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Spec showdown: Isuzu Mu-X vs. Nissan Terra

Spec showdown: Isuzu Mu-X vs. Nissan Terra

People loving to travel far from the beaten path surely appreciate the capability of SUVs or pickups.

The choice is inevitably dependent on need. If the priority is moving people and not cargo, then an SUV would be up to the task. Thankfully, manufacturers started to develop spacious SUVs that also possess varying degrees of off-road capabilities.

In 2018, Nissan introduced the Terra, a high-quality SUV that is an offshoot of the Nissan Navara. Another competent entry in this segment is the Isuzu Mu-X, which shares a platform with the Isuzu D-Max pickup.

The Nissan Terra and Isuzu Mu-X are both designed with a muscular exterior and a rigid structure which assure their durability in any kind of terrain.

Both SUVs are upholstered with leather seats which offer premium comfort to all their occupants. The Nissan Terra and Isuzu Mu-X similarly provide several storage compartments and 12 cup and bottle holders.

The Terra and Mu-X are equipped with advanced audio systems. Both vehicles have an eight-inch display, and allow smartphone pairing smartphone through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. To upgrade the entertainment inside the cabin, these SUVs both feature a rear monitor, where rear passengers can conveniently watch their favorite movies and videos. The Nissan Terra has an 11-inch flip-down rear monitor with HDMI input, while Isuzu Mu-X uses a 10-inch roof-mounted DVD monitor.

The Nissan Terra is powered by a 2.5-liter common rail turbo diesel engine which delivers a maximum power output of 190ps at 3,600rpm and a maximum torque of 450Nm at 2,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the Isuzu Mu-X is motivated by a 3.0-liter Blue Power diesel engine which gives maximum power of 177ps at 3,600 and a maximum torque of 380Nm between 1,800 to 2,800 rpm.

The Terra is one of the Nissan vehicles that feature the Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a set of advanced driver assistance features upgrading the driving convenience. It includes an intelligent rear view monitor, intelligent around view monitor, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning. Aside from these, the Nissan Terra is also equipped with modern safety technologies such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and vehicle dynamic control (VDC).

The Isuzu Mu-X has ABS, a brake override system (BOS), electronic stability control (ESC), and traction control system (TCS). The Mu-X was developed to be a reliable family vehicle that provides child security features such as child seat tethers and child proof door locks.

To help you identify which SUV you want to go for, here are the specs of the two top variants of the Terra and the Mu-X.

SPECIFICATIONS

Nissan Terra 2.5L VL AT 4x4

Isuzu Mu-X 3.0L 4x4 LS-A AT

Engine Code

YD25 DDTi

4JJ1-TCX

Displacement (cc)

2,488

2,999

Engine Type

Inline Four-cylinder, DOHC, Variable Turbocharger (VGS) with Intercooler

Inline Four-cylinder Blue Power Diesel with Turbo Intercooler

Maximum Power (ps / rpm)

190 / 3,600

177 / 3,600

Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

450 / 2,000

380 / 1,800-2,800

Fuel Tank Capacity (liters)

80

65

Fuel System

Common Rail Direct Injection

Common Rail Direct Injection

Transmission Type

Seven-speed Automatic Transmission with Manual Mode

Six-speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential Shift

4WD System

Part Time 4WD (2H / 4H / 4L) Transfer Select Switch

Terrain Command Select Dial

Suspension

Front: Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar

Rear: Multi-link (Five-link) with Stabilizer Bar

Front: Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Stabilizer

Rear: Five-link Coil Spring with Stabilizer Bar

Brakes

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Drum

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Ventilated Disc

Rear Differential Lock

With

Without

Tires and Wheels

255 / 60 R18 Alloy Wheels

255 / 60 R18 Aluminum Alloy Wheels

Overall Length (mm)

4,885

4,825

Overall Width (mm)

1,865

1,860

Overall Height (mm)

1,835

1,840

Wheelbase (mm)

2,850

2,845

Ground Clearance (mm)

225

230

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)

