Hilux vs. Navara: Pick-up Truck Showdown

Sep 24, 2020

Both Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara are well-known all-around lifestyle pick-up trucks that are loved by many users all around the world. But then, have you ever wondered which one is better for you?

Through a showdown of Hilux vs. Navara, Philcarreview.com will show you which one would come out on top with this article!

hilux vs navara

Hilux vs. Navara: Dimensions

Talk about the cars' overall dimension, Toyota Hilux Conquest 5 mm wider and 80mm longer than the Navara's VL N-Warrior. 

On the other hand, Navara VL N-Warrior's wheelbase is 65mm longer, and it's 25mm higher than the Hilux.

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux Conquest 5 mm wider and 80mm longer

Nissan Navara

And Navara VL N-Warrior's wheelbase is 65mm longer, and it's 25mm higher 

Toyota Hilux vs. Nissan Navara: Dimensions comparison

 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G 4x4 AT

Nissan Navara 4x4 AT VL N-Warrior

Length (mm)

5,335

5,255

Width (mm)

1,855

1,850

Height (mm)

1,815

1,840

Wheelbase (mm)

3,085

3,150

Hilux vs. Navara: Performance

The Hilux Conquest and the N-Warrior Navarra give out pretty similar power output. The Navara produces 180 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque with 2,5-liter diesel, while the Toyota's 2,8-liter diesel makes a slightly lower 174 horsepower and the same amount of pull as Navara's.

But performance-wise, Nissan Navara has the upper hand. It's equipped with multi-link rear suspension; hence it can give the user a better, smoother ride on the road. 

In contrast, Toyota Hilux's ride could be bumpy, especially on uneven, rocky roads. It has a stiff, robust leaf spring with a rigid axle set-up, therefore carrying heavy loads even when the road ends won't be a problem.

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux's ride could be bumpy on uneven or rocky roads

Nissan Navara

Nissan Navara can give the user a better, smoother ride on the road

Toyota Hilux vs. Nissan Navara: Engine comparison

 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G 4x4 AT

Nissan Navara 4x4 AT VL N-Warrior

Displacement

2,755 cc

2,488 cc

Number of Cylinders

4

Number of Valves

16

Transmission Type

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic w/ manual mode

Power Train

4x4

Max Output (HP)

174

180

Max Torque (Nm)

450

Fuel Type

Diesel

Fuel Capacity

80 L

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Hilux vs. Navara: Safety Features

The Toyota Hilux dominates the Navara with its top-notch safety features. Aside from missing hill descent control and cruise control, Hilux is well equipped:  trailer sway control, brake assist, traction control, Speed Sensing Door Locks, knee airbags, side airbags, and curtain airbags.

However, Nissan provided Navara VL N-Warrior the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety features. This technology gives a simulated 360-degree view with bits of help from several exterior sensors and cameras so that there are no blind spots left for the driver, guaranteeing a safe ride.

Toyota Hilux

Nissan Navara

Toyota Hilux vs. Nissan Navara: Safety comparison

 

Toyota Hilux 2.8 G 4x4 Conquest

Nissan Navara 4x4 AT N-Warrior

Driver’s Airbag

Yes

Yes

Front Passenger Airbag

Side Airbag

-

Curtain Airbag

-

Knee Airbag

-

Electronic Brake Distribution

Yes

ABS

Immobilizer

Security Alarm

Stability Control

Speed Sensing Door Locks

-

ISOFIX

Yes

Cruise Control

-

Rear Parking Sensors

Yes

Hill Start Assist

Trailer Sway Control

-

Brake Assist

-

Hill Descent Control

-

Yes

Trailer Sway Control

Yes

-

Hilux vs. Navara: Comfort Features

Although both Navara and Hilux give adequate comfort for four passengers and a driver, Navara is better for those who have trouble adjusting seats manually with its electronically adjustable driver seats.

Besides, having cruise control makes it extremely convenient for long drives on the road.

The Navara 2.5L 4x4 VL AT and the VL N-Warrior variants offer an 8-inch advanced touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, unlike the lower-specced Navara that only equipped a 5-inch entertainment system.

Compared with the Toyota Hilux models, which come with a 6-inch entertainment system, Nissan's car definitely has an advantage.

 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G 4x4 AT

Nissan Navara 4x4 AT VL N-Warrior

Cruise Control

-

Yes

Front Parking Sensors

-

Rear Parking Sensors

Yes

Push Start Button

Air Conditioning System

Automatic Climate Control

Manual Air Conditioning

Entertainment System

6.5-inch Capacitive touch screen, DVD, Radio, MP3, 6 Speakers

8-inch display audio, CD, Radio, MP3, Audio Streaming, 6 Speakers

Connectivity

Aux, Bluetooth, USB

Aux, Bluetooth, USB, iPod, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Navigation Ready

Yes

-

Power Steering

Yes

Power Windows

Power Outlet

Steering Wheel Audio Control

Keyless Entry

Push Start

Hilux vs. Navara: Exterior​

The designs of the Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux gives off very distinctive vibes.

Toyota Hilux

Nissan Navara

Glimpses of the modern yet tough look of the 2019 Patrol Royale can be seen through the Nissan Navara design, particularly with the front fascia's proportions and design elements.

The Toyota Hilux heavily resembles the signature design characteristics of an IMV platform built cars from the brand - especially the Fortuner. Moreover, the design of the Hilux Conquest also echoes the Toyota 4Runner's.

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Hilux vs. Navara: Price

The Toyota Hilux and the Nissan Navara's variants come head to head with the pricing. Their base variants are both equivalently priced with little difference.

But then again, the Hilux has the trump hand with a cab and chassis variant - emphasizing its ability as a reliable vehicle.

Prices of the Toyota Hilux Variants 

Variants

Price

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G DSL 4x4 AT

Php 1,792,000

Toyota Hilux 2.4 Cab and Chassis 4x2 MT

Php 829,000

Toyota Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT

Php 939,000

Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x2 MT

Php 1,030,000

Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x4 MT

Php 1,186,000

Toyota Hilux 4.2 G DSL 4x2 MT

Php 1,204,000

Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT

Php 1,279,000

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.4 G DSL 4x2 MT

Php 1,352,000

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT

Php 1,427,000

Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT

Php 1,506,000

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT

Php 1,662,000

 

Prices of the Nissan Navara variants

Variants

Price

Nissan Navara 4x2 MT

Php 929,000

Nissan Navara 4x2 Calibre MT

Php 989,000

Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre MT

Php 1,079,000

Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre AT

Php 1,139,000

Nissan Navara 4x4 EL MT

Php 1,239,000

Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre MT N-Warrior

Php 1,309,000

Nissan Navara 4x4 VL MT

Php 1,419,000

Nissan Navara 4x4 VL MT N-Warrior

Php 1,569,000

Nissan Navara 4x4 VL AT N-Warrior

Php 1,629,000

Conclusion

That was it for our article about Hilux vs. Navara! Now that you have read them all, do you have a winner in mind? 

If you are on the look for a pick-up truck that has stylish, compelling safety features, and provides superb comfort for long rides, then Nissan Navara is the one for you.

Or if you want a truck equipped with supreme safety features, along with exceptional carrying and off-roading capabilities, then don’t hesitate to go for Toyota Hilux!

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