Nissan Patrol Review: Is it Worth the Investment?Published Friday, September 16, 2022
Are you considering buying the 2022 Nissan Patrol? Although there was a press release announcing the arrival of the upgraded luxury off-roader from the Japanese manufacturer, the 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L hasn't changed much.
The use of a flat, new Nissan logo, which gradually rolls out across its lineup, and a few darkened trim pieces on the grille and front intakes are the alterations that stand out for the 2022 model.
Furthermore, the broader 2022 Patrol lineup in left-hand-drive markets has received the same updates as the newly refreshed Armada offered in North America. Unfortunately, the Nissan Patrol, the Nissan Armada for the US market, still lacks an updated interior. As a result, we miss out on an updated infotainment system with technology such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Having said that, the Nissan Patrol Ti-L is still gaining ground in the sales battle and broke an Australian sales record in March 2022. Aussie adventurers are flocking to Nissan dealerships to purchase this massive V8 petrol-powered beast, while Toyota's new LandCruiser 300 is plagued by supply problems and production delays.
With dimensions of 5175mm long, 1995mm wide, and 1955mm high, the 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L takes up about 21 cubic meters of space. That is more than a Rolls Royce Cullinan or even a Toyota LandCruiser.
This vehicle also has a third row of seats. With all seven seats, the second and third rows of seats offer ample space for the rear passengers, and the boot still has plenty of space.
Additionally, the 298kW/560Nm 5.6-litre V8 under the hood of the range-topping Ti-L has more than twice the displacement (really almost three times) and double the output of a Toyota Corolla.
The 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L also includes roof rails, 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a motorized tailgate, sleek wrap-around LED headlights, six airbags, and lower front fog lamps.
This range also offers a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Capped price servicing also covers the first six services.
- Ground Clearance: 273 mm ground clearance
- Tow Rating: 3500kg braked towing capacity and 750kg unbraked towing capacity
- Transmission: Seven-speed torque converter
- Engine: 5.6-litre eight-cylinder petrol
- Torque: 560Nm at 4000rpm
- Power: 298kW at 5800rpm
- Drive Type: Four-wheel drive
- Weight: 2750kg
- Power to Weight Ratio: 108kW/t
- Turning Circle: 12.5m
Performance & Drive
The large Nissan offers a smooth and pleasant drive. Furthermore, it has about a 1,200km driving range on a 140-litre fuel tank.
Hydraulic Body Motion Control, a suspension mechanism in the Patrol, reduces body roll on steeper corners. It doesn't have the same level of sophistication or vehicle minimization as the active anti-roll system on the Mercedes-Benz GLS; however, it does help the Patrol feel more secure in this situation.
Although lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control both function admirably, you can tell that these features have been modified to fit the Y62's older platform; for instance, it's not ideal that there is no over-speed control when descending a hill.
The instant you click the starter button on the Nissan Patrol, you immediately realize you've left the twin-turbo diesel-powered LandCruiser 300 Series behind.
It starts off with that recognizable V8 fuel growl but shortly changes to a low, muffled burble. It has an old-school feel to it. The majority of the driving experience also has an old-fashioned feel.
Moreover, the Patrol is a massive, hefty ladder-frame SUV with a heavy V8 engine up front, and it feels just as big as it appears from the driver's seat.
The 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L is appealing due to its commanding driving position, simple controls for the driver, and its gasoline engine. Its V8 growl will put a grin on your face whether you're driving around town or accelerating to highway speeds.
Its engine's direct injection and VVEL (variable valve event and lift system) technology help it achieve reasonable fuel economy. More significantly, it generates a staggering 560Nm at 4000rpm and 298kW at 5800rpm.
The base setup for the direct-injection motor and seven-speed automatic transmission sends power to a full-time 44 system with hill descent control, locking rear differential, and low-range terrain modes.
How much fuel does the 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L use?
The vehicle's combined fuel consumption is rated at 14.4 liters per km, and its large 140-litre fuel tank requires at least 95 RON premium unleaded.
Although the steering is slightly light and numb, you don't find yourself making mistakes when parking or navigating the city. Just remember to take the vehicle's size into consideration.
Due to the wide glasshouse and huge side mirrors, there is good outward visibility. Additionally, there is an additional safety net provided by the surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The 360-degree camera is handy. Furthermore, there is a back camera that, when fully loaded, projects a live feed into the center mirror for improved rear view.
The Nissan Patrol is quite a big vehicle, meaning it might not be ideal for narrow streets. Additionally, the Patrol's interior is quite outdated.
Tri-zone climate control, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen with satellite navigation, and USB connectivity are standard on both Patrol models.
A 13-speaker Bose sound system, a powered tailgate, eight-inch multimedia displays set on the backs of the front seats, a sunroof, ventilated and heated front seats, and a cool box in the centre console are features exclusive to the Ti-L version of the vehicle.
The interior's expanses of faux wood trim give it a somewhat out-of-date appearance that emphasizes how long this particular Patrol has been on the market.
Additionally, the cup holders, glove box, bottle holders in the doors, and other standard storage areas are plentiful for the driver and front passenger but there are also a few hidden compartments (with pop-up lids) for your phone, keys, and other small items.
