Nissan X-Trail T31
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Nissan X-Trail T31 (2008-2013)

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113 reviews · Statistics

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67% · 7626 · 23%

Build Quality
4.2 (18)
Value for Money
4.5 (17)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.4 (17)
Noise Level
4.0 (18)
Braking
4.4 (16)
Acceleration / Power
4.3 (16)
Gear Shifting
4.4 (14)
Suspension
4.3 (16)
Fuel Efficiency
4.1 (16)
Handling
4.1 (16)
Interior Design
4.1 (16)
Boot Size
4.7 (16)
Comfort
4.3 (16)
Features
3.7 (16)
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Reviews

Nissan X-Trail › T31113 reviews
slexx f.
slexx f.VICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  T31

decent car if you are not a person who repairs own cars

dont bother buying any xtrail if you are a handy man my father owns one not the easiest car to repair sensors are quite common to go on these cars
good luck if you have a crank angle sensor to replace its at the back of the engine quite expensive to have a mechanic replace replaced my fathers very painful job such a nightmare cv joints are prone to fail all the time stay away pos to be honest Show details
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Issy N.
Issy N.NSWSydney, NSW10 posts
  T31

Very reliable and versatile but has some flaws

I drive 2011, petrol, FWD, and manual for over 5 years.
Purchased it in SEP 2017 with 130000km and doubled its odometer since.
I'll be focusing on the flaws:
The 1st speed and the reverse are quite fast, which means, to drive very slow under resistance (like towing or going uphill), you have to work the clutch and accelerate its wearing.
The clutch is a "Dual fly-wheel", which makes it extremely expensive to be replaced (like 4 times the price of another manual minivan's clutch).
the distance between the roof racks' bases is extremely short (less than 80cm) and fixed. it makes it valuable to the vertical forces applied on long cargo's edges (e.g. the front of a 4.2m long sea kayak). Show details
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Chris
Chris
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Perfect Adventurer on a Budget

2008, 2.0L Diesel, Manual. Used as daily, small bits off road use so far, performed well on the beach.
Averaging 1000km to a tank combined city/highway. So much power out of such a small engine.

Comfy interior. Huge amount of space. I have slept in it on a double air bed with back seats down.
Had enough room for 4 people and gear for a week away. Show details

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bellebichon
bellebichonTasmania5 posts
  T31

Great and Reliable Car

I have had my 2011 Nissan X-Trail since new. Now over 10 years old and has never missed a beat. I usually change cars every few years but haven’t felt the need to do so as it has fulfilled my needs really well. Great space inside, unlike the newer model, lovely to drive and great fuel consumption. A lovely comfortable car for long trips. Show details
Michelle
MichelleVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC16 posts
  T31

Car is fantastic, love it

Very economical small too to get into tricky spots, use the car daily when not in lock down. I get it serviced usually every 6months and have had no issues. Show details
Gezza
GezzaNSWSydney, NSW43 posts
  T31

Everything You Need

This is my second Xtrail. First was manual 2008. This is an Auto 4WD 2012.
We bought the car with 30K on the clock - now 130K after 6 years.
Mainly city commute but some off road and across the Turon River to get to my brothers pad.
Started with chunky All Terrain Tyres but at 120K switched to much quieter Cooper CS5 Grand.
Huge amount of boot space and rear seats fold flat so you can throw in a mattress for camping.
Switching to 4WD it handles mud, slop, and steep gravel grade easily.
Serviced every 10K and nothing major has gone wrong.
This model changed shape in 2014 to the sloping back but that stops you putting in large boxes.
Downside - Fuel economy. I was used to about 7.2 with the manual but this sits around 9.5. Show details
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Mutex
Mutex
  Fair Incentive T31

Automatic transmission died

I bought a brand new 2011 Nissan X Trail always serviced every 10,000kms by a highly rated qualified mechanic. Immaculately clean and well looked after. Then I was shocked as my transmission died while I was driving. This happened only 7 years later in 2018 and the car had only 127,000 km on the clock. It left me out of pocket $3,000 to replace the transmission with a second hand one. Extremely disappointed.  Show details
Steven
StevenNSWSydney, NSW17 posts
  T31

It literally fell apart!

My parents bought a brand-new X Trail in 2011. This car was immaculately looked after. Driven like an old man, kept incredibly clean inside and out, it was serviced before it’s due dates… nine years later, that’s right just nine years later, the transmission explodes. I’m only leaving this review because my dad takes such pride in what he owns and he looks after his things so incredibly well and it broke my heart to see him have to go through the stress and anxiety of having such an expensive machine simply fall apart. Show details
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Xy guy
Xy guyVICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC119 posts
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Bigmike62
Bigmike62QLDDarling Downs, QLD16 posts
  T31

Bullet proof mechanicals

I was an owner of a 2013 xtrail TL diesel. Absolutely brilliant SUV. Bullet proof mechanicals. Good on fuel. Spacious and has some luxury. These t31 last of run models are a very good buy if you can find one. Only sold it because of not needing a SUV anymore. Show details
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ANDY ANDERSON
ANDY ANDERSONSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA7 posts
  T31

