Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines: Truck battle!

Oct 25, 2019
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines: Introduction
  • 2. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Exterior Features
  • 3. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Interior
  • 4. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Engine and Performance
  • 5. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines: Safety
  • 6. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines Price
  • 7. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Verdict
Here's the spec sheet comparison of the Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara. Read on to know which pick-up truck deserves the love of the Pinoy drivers.

1. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines: Introduction

Without a doubt, Filipinos are very familiar with pick-up trucks, whether as a workhorse, a family hauler or an all-around lifestyle vehicle. Choosing a pick-up truck, however, can be daunting, with a wide selection of popular models right now in the Philippines. Two of those are currently leading the pack: the Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara.

Between two Japanese brands, which one has the more impressive spec sheet? Let’s find out with Philkotse.com!

Nissan Navara vs Toyota Hilux

Once again, Truck battle!

2. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Exterior Features

Nissan Navara vs Toyota Hilux: Exterior Features

 
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G 4x4 AT
Nissan Navara 4x4 AT VL N-Warrior
Length (mm)
5,335 mm
5,255 mm
Width (mm)
1,855 mm
1,850 mm
Height (mm)
1,815 mm
1,840 mm
Wheelbase (mm)
3,085 mm
3,150 mm
Ground Clearance (mm)
NA
245 mm
Front Suspension
Independent Double-Wishbone
Independent Double-Wishbone with Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension
Leaf Spring Rigid Axle
5-Link Coil Spring w/ Stabilizer Bar
Brakes Front/rear
Ventilated Disc/Leading Trailing Drum
Ventilated Disc/Drum
Locking Rear Differential
With
-

In terms of size, the top-spec Toyota Hilux Conquest is 80mm longer and 5 mm wider than the Navara's VL N-Warrior, although the latter sits 25 mm higher and has a longer wheelbase.

While looks are subjective, there are some design aspects of these two trucks that we feel practically everyone can agree on.

The Nissan Navara, for instance, clearly went for a modern yet tough look that resembles the 2019 Patrol Royale, especially the front fascia’s proportions and certain design elements.

A picture of the 2020 Nissan Navara N-Warrior

The combination of white, orange and black makes the N-Warrior stand out, even among other Navara variants

 

A picture of the 2020 Toyota Hilux Conquest.

The Toyota Hilux Conquest vaguely resembles the USDM 4Runner or even a mini Tacoma

Meanwhile, the Toyota Hilux clearly echoes the design characteristics of its stablemates that are built on the IMV platform, the Fortuner in particular. With the Hilux Conquest, its front end somewhat resembles the Toyota 4Runner.

A picture of the rear of the 2020 Nissan Navara N-Warrior at the 2019 MIAS

The rear of the Navara N-Warrior. Note the blacked-out sport bar and wheels

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Hilux Conquest

Rearview of the Toyota Hilux Conquest...

>>> Refer to our full-scale review section to learn more about these two truck:

3. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Interior

Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Interior Features
Feature
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G 4x4 AT
Nissan Navara 4x4 AT VL N-Warrior
Cruise Control
-
With
Front Parking Sensors
-
-
Rear Parking Sensors
With
With
Push Start Button
With
With
Air Conditioning System
Automatic Climate Control
Manual Air Conditioning
Entertainment System
6.5-inch Capacitive touch screen, DVD, Radio, MP3, 6 Speakers
8-inch display audio, CD, Radio, MP3, Audio Streaming, 6 Speakers
Connectivity
Aux, Bluetooth, USB
Aux, Bluetooth, USB, iPod, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Navigation Ready
With
-
Power Steering
With
With
Power Windows
With
With
Power Outlet
With
With
Steering Wheel Audio Control
With
With
Keyless Entry
With
With
Push Start
With
With

While both of these trucks are sufficiently comfortable for four passengers and one driver, the Navara’s electronically adjustable driver seat is a boon for those who may have difficulty with adjusting manual seats. It also features cruise control, which is especially useful on long drives along endless stretches of road.

Toyota Hilux models are equipped with a 6-inch infotainment system, an inch larger than one on lower-specced Navara's. The Nissan truck's 2.5L 4x4 VL AT and the VL N-Warrior variants, however, come with an even bigger 8-inch advanced touchscreen that also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Nissan Navara vs Toyota hilux interior

So which do you think has a better interior?

4. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Engine and Performance

Nissan Navara vs Toyota Hilux: Engine
 
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G 4x4 AT
Nissan Navara 4x4 AT VL N-Warrior
Displacement
2,755 cc
2,488 cc
Number of Cylinders
4
4
Number of Valves
16
16
Transmission Type
6-speed automatic
7-speed automatic w/ manual mode
Power Train
4x4
4x4
Max Output (HP)
174
180
Max Torque (Nm)
450
450
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
80 L
80 L

In terms of power, the Hilux Conquest and the N-Warrior Navarra have similar power outputs. The 2.8-liter diesel on the Toyota makes 174 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, whereas the Navara's 2.5-liter mill makes a slightly higher 180 horsepower and the same amount of pull.

Expect the Nissan Navara 2019 to handle better and ride smoother on the road on account of its multi-link rear suspension. The Hilux, on the other hand, sports a really stiff but otherwise very robust leaf spring and rigid axle set-up, enabling it to carry very heavy loads even when the pavement ends. This means that the Hilux’s ride can be a bit jarring, especially on road bumps and rumble strips.

Nissan Navara N Warrior EL 4x2 AT -First look, early review -Philippines

2019 TOYOTA CONQUEST 4X2 A/T | NEBULA BLUE | COLOR APPRECIATION | QUICK VIEW WALK AROUND

>>> More car comparison for your reference: 

5. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines: Safety

Nissan Navara vs Toyota Hilux: Safety Features
Safety Feature
Toyota Hilux 2.8 G 4x4 Conquest
Nissan Navara 4x4 AT N-Warrior
Driver’s Airbag
With
With
Front Passenger Airbag
With
With
Side Airbag
With
-
Curtain Airbag
With
-
Knee Airbag
With
-
Electronic Brake Distribution
With
With
ABS
With
With
Immobilizer
With
With
Security Alarm
With
With
With
With
Speed Sensing Door Locks
With
-
ISOFIX
With
With
Cruise Control
-
With
Rear Parking Sensors
With
With
Hill Start Assist
With
With
Trailer Sway Control
With
-
Brake Assist
With
-
With
-
Hill Descent Control
-
With
Stability Control
With
-
Trailer Sway Control
With
-

The Toyota Hilux 2019 is well-equipped in terms of safety. With the exception of hill descent control and cruise control, the Hilux dominates the Navara with features such as trailer sway control, brake assist, traction control, and an array of side, curtain and knee airbags.

Toyota hilux crash test

Toyota Hilux gets 5-star in the Crash test

The ace up the Navara's sleeve, however, is the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety features, especially on the VL N-Warrior. This driver assistance package includes a simulated 360-degree view provided by several exterior sensors and cameras, eliminating blind spots for a safer ride. 

6. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines Price

Toyota Hilux price in the Philippines
Variants
Price
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G DSL 4x4 AT
Php 1,792,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 Cab and Chassis 4x2 MT
Php 829,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT
Php 939,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x2 MT
Php 1,030,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x4 MT
Php 1,186,000
Toyota Hilux 4.2 G DSL 4x2 MT
Php 1,204,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT
Php 1,279,000
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.4 G DSL 4x2 MT
Php 1,352,000
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT
Php 1,427,000
Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT
Php 1,506,000
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT
Php 1,662,000

>>> Check out the Toyota Hilux price list in the Philippines

Nissan Navara price in the Philippines
Variants
Price
Nissan Navara 4x2 MT
Php 929,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 Calibre MT
Php 989,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre MT
Php 1,079,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre AT
Php 1,139,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 EL MT
Php 1,239,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre MT N-Warrior
Php 1,309,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL MT
Php 1,419,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL MT N-Warrior
Php 1,569,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL AT N-Warrior
Php 1,629,000

>>> Get full Nissan Navara Philippines price list with the estimated price installment

In terms of pricing, the Toyota Hilux and the Nissan Navara’s variants were really poised to compete against each other; even their two base variants are similarly priced. However, the Hilux comes with a cab and chassis variant, underscoring its role as a dependable workhorse. 

7. Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Verdict

If you’re looking for a truck that really stands out in terms of styling and active safety tech while being supremely comfortable on the road, the Nissan Navara might be more to your liking. On the other hand, if you want a truck that has superior carrying and off-roading capabilities straight from the factory, the Toyota Hilux fits the bill.

With the recent reveal of Isuzu's new D-Max, however, watch out for our Nissan Navara vs Isuzu d-Max comparo in the future.

A picture of the Toyota Hilux Conquest parked outdoors

Does the Toyota Hilux Conquest catch your eye?

A picture of the Navara N-Warrior at the 2019 MIAS

Or is the Nissan Navara N-Warrior more to your liking?

For more affordable deals from other brands, please check out our Car for sale section.

Source: Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel

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