Which 2022 Nissan Terra variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Dec 28, 2022 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

Read this if you are planning to bring home a Nissan Terra.

Nissan Philippines has officially added the 2022 Terra facelift to the local lineup, showcasing a sleeker and bolder appearance as compared to the previous model. The Japanese carmaker first introduced the model to the local market in 2018 and has managed to make its name known in the midsize SUV segment.

2022 Nissan Terra facelift front view

2022 Nissan Terra facelift

Despite being a relatively new competitor in the midsize SUV segment, the Terra already ranks as one of the top SUVs in the Philippines. One of the reasons for this feat is the model's variants come with different price points to cater to various SUV needs in the market. For the 2022 model, it is offered with four variants, namely the EL 4x2 MT, VE 4x2 AT, VL 4x2 AT, and VL 4x4 AT.

That said, stick around as we tackle each variant detail by detail so can you decide which Nissan Terra variant best suits you.

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Nissan Terra Variants: Exterior

The 2022 Nissan Terra is equipped with quad-LED projector headlamps with auto-leveling as standard across all variants. With this, all variants get the new and sleek front-end even for the base EL 4x2 MT variant. It is complemented by auto-light with a Follow-Me-Home feature and signature LED daytime running lights (DRLs) that were inspired by the Nissan Patrol

Further complementing the front-end are standard features such as LED front foglights, chrome grille with the redesigned brand's signature V-Motion grille, and body-colored bumper with silver color under garnish.  

Moving to the sides, the Terra VL 4x2 AT and VL 4x4 AT get the upper hand with body-colored side mirrors with auto-fold and power adjust functions. The two lower variants don't come with an auto-fold function. As for standard features on the sides, the model is installed with 18-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish for a sleeker appeal. Plus, a side step board is included that is painted in either black or silver, depending on the variant.

2022 Nissan Terra facelift front view

A tougher and sharper design

As for the rear end, the Japanese SUV is integrated with standard LED-type tail lights that are redesigned to look sleeker. And just like the front bumper, the rear bumper is also body-colored that is contrasted with a silver color under garnish.

The available color options for the 2022 Nissan Terra are Nebula Metallic Red, Forged Metallic Copper, Lunar Metallic Gray, Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver, and Aspen Pearl White. 

Nissan Terra Variants: Interior

Nissan redesigned the interior of the Terra facelifted model that is highlighted by a new dashboard. It emphasizes the large proportions of the midsize SUV, creating a more roomy appeal. The Japanese carmaker stated that it intended the 2022 model to possess a more sophisticated look than ever before.

2022 Nissan Terra facelift interior view

Two-tone interior with Burgundy Red Leather trims

The higher-end VL 4x2 AT and top-spec VL 4x4 AT variants offer black leather zero gravity type seats with 10-way power adjust for the driver, while the front passenger gets zero-gravity type with 4-way manual adjust. On the other hand, the base EL 4x2 MT and VE 4x2 AT are equipped with black fabric seats with black fabric trims around the cabin. Zero gravity type seats are also included in the lower-end variants, but the driver and passenger come with 6-way and 4-way manual adjust only, respectively.

As for the infotainment system, the VL 4x2 AT and VL 4x4 AT once again got the upper hand. These two variants are installed with a 9-inch Nissan Advanced Touchscreen, while the other variants get an 8-inch unit. Both the infotainment systems support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the variants benefit from a wireless Apple CarPlay. 

2022 Nissan Terra facelift flip-down rear monitor

11-inch flip-down rear monitor

Only the top-of-the-line VL 4x4 AT variant is installed with 8-speaker Bose Premium Speakers for a fuller entertainment experience. Meanwhile, the rest of the variants come with six speakers including two tweeters. 

And lastly, the two VL variants are equipped with an 11-inch flip-down rear monitor with HDMI input. With this, the second and third-row can watch their favorite shows or movies even while on the road,

Nissan Terra Variants: Engine & Performance

Across all four variants, the Nissan Terra is powered by a 2.5-liter YD25DDTi turbodiesel engine that is capable of generating 190 hp at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 2,000. The base EL variant uses a 6-speed manual transmission, while the three other Terra variants utilize a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.

