Spend more money and you can seat more people (up from 2 to 5), enjoy the practicality and fun of four-wheel drive, and gain more safety, convenience and luxury.
ST-X King Cabs get 16-inch polished aluminium-alloy wheels, which look nicer than the steel wheels fitted lower down the range.
ST and ST-X Dual Cabs have 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning that maintains a set temperature, an audio system with more speakers (6 or 7, up from 4), and iPod connectivity.
ST and ST-X Dual Cabs also get four more airbags: side airbags, to protect the bodies of the driver and front-seat passenger from side impacts; and full-length side-curtain airbags, to protect the heads of front and rear-seat passengers from side impacts. And they have a ‘Sports Bar’ behind the cabin and a handy adjustable cargo tie-down system for the rear tub.
The key difference between the ST and ST-X Dual Cabs is in the engine: STs have a version of the 2.5-litre four-cylinder, while the ST-X has the V6. However, the STs also have satellite navigation and a reversing camera, where the ST-X does not.
The Navara ST-X 550 has the V6, satellite navigation and a reversing camera. It also has leather seats, with the front seats power-adjustable, and side steps.
Both V6 models also have Electronic Traction Control, which helps in difficult off-road conditions.