Mitsubishi L200 vs Nissan Navara

Nissan has tweaked the Navara pick-up to give it better on-road manners and a more refined interior. How does it fare against its Mitsubishi L200 rival?

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Our Verdict

Against the wider SUV class, neither of these pick-ups can claim to be near the top, but next to their direct peers, they both stand out.

Mitsubishi’s L200 is decent to drive: its strong engine and relatively decent handling are both impressive. However, Nissan has moved the game on with the Navara. It’s not as sharp to drive, but it feels more comfortable, refined, spacious and luxurious. The fact that it can tow more and its load bay is more practical seals the win.

For something more conventional...

1st – Nissan Navara

For Relatively comfortable ride, smoother engine, good interior quality

Against Wind noise at speed, stodgy handling

Verdict One of the best pick-ups on the market

Read the full Nissan Navara review

2nd – Mitsubishi L200

For Keen handling, tighter turning circle, strong performance

Against Poor infotainment, bumpier ride, noisier engine

Verdict A solid workhorse, but not the most refined

Read the full Mitsubishi L200 review

Specifications: Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 Double Cab Titan

Engine size 2.5-litre, diesel

List price Β£24,898

Target Price Β£24,437

Power 178bhp

Torque 317lb ft

0-62mph 10.3sec

Top speed 111mph

Fuel economy 42.8mpg (Average Gov't)

CO2 emissions 173g/km

Specifications: Nissan Navara NP300 190 Acenta+

Engine size 2.3-litre, diesel

Price from Β£26,450

Target Price Β£24,261

Power 188bhp

Torque 332lb ft

0-62mph 10.5sec

Top speed 114mph

Fuel economy 44.1mpg (Average Gov't)

CO2 emissions 169g/km

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