Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, although SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Nissan Patrol Images. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Nissan Patrol Images is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the Nissan Patrol Images with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you can get the miserly Nissan Patrol Images Hybrid. On the highway, the Nissan Patrol Images is comfortable and compliant. Nissan Patrol Images also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Nissan Patrol Images with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Nissan Patrol Images provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to select from across the way.
The Nissan Patrol Images is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re searching for something with a little more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Nissan Patrol Images might just be the sedan for you.
The Nissan Patrol Images is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Nissan Patrol Images Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features located on the upper trim levels may be added to the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Nissan Patrol Images stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is straightforward to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Nissan Patrol Images has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.