2.0 petrol engine is dangerously under powered
Had a 2004 X-Trail 2.5 for 5 years. No issues whatsoever during the entire life of the car. We traveled almost 130,000km in that time with no issues whatsoever. The petrol engine was slightly thirsty but we didn't travel huge km's so not really a problem.We loved the dynamics and interior space of the car and decided after a short break to get another. The 2.0 litre 2WD seemed like the obvious choice as we don't need 4WD. That was until we actually drove one. What a massive disappointment. Maybe it would have been better in manual form but as w...e needed an auto, that's what we had the misfortune of driving. Totally under powered. I know an X-Trail isn't a performance car but the thought of trying to overtake a truck on an an open road was just plain scary. We ended up buying a Subaru Outback with 30,000km on the clock and have never looked back. Good Interior Space. Keep Away from the 2.0 engine. Small engine belongs in the Dualis only and even then only in manual guise.
ST-S bought new. Some x-trails seem to have no problems, but if you look around there are a fair share that do. It's a bit of a lottery.
Very well designed. Great use of space. We actually like the centre console dash, it makes better use of space on the dash and you can always see it regardless of where your hands or the steering wheel is.
Awful quality. Two wheel bearings, two shocks and an engine mount all failed within first 40,000km. Fuel economy is way below that quoted. 12l/100km+ around town, and between 9 and 10l/100km on highway. Nissan servicing and warranty have the worst customer service of any company I've ever used. 7 week turnaround on warranty claims that affect road worthiness, and rejected!
As a vehicle for either country or city it is an excellent vehicle but it is not a good towing car due to the lack of power. It is a 2.5 litre motor but think it's ability to tow 2,000 kg is over rated. I would not like to try any serious off road usage in this vehicle.
Easy to drive, good visibility seats very comfortable
Underpowered for towing a caravan considering it has a rating of towing 2000 kg
OK car at best, I got better fuel consumption for long distance drives from my 3.0 Deisel Patrol than this car, very disastisfied with that. Tows well, even heavier caravans. Regularly do 800km/week and apart from the fuel consumption (9.7l/100km) a reasonable little car.
X-Trail Ti: Good 4WD capabilities for an entry level 4wd, good towing ability, good around town
Poor fuel consumption, plastic surrounds scratch/mark too easily
Questions & Answers
Can ks in a Nissan xtrail 2003 model be reset?
Can a 2005 Nissan xtrail whole dash assembly fit in a 2003 model
I'm currently in the middle of changing motor in my 2007 X-Trail but my good motor is out of an 04 X-Trail both manuals and petrol wondering if it will go in without any dramas
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