2014 Nissan Patrol Safari | new car review

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 by
2014 Nissan Patrol Safari
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 140,000 - 181,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 60%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The Patrol has earned its reputation amongst residents, citizens and communities as being one of the best vehicles on the market, and it comes as no surprise that continues to produce and sell the fifth generation dune-loving Patrol Safari, even though the sixth generation was launched five years ago.

Pros

Simplistic interior
Extremely capable off-roader

Cons

Just one engine on offer

Looks

The 2014 Nissan Patrol Safari is best described as a ‘rugged off-roader’. And for those of you wondering what that looks like, it’s high bumpers, flared wheel arches, phenomenal ground clearance and minimal effort into making the bodywork stand out. But don’t be fooled into thinking it isn’t good looking, because many, including myself, prefer the Patrol Safari over that portable two-bedroom apartment Nissan refer to as the sixth generation Patrol.

2014 Nissan Patrol Safari front - 2

Feels

It’s all quite simplistic in the Patrol Safari, the steering wheel isn’t overloaded with buttons and the centre console doesn’t resemble an aircraft cockpit, yet oddly enough, it feels just right. With the capacity to seat 7 in the long-wheel-base variant, and 5 in the short-wheel-base variant, the Patrol Safari is a fine blend of practicality and functionality.

2014 Nissan Patrol Safari interior

Engineering

With an approach angle of 37 degrees, a departure angle of 31 degrees, ramp angle of 27 degrees and a maximum tilt of 48 degrees, the 2014 Nissan Patrol Safari is relentless. And the number boasting doesn’t end there, because wading through 700 mm of water is also one of its tricks.

What’s on offer?

The 4.8 litre inline 6 engine is mated to a 5 speed automatic or manual transmission and produces 280 horsepower and 451 Nm of torque. In terms of pricing, the Patrol Safari will set you back anywhere between AED 140,000 and AED 181,000 depending on the bells and whistles you opt for.

2014 Nissan Patrol Safari side

Summing it…

Is the 2014 Nissan Patrol Safari a technophile’s hideout? No, far from it. But here’s one reason you should consider owning one; it’s AED 45,000 less than its long-standing rival, the Toyota Land Cruiser.

2 Responses to 2014 Nissan Patrol Safari | new car review

  1. Saif Reply

    October 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Thank you for the great review. Although, how does it score in terms of fuelefficiency? I’ve heard some horrid stories. Pls advise.

  2. ahmed Reply

    October 7, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Hi sir need suggestions of xtrail 2014

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