Expert Review of Nissan Teana
Aimed at wooing the mid size sedan lovers of the premium D segment auto market, the Nissan Teana XL is a class above the predecessor which had grave flaws. Powerful engine, smooth controls, host of safety and comfort features along with the charming appearance with superb interior styling – the new variant of Teana is definitely all set to bring home some good numbers for Nissan!
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The Nissan Teana XL runs on a powerful V6 DOHC petrol engine which gives it a mileage of 11.07 kmpl. And, if you are worried about the authenticity of this figure let us assure you that the Automotive Research Association of India as specified this number in their records. We would have been happier with a better mileage, which of course would have been possible if the Nissan Teana has a diesel variant as well. Nevertheless, 11 is a good number.
Choose from Luna Blue, Brilliant Silver, Sapphire Black, Twilight Grey, Champagne Gold and White Pearl! The Nissan Teana XL looks great in a any of these color schemes, though we prefer the Brilliant Silver on the built. If you’d like to go classic then White Pearl will do the trick for sure.
Acceleration and Pick up
Get a feel of the power of V6 engine from the VQ family and rev up for a cruise in the all new Nissan Teana XL. Smooth acceleration and powerful pick up coupled with ultra fast response time characterizes this variant of Nissan Teana. In just 12 seconds you can accelerate from 1 to 100 kmph. Are you game for some speed driving? Well, how about 200 miles per hour! Yes, this is the max speed of this vehicle and there are enough safety and steering features integrated to ensure a smooth cruising experience
There’s nothing too flashy about this classy sedan which can be a great boost for those who prefer to keep things simple and functional. It comes with body colored bumpers and door handles, electrically adjustable ORVM and a sleek chrome plated front grill. Alloy wheels complete the look. The front bumpers protrude a little outside the body which renders a muscular touch to the otherwise understated appearance.
Nissan Teana XL comes with an excellent driver’s cabin and rear seats with enough leg and shoulder space for a comfortable ride. Fully air conditioned interiors with rear AC ducts ensure that cool air gets circulated throughout. Power steering, power windows and semi electric driver and front passenger’s seat are of course added advantages. Play your kind of music with the 6 cd changer music system with AUX in as well as Mp3 Player with 6 speakers. The leather upholstered seats are extremely comfortable with arm rests in the front and rear in addition to cup holders in the front seats. The driver can control audio, AC and Cruise with the steering mounted features without having to shift his focus from the road ahead!
Exterior dimensions include 4850*1795*1485 Length Width Height respectively with a wheelbase of 2775 mm, ground clearance of 145 mm, track front of 1560 mm and track rear of 1550 mm. The Nissan Teana XL interior dimensions include Boot space of 488 liters, fuel capacity of 70 liters and seating capacity of 5 passengers including the driver.
The V6 DOHC petrol engine produces a max 182 Ps of power in 6000 rpm with a max torque of 228 Nm at 4400 rpm. 6 speed Xtronic CVT with automatic transmission and rear wheel drive type makes it a smooth ride. These are good enough features for an engine with displacement of 2496 cc with electronic fuel injection system.
The Nissan Teana XL rides on 16 inches alloy wheels with 205 / 65 R 16 95 H Tyres. It has a minimum turning radius of 5.4 mm.
The XL variant of Nissan Teana comes with both front and rear suspension. The front suspension is powered by Independent Strut Suspension while rear comes with Multi Link Independent Suspension for a smoother drive on rough terrains.
Handling and Control
Power steering with rack and pinion speed sensitive and electronically controlled indeed makes it a pleasure to take this baby on the roads! The steering wheel has leather upholstery for comfortable handling and mounted AC, Audio and Cruise features. Brakes include 4 channel ABS with EBD and brake assist. Ventilated disc front brakes and sold discs rear brakes ensure complete control even at high speed driving.
Award winning VQ V6 engine with max speed of 200 miles per hour coupled with 6 speed automatic transmission , 4 channel ABS with EBD brakes and dual front air bags makes the Nissan Teana XL a chariot of speed and safety. The interiors and exteriors get brownie points for the classic appeal and non nonsense appearance. A host of comfort features make the ride smooth and entertaining and of course with 4 passengers on board, excluding the driver, there is no space crunch. It wins hands down as far as rear seat comfort goes.
For a mid size sedan like the Nissan Teana XL, the price seems to be a bit on the higher side at just over INR 20 lakhs. We would have liked to see the price come down a bit to compete better with other vehicles in this segment. The dealer network is not too dependable and questions have been raised about the car’s resale value as well. One drawback at high speed driving seems to be the CVT box that feels a bit stretched out at high RPMS. Finally, the audio sound could have been better as well.
The Nissan Teana XL looks extremely classy and dons on a simple yet charming appeal with no frills. The chrome grill looks great with the slightly bulged out body colored front bumper. From the side the halogen headlamps and turn indicators on door mirrors does well to take up the style quotient. The front has electrically controllable sunroof. Privacy glasses with UV protection ensures comfortable journey as well. The rear is adorned with LED taillights that are high mounted and completes the look. The door handles are of body color as well, which gives homogeneity to the character.
You open the doors of the Nissan Teana XL and you will be impressed with the elegance that exudes from it. The space will definitely greet you in and the leather upholstered comfortable seats will keep you in for good! Of course, touches of beige and wood here and there, does wonders to play on the illusion of space. The ergonomic dashboard may not look out of the space but goes well with the rest of the interior styling and most importantly ensures safe and comfortable driving even at high speed. Power seats, power windows and power steering are the three upsides of the new Teana’s interiors.