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Nissan X-Trail Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

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 $30,040 to $48,490 for the X-Trail ST (4X2) and X-Trail TL (4X4) TAN Leather.

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 $30,040 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
2022 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $30,040 $48,490
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $30,040 $48,490
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,600 $49,280
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $19,000 $46,530
2018 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $17,300 $37,180
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Nissan X-Trail Seats

The Nissan X-Trail has five seats, with lots of rear legroom and heaps of headroom everywhere.

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.

  • How much would it cost to convert my 2003 Nissan X-trail to electric?

    There’s no simple answer to this as the final cost will depend on how much performance and battery range you wish to engineer into the car. That said, the basic cost of a kit to convert a conventional car to run on electricity is somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000, but that includes only the very basics. Neither does that figure include the cost of the battery-packs that you’ll also need, so the cost will only go up from that figure. All engineering sign-offs would add dollars to the final tally, too.

    Converting petrol cars to run as EVs is a real trend right now, but if you look at the types of cars being converted, there’s a common theme running through them: The majority of conversion candidates are older, simpler cars with none of the safety systems that a 2003 Nissan X-Trail has as standard. It’s much easier, for instance, to convert a car with no air-bags, no anti-lock brakes and no stability control. If the car in question lacks power-assisted brakes and power-steering, even better. 

    This is not to say that the conversion can’t be done, but it’s much simpler – and cheaper – to convert something old-school (like an air-cooled Volkswagen) than converting your relatively modern Nissan. You’d need to ensure that the car’s anti-lock brakes and air-bags (and everything else) still worked and then be able to prove that to an engineer before the car could be legally registered and driven on public roads.

    What you’d end up with would be a Nissan X-Trail that represented maybe $50,000 and still only had 150km of range between recharges. Those numbers simply don’t add up when you can buy a second-hand EV – a Nissan Leaf, for instance – for comfortably less than $20,000; a car that is already legal to register and drive. 

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  • Why does my 2018 Nissan X-Trail make a rattle noise when I have my foot on the brake?

    It sounds as though something is loose in the transmission and is vibrating (the noise you hear) when the brakes are applied and the load is taken off the transmission. Then, when the brakes are released, the load reapplies to the transmission (as the car begins to creep forward) and whatever is rattling is suddenly under load again and stops making the noise.

    This could be down to something in the transmission itself, and if that’s the case, could be a worn torque converter. This is the component that actually turns the engine’s power into a force that drives the transmission and, eventually, the wheels. Inside the torque converter is a series of vanes. If one of these is loose or damaged, a rattle can be the result.

    However, before you rush to that conclusion, have a good look under the car. There’s every chance the noise is a simple case of a heat shield, bash-plate or even part of the exhaust system rattling at a particular engine frequency. When you take your foot off the brake and the car starts to move, the engine revs change, the vibration frequency changes at the same time, and whatever it is stops rattling. An internally broken catalytic converter is also a prime suspect for producing a rattle at certain vibration frequencies.

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  • What car should I buy to tow a trailer?

    While turbo-diesels aren’t perfect for everybody, when it comes to towing trailers, they do a pretty impressive job. The combination of a torquey diesel engine with an automatic transmission is a pretty handy one when you have a decent sized trailer hooked up. The caveat with a modern diesel, however, is that if most of your driving is urban running about, then the diesel is probably not for you. That’s because the emissions system on a modern diesel (the particulate filter) needs regular longer runs at freeway speeds to avoid giving trouble. But if, as you say, you tow a trailer often, then that should provide the load on the engine the diesel requires to remain trouble-free.

    The good news is that the dominance of the SUV right now means that just about every car-maker has a mid-sized SUV in its showrooms right now. So really, you’re spoiled for choice. I’m not surprised the X-Trail is found a bit wanting at times; even brand-new, that version of the petrol-engined X-Trail could feel a bit underdone. You’ll be amazed at how good newer vehicles have become.

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  • How can I fix a faulty clock spring in a 2012 Nissan X-Trail?

    The clock-spring is the electrical linkage that connects the driver’s air-bag and everything else that lives on the steering wheel (cruise-control, stereo controls and more in a modern vehicle) with the rest of the car. The clock-spring is needed to allow the steering wheel to turn while maintaining those electrical contacts.

    It’s quite a common thing to have to replace and will probably cost a few hundred dollars to have a workshop do the job.

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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. Shown above are the colours for the Nissan X-Trail 2019.

Nissan X-Trail Towing Capacity

The Nissan X-Trail has maximum towing capacity of 1650kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1500kg 1650kg
2020 SUV 1500kg 1650kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2017 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
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Nissan X-Trail Accessories

The X-Trail has climate control, an electric tailgate, limited advanced safety gear and the 7.0-inch touchscreen misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Nissan X-Trail Boot Space

The Nissan X-Trail SUV has a boot space size of 565 Litres.
Nissan X-Trail Boot space 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
2021 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2020 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2019 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2018 SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
2017 SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan X-Trail Dimensions

Nissan X-Trail Interior

It's looking a bit old, but the interior is well-built, has leather seats and plenty of room for your bits and pieces.

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
2021 SUV 6L/100km 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
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
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan X-Trail Pricing and Specs for 2021

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 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 225x65 R17 225x65 R17
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
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan X-Trail Wheel Sizes

Nissan X-Trail Speed

Despite packing the larger, more powerful 2.5-litre engine, the X-Trail's 0-100km/h time barely squeaks under 10 seconds.