We’re well tucked in the ample seats and the terrain underneath can get quite hysterical at times, but the Nissan Patrol makes it easy to forget that we’re inside an offroad vehicle. This chapter is the one where the Patrol has come the longest way compared to its previous generation.
As you sit in the car, there’s so much room all around you that you almost feel you’re having an outdoors experience. Of course, as you move from the front seats to the second and third rows, there’s less space, but even those sitting in the back won’t have anything to complain about.
This is probably why Nissan didn’t bother to allow the second row of seats to slide backward and forward. Speaking of seats, these are kind to the different parts of your body and we’d give them 8.5 points out of ten for comfort. And you can fold those in the back without too much effort, one hand is enough.
All the aforementioned space makes you fully aware of the car’s size this gives you a feeling of protection. While this is true no matter of your seat number, the driver and the front passengers get the best out of it.
We’re looking at the world outside through a raked windshield that seems short in comparison with the generous dashboard and all this brings the “tank driving” cliché to mind.
The engineers that worked on reducing the noise, vibration and harshness level of the Patrol must’ve been paid rather well, as the only thing that bothers you is a slight wind noise coming due to the sheer frontal surface of the car.
And the Patrol has an ace up its fender, its practicality. When you want to stow something inside the Patrol, you feel like a hitchhiker who wants to set camp on a huge piece of Swiss cheese. There are compartment everywhere, from the cavernous door pockets to the cool hidden inside the front center armrest. The latter can hold a six back, so it gets a big thumbs up.Continue reading