet (console tray/centre console)✖️
1 x USB-A/1 x USB-C (centre console), 1 x USB-A (centre console rear – charging only)✖️
Easy cleaning, hard-wearing cloth seats✖️
Leather-accented seats✖️✖️$0✖️
Leather-accented PRO-4X seats✖️✖️✖️
Leather-accented steering wheel✖️
Leather-accented gear shift lever✖️✖️✖️
Leather accented centre console lid✖️✖️Optional✖️
Leather-accented door upholstery✖️✖️Optional✖️
Vinyl floor material✖️✖️✖️
Carpet flooring✖️
Carpet floor mats✖️✖️
Rear power sliding window✖️
Second row and rear privacy window glass✖️
Cloth centre console lid✖️
Ambient temperature gauge✖️
Front occupant sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors✖️
Rear seat armrest with cupholder✖️✖️Optional✖️
Flip-up rear seats

Nissan Navara exterior highlights

Nissan Navara SLNissan Navara STNissan Navara ST-XNissan Navara PRO-4X
17-inch steel wheels✖️✖️✖️
17-inch alloy wheels✖️✖️✖️
18-inch alloy wheels✖️✖️✖️
17-inch PRO-4X alloy wheels✖️✖️✖️
All season tyres255/65/R17255/65/R17255/60/R18255/65/R17
Full-size steel spare wheel✖️
Full-size alloy spare wheel, matching✖️✖️✖️
Tow bar✖️✖️
Steel underbody bash plate
Util-Track twin channel sliding tie-down points✖️✖️
Black plastic grille, door handles, rear bumper, door mirrors and window surround✖️✖️✖️
Black painted door mirrors and door handles✖️✖️✖️
Black roof rails and fender flares✖️✖️✖️
Chrome plastic grille and window surround✖️✖️
Black chrome with Dark Grey surround✖️✖️✖️
Black plastic side steps✖️
Body-coloured door mirrors✖️✖️
Body colour front bumper✖️
Body colour rear bumper✖️✖️
Chrome door handles✖️✖️
Polished stainless steel single tube sports bar✖️✖️✖️
Polished stainless steel double tube sports bar✖️✖️✖️
Black stainless steel double tube sports bar with sail panel✖️✖️✖️
Second-row and rear window privacy glass✖️✖️
Navara tailgate embossing✖️
Tub liner✖️✖️

Verdict

The 2021 Nissan Navara is easily the best looking Navara ever made. We dare say, in the right combination, it's probably the best-looking ute too. Nissan has made some calculated and welcome updates to the specs, especially the active safety system. It's great off-road, it handles very well and the cabin feels refined. If you're looking for a new ute, the 2021 Nissan Navara should be on your shortlist, for sure.

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You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.88% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one that's up to two years old.
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.88% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one that's up to two years old.
Plenti Car Loan
From
4.89%
(fixed)
5.44%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Borrow up to $100,000 with a Plenti Car Loan and benefit from no early repayment or exit fees.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Borrow up to $100,000 with a Plenti Car Loan and benefit from no early repayment or exit fees.
Credit Concierge Car Loan
From
2.99%
(fixed)
4.07%
You'll receive a fixed rate of 2.99% p.a. with a comparison rate of 4.07% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.
You'll receive a fixed rate of 2.99% p.a. with a comparison rate of 4.07% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.
loans.com.au - New and Dealer Used Car Loan
3.99%
(fixed)
4.53%
You'll receive a fixed rate of 3.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment. Settle the loan before 30 November 2021 and enter the draw to win a $1,000 fuel gift voucher. T&Cs apply.
You'll receive a fixed rate of 3.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment. Settle the loan before 30 November 2021 and enter the draw to win a $1,000 fuel gift voucher. T&Cs apply.
Alex Bank Car Loan
From
4.99%
(fixed)
4.99%
You'll receive a fixed rate between 4.99% p.a. and 19.99% p.a.
Borrow up to $30,000 for terms between 6 months and 5 years to finance a car. The one-off $295 establishment fee will be waived for loan applications submitted by 3 November 2021. T&Cs apply.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 4.99% p.a. and 19.99% p.a.
Borrow up to $30,000 for terms between 6 months and 5 years to finance a car. The one-off $295 establishment fee will be waived for loan applications submitted by 3 November 2021. T&Cs apply.
Wisr Secured Car Loan
From
4.74%
(fixed)
5.01%
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 4.74% p.a. to 16.01% p.a. based on your risk profile
A flexible car loan from $5,000 - $63,000 with personalised rates and rewards for strong credit customers.