2,700

2,750

Steering Type

Rack and Pinion with Power Assist and Tilt Adjust

Power Steering with Manual Tilt

Hill Start Assist (HSA)

With

With

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

With

With

Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM)

With Moving Object Detection (MOD)

Without

Blind Spot Warning

With

Without

Rear View Mirror

Intelligent Rear View Mirror with Adjustable Settings

Day and Night Type

Land Departure Warning

With Driving-aid Display

Without

SRS Airbags

With

With

Child Seat Tethers

Without

Second Row

Side Door Impact Beams

Without

With

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

Brake Override System

Without

With

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Without

With

Traction Control System (TCS)

Without

With

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

With

Without

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

With B-LSD

Without

Seatbelts

Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner, Force Limiter, and Height Adjust

Second Row: Three-point ELR x 2, Center Two-point

Third Row: Three-point ELR x 2

Front: ELR, Shoulder Adjust with Pretensioner and Load Limiter

Second Row: ELR x 3

Third Row: ELR x 2

Under-front Skid Plate

Without

Steel with Transfer Case Protector

High Mount Stop Lamp

LED Type

LED Type

Reverse Sensing System

Four-eye Rear Parking Sensors with Switch

Metallic Gray Two-eye Sensor

Rear Camera

With

With

Defogger

Without

Rear

Anti-theft System

Immobilizer with VSS Alarm

Engine Immobilizer and Alarm

Child Proof Door Locks

Without

Rear

Wipers

Front: Variable Intermittent Type

Rear: With

Front: Two-speed with Variable Intermittent and Mist Functions

Rear: With

Headlamps

LED Type with Styled LED Position Lamp, with Auto-on/off and Follow-Me-Home Functions

Bi-LED Projector Headlamp with Auto-headlamp Leveling

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

LED Type

With

Foglamps

With Chrome Accent Finisher

With Chrome Garnish

Bumper

Front: Body Color with Chrome Garnish

Rear: Body Color with Carbon Accent

Front: Color-keyed (Upper), Metallic Gray (Lower)

Rear: Color-keyed (Upper), Metallic Gray with Integrated Back-up Lamps (Lower)

Outside Door Handles

Chrome Grip with Intelligent Key Switch

Chrome

Roof Rail

With

With

Rear Spoiler

With

With

Rear Combination Lamp

Without

Horizontal Type with LED Positioning Lamps

Driver Seat Adjustment

Eight-way Power Adjust with Power Adjust Lumbar Function

Six-way Power Adjust

Seat Material

Brown Leather

Leather

Cup / Bottle Holders

12

12

USB Port

With

With

12V Accessory Socket

Four

Three

Floor Ambient Lighting

With

Without

Power Windows

Driver Power Window with One-touch Auto Up/Down

Driver Auto Up/Down, Jam Protection and Timer Function

Power Door Locks

With

With Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks

Entry and Starting System

Keyless Entry with Intelligent Key and Push Button Engine Start/Stop System

Passive Entry and Push Start/Stop System

Cruise Control

With

With

Air Conditioning System

Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control with Rear Cooler

Automatic Climate Control with Independent Rear Cooler Control

Audio Type

Nissan Eight-inch Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio

Eight-inch Audio-Video Entertainment Display

Audio Connectivity

Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bluetooth (Hands-free Call and Audio Streaming), USB, iPod, Aux, Tuner

Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bluetooth (Phone and Music), Wi-fi Display, and USB Link

Navigation System

With

With

Rear Monitor

11-inch Flip-down Rear Monitor (with HDMI Input)

10-inch Roof-mounted DVD Monitor

Available Body Colors

Earth Brown, Lunar Metallic Gray, Flare Metallic Gold, Fiery Red, Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver, and Aspen Pearl White

Titanium Silver, Silky Pearl White / Splash White, Havana Brown, and Obsidian Gray

Price

P2,211,000

P2,145,000

 

Photos from Isuzu Philippines and Nissan Philippines

Isuzu mu-X vs Nissan Terra Comparison

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  • ₱1.35 - ₱2.145 Million
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  • ₱1.539 - ₱2.211 Million
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