2014 Nissan Patrol | new car review

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 by
2014 Nissan Patrol
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 184,000 - 330,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • Patrol
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
    User: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
    User: 61%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
    User: 68%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
    User: 64%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
    User: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 60%
    User: 53%

Review Summary:

Manufactured since 1951, the is a Full-Size SUV that is currently in its sixth generation and looks more majestic than ever before. Rivalry between the Patrol and Toyota Land Cruiser is an ongoing one, for the title ‘King of the dunes’.

Pros

capabilitiy
Interior quality

Cons

Price tag
No V6 engine in the lineup.

Looks

When the sixth generation Patrol surfaced back in 2010, there was a bit of a frenzy in the motoring world. Hailed as one of the best off-road vehicles in the region, the Patrol had bid farewell to its rugged exterior and opted for a more elegant and chic facade, making people almost instantly question if it held onto its off-road capability. For 2014, Nissan has tightened up the Patrol with new headlights that integrate a C-shaped LED strip, along with a new grille, bumpers, rims and a set of tail lights.

2014 Nissan Patrol front

Feels

An abundance of leather and a generous amount of wood trim along the dashboard, centre console and door panels, contribute greatly to making the Patrol feel like a premium SUV. With three rows of seating, the Patrol is able to comfortably seat up to 8 individuals with decent legroom even in the last row.

2014 Nissan Patrol interior

Engineering

A neat feature in the 2014 Nissan Patrol is the reversible open-type cool box that is placed beneath the armrest located between the front seats. With the capacity to store up to six 600ml bottles and the flexibility to open it from the front seats and the back, it’s quite handy.

What’s on offer?

A 5.6 litre V8 is what Nissan has used across the line, but have tuned it specifically to match the needs of the Patrol’s three different variants. The basic XE and SE put out 317 horsepower and 527 Nm of torque through a 6 speed manual transmission and 5 speed automatic respectively. On the other hand, a tweaked version of the same engine belts out 400 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque through a 7 speed transmission in LE guise.

2014 Nissan Patrol side + rear

Summing it…

The 2014 Nissan Patrol is not a bad car at all, it looks good from the outside and the inside as well, and is just as capable an off-roader as its predecessors. So what’s wrong with it you ask? Well, firstly it costs between AED 184,000  and AED 330,000 to own one, which is significantly more than the Toyota Land Cruiser, and secondly, with no option of a V6 engine, running costs are higher as well.

7 Responses to 2014 Nissan Patrol | new car review

  1. kamal Reply

    December 7, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    the patrol platinum edition with the engine less than 400 hp is it enough power for the car and what is the difference between le and platinum edition.. please can you help me out

  2. Abdullah_M Reply

    April 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

    • Exterior
      80%
    • Interior
      61%
    • Quality
      68%
    • Features
      64%
    • Performance
      80%
    • Value for money
      53%
    • Rated 5 stars

    Possibly one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned, Great both on road and off road. The only performance issue I would say is that it feels almost too light on the steering… due to its sheer size, It feels like a blimp around curves sometimes. The direct VVEL is very reliable, but expensive to service. Apart from the proce tag of the car, the 2014-2015 Nissan Patrol makes for a great family car and is by far, one of my most favourite

    • Krish Ramson Reply

      June 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Abdulah_M,
      I am planning to buy an LE version of patrol.The service cost details given to me by Arabian Automobiles’ sales guy for LE & SE were almost similar. Like how you said, 400 HP LE patrol has more Service & Maintenance Cost that 317HP SE model? Or you meant to say that Patrol as such is more expensive to maintain compared to its rival LC?
      Thnx,
      Krish

      • Abdullah_M Reply

        June 30, 2015 at 12:51 am

        Hi Mr. Ramson,

        The prices are similar depending on what interior trims and accessories you choose. Comparing the LE and the SE, both have similar servicing prices. The servicing prices may vary slightly more for the 400hp LE T2, since it is a larger engine, and there are more technical features such as the Drive Computer or the Collision Warning Assist systems / Daytime running LED lights. The 317hp SE does not come with these features, therefore, it should be slightly cheaper to service. What I meant to say is that it is more expensive only due to the features that the car has, and the increased horsepower

        Best

        Abdullah_M

      • Abdullah_M Reply

        June 30, 2015 at 12:52 am

        Hi Mr. Ramson,

        The prices are similar depending on what interior trims and accessories you choose. Comparing the LE and the SE, both have similar servicing prices. The servicing prices may vary slightly more for the 400hp LE T2, since it is a larger engine, and there are more technical features such as the Drive Computer or the Collision Warning Assist systems / Daytime running LED lights. The 317hp SE does not come with these features, therefore, it should be slightly cheaper to service. What I meant to say is that it is more expensive only due to the features that the car has, and the increased horsepower. For any extra information you can visit this link, comparing all of the model tiers of the Patrol:

        http://www.nissanpatrol-me.com/Home-en?gclid=CjwKEAjw2cOsBRD3xNbRp5eQxzYSJADZGYbzEDvDSipv1FI7AMbM5DOKW4DQ2bfdH9C1CfPDQb1S0hoCDl7w_wcB

        Best

        Abdullah_M

        • Krish Ramson Reply

          July 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

          Dear Abdullah,
          Thanks for your reply and kind guidance. In the begining, My major concern was whether Patrol is as reliable as landcruiser.Now I’m planning to buy LE platinum full option.I hope those additional complex technologies like HBMC suspension system, Cruise with safe distance maintenance, Back collision prevention system & Line change warning systems have not given you any troubles so far in terms of complaints/faults.

          Thanks,
          krish

  3. Hammad Mustafa Reply

    January 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Nissan Patrol , one of the best , if not The best 4×4 for the unforgiving Middleastern terrain. Beautiful designed exterior, Power pack engine, smooth gearshift,dependable and reliable performance over all with no breakdowns. The V8 engine has all the power you may need be it a desert, a long road journey or a comfortable city drive thru busy congested city roads.

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