Good car but .. A nuisance problem

4x4 2012 134 kms, daily use, car has a flat spot, the car dies for a couple of seconds when accelerating, ok of a lot of pedal is used. Two dealers no comp faults. Show details
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Kerry
KerryQLDFar North Queensland, QLD12 posts
  T31

2012 T31 2.5 petrol CVT XTrail. Great vehicle

Was getting the famous throttle lag until I installed an iDrive unit at $299. Will spin the front wheels if you go too hard on take off. 6 throttle settings to cater for on/off road conditions. Made such a difference I then fitted one to my wifes Corolla to counter the throttle lag in it. Show details
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Family H
Family HNSWRichmond-Tweed, NSW10 posts
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Underrated all-rounder

Basic, but fantastic for around town or on long trips. Can easily fit 3 carseats across the back row, and the boxy design means the boot can be filled to the gills. Wipe down boot surface and what more can you need? Our growing family of 5 had 6 and a half outstanding years and 118,000kms in that car - so good, that we traded it in for a brand spanker. Glad we don't need more than two car seats in the new ones though - the fanciness of the new model has cost some interior space! Show details
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Gentleman
GentlemanAU9 posts
  T31

Good and reliable

X-Trail ST 2008
Good Japanese car for city driving and limited off road.
I have been driving my X-Trail from 2014.
Boot space is good, can carry a double mattress easily.
Electric Steering Wheels, no more power steering leaks.
Drive belts not exists and equipped with timing chain another less serviceable item.
Good ground clearance.
2 Wheel/ Auto/4 Wheel selection mode.

Popular choice over Honda CRV, RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Grand Vitara etc.

Very happy with my purchase. Show details

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Wayne
WayneSAMurray Mallee, SA2 posts
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Questions & Answers

Ken B.
Ken B. · T31 (2008-2013)

2008 xtrail 2lt, diesel, keyless entry and start.
No previous problem, it will not start, engine turns over but does not fire up, my thoughts the car and keys have lost communication, what can I do to rectify this, if this is not the problem what else do I look for, nissn dealership has no idea so far.

ben dover
ben dover  

have you tried changing the batteries in the remote. if that is not the problem the keys have lost communication you need to take the to Nissan & get the key reprogrammed. or replaced

Ken B.
Ken B.  

Thank Ben, nissan main dealer telling me its the timing chain, I already suggested key lost connection they saying don't think so

Bobby.R
Bobby.R · T31 (2008-2013)

My 2008 T31 Nissan XTrail has a CVT transmission that emits a whirring/whining high pitched sound whenever I take my foot of the accelerator. I have changed the CVT fluid and ensured that it was refilled at the correct level but the sound is still there. Can anyone help with this problem?

Niel T.
Niel T.  

2002 x trail over heating

Phil B.
Phil B. · T31 (2008-2013)

Please can you tell me if the t31 has a choke ?

John G.
John G.  

No

Details

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Nissan X-Trail T31
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Nissan X-Trail T31 (2008-2013)3.7
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CategorySUVs / 4WDsSUVs / 4WDs, Electric Cars and Midsize / Medium SUVsSUVs / 4WDs, Electric Cars and Midsize / Medium SUVsSUVs / 4WDs, Electric Cars and Midsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $54,275$59,210$62,360
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeElectric, Hybrid and PetrolElectric, Hybrid and PetrolElectric, Hybrid and Petrol
Wheels18" Alloy19" Alloy20" Alloy
Doors 444
Seats 555
Fuel Consumption6.1 L/100km6.1 L/100km6.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L55 L55 L
Enginee-POWER with 1.5 Litre 16-valve direct injection 3 cylinder petrol enginee-POWER with 1.5 Litre 16-valve direct injection 3 cylinder petrol enginee-POWER with 1.5 Litre 16-valve direct injection 3 cylinder petrol engine
Max Power106kW @ 4,400rpm106kW @ 4,400rpm106kW @ 4,400rpm
Max Torque250Nm @ 2,400rpm250Nm @ 2,400rpm250Nm @ 2,400rpm
Boot Capacity575 L575 L575 L
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Phone ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB
Wireless ChargerYesYesYes
RoofPanoramic Glass and SunroofPanoramic Glass and Sunroof
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/Down
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,650 kg1,650 kg1,650 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesYes
IgnitionKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote Start
BootHands-Free OpeningHands-Free Opening
Headlights
Headlight TypeLEDLEDLED
Headlight FeaturesAuto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/OffAuto-Dimming and Automatic On/OffAuto-Dimming and Automatic On/Off
Safety Features
Cameras360° and Rear360° and Rear360° and Rear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter
Parking SensorsCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear
Hazard PerceptionBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning
Lane AssistanceEmergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Speed Sign RecognitionYes, active speed limitingYes, active speed limitingYes, active speed limiting
Dimensions
Kerb Weight1,871 kg1,903 kg1,911 kg
Ground Clearance187 mm187 mm187 mm
Driver Information
GaugesDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital Only
Built-In Navigation SystemNoYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoYesYes
Voice ControlYesYesYes
Digital Radio (DAB+)YesYesYes
Release date
Discontinuation date
Replaced byNissan X-Trail T32.I

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