The centre console is a maze of buttons, dials, and knobs; if you haven't spent much time in a Patrol, it may not be entirely clear which one to press or which one to turn to operate things. However, if you are familiar with a Patrol's in-cabin workings, it should be simple to find your way around the controls.
Positively, the Ti-L Patrol can accommodate seven individuals without difficulty and still has the capacity for 467 litres of cargo space.
The back of the centre console houses the temperature and ventilation settings, two USB charging ports, and very comfy seats for the second-row passengers.
Both of the outer seats in the second row include a top tether point and an ISOFIX point.
In terms of spaciousness, the third-row seats are really only suitable for children or adults for very small periods of time because they are flat and harsh in comparison to the other seats.
There are roof-mounted vents, air conditioning in all three rows, and the third row has a few useful storage areas but no cup holders.
There is one top tether anchorage point in the third row.
Furthermore, there are cargo tie-down points, a 12V outlet, and equipment for replacing tires under the floor in the rear boot. The full-sized spare tire is underslung at the rear.
The Nissan Patrol range has a solid reputation as a touring vehicle, and little has changed regarding packability.
Safety & Technology
Nissan has done a remarkable job of keeping the Patrol's safety technology package somewhat current.
The vehicle comes standard with rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot and lane-change intervention, a surround-view camera, and cruise control. It is important to note that the AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) function only works at low speeds and does not detect pedestrians or cyclists; however, the curtain airbags support all three rows and span the entire length of the vehicle.
Moreover, the Patrol's 4x4 system includes three driving modes: Auto (AWD) for everyday driving, 4H for light-duty 4WDing, or 4L for slower, more challenging 4WDing. All are selectable via a dial located next to the automatic shifter. There are four options available in Patrol's terrain mode select: On Road, Sand, Snow, and Rock. To better suit the terrain, each mode modifies the torque, throttle input, traction control systems, and gear changes among other things. Unfortunately, there isn't a Mud mode.
The aforementioned swaybar-disconnect technology assists the Patrol's substantial wheel travel in some way, and that articulation allows it to stretch a tire to the ground for crucial traction.
Hill start assist, hill descent control, and other off-road driver assistance technologies are efficient and unobtrusive.
The standard safety features include:
- Forward collision warning
- Lane departure warning
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-keep assist
- Blind-spot assist
- 360-degree cameras
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Six airbags (front, side curtain, and front-side)
- Two ISOFIX anchors (outboard second row)
Infotainment & Connectivity
The fact that the eight-inch colour touch screen supports input for an iPod but not Apple CarPlay serves as a reminder of how dated the Patrol is.
Furthermore, the media system is outdated, from display to user-experience design to the whole interface.
The large wood-grained dashboard of the Patrol lacks any elegance or thoughtful implementation; it is simply covered in buttons and has a CD player.
You get a simple navigation system but no DAB radio in terms of functions. Even the entertainment screens in the backseat require a DVD to play a video, so they will never be used in the age of iPads and streaming media.
The 13-speaker BOSE audio system is a plus because it has excellent sound quality.
Nissan Patrol Ti-L Features
You can expect the following features:
- Seven-seat interior
- Off-road monitor system
- Memory for driver's seat (two positions), steering column, and mirrors
- Powered steering column adjustment
- 13-speaker Bose premium audio system
- Intelligent rear view mirror (digital)
- Rear entertainment system
- Roof rails
- Puddle lights
- Electric tailgate
- Rear privacy glass
- Power tilt/ slide sunroof
- 'Premium' front bumper
- Ventilated and heated front seats
- Tow rig
Nissan Patrol Ti Features
This is in addition to the Patrol Ti's standard features, which include:
- Full-size alloy spare wheel
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED fog lights and headlights
- Helical rear limited-slip differential
- Rear diff lock
- Eight-inch touchscreen infotainment
- Tri-zone climate control
- Power-adjustable seats
- Keyless entry with push-button start
- Front and rear parking sensors
- 360-degree 'Around-View Monitor' with Moving Object Detection
- Ladder-frame chassis and independent suspension system
Is the Nissan Patrol Good Value for Money?
The Patrol's service intervals are every 12 months or 10,000 km, and the first six services are capped in price. While the Nissan Patrol can be considered a more expensive vehicle, it offers great value for money.
Is a Nissan Patrol a Good Investment?
The Patrol has a well-established reputation for ruggedness and dependability, which is obvious in how the large vehicle feels when travelling.
Simply said, the Patrol is the best petrol-powered off-road vehicle currently on the market.
The Toyota LandCruiser is the clear challenger and is worthwhile to drive in order to make comparisons.
Additionally, buyers ought to keep in mind that a brand-new Patrol is expected to arrive in 2024. It will also reportedly include a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, which should increase torque and power while consuming less fuel.
It is a great option compared to other cars.
Are You Interested in Driving a Nissan Patrol?
If you're looking to buy a car, the Nissan Patrol Ti-L could be an excellent option for you.
The 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti may be viewed from many different angles. Inside, it is dated, and the engine is getting older. However, it has good road manners and is quite handy as an off-road vehicle and people carrier. One of the nicest aspects of it is how high you are seated. Highlights include the engine's character and acceleration.
Without any obvious trade-offs, Patrol successfully made the switch to a premium SUV with the Y62. If one of its competitors' waiting lists is too long, this one has a lot going for it and might be worth considering.
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