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Nissan X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail is a mid-sized SUV, which is offered in both five and seven-seat variants.

Launched in 2001 to compete with the successful RAV4 and Forester SUVs, the X-Trail follows much the same principles as the RAV, such as a choice of two and four-wheel drive, petrol and diesel engines and manual and automatic transmissions. Growing over successive generations, the X-Trail remains popular thanks to its range of configurations, versatile capabilities and decent value.

Current prices range from $29,890 to $48,490 for the X-Trail ST (2WD) (5YR) and X-Trail TL (4X4).

Nissan X-Trail Towing Capacity

The Nissan X-Trail has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2017 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2016 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
See All Towing Capacity for Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan X-Trail varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $29,890 and going to $48,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $29,890 $48,490
2019 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $20,800 $48,990
2018 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $18,990 $40,498
2017 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $15,888 $36,999
2016 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $14,588 $31,240
See All Nissan X-Trail Pricing and Specs

Nissan X-Trail Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan X-Trail here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Nissan X-Trail 2016: What is the approximate trade-in value?

    It would be helpful to know the trim level of your car, Piri, as the trade-in price range from the ST 4X4 to the top-of-the-range Ti could be from around $15,000 up to $22,000. Also, without seeing the car in the flesh, it’s very difficult to make such a call on a car’s trade-in value. That said, at 140,000km, your car has pretty high kilometres for its age and that would play against it as a trade-in.

    In the end, it might simply be the smart thing to do and just drive it till it falls apart, but you should know that these X-Trails are not the cheapest vehicles to maintain and keep running in perfect condition. The way Nissan laid out the driveline, in particular, sometimes means that what should be a little job is actually quite a big one. Bigger jobs mean more hours and, in a mechanical workshop, time is definitely money.

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  • Nissan X-Trail 2014: Shuddering when accelerating.

    I would always approach a car’s manufacturer in a case like this, if only because 90,000km is not, in my estimation, an acceptable distance for a transmission to last before it needs total replacement. That said, I wouldn’t hold my breath in this case because the vehicle is well and truly out of warranty.

    The other people I’d be talking to would be the RACV. The club will be very concerned to hear that a car it inspected has had such a major malfunction and may have some consumer advice of its own. Then again, if the inspection was a full 18 months ago, then again, I don’t like your chances. But it’s got to be worth a shot.

    The other thing that bothers me is that the vehicle is an ex-fleet car, probably a rental car, so despite a full service history, that has to rate as a chequered past. The other part of the problem is that the mechanical layout of the X-Trail makes some repairs very time-consuming, and that’s a great way to jack up the price of any repair work. If it does turn out that you’re on your own, a second-hand gearbox from a wrecked X-Trail might be a better bet than a brand-new one.

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  • Nissan X-Trail 2010: Steering binds

    If your car was built between August 6 and October 30, 2010, Wayne, then it was the subject of a Nissan recall that was announced in November 2011. Apparently, the power-steering’s assistance could simply stop working, meaning that the steering would still work, but would require a lot more muscle input form the driver. Check the dashboard for a power-steering warning light that is the other clue that this is what’s happening.

    The fact that your car’s problem is intermittent is a bit confusing, but given its recall history, I reckon a visit to a Nissan dealership to see whether the car was one of the affected ones is worth the effort. The other possibility is that the car needs a wheel-alignment as the wheels are not pointing where they should be when you’re turning right.

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  • X-Trail or HiLux?

    The Hilux 4WD would give you better offroad ability and more load carrying capacity, and shouldn’t suffer on the fuel consumption or power fronts, but your budget would dictate an earlier model in the region of 2014.

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Nissan X-Trail Colours

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Diamond Black
  • Marine Blue
  • Copper Blaze
  • Ruby Red
  • Gun Metallic
  • Ivory Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Nissan X-Trail Boot Space

The Nissan X-Trail has a boot space size of 565 VDA.
Nissan X-Trail Boot space

Nissan X-Trail Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan X-Trail SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2019 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2018 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2017 SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
2016 SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan X-Trail Dimensions

Nissan X-Trail Interior

The Nissan X-Trail's interior has stood the test of time reasonably well - though the dashboard is starting to date, as there are newer rivals with more up-to-date trim options available. The images show a tidy and thoughtful space, albeit lacking a little excitement - even in the high-grade leather-trim models.

Nissan X-Trail Fuel Consumption

The Nissan X-Trail is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6L/100km 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 SUV 6L/100km 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 SUV 6L/100km 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO
2018 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 5.3L/100km 1.6L Diesel CVT AUTO
2017 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 5.3L/100km 1.6L Diesel CVT AUTO
2016 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan X-Trail Pricing and Specs for 2020

Nissan X-Trail Wheel Size

The Nissan X-Trail has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x65 R17 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan X-Trail Wheel Sizes