Nissan Patrol GR – 7 Seater 4×4 (4WD)
The Nissan Patrol GR 4×4 (4WD) is one of the last true off road 7 seater cars left on the market today. Virtually indestructible, the Patrol GR is customer built for taking large groups of people into the toughest of terrains. However, because of this exceptional off road ability, potential owners do need to be aware that the Nissan Patrol GR’s handling on the road is severely compromised, meaning the car may be unsuitable for those who rarely venture off road.
Nissan Patrol GR – Purchase Price
A Nissan Patrol GR will cost between £21,345 and £32,825 from new, however due to the 7 seater car’s longevity second hand models can be bought for much less.
Nissan Patrol GR – Servicing and Running Costs
Servicing on a Patrol GR needs to be undertaken every 9,000 miles and can cost in excess of £150, although prices vary nationally so it may be a good idea to check with local garages. New parts for a Patrol GR can also be quite expensive, however MOTs will only cost around £50 and can be undertaken by any local garage.
Nissan Patrol GR – Co2 Emissions
The Nissan Patrol GR comes with two engine options, a 2.8TD and a 3.0Di. These engines emit 310g/km and 288g/km of CO2 respectively.
Nissan Patrol GR – Car Tax Band (VED)
Due to the high Nissan Patrol GR’s high emissions, the car places in a high car tax band. Both engine options fall into Band M, the highest emissions band, resulting in a £950 showroom fee and £435 annual road tax.
Nissan Patrol GR – Fuel Consumption (MPG)
Despite their poor emissions ratings, both the 2.8TD and 3.0Di engines have surprisingly good fuel economy when you consider the sheer size of the Nissan Patrol GR. Both engines will get around 26mpg combined.
Nissan Patrol GR – Additional Features
The standard trim for the Nissan Patrol GR is relatively disappointing, with the only safety features included being a driver’s air bag and power steering alongside items such as cloth trim, central locking and folding seats. In order to get ABS, passenger air bags and side air bags as well as comforts such as leather trim, climate control and electric seats, buyers must upgrade their models, sometimes up several levels.
Nissan Patrol GR – Performance
As the Nissan Patrol GR is more slanted towards versatility and durability rather than outright speed, the 7 Seatercar isn’t the fastest on the market. Most models will struggle to get over 100mph, while the 0-62mph speed is generally between 15 and 18 seconds.
Nissan Patrol GR – Insurance
The Nissan Patrol GR is ranked very highly for insurance purposes, with most models falling into group 15. There are some more basic versions of the Patrol GR, though, which are only in groups 13 and 14.
Nissan Patrol GR – Conclusion
Although the Nissan Patrol GR does stack up very well as an off road car thanks to it’s power and durability, the 7 seater car also has some serious issues with driving along normal roads. At times, the steering is heavy, brakes spongy and the engine is loud, all ensuring that the Patrol GR is not a great road going car. Again, though, there are few better or more sturdy options to take off the beaten track than the Nissan Patrol GR.
Nissan Patrol GR – Manufacturer
The Nissan Patrol GR is a 7 seater car. Nissan is a Japanese car manufacturer: www.nissan.co.uk