Despite its age and many hi-quality competitors, the 2018 Nissan Navara continues to attract many buyers. Thanks to its great reliability and comfortable ride, this truck is still the first choice for many drivers. This will continue since the Japanese manufacturer is coming with the new engine in the offer. For more than two decades of production, this model gained a reputation of a highly capable truck and that is the main reason why it is still highly competitive.
Many competitors are more advanced and more capable, but we are pretty sure that the current Navara will continue to be competitive until the redesign. As we mentioned, there is a new engine in the offer, which comes from Mercedes. The new oil-burner should be the first choice for all those who seek for better performances of the truck that is already highly capable.
2018 Nissan Navara new diesel engine
The biggest novelty for a this-year model is definitely a new diesel engine. As you probably know, Nissan co-operates with Mercedes-Benz. This truck benefits from this co-operation with this unit. As you probably know, this truck is already available with several engines, including oil burners.
However, this version brings it to the completely new level. This 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers a pretty amazing amount of power. It is good for about 255 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Although exact numbers in terms of towing are still unavailable, we expect to see some great results.
Besides this new engine from Mercedes, there is a chance to see a 3.0-liter engine from Renault in the offer as well. This unit delivers a little bit less power, but it is equally reliable. It comes with a max power of 227 horses and 405 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Nissan Navara other engines to consider
Besides the new engine from the German manufacturer, the 2018 Nissan Navara continues with a familiar powertrain lineup. There are several engines in the offer, depending on the market. The most common is definitely a 2.3-liter diesel engine. Nissan uses the most powerful variant of this engine, which is good for about 150 horses. Also, there are two gasoline units in the offer. The first one has a displacement of 2.5 liters. Its total output goes up to 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque.
Old but (still) very good 4.0 engine
On some market, you can also find an old but still amazing 4.0-liter V6. This engine is good for about 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. Despite its huge displacement and not so good economy, this engine remains in the offer due to its amazing reliability and capabilities. Both of these gasoline units could be paired with either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Nissan Navara features
Many competitors come with much more standard features, especially in terms of advanced technologies. Though, 2018 Nissan Navara still offers a pretty long list of standard equipment. Even base models feature things like cruise control, rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB jacks etc. While the base model comes with a 5-inch screen at the center console, higher trims are equipped with a touchscreen interface. Base models come with 15-inch, but there are larger wheels on the offer as well. Going up to higher trims, you gradually get more and more of standard features.
So, top-range models include even premium audio system, leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel and much more. Also, there are off-road versions that come with things like off-road tires, specially tuned shocks, a locking rear differential, skid plates.
2018 Nissan Navara price
The base 2018 Nissan Navara goes around 25.000 dollars, while top-range models could go up to 45.000 dollars.