After more than a decade with minimal changes, the Nissan Patrol has been redesigned from the ground up, aiming to regain some of the market-share lost to its rivals. The all-new Patrol can be optioned up with enough features to classify it as a full-fledged luxury vehicle, with some class-leading features and new technology. Engine options include a base 5.6-litre V8 with a 5-speed automatic and later with a base 6-speed manual, known as the Patrol SE; as well as a brand-new 5.6-litre V8 with more power, direct injection and a 7-speed automatic, known as the Patrol LE. Depending on trim level, the 7-seater Patrol can be had with standard or optional features such as all-wheel-drive with low-range gearing, hydraulic independent air suspension, computerised terrain response system, climate-controlled leather seats, Arabic-supported HDD navigation, wide WVGA 8-inch touchscreen, multi-screen DVD entertainment system, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, Bluetooth, power rear liftgate, keyless start, adaptive cruise control, 20-inch alloy wheels, power-folding 3rd-row seat, around-view cameras, and a centre console cool-box that can be opened from both 1st & 2nd-row seats. Also available is an Off-road Monitor that provides real-time information such as tyre conditions involving steer angle, slip and pressure, as well as hill start, hill descent, and an electronically-locking rear diff. Most models get a regular offroad-ready front bumper, while the top trims get a slightly-lower 'city' bumper. Safety features include two front airbags and numerous side-curtain airbags, stability control and ABS, as well as optional lane-departure warning, tyre-pressure monitor and auto-braking systems. The previous version of the Patrol continued to be on sale alongside this new model during 2010, as a basic offroader. However, the new model is so popular that buyers put down hefty deposits before performance specs were even released.
Nissan Patrol Reliability & Resale Value
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No known common problems. Several 2010 models had a recall for the electronic control module (ECM) that could potentially break and cause the fuel injector and engine to stop working, fixed under warranty. Some mention car going into limp mode, fixed with ECU reset. Reports of problems with differentials.