2023 Nissan Patrol vs 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser: Which one should you buy?

2023 Nissan Patrol vs 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser: Which one should you buy?

The sport utility vehicle segment has witnessed intense competition over the years, with automakers striving to deliver powerful and capable vehicles that cater to diverse consumer preferences. In the UAE market, two prominent contenders in this segment are the 2023 Nissan Patrol and the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Which is bigger - Nissan Patrol or Toyota Land Cruiser?

    The 2023 Nissan Patrol is bigger than the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser. The Nissan Patrol measures 5,315 mm in length and 1,995 mm in width, whereas the Land Cruiser is 5,115 mm long and 1,980 mm wide. Both SUVs have the same height.
  • Which is more powerful - Nissan Patrol or Toyota Land Cruiser?

    The top-spec Nissan Patrol comes powered by a 5.6-litre Takumi tuned V8 engine producing 428 horsepower, while the 2023 Land Cruiser's most powerful engine option is the 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 which makes 409 horsepower.
  • Renowned for their off-road prowess and rich heritage, these SUVs have garnered a loyal following. The Nissan Patrol now features improved infotainment technology, enhanced safety systems, and refined interior comfort, ensuring an elevated driving experience. The Toyota Land Cruiser, known for its ruggedness and reliability, has introduced advanced off-road capabilities, updated exterior styling, and a host of innovative driver-assist features. 

    Toyota Land Cruiser

    These updates highlight the manufacturers' dedication to meeting the evolving demands of UAE consumers, who expect the latest advancements in performance, technology, and safety from their SUVs. In this blog, we will delve into the details of these cars’ top-spec trims, comparing their prices, engines, sizes, and features, to help car buyers make an informed decision about which SUV best suits their needs.

    2023 Nissan Patrol vs 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser: Price

    Both the 2023 Nissan Patrol and the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser offer a range of variants to cater to different customer preferences. The 2023 Nissan Patrol offers a total of 9 variants, while the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser provides a choice of 7 variants across two trims. The price range for the Nissan Patrol starts from AED 210,000 and goes up to AED 398,500 for the top-of-the-line NISMO variant. On the other hand, the Toyota Land Cruiser starts from AED 238,900 for the 4.0L Land Cruiser EXR variant and goes up to AED 412,900 for the 3.5L Land Cruiser GR-Sport variant. 

    2023 Nissan Patrol

    2023 Nissan Patrol

    Here are the available variants and their starting prices in AED:

    Variant

    Starting Price (AED)

    XE

    210,000

    SE T2

    233,500

    SE Titanium

    260,500

    SE Platinum City

    286,500

    LE T1

    240,500

    LE T2

    290,000

    LE Titanium

    318,000

    LE Platinum City

    347,000

    NISMO

    398,500


    2023 Toyota Land Cruiser:

    Here are the available variants and their starting prices in AED:

    Under Trim 1: 3.5L

    Variant

    Starting Price (AED)

    3.5L Land Cruiser EXR

    307,900

    3.5L Land Cruiser GXR

    329,900

    3.5L Land Cruiser VXR

    377,900

    3.5L Land Cruiser GR-Sport

    412,900

    Toyota Land CruiserUnder Trim 2: 4.0L

    Variant

    Starting Price (AED)

    4.0L Land Cruiser EXR

    238,900

    4.0L Land Cruiser GXR

    269,900

    4.0L Land Cruiser VXR

    308,900

    2023 Nissan Patrol vs 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser: Dimensions

    In terms of size, both the Nissan Patrol and Toyota Land Cruiser offer spacious interiors and ample cargo capacity. In terms of height, both cars measure the same, however, the Nissan Patrol is slightly longer and wider with a longer wheelbase. Ground clearance for the Patrol is 273 mm on all variants except NISMO where it is 260 mm. On the Land Cruiser, it ranges between 220 to 225 mm. 

