Nissan Patrol 4WD 2021 Review

The Nissan Patrol, an upper large SUV, has had a makeover of its current seventh generation model and continues to push towards more comfort and features.

2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L front qtr

It still comes with a petrol engine, a big 5.6 litre V8 with 298 kWs and 560Nm of torque matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission

There are two grades and both now include the safety technologies of

  • Intelligent Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Excluding drive away costs, the base model is just under $79,000 and the top of the line Ti-L is nearly $93,400.

2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L front interior


The first patrol was launched in 1951 with a stubby, boxy shape similar to a Land Rover Defender but it is now a very good touring and towing vehicle.

2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L bush driving

But has it become soft in off-road Conditions.

Ged Bulmer the motoring editor from RACQ doesn’t think so

But I find it incredibly interesting that they are still very, very capable off road. And I would have no doubts about Nissan Patrol’s ability to get out and tackle some of the roughest terrain you can you can throw at it.

2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L front

What is good?

  • Comfort and safety features
  • Good touring and towing
  • Very competent off road

What is not so good?

  • Thirsty V8 petrol engine
  • Not cheap but competitive in its segment
  • Its big but the third row of seats is still cramped

2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L profile

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2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L engine


2021 Nissan Patrol Ti-L Y62 Auto 4×4 MY21

Model Price$ 93,365 MLP*
Engine5.6 L V8 Petrol Premium ULP
Drivetrain7 Speed auto $x$ Dual Range
Power298kW @ 5800rpm
Torque560Nm @ 4000rpm
SafetyNot Tested by ANCAP
CO2 Emissions334 g/km
Economy ADR14.4 L/100km
0-100kmh  / Top Speed7 secs / 250 kmh
ServicingFirst 6 months Months the 12 monthly
Warranty5 yr/ Unlimited km with  5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Nissan Patrol TI-L

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel8
Ride and Handling7
Fit for Purpose9
Street Appeal/Design7
Value for Money6

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Overall Rating
  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Performance - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Ride and Handling - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality             - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Street Appeal/Design  - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Value for Money - 6/10


The Nissan Patrol, an upper large SUV, has had a makeover of its current seventh generation model and continues to push towards more comfort and features.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.