2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Mar 22, 2022

Which of these Japanese-branded trucks are better on paper?

In this article...

  1. Tough trucks go head to head
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara Philippines: Tough trucks go head to head

Without a doubt, Filipinos like pickup trucks because of their versatility. We often use it 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. 

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Between two Japanese brands, which one has the more impressive spec sheet? Let’s find out by comparing the Toyota Hilux Conquest against the Nissan Navara Pro-4X. 

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2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Exterior

Let’s start off by comparing these two trucks’ sizes. For the Hilux Conquest, it measures 5,325mm long, 1,900mm wide. It is also 1,815mm in height, and it then has a wheelbase that spans 3,085mm. 

A picture of the Toyota Hilux Conquest

The Toyota Hilux Conquest

In turn, the Nissan Navara Pro-4X has 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. 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Dimensions 

Nissan Navara Pro-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

5,325mm 

Length 

5,260mm 

1,900mm 

Width 

 

1,875mm 

1,845mm 

Height 

1,855mm 

3,085mm 

Wheelbase 

3,150mm 

279mm 

Ground Clearance 

220mm 

In the Hilux vs Navara size comparison, the Toyota model is slightly longer and wider than the Nissan model. The latter however, does come with a longer wheelbase. 

Moreover, the Hilux Conquest also comes with 279mm of ground clearance. That’s a fair bit more compared to the Navara Pro-4X's 220mm. 

A picture of the Nissan Navara Pro-4X

The Nissan Navara Pro-4X

As for exterior equipment, both the Hilux Conquest and the Navara Pro-4X come standard with LED headlamps, front fog lamps, LED daytime running lamps, and LED taillights. Both of their headlamps also come with auto-leveling, and both have power-folding side mirrors.  

The Toyota model then uses a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Nissan model uses a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Exterior Equipment 

Nissan Navara Pro-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

LED 

Headlights 

LED  

With 

Headlight auto-leveling 

With 

LED 

Daytime Running Lights 

LED 

Halogen 

Turn signal lamps 

LED 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

With 

Front Fog lights 

With 

With 

Roof rails 

With 

18-inch 

 

17-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

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2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Interior

Inside, both the Hilux Conquest and the Navara Pro-4X can seat up to five including the driver. Both also provide their occupants with an automatic air-conditioning system, though the Nissan model has rear vents.  

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Hilux Conquest

The Hilux Conquest's cockpit

Also common between the two truck models is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a tilt-adjustable steering column, an analog gauge cluster, a push to start button, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and manual adjustment for the front seats.  

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Interior Equipment 

Nissan Navara Pro-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

Fabric 

Seat Material 

Leather 

Manual 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt  

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt  

Automatic 

 

Air-conditioning type 

Automatic 

Push button w/ Smart entry 

Ignition 

Push button w/ Keyless entry 

Seating capacity 

Both also have dark-themed interiors, though the seats on the Navara Pro-4X are wrapped in leather. The Hilux Conquest’s seats in turn are clad in fabric. 

A picture of the interior of the Nissan Navara Pro-4X

Inside the Navara Pro-4X

For on-board entertainment, both the Hilux Conquest and the Navara Pro-4X are kitted out with an eight-inch headunit. Both of these features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. Both are also linked to a six-piece speaker system. 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

On-board tech 

Nissan Navara Pro-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

8-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

8-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

Connectivity options 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

6 Speakers 

# of speakers 

6 Speakers 

With 

Offline Navigation 

With 

With 

Power-folding side mirror 

With 

With 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

With 

None 

Rain-sensing wipers 

With 

2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the Hilux Conquest uses a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbodiesel engine that can produce up to 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It then uses a 4x4 drivetrain, and a six-speed automatic gearbox. 

A picture of the Toyota Hilux 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine

The Hilux's 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine

Meanwhile, the Navara Pro-4X is propelled by a 2.5-liter inline-4 turbodiesel good for 190 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. It also has a 4x4 drivetrain. 

With that said, the Hilux makes more horsepower and torque than the Navara. Both trucks then come fitted with a rear differential lock. 

Suspension-wise, the Hilux uses a double-wishbone front suspension, and a leaf spring rear suspension. The Navara also uses the same suspension type for its front, though its rear instead comes with a multi-link type suspension. 

A picture of the Nissan Navara's 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine.

The Navara's 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine

Both trucks have a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. 

Specs 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Nissan Navara Pro-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

Engine 

Inline-4 turbodiesel 

Inline-4 turbodiesel 

Displacement 

2.8-liters 

2.5-liters 

Transmission 

Six-speed automatic 

Seven-speed automatic 

Horsepower 

201 horsepower 

190 horsepower 

Torque 

500 Nm 

450 Nm 

Drivetrain  

4x4 

4x4 

Differential lock 

With 

With 

2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Safety

In terms of standard safety equipment, both the Toyota and the Nissan truck models have anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, a rear-view camera, parking sensors, stability control, traction control, among others. 

A picture of the Hilux's headunit

The Hilux's touchscreen

For airbags, the Hilux has seven, while the Navara has six. 

When it comes to active driver-assist features though, the Navara Pro-4X offers more with its Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite. This includes autonomous emergency braking, blind spot warning, driver attention alert, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert. 

A picture of the Navara's touchscreen

The Navara's touchscreen showing its panoramic camera's capabilities

Both trucks do come with a 360-degree view camera.  

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Safety equipment 

Nissan Navara Pro-4X 2.5 4x4 AT 

Airbags 

With 

Antilock braking with EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse Camera 

With 

With 

360-degree camera 

With 

Standard 

Cruise control 

Standard 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Hill descent control 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX child seat tethers 

With 

None 

Lane departure warning 

With 

None 

Blind-spot detection 

With 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Security alarm 

With 

None 

Emergency braking 

With 

2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Price

Toyota Hilux Variants 

Price 

Hilux Cab and Chassis 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 843,000 

Hilux Cargo 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 946,000 

Hilux J 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 952,000 

Hilux FX w/o Rear AC 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,029,000 

Hilux FX w/AC 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,067,000 

Hilux J 2.4 4x4 MT 

Php 1,148,000 

Hilux G 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,250,000 

Hilux G 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,325,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,420,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,495,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 MT 

Php 1,800,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 1,875,000 

Hilux GR Sport 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 1,985,000 

 

Nissan Navara Variants 

Price 

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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 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 

2021 Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara: Conclusion

All-in-all, both the Toyota Hilux Conquest and the Nissan Navara Pro-4X are great all-rounders for the Philippine setting. Both are capable haulers, and both can function as a comfortable daily driver. 

A picture of the rear of the Hilux.

Which truck looks better the rear? Is it the Hilux Conquest?

For those who need extra safety though, the Navara might be the one to go for. It has the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite after all. 

In turn, those who are in need of power out of their trucks might want to lean towards the Toyota. 

A picture of the rear of the Nissan Navara.

Or is it the Navara Pro-4X?

So which is better? Well, that depends. You’ll have to find that out for yourself by giving each of these truck models a test drive. 

For more comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

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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