The top-spec VL 4x4 AT is exclusively equipped with a Part-time 4WD Shift-on-the-Fly system which comes with a two high, four high, and four low settings. In addition, this variant is designed with an electronic locking rear differential. This provides better traction that can be critical during off-roading.

Nissan Terra Variants: Safety

As for safety, the 2022 Nissan Terra offers a handful of standard features for its four variants. These include six airbags (driver, front passenger, front sides, and curtain shield), an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA), vehicle dynamic control (VDC) with 4-wheel active brake limited slip (ABLS), and an anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer.

2022 Nissan Terra facelift rear view

The 2022 model offers Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Moreover, the VE 4x2 AT, VL 4x2 AT, and VL 4x4 AT come with Intelligent Mobility features including an intelligent rearview mirror (IRVM), intelligent forward collision warning (IFCW), intelligent emergency braking (IEB), lane departure warning (LDW), and intelligent driver alertness. Meanwhile, the VL variants get to benefit from a blind spot warning (BSW), rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), and tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS).

Only the top-spec Terra VL 4x4 AT is equipped with an intelligent around view monitor (IAVM) that has moving object detection and off-road monitor, and a hill descent control (HDC) for a safer downhill drive.

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Nissan Terra Variants: Pricing

Variant Price 
 Nissan Terra EL 4x2 MT Php 1,649,000
 Nissan Terra VE 4x2 AT Php 1,829,000
 Nissan Terra VL 4x2 AT Php 1,999,000
 Nissan Terra VL 4x4 AT Php 2,339,000

>>> View full Nissan Terra price list with the estimated monthly payment

Which Nissan Terra to buy: Conclusion

Since the 2022 Nissan Terra is a facelifted model, the increase in price was already expected. Japanese automaker Nissan reworked its relatively new midsize SUV entry to offer a more premium car ownership experience especially if car buyers decide to opt for the top-of-the-line VL 4x4 AT variant.

2022 Nissan Terra facelift front view

The Nissan Terra is a promising SUV for sale in the market

The top-spec Nissan Terra VL 4x4 AT comes with a variant-exclusive 4WD system that can be used when going on a trip or just off-roading. It is also exclusively offered with an intelligent around view monitor (IAVM) with moving object detection and off-road monitor to provide a safer and more comfortable drive. Those features alone will cost you Php 2,339,000, which is Php 340,000 more than the VL 4x2 AT.

If you don't need the said features for your daily drive, but still want to have the premium features of the model, then the Nissan Terra VL 4x2 AT should be the choice for you. It gets features such as a two-tone interior with Burgundy Red leather, a 9-inch infotainment screen, and the new 11-inch flip-down rear monitor.

But if you are on a budget, the Nissan Terra base EL 4x2 AT should be enough for you. There are plenty of great features that are available in the base variant as standard. These features include the standard 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine, six airbags, quad-LED projector headlamps, and a 7-seat configuration. This variant is priced at Php 1,649,000.

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Know more about Nissan Terra 2023

Nissan Terra

The Nissan Terra is a midsize, seven-seater SUV. In the Philippines, this model has a total of six variants, the Terra EL, VE, VL 4x2, and VL 4x4, Sport 4x2, and the Sport 4x4. Currently, Nissan Terra 2023 Philippines price ranges from Php 1,709,000 to Php 2,459,000. 

The Philippine-spec Terra exclusively uses a 2.5-liter inline-4 turbodiesel engine for all of its trims. At maximum, this engine can churn out 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Only the VL and Sport has a 4x4 version, while the rest are rear-wheel-drive. In turn, only the entry-level Terra EL can come with a six-speed manual gearbox. The rest of the Terran trims then utilizes a seven-speed automatic transmission. 

Size-wise, the Nissan Terra has a length of 4,900mm, a width of 1,865mm, and a height of 1,865mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,850mm, as well as a ground clearance of 225mm. 

Locally, the 2023 Nissan Terra competes against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Isuzu mu-X, Ford Everest, Maxus D90 among others. 

₱ 1,709,000 - ₱ 2,459,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


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