Nissan DAYZ ROOX Highway STAR X G Package

Nissan DAYZ ROOX Review: “Its practical, full safety equipments are fascinating” by Naoto Shimazaki

This model is standardized with safety equipments such as the automatic brake and the unintentional acceleration prevention assistance systems. At the same time, its fuel consumption was improved and when I test drove it with its Highway Star X G Package and 2WD, I found out that the existing model’s consumption which is 26.2km/L has increased by 0.2km/L.

As a result, its automobile acquisition tax was reduced to 80% of the former’s tax, its automobile weight tax was reduced to 75%, and its light vehicle tax was reduced to 25%. As I checked the catalog, I found out that the existing engine-type models were similar and there are no changes in the CVT’s shifting gear ratio. Its Idling Stop System was raised from 9km/h to 13km/h, thus making the fuel consumption even more stable.

As for its maneuverability, while there are many other rival car companies competing in terms of progress and refinement of their products, it still meets the standards of many. I’m a bit hesitant to give direct criticisms of this; basically, it has a pleasant riding feel that does not lose to that of minivans larger than kei cars, it has a low balance and security you find in a tall-wagon type, which makes me think it does surpass other company brands. I also thought that its naturally aspirated engine performance should have had a standard CVT, and a subtransmission with a common high power output.

Nevertheless, I am happy about its practical, notable parts. A ceiling circulator, a sunshade in the slide door windows, a hook, a lightly operating slide door function at the back seat, etc., were introduced. The model I test drove was installed with a car navigation system called “Around View Monitor.” It made it easy to see a full view of an area and it is a very useful system support when you park in the garage.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)

Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)