Nissan Patrol Ti-L 4WD 2022 Review

Is the Nissan Patrol any good

Nissan Patrol Ti-L – The automotive landscape in Australia is full of long term rivalries such Ford vs Holden and Patrol vs LandCruiser. 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L front quarter The ageing Patrol has had somewhat of a resurgence this year, mainly due to the outstanding value equation and supply issues for the LandCruiser. In the past the LandCruiser outsold the Patrol buy sometimes 7:1, but this year that is closer to 2:1 and last month it was almost 1:1 in sales.

Buyers simply find they can save sometimes $30,000 on similarly equipped models plus get their vehicle much sooner and only forsake a few features.

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L off road

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It still comes with a, a big 5.6 litre V8 petrol engine with 298 kW and 560Nm of torque matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission and permanent 4WD. Plant the right foot and it will drink fuel at an astonishing rate and there is simply no way to drive it economically around town. On the freeway its heaps better.

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L 4WD controls

Add to that the prodigious 4WD capability and excellent towing credentials and you can see why it’s popular.

But the news isn’t all good, it’s getting old inside now and desperately needs an update and it misses basic features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Priced from around$82,000 through to $95,115 plus the usual costs, you can understand buyer’s interest.

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2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L 4WD driving

What is good?

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

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L technology 4 pic

What is not so good?

  • Thirsty V8 petrol engine
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Its big but the third row of seats is still cramped

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L wheels and tyres

Also Look At

The world of large 4WDs has shrunk over the years. Obviously look at the Toyota Land Cruiser. Or the Toyota Prado Kakadu. Land Rover has the Discovery and the Defender

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L profile

Some more Patrol thoughts

  • I love the fact that this vehicle even exists with all the hype surrounding electric cars,
  • The big V8 petrol sounds good and drives smoothly
  • Put the foot down and it goes as does the petrol
  • Its big, bold and screaming look at me and again I love that it does that,
  • It will happily cruise along the freeway with ease and tow pretty much anything you put behind it, around town the sheer size can be confronting especially in smaller carparks, you know those tight city ones that have curved access between levels and a go cart would feel big.
  • Front seat leg room is slightly restricted for taller drivers like me,
  • The benefit is that middle row seats have plenty of leg room.
  • The entertainment screens are inbuilt into the front headrests which is good,
  • Third row seats are ok, for younger occupants but better than many seven seat 4WDs
  • the rear two rows of seats fold flat for a cavernous and practical boot area
  • The interior is really comfortable especially the seats.
  • However there is no evading the fact it’s old and in desperate need of an interior update and technology overhaul.
  • Footbrake! Seriously Nissan
  • Its 4WD capability is unquestioned, however these days very few seem to utilize that

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2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L engine

Nissan Patrol

ModelTi-L
Model Price$95,115 MLP*
Engine5.6L V8 Petrol
Drivetrain7 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power298kW @ 5,800rpm
Torque560Nm @ 4,000rpm
SafetyNot Tested by ANCAP
0-100kmh / Top SpeedTBA
CO2 Emissions334 g/km
Economy ADR14.4L/100km / 144L capacity
Economy on test17.1L/100k
Servicing6Mth / 10,000km
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L front interior

Overall Rating    

86/100

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort9
Equipment8
Performance9
Ride and Handling8
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose9
AWD/Towing Capability*10  (AWD 5/5 Towing 5/5 )
Technology/connectivity7
Value for Money10

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L rear seats 4 pic

Dimensions

 
Overall Length5175mm
Wheelbase3075mm
Width1995mm
Height1955mm
Wheels18×8.0 Alloy
Tyres265/70 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 273mm
Wading DepthTBA
Approach28 degrees
RampoverTBA degrees
Departure angle26.3 degrees
Turning Circle KTK12.5m
Boot Capacity MinTBA
Boot capacity MaxTBA
Kerb Weight2750kg
Payload (kg)750kg
GVM (kg)3500kg
GCM7000kg
Towing Capacity3500kg
Tow Ball rating350kg

2022 Nissan Patrol Ti-L 4WD rear

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Summary

Nissan Patrol Ti-L – The automotive landscape in Australia is full of long term rivalries such Ford vs Holden and Patrol vs LandCruiser.

I love the fact that this vehicle even exists with all the hype surrounding electric cars,

Priced from around $82,000 through to $95,115 plus the usual costs, you can understand buyer’s interest.

About Rob Fraser 2466 Articles
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.