Short Reviews Of Rear Wheel Drive Nissans

Fans of rear wheel drive Nissans might be disheartened with the soaring popularity of all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) models. Good news for them! The Japanese automaker still manufactures some high-performance RWD models. If you prefer RWD to Nissan 4 wheel drive or AWD vehicles, keep reading.

Pros And Cons Rear Wheel Drive Nissans

RWD is commonly found in performance-driven sports cars and heavy-duty vehicles that are meant for heavy lifting. It is the best option for cars running on petrol having a high octane number. An RWD vehicle provides all-around balance and handling because the drivetrain weight is distributed across the framework instead of only in the front. The even weight distribution offers better handling than a front-wheel-drive (FWD) car.

However, the disadvantage of RWD vehicles is their poor performance in bad weather. Unlike AWD vehicles, they feel unstable on snowy and wet tracks. Even FWD cars perform better than them in these conditions. If you live somewhere where the weather remains snowy or rainy and the roads are rough, an RWD is not the most reliable option.

Short Reviews Of Three Rear Wheel Drive Nissans

If you’re looking for a vehicle with nice handling and control but don’t want to purchase Nissan all-wheel-drive vehicles, these RWD models will be perfect.


1. Nissan 370Z

The Z series two-seater sports car made its debut in 2006 and has not been changed much since in terms of look and design. The latest 2019 model is carrying the performance legacy of past Z cars.

If you compare the 370Z to other affordable RWD vehicles, this one has a bigger V6 3.7L engine that can generate a whopping 332 horsepower at a 270 pound-feet of torque. The models are available in both automatic and manual transmission.

2. Nissan Navara

Navara is the collective name for the automaker’s three generations of pickup trucks (D22, D40 and D23) sold in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Asia.

The similar vehicle is known as Frontier or NP300 in some selected markets including North, South, and Central America. Available in 2-door and 4-door design, the mid-size truck shoes the attitude of a full-size vehicle with a great towing capacity and engine muscle.

The 2019 model (King Cab 6-ft bed) features a V6 engine. With 73.3 inches of bed, it has 6,720 lbs towing capacity and 1,430 lbs payload capacity.

3. Nissan Titan

Titan is a full-size pickup truck that the company manufactured for the North American market. The first generation vehicles went into production from 2003 to 2015, and the second generation models made their debut on 2016.

The 2nd gen models come with 5.6L V8 engine and 7-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission. If you want rear wheel drive Nissans for heavy lifting and cargo transportation, Titan pickup is a great choice.

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Nissan GT-R AWD (Photo Source: wallpaperset)

Nissan AWD Vehicles

If you still want an AWD or 4WD for bad weather or challenging tracks, these Nissan models will be the best choices:

  • Rogue
  • Rogue Select
  • Murano
  • GT-R
  • Pathfinder
  • Juke