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Nissan Y62 Patrol ST-L (2013)

by John Ewing,reviewed December 2013

The new Y62 Nissan Patrol range is, surprisingly, a V8 petrol-only affair with turbo-diesel buyers still being served up the previous generation.
It’s hard not to like the strong response and massive torque provided by the new model’s smooth, sophisticated V8 with standard seven-speed auto.

It hustles the Patrol’s near-2700kg mass into action with great authority. And while we didn’t put it to the test, it should cope easily with the 3500kg maximum towing capacity. However, it slurps up premium unleaded at a wallet-wilting rate that also seems out of step with the current trend to more sustainable motoring.

Our city average was 21.4 litres/100km, a little higher than the official urban figure of 20.6. Steady highway cruising at legal limits, where the engine ticks over around 1600rpm, should deliver significantly better though.

And out on the open road, the Y62 offers relaxed, effortless and comfortable touring ability. Around town and off-road amongst the trees, you are all too aware of its physical size, the upside of which is a spacious interior where standard eight seats are found. The luxury Ti-L version gets seating for seven.

Our off-road testing was limited, but with its clearances, ability to crawl up or down steep inclines, the engine’s brute force and Nissan’s All-Mode 4WD system, we are sure it will maintain Patrol’s solid ‘go anywhere’ reputation.
Nissan Y62 Patrol ST-L 2013

For

Performance, eight seats standard, off-road ability

Against

Thirst for premium fuel, physical size

Key features

Tri-zone climate-control, 18” alloys, rear differential lock and helical LSD, bluetooth, audio with CD/DVD and 2GB music hard-drive, side steps, leather steering wheel and gearshift, keyless entry/start, rear view camera, front/rear park sensors, eight-way power driver’s seat, heated power-folding mirrors

Safety

Dual front/front side/curtain airbags, electronic stability/traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, hill start assist, hill descent control

Car Details

Vehicle make Nissan
Vehicle model Y62 Patrol ST-L
Vehicle type All-Terrain 4WD
Year 2013
Price when new $82,200^ (seven-speed auto) MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 5.6-litre, petrol V8
Max power 298kW @ 5800rpm
Max torque 560Nm @ 4000rpm
Economy ADR 14.5 litres/100km
Emissions rating
2 out of 5 stars

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.