While Nissan's ambitions to turn the Patrol into a threat for the Range Rover are... ambitious, this upmarket target does mean that the vehicle has plenty to offer as far as this chapter is concerned.
This shows even before you wake the Nissan Patrol to life, thanks to its keyless entry and engine start. The list of convenience features found on the Patrol also includes items such as the power tailgate.
The sheer size of the thing means that you'll desperately want the all-round camera system, but as you get going, you may notice that the climate control system features curtain-like ventilation around the windows. It's curious then how a system that offers the aforementioned world-first feature only comes with two zones. However, the driver and the front passenger can also adjust the temperature via their climate-controlled seats.
The driver is treated with respect, thanks to a leather-finished, multifunctional steering wheel, whose column can be power adjusted on two axis.
When it comes to infotainment, the Nissan Patrol's dashboard houses an 8-inch touch screen that serves a HDD-based navigation system. The rear passengers haven't been forgotten either. They can receive two seven-inch TFT displays, included in the Rear Seat Entertainment System.
The Patrol is certainly an audiophile, packing a 13-speaker Bose audio system with two subwoofers, as well as a 9.3 GB HDD that's ready to memorize your tunes. In addition, the Nissan Patrol shows that it's up to speed with many of the latest developments in terms of active safety, as we've seen in the "Safety" chapter.
If you want to navigate your way through the Patrol range, we'd advise you to stay away from the lowest equipment level. Aside from the obvious shortcomings of such a choice, this also means that you'll miss the hydraulic body control system, which makes quite a difference on the road.Continue reading