D40 Nissan Navara Vs D22 Nissan Navara


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Here's a quick comparison between the D40 Nissan Navara and the D22 Nissan Navara. Unfair? No way! Both are available new in many parts of the world called by a variety of other names and are targeted at different buyers. Besides the D22 is cheaper than the newer D40.

The Nissan Navara is not a hard core 4WD off road utility but somewhere in between. Both are commercial and now called life style vehicles. The D22 series has been around since the late 1990's so you can assume that it is a reliable model.

One of us has a soft spot for the Nissan Navara since that was his first car. It was a used 4x4 D21 Navara and he went everywhere with it - albeit very slowly. (For reasons you can read else where.)

Specification comparison below!

D22 Nissan Navara
D40 Nissan Navara

The first thing and the only attractive thing about the D22 Navara is the pricing if your run a business. The ABN pricing is often around $31,000 in most States which is a very good deal for a dual cab 4x4 utility (ST-R spec). Private buyers have to pay more and if that's the case then the D40 model would probably be the better choice. 

Deciding to buy a D22 Navara has a number of positives. It is a proven model with all the issues sorted out or well known. It is also easy to customize the interior to your liking yet has the required equipment to keep you happy. We would choose this model over even cheaper brands for these reasons.

The Navara has always been better looking that the Hilux but the D22 ST-R model is on too much 'bling' side. You can always remove the unnecessary bits though. The D40 Navara is more subtle in looks but at the same time better looking.

Although both have the same basic engine the D22 is the less tuned version. The D40 with the latest enhancement of the diesel engine is clearly the better one to get but in the end it is really up to your budget or which looks better to you which model to buy.

If you a new tradesman the D22 would make a reliable and long lived work truck. After all the common problems with the model should now be solved or if buying secondhand you know what to look for!

Last known pricing (APPROX)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

D22 Nissan Navara (Dual Cab)
2010 $41,950 AUD or
around $31,000 for ABN holders

D40 Nissan Navara (Dual Cab)
2010 FROM $42,660-$53,490 AUD
around $41,000 for ABN holders


D22 Nissan Navara D40 Nissan Navara

IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.5 Litre (2488cc)
Claimed 98Kw @ 3600 RPM
Claimed 304Nm @ 2000 RPM


V6 Diesel
DOHC Turbo charged with intercooler
Direct injection
3.0 Litre (2998cc)
Claimed 170Kw @ 3750RPM
Claimed 550Nm @ 1750RPM

V6 Petrol
4 Litre (3954cc)
Claimed 198Kw @ 5600 RPM
Claimed 385Nm @ 4000 RPM

YD25 (Modified May 2010)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.5 Litre (2488cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 403Nm @ 2000 RPM

Towing capacity up to 2800kg
1940 - 2001Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 75 litres
IL4 Diesel 9.2 lts per 100km
Up to 80 litres
V6 Petrol 13.6-14 lts per 100km
YD25 Diesel 10.5 lts per 100km
V9X Diesel 9.3 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1725/1825
Overall length/Wheelbase 5180/2950
Track (front/rear) 1525/1505
Tray Lxxxxmm x Wxxxxmm x Dxxxmm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 3/5
5 speed or 7 speed Auto or 6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1779/1850
Overall length/Wheelbase 5230/3200
Track (front/rear) 1570/1570
Tray L1511mm x W1485mm x D457mm
Total payload capability 820kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 3/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Minimum ground clearance 225mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Part-time 4x4
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 29-32
Departure 22-27.5
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 205-217mm
Water Fording depth N/A
Part-time 4x4
Performance Performance

Performance figures


2010 FROM $41,950 AUD
Much advertised at around
$31,000 for ABN holders

*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
2010 FROM $42,660-$53,490 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...

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