The Advertiser - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

WHAT IT’S GOT Seven airbags, sta­bil­ity con­trol, seven-inch colour touch­screen, nav­i­ga­tion, Blue­tooth, Nis­san Con­nect smart­phone in­te­gra­tion, USB port, four 12V out­lets (one in tub), rear cam­era, 16-inch al­loy wheels, au­to­matic LED head­lights, full-size spare. WHAT IT HASN’T Park­ing sen­sors, dy­namic cam­era guide­lines, voice con­trol, Ap­ple Carplay, An­droid auto, trailer sway con­trol, col­li­sion warn­ing, au­to­matic emer­gency brak­ing, radar cruise, blind spot mon­i­tor­ing, rear cross traf­fic alert, tow­bar. OWN­ER­SHIP Ser­vic­ing costs $2950 over 5 years/100,000km, with in­ter­vals of 12 months/20,000km. WHAT WE LIKED The 2.3 works well with the seven-speed au­to­matic, re­turn­ing great fuel econ­omy and lazy, tractable per­for­mance. Ti­dier un­laden han­dling and a much more com­fort­able ride than most one-ton­ners. Sta­ble and se­cure on a rough road. Spa­cious cabin. Good fit and fin­ish qual­ity. WHAT WE DIDN’T If you want to carry or tow heavy loads this is not your ute. 3500kg max tow­ing? Tell ’em they’re dreamin’. Un­der­done on safety and in­fo­tain­ment fea­tures at the price. Un­sup­port­ive driver’s seat cush­ion. No steer­ing wheel reach ad­just­ment. Steer­ing has too many turns lock to lock. Short war­ranty. Ex­pen­sive ser­vic­ing.

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