While Japanese car giants such as Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and American marques like Chevrolet and Ford have been producing pickup-based vehicles for over a decade, we did not see any from Nissan, one of the largest carmakers in the world, after the Xterra, Pathfinder and Terrano.
And while we’re biding our time to wait for a PPV from Nissan, they surprisingly launched the Terra in ASEAN market, including the Philippines. It can be said with certainty that the Nissan Terra is not only good, but very, very good. So, let’s find out what the Terra has to offer. In this review, Philcarreview.com will help resolve around the top-of-the-line Nissan Terra 2.5 4x4 VL AT which features all the best attributes.
2018 Nissan Terra Philippines | Full Review
1. Nissan Terra 2019 Exterior
Base on the Nissan Navara, it comes as no surprise when the Terra closely resembles its brother pickup truck. Up front, it’s decked with a slightly tweaked grille flanked bt similar-looking headlamps and a revised bumper. Apart from these things, it’s hard to find more distinction between the Terra and the Navara on the façade.
Base on the Nissan Navara, it comes as no surprise when the Terra closely resembles its brother pickup truck
As to side profile, the SUV looks aggressive and rugged thanks to flared fenders and defined lines. Meanwhile, large windows are clean and purposeful.
Rearwards, what we see is an upright shape decorated by a pair of taillights that still exudes a handsomely-rugged silhouette.
2. Nissan Terra 2019 Interior
If you have been familiar with the Navara, you might think that you’re sitting in its cabin when entering the Terra’s. The dash is almost unchanged, the round corner air vents, instrument cluster and dash top shelf are even the same. And of course, that means hard plastics from the Navara are also applied here. Fortunately, the steering wheel, door arm rests, buttons and dials are nice to touch. Nonetheless, if only a telescopic steering wheel adjuster is on tap!
If you have been familiar with the Navara, you might think that you’re sitting in its cabin when entering the Terra’s
Not everything is akin to the Navara, different is the infotainment system that is powered by Android. The system is easy to use and set up and is integrated apps like Spotify and smartphone mirror linking to show what’s on your phone’s screen onto the infotainment unit. More than that, it also comes with a flip-down screen at the back.
The Nissan Terra 2019 can offer abundant room for your whole family
In terms of space, the Nissan Terra 2019 can offer abundant room for your whole family. Thanks to sliding mechanism, the 2nd row can boost lots of legroom and especially, there’s a clever way of tumbling out of the way to access the 3rd row. The seats will immediately move out of th way once you press a button on the centre console. The 3rd row, meanwhile, is typical of a mid-size SUV. Though it is tight for tall passengers, it’s adequate for smaller peole and your children. Regarding cargo space, the car can fit 1 or 2 coolers even with seats up.
3. Nissan Terra 2019: Engine & Performance
Based on the Navara, so it’s understandable when under the Terra’s hood is a 2.5L turbo diesel engine which is well capable of 190 PS and a peak torque of 450 Nm, mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The mentioned range-topping 4x4 VL AT is a 4WD SUV.
To tell the truth, the 2.5L turbo diesel mill can do nice work when overtaking on the highway. More than that, it gives decent fuel consumption of 8.2 km/L in the city and 15.0 km/L on expressway.
When on the move, the Nissan Terra is able to bring you a very smooth and steady ride, together with good handling
When on the move, the Nissan Terra is able to bring you a very smooth and steady ride, together with good handling. No matter where you traverse, pavement of dirt, it will never let you down thanks to a great drivetrain and solid chassis.
4. Nissan Terra 2019: Safety Features
Standard safety kit on the Terra is highly appreciated, including 6 airbags, stability control, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and notably, a smart rear view mirror which can project a live feed from the rear camera as well as showing a 360-degree view of your surroundings.
5. Nissan Terra 2019: Price in the Philippines
Nissan Terra 2019 price in the Philippines
Nissan Terra 2.5 4x4 VL AT
Nissan Terra 2.5 4x2 VL AT
Nissan Terra 2.5 4x2 VE AT
Nissan Terra 2.5 4x2 EL AT
Nissan Terra 2.5 4x2 EL MT
With a lot of qualities to show off, the top-spec Terra 2.5 4x4 VL AT is pegged at P2,096,000. It’s not a steep price tag for a PPV if you take its upscale look, smart interior layout, advanced safety features and the driver assists into account. In case you cannot afford this top-of-the-line trim, you can opt for lower variants with lower costs. But remember that only the top trim is 4WD.
It can be concluded that the Nissan Terra is a solid all-rounder that can duel with other established players in the market today
At the end of the day, it can be concluded that the Nissan Terra is a solid all-rounder that can duel with other established players in the market today. The proof is that the SUV has become one of the fast-selling models of the brand in the Philippines. So, while it may be late to the party, rush to the nearest Nissan dealership right now to take one home!