2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada Comparo: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Jan 11, 2022

It’s a match-up between their respective top-spec variants.

In this article...

  1. Japanese truck-war contenders
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada Comparo: Japanese truck-war contenders

With a number of midsize pickup truck brands receiving recent updates, there is no doubt that the said market segment in the Philippines is getting more competitive. 

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Back in 2020, Nissan brought in the all-new Navara which received a more aggressive exterior, more tech, and increased utility over the previous version. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi also expanded the Strada’s variant lineup with the recent addition of the Strada Athlete Black Series which shares the same specs as the standard Athlete, but sports an alternate look with a more aggressive feel as its name suggests. 

So, which of these trucks are better on paper? To find out, let’s compare the Nissan Navara Pro-4X 4x4 AT against the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT. Both are top-spec trims, and they are relatively close when it comes to pricing. 
 

2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada: Exterior

Size-wise, the Nissan Navara Pro-4X comes with a length of 5,260mm, a width of 1,875mm, and a height of 1,855mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 3,150mm, as well as a ground clearance of 220mm. 

A picture of the Nissan Navara Pro-4X 4x4 AT

The Nissan Navara Pro-4X 4x4 AT

Comparatively, the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete is 5,300mm long, 1,815mm wide, and 1,795mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length of 3,000mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm. 

Nissan Navara PRO-4X 4x4 AT  

Dimensions  

Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT 

5,260mm  

Length  

5,300mm 

1,875mm  

Width  

1,815mm 

1,855mm  

Height  

1,795mm 

3,150mm  

Wheelbase  

3,000mm 

220mm 

Ground Clearance  

220mm 

 

In summary, the Strada is longer, but the Navara is wider and taller while having a longer wheelbase. Both do have the same amount of ground clearance. Moreover, the Nissan truck tips the scales at 2,011 kg, while the Mitsubishi is a bit lighter at 1,925 kg. 

A picture of the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT

The Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT

For exterior equipment, both the Navara Pro-4X and the Strada Athlete come standard with LED headlamps with auto on/off function, LED daytime running lamps, a power-folding side mirror, LED taillights, and front fog lights. 

The Nissan model does offer more cargo carrying options via its on-rails cargo tethering system installed on its bed. It also comes with roof rails, which the Strada lacks. 

Navara Pro-4X rearStrada Athlete rear

Compare the Navara Pro-4X's (left) and the Strada Athlete's (right) rear ends using the slider

When it comes to wheels, the Navara Pro-4X rides on a set of 17-inch alloys. Meanwhile, the Strada Athlete uses a larger 18-inch set. 

Nissan Navara PRO-4X 4x4 AT  

Exterior Equipment  

Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT 

Quad-LED w/ auto-on/off  

Headlamps  

LED w/ auto-on/off 

LED  

Daytime Running Lights  

LED 

LED  

Turn signal lamps  

Halogen 

LED  

Taillights  

LED 

LED  

Front fog lights  

Halogen 

With  

Roof rails  

None 

17  

Wheel size  

18 

Alloy 

Wheel type  

Alloy 

As mentioned above, the latest variant of the Strada is the Athlete Black Series. It sports black-colored exterior trim pieces, but otherwise, it largely shares the same specs as the “regular” Strada Athlete. 

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2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada: Interior

Inside, both of these pickup trucks can comfortably accommodate up to five occupants. Each model comes standard with automatic air-conditioning systems with rear vents, leather-clad seats, leather-wrapped steering wheels, cruise control, as well as a push-to-start button. 

Nissan Navara PRO-4X 4x4 AT  

Interior Equipment  

Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT 

Leather  

Seat material  

Leather 

Manual  

Driver’s seat adjustment  

Electronic 

Tilt  

Steering wheel adjustment  

Tilt and telescopic 

Dual-zone automatic AC with rear vents  

Air-conditioning type  

Automatic with rear vents 

Push button  

Ignition  

Push button 

Seating capacity  

However, the Navara does have some features which are not present on the Strada. These include rain-sensing wipers, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.  

A picture of the Navara Pro-4X's interior

Check out the Navara Pro-4X's cockpit

In turn, the Navara Pro-4X offers a manual adjustable driver’s seat, whereas the Strada Athlete gets an electronic adjustable driver’s seat. The Mitsubishi model also has a tilt and telescopic steering column, while the Nissan’s is adjustable for tilt only. 

For entertainment, the Navara Pro-4X is kitted out with an eight-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has USB connectivity as well as Bluetooth. 

In turn, the Strada Athlete gets a smaller seven-inch touchscreen head unit that also offers USB and Bluetooth connectivity. It does however, lack the smartphone mirroring software that are present on the Nissan model. 

A picture of the interior of the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete

A peek inside the Strada Athlete

For speakers, both top-spec pickup truck trims come from the factory with a six-piece set. 

Nissan Navara PRO-4X 4x4 AT  

On-board tech  

Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT 

8-inch touchscreen  

Infotainment system  

7-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Bluetooth, USB  

Connectivity options  

IPod, USB, Bluetooth 

6  

# of Speakers  

With  

Offline Navigation  

With 

With  

Power-folding side mirror  

With 

With  

Auto-dimming rearview mirror  

With 

With 

Rain-sensing wipers  

None 

2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada: Engine and Performance

In terms of powertrains, the Navara Pro-4X uses a 2.5-liter turbodiesel inline-4 engine capable of making up to 190 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. It then uses a seven-speed gearbox that can be controlled manually using a gear lever. 

