These midsizers are ready to rumble: Nissan Terra vs. Isuzu mu-X

These midsizers are ready to rumble: Nissan Terra vs. Isuzu mu-X

The midsize SUV segment just became more heated with the introduction of the Nissan Terra and the Isuzu mu-X

Nissan's offering was recently revamped, featuring exterior restyling and more tech toys than before. Isuzu's SUV is a new generation, wearing a sleek new look and additional gadgets. 

The Terra carries wireless charging, an e-parking brake, and a high-contrast seven-inch advanced instrument panel. A nine-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay is part of the equipment, as is the 11-inch flip-down rear monitor. The top-tier VL 4x4 variant also gets an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system.

Nissan Terra 2022

2022 Nissan Terra

And of course, there's the now-familiar Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) which includes the 360-degree monitor for off-roading. 

Inside the mu-X, it features a 10.1-inch full touchscreen infotainment display that can be connected to a smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Leather seats and dual-zone auto climate control system add to the list of creature comforts. 

Isuzu mu-X 2021

All-new Isuzu mu-X by Roy Robles

Not to be outdone by NIM, the mu-X packs an advanced driver assist system (ADAS), The features bundles speed assist system, headlamp control, lane support, rear and side assist, parking aid, reverse camera, and multi-collision brake system.

To outmuscle the competition, the Terra sports a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine that makes 189ps and 450Nm. The mu-X aims to rival that engine with a three-liter diesel engine that generates a 190ps and 450Nm, and a 1.9-liter diesel engine that delivers a 150ps and 350Nm. 

The differences of these two newcomers, particularly in their top-tier trims, can be seen in the full run-down of their specs. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Nissan Terra 2.5L 4X4 VL  AT

Isuzu mu-X 3.0 4X4 LS-E AT 

Vehicle Type

Midsize SUV

Midsize SUV 

Overall Length (mm)

4,900

4,850 

Overall Width (mm)

1,865

1,870

Overall Height (mm)

1,865

1,825

Wheelbase (mm)

2,850

2,855

Seating Capacity

7

7

Number of Doors

5

5

Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

78

80

Engine Type

2.5L Diesel Engine, In-Line Four Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC

3.0L Diesel Engine, In-line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve

Displacement (cc)

2,488

2,999

Number of Cylinders

4

4

Valves Per Cylinder

4

4

Maximum Power Output (ps / rpm)

187/ 3,400

190 / 3,400

Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

450 / 1,600 – 2,000

450 / 1,600 – 2,000

Fuel Type

Diesel

Diesel

Fuel Supply System

Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi)

Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi)

Drive Type

4x4

4x4

Transmission

Seven-speed Automatic Transmission

Six-speed Automatic Transmission

Suspension

Front: Independent Double Wishbone

Rear: Multi-link with Coil Spring

Front: Double Wishbone

Rear: Five-link Coil Spring 

Brakes

Front: Discs

Rear: Discs

Front: Discs

Rear: Discs

Wheels and Tires

255/60 R18 Alloy

265 / 50 R20 Alloy with Machine Cut Finish

Tire Type

Radial

Radial

Steering Gear Type

Power assisted

Rack and Pinion

Steering Column

Adjustable

Adjustable

Steering Type

Power

Power

Headlights

Quad LED Type

Bi-LED 

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

With

With

Auto Headlights

With

With

Front Fog Lamps

With

LED 

Rear Fog Lamp

With

Without

Outside Rear View Mirror

Power Adjust and Power Fold

Power Adjust and Power Fold

Wipers

Rain Sensing

Rain Sensing 

Integrated Antenna

With

With

Side Stepper

With

With

Overfenders

Without

Without

Deck Lamp

Without

LED Type

Rear Window Defogger

With

With

Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank

With

With

Seat Material

Leather

Leather

Driver Seat Adjustment

10-way Power Adjust

10-way Power Adjust 

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

Four-way Manual Adjust

Four-way Manual Adjust

Headrest

Rear Seat

Rear Seat

Digital Clock

With

With

Digital Odometer

With

With

Electronic Multi-tripmeter

With

With

Tacho Meter

With

With

On Board Computer

With

With

Low Fuel Warning Light

With

With

Audio System

9-inch Touch Screen Display with AM/FM Radio

10.1-inch Touch Screen Display Audio with AM/FM Radio

Connectivity

USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

USB, Bluetooth, AUX, Apple Carplay, Android Auto

Speakers

Eight

Eight

Multi-functioning Steering Wheel

With

With

Cruise Control

With

With

Keyless Entry

With

With

Ignition System

Push Start System

Push Start System

Air Conditioning System

Automatic

Automatic

Rear Air Conditioner Vent

With

With

Heater

With

With

Cup and Bottle Holders

With

With

Illuminated Entry System

With

With

Power Windows

With

With

Power Door Locks

With

Without

12V Accessory Power Outlet

With

With

Airbags

Driver, Front Passenger, Sides

Seven 

Seatbelts

Front: Three-point

Rear: Three-point

Front: Three-point 

Rear: Three-point 

Seat Belt Warning

With

With

Door Ajar Warning

With

With

Engine Check Warning

With

With

Isofix

With

With

Tether Anchor

Without

With

Child Safety Locks

With

With

Central Locking

With

With

Side Impact Beams

With

With

Front Impact Beams

With

With

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

Vehicle Stability Control System

With

With

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

With

With

Emergency Brake Signal

Without

With

Reverse Camera

With

With

Parking Sensors

With

With

Crash Sensor

With

With

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Without

Without

Engine Immobilizer

With

With

Available Body Colors

Nebula Metallic Red, Forged Metallic Copper, Lunar Metallic Gray, Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver

Splash White, Mercury Silver, Onyx Black, Satin White Pearl, Marrakesh Brown 

PRICE

P2,339,000

P2,450,000

 

Photos from Nissan Philippines, Isuzu Philippines, Roy Robles

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