2018 Nissan Patrol Ti-L Tow Test Review

Can the new Y62 Nissan Patrol take the towing crown from the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series?

There used to be a rivalry between owners of the Nissan Patrol and Toyota LandCruiser much like there was between the Falcon and Commodore.

As with the Aussie cars, things aren’t like they used to be with the big Japanese SUV wagons. The Nissan Y61 Patrol has gone, so there remains only the Y62 Patrol petrol.

Many argue that a Patrol without a diesel is much like a Commodore without a big V8 engine.

Meanwhile, the LandCruiser 200 Series has established itself as the towing king on the Australian market. A V8 turbo-diesel engine churning out a wad of torque and a heavy, long footprint on the road has made it the go-to wagon for towing big and heavy trailers. The 200 Series has been on the market much longer than Y62 Patrol (2007 versus 2013) but has had several upgrades since, the latest in 2015.

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