A picture of the Nissan Navara's engine

The Navara's 2.5-liter inline-4 turbodiesel engine

The Strada Athlete meanwhile, is propelled by a 2.4-liter turbodiesel inline-4 mill that can generate 179 horsepower and 430Nm of torque. This engine is then paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, with a paddle-shifter manual mode. 

Being top-spec trims, both of these trucks are offered with a 4x4 drivetrain with multiple 4x4 modes and differential lockers. 

For suspensions, the Navara stands out in the local truck market as it is the only model that uses a multi-link type suspension system for its rear end. In turn, the Strada uses a more conventional leaf-spring rear suspension, and both models also come with a double-wishbone type suspension for the front.  

Regardless of suspension systems, both trucks can carry a significant amount of cargo. For the Navara Pro-4X, it can lug up to around 1,000 kg. The Strada Athlete meanwhile, has a payload capacity of 950 kg. 

A picture of the Mitsubishi Strada's engine

The Strada's 2.4-liter inline-4 turbodiesel engine

On both the Navara Pro-4X and the Strada Athlete, braking is handled by front ventilated discs and rear drums, with a hand-operated parking brake as standard. 

All in all, the Navara offers a bit more in terms of horsepower and torque. It also has “longer legs” as its gearbox has one more gear. Then again, the Strada might feel sportier due to having paddle shifters. 

Specs  

Nissan Navara PRO-4X 4x4 AT  

Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT 

Engine  

Inline-4 turbodiesel  

Inline-4 turbodiesel 

Displacement  

2.5-liters  

2.4-liters 

Transmission  

Seven-speed automatic w/ gear shift lever  

Six-speed automatic w/ paddle shifters 

Horsepower  

187 horsepower  

179 horsepower 

Torque  

450 Nm  

430 Nm 

Drivetrain  

4x4 

4x4 

2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada: Safety

When it comes to standard safety equipment, both the Navara Pro-4X and the Strada Athlete 4x4 are provided with what you’d expect from a modern pickup truck. Both have stability and traction control, anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, and a security alarm, among other safety equipment. 

A picture of the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete's airbags mid-deployment

The Strada Athlete 4x4's airbags in action

Both models also come with several driver-assist features. Common between the two is a blind-spot detection system with rear-cross traffic alert, as well as a lane departure warning system. Both are also equipped with hill-start assist, hill descent control, and forward collision warning. 

The Nissan model does have some tech which are unavailable on the Strada Athlete. These include a 360-degree around-view monitor and automatic emergency braking system that are part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite. 

A picture of the Nissan Navara Pro-4X using its 360-degree monitor during off-roading

The Navara Pro-4X's around-view-monitor is also useful in off-road driving

Last but not the least, the Strada Athlete is fitted with seven airbags, while the Navara PRO-4X has six. 

Nissan Navara PRO-4X 4x4 AT  

Safety equipment  

Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT 

6  

Airbags  

7  

With  

Antilock braking with EBD  

With 

With  

Reverse Camera  

With 

With  

360-degree camera  

None 

Standard  

Cruise control  

Standard 

With  

Hill-start assist  

With 

With  

Hill descent control  

With 

With  

Stability control  

With 

With  

ISOFIX child seat tethers  

With 

With  

Lane departure warning  

With 

With  

Blind-spot detection  

With 

None  

Tire pressure monitoring  

None 

With  

Engine immobilizer  

With  

Security alarm  

With 

With 

Emergency braking  

None 

2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada: Price

Nissan Navara Variants 

Price 

Navara EL 2.5 4x2 MT 

Php 1,026,000 

Navara VE Calibre 2.5 4x2 MT 

Php 1,246,000 

Navara VE Calibre 2.5 4x2 AT 

Php 1,336,000 

Navara VE 2.5 4x4 MT 

Php 1,376,000 

Navara VL Calibre 2.5 4x2 AT 

Php 1,476,000 

Navara VL 2.5 4x4 MT 

Php 1,576,000 

Navara VL 2.5 4x4 AT 

Php 1,656,000 

Navara PRO-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

Php 1,746,000 

 

Mitsubishi Strada Variants 

Price 

Strada GLS 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,250,000 

Strada GLS 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,325,000 

Strada Athlete Black Series 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,447,000 

Strada Athlete 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,447,000 

Strada GLS 2.4 4x4 MT 

Php 1,465,000 

Strada Athlete Black Series 2.4 4x4 AT 

Php 1,764,000 

Strada Athlete 2.4 4x4 AT 

Php 1,764,000 

2022 Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi Strada: Conclusion

To sum it up, both the Nissan Navara Pro-4X 4x4 AT and the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete 4x4 AT are well worth the money if what you’re after is a feature-rich, and comfortable daily driver that can carry stuff and go off-roading on the side.  

The Nissan Navara Pro-4X from the side

The Nissan Navara Pro-4X from the side

Both are also well-kitted out safety-wise, but do note that the presence of a 360-degree view camera on the Nissan might be able to sway some folks to its side. Mind you, these trucks are not small vehicles, and having this kind of tech might be able to alleviate some people’s difficulties in maneuvering the tight local parking spots. 

The Navara is also a bit more powerful than the Strada. Specifically, it makes 11 more horsepower and 20Nm more torque. So, if you value output numbers in a truck, then Nissan might be the way to go in this comparison. 

A picture of the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete from the side

The Strada Athlete's side profile

For styling, well, we’ll leave that up to you as per usual. Also, do take each of these models for a test drive yourself if you’re looking for your next truck. Spec comparisons are a good place to start, but nothing beats a good ol’ test drive. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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