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?...
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
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
Specifications: Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 Double Cab Titan
Engine size 2.5-litre, diesel
List price £24,898
Target Price £24,437
Torque 317lb ft
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 £26,450
Target Price £24,261
Torque 332lb ft
Top speed 114mph
Fuel economy 44.1mpg (Average Gov't)
CO2 emissions 169g/km