Nissan Navara interior
The Navara’s interior is nothing much to look at, but it is at least well built. Sadly, the infotainment options are all looking and feeling long-in-the-tooth.
The Navara won’t win any prizes for the styling of its cabin but you can count on it staying in one piece, even if it’ll be ferrying fertiliser around the farm rather kids to school.
Entry-level Visia models come with cloth seats and a plastic steering wheel and gear lever, while Acenta models add chrome door handles. Posh. It isn’t until you get to N-Connecta trim that a leather steering wheel and upgraded premium cloth are introduced, and you’ll need a next-up Tekna before you’ll be treated to leather seats, gear lever and handbrake.
Top of the range N-Guard models get unique leather and cloth seats with yellow stitching as well as N-Guard branded mats stitched in the same colour.
Nobody expects a pickup’s interior to rival that of a luxury limo. More important is that it survives the rigours of working life. The Navara’s feels like it will.
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Nissan’s infotainment system looks and feels decidedly old hat these days. That’s if your Navara even has it – Visia and Accenta models get no screen at all. Instead, you get a slim monochrome screen flanked with fiddly buttons, DAB radio and Bluetooth.
From N-Connecta and up you get an 8-inch screen with built-in sat-nav, but it isn’t the most responsive to use and its onscreen icons are often too small to hit accurately when driving. Still, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard with this system, which does improve the experience.
You only get a single USB socket through which to do this, though, meaning none for the rear passengers to top up their devices on the move.