NISSAN NAVARA ACENTA DOUBLE CAB
The Nissan Navara Acenta Double Cab comes with a 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine as standard, which makes it capable of dealing with practically anything. The figures tend to back that up with 171PS produced at 4,000rpm and a whopping, 403Nm of torque at 2,000rpm making the Nissan Navara Sport quite capable of pulling a 2.6 tonne trailer.
The top speed, on the other hand, is the same 105mph no matter whether it is a Nissan Navara Double or Nissan Navara King Cab, manual or the 5-speed automatic the transmission which is available with the Aventura trim.
To off-road end the vehicle is fitted with a part time 4WD system. On the centre console is a rotary dial, which allows activation of the different settings. In 2WD mode only the rear wheels are driven; in 4H, the torque is split in a 50:50 ratio but what sets the Nissan Navara apart from so-called ‘soft-roaders’ is the low ratio transfer box (4L), making it capable of traversing the rough stuff.
MITSUBISHI L200 BARBARIAN
Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian a very capable pickup with a decent load capacity, good towing capacity and a go anywhere, lug anything, unbreakable mentality which will always do what you want and get you where you’re going.
It is a pickup truck with a four door, five seat family car bolted on the front – the taxman treats it as a van which, for a 40 or 50% tax payer, could mean a tax cost of around £1.5k p.a. compared to over £10k on a similar specced and sized SUV.
In interior of Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, there cabin may not be the most sumptuous on the planet, but it’s far from shoddy. It comes with some decent looking and quite comfortable, leather seats and toys like SatNav and Climate and there’s bags of room for not just kids in the back but full sized adults too.