⭐Special Offer: Wisr's standard establishment fee $605 will be reduced to $195 for applications submitted through Finder. T&Cs apply.
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 4.74% p.a. to 16.01% p.a. based on your risk profile
A flexible car loan from $5,000 - $63,000 with personalised rates and rewards for strong credit customers.

⭐Special Offer: Wisr's standard establishment fee $605 will be reduced to $195 for applications submitted through Finder. T&Cs apply.
Stratton Finance New Car Loan
From
3.85%
(fixed)
4.05%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.85% p.a. depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $250,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.85% p.a. depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $250,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
NRMA New Car Loan
From
4.99%
(fixed)
5.69%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
Purchase a new or used car up to 3 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
Purchase a new or used car up to 3 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Great Southern Bank Fixed Rate Car Loan
6.79%
(fixed)
7.16%
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.79% p.a.
A secured loan with a high maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000. Redraw facility and no monthly fees.
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.79% p.a.
A secured loan with a high maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000. Redraw facility and no monthly fees.
NAB Personal Loan Unsecured Fixed
From
6.99%
(fixed)
7.91%
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 7.91% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
Borrow from $5,000 to $55,000, with 1 to 7 year loan terms available. This loan comes with no fees for extra repayments and no early exit fees.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 7.91% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
Borrow from $5,000 to $55,000, with 1 to 7 year loan terms available. This loan comes with no fees for extra repayments and no early exit fees.
Symple Loans Personal Loan
From
5.75%
(variable)
6.47%
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
SocietyOne Car Loan
From
5.95%
(fixed)
5.95%
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.95% p.a. and 17.49% p.a. based on your risk profile
A loan from $5,000 to use for a range of purposes. Benefit from no ongoing fees and no early repayment fee.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.95% p.a. and 17.49% p.a. based on your risk profile
A loan from $5,000 to use for a range of purposes. Benefit from no ongoing fees and no early repayment fee.
OurMoneyMarket Car Loan
From
5.35%
(fixed)
5.65%
You'll receive a fixed interest rate from 5.35% p.a. to 14.99% p.a. based on your risk profile.
Borrow between $2,001 and $75,000 to finance a new or used car up to 7 years.
You'll receive a fixed interest rate from 5.35% p.a. to 14.99% p.a. based on your risk profile.
Borrow between $2,001 and $75,000 to finance a new or used car up to 7 years.
NRMA Used Car Loan
From
6.24%
(fixed)
6.94%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.24% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.24% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
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Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2021 Finder Award for Car Insurance - Value in QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA and Car Insurance - Features in NSW, VIC, WA, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost. Budget Direct's claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

⭐ Current offer: Get 15% discount on first year's premium when you take out a policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
Australia Post Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Australia Post car insurance offers comprehensive cover for things like theft, fire, new for old replacement and emergency accommodation and transport. Cover also extends to anyone who uses your car, not just you.

⭐ Current offer: Get $75 off your first year’s premium when you buy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: If multiple people use the one car and you don’t want to worry about listing all drivers.
Bingle Comprehensive
Market
Finder's summary:Bingle consistently comes up as one of the cheaper insurers out there. It only covers the basics. You don't get to choose your own repairer, you're not covered for personal items in the car and unless you add it as an option, you won't get a hire car if your car is stolen. But this keeps its premiums low.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a low-cost option that covers them for the basics.
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: With Coles comprehensive car insurance, you could earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. If your car is damaged, you could benefit from a one-week turnaround on repairs.

⭐ Current offer: Get 10% off your first year's premium when you take out a policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Virgin Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Finalists for the 2021 Finder Awards for Best Car Insurance - Value in VIC, QLD, SA, WA and TAS, Virgin Comprehensive provides a good level of cover for a decent price.

⭐ Current offer: Get 15% off on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new eligible comprehensive car insurance online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who'd like to manage their policy online 24/7.
Huddle Black Comprehensive
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Huddle's black comprehensive is its cover with highest limits and exclusive benefits. It includes roadside assistance. You can also get up to $2,000 for emergency travel and accommodation and up to $30 million legal liability cover.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a 24/7 claims processing.
Youi Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Youi Comprehensive Car Insurance is one of the few providers to include roadside assistance in its policy. You'll also get access to YouiRewards which gives you discounts on furniture, parking and more. Youi also has a live chat feature on its site to talk through any questions.

Who it might be good for: People over 25 who want comprehensive cover with a focus on customer service.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be with optional extras like choice of repairer and the option of agreed or market value.

⭐ Current offer: Earn Qantas Points for joining and paying your premium. Sign up today and earn up to 20,000 Qantas Points (points awarded will be based on your premium). T&Cs and eligibility apply.

Who it might be good for: People who'd like to earn Qantas Points.
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