    Nissan Patrol

    Here are their key dimensions:

    Dimensions

    Toyota Land Cruiser

    Nissan Patrol

    Length (mm)

    5115

    5315

    Width (mm)

    1980

    1995

    Height (mm)

    1945

    1945

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2850

    3075

    Ground clearance (mm)

    220-225

    273 (260 on the NISMO variant)

    2023 Nissan Patrol vs 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser: Engine Specifications

    When it comes to performance, both the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Nissan Patrol come with multiple engine options. The Land Cruiser provides two engine choices, a 4.0-litre V6 engine, and a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine which powers the top-of-the-line 3.5L GR-Sport variant. The Nissan Patrol also gets three engine options, a 4.0-litre V6 engine, a 5.6-litre V8 engine, and a Takumi Tuned 5.6L V8 engine with better power figures for the top-of-the-line Nissan Patrol NISMO variant. Let us take a look at how the two engines powering the top-of-the-line variants of each SUV stand against each other.

    Nissan Patrol

    Specs

    Toyota Land Cruiser 3.5L GR-Sport

    Nissan Patrol NISMO

    Engine

    3.5L V6 Twin-Turbocharged

    Takumi Tuned 5.6L V8

    Max. power

    409 hp

    428 hp

    Max. torque

    650 Nm

    560 Nm

    Transmission

    10-speed automatic

    7-speed automatic

    Drive system

    Full-time 4WD

    4WD

    2023 Nissan Patrol vs 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser: Features 

    Let us now take a look at key features of the two top-of-the-line variants of these SUVs, namely the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO and the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.5L GR-Sport. Let us see how they stand against each other. 

    Toyota Land Cruiser

    Features

    Toyota Land Cruiser 3.5L GR-Sport

    Nissan Patrol NISMO

    Headlights

    LED with DRLs (Auto-leveling) (

    Auto High Beam)

    LED With Smart Auto Light+ Signature + Manual Levelizer

    Wheels

    18" OFF-Road GR-SPORT

    Nismo 22" Machine Cut Alloy

    Sunroof

    Yes

    Sunroof with Manual Sunshade

    Infotainment

    12.3" Display AUDIO 

    (rear seat entertainment: 

    11" Display with Bluetooth Connected Headphones)

    12.3" HD main screen + USB (Dual 10.1 " rear screen with screen mirroring)

    Sound system

    14 JBL Speakers

    13-speaker Bose Premium Sound System

    Instrument cluster

    7” Optitron Meter W/ Multi-Information Display

    7-inch TFT Advance Driver Assist Display

    Upholstery 

    Premium Sport Leather

    Nismo Dual Tone Sporty Seats With Leather And Alcantara (Red/Black)

    Air conditioning

    Four-Zone Air Condition

    3-zone Climate control with Memory and rear cooler (Dual Auto A/C + Mild Flow + I-key Memory With Rear A/C Control)

    Wireless charger

    Yes

    Yes

    Airbags

    Driver, passenger, side, and curtain airbags with driver knee airbags

    Driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags

    Remote Engine Start

    Yes (Toyota Connect App)

    Yes

    Driver seat adjustability

    Powered Driver and Passenger Seat with Memory (with 3rd row Powered Seats)

    8-way power-adjusted Driver seat with Memory (with Powered Front Passenger Seat and powered 3rd-row seats)

    Ventilated seats

    Front & Second Row

    Driver and passenger seat heating and cooling


    Rear camera

    Yes

    Yes

    Nissan Patrol

    Conclusion

    The 2023 Nissan Patrol and 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser exemplify the best of what SUVs have to offer in the UAE market. The Nissan Patrol showcases luxurious features, a powerful engine, and advanced safety technologies. On the other hand, the Toyota Land Cruiser boasts robust build quality, a reliable reputation, and enhanced off-road capabilities. 

    Ultimately, the decision between these two iconic SUVs rests on individual preferences, budgets, and specific requirements of SUV enthusiasts in the UAE market.

    Also read: Top 5 4x4 SUVs in UAE in 2023

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