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Nissan X-Trail 2008

The 2008 Nissan X-Trail range of configurations is currently priced from $5,800. Our most recent review of the 2008 Nissan X-Trail resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Nissan X-Trail: Turbo diesel option, Off-road capability, Centre-mounted speedo is no more

The 2008 Nissan X-Trail carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Nissan X-Trail 2008 Price and Specs

The Nissan X-Trail 2008 is currently available from $5,800 for the X-Trail ST (4X4) up to $16,999 for the X-Trail ST-L (4X4).

Pricing guides

$10,743
Based on 124 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$5,800
Highest Price
$16,999
Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $5,100 $7,920
ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L ULP 6 SP MAN $4,600 $7,370
ST-L (4X4) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $5,600 $8,690
ST-L (4X4) SUV 2.5L ULP 6 SP MAN $5,300 $8,140
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Nissan X-Trail 2008 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan X-Trail 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Nissan X-Trail diesel problems

    The biggest complaint from owners of the earlier X-Trail turbo-diesel was a lack of low-down torque which gave the car a lazy feel when accelerating from rest. Nissan actually issued a Technical Service Bulletin (like a recall, but for a non-safety related issue) to reflash the turbo-diesel’s computer to increase boost pressure at low revs and give the car a livelier feel.

    But like many modern turbo-diesels, the X-Trail has also been the victim of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) problems where the engine never gets hot enough to cause the DPF to self-regenerate. The bottom line is that if you don’t drive the car at freeway speeds for at least 20 minutes once every few weeks, you could be setting the DPF up to fail. Replacing the DPF is a costly business, too, so make sure that your intended use for the vehicle fits with its mechanical requirements.

    A diesel engine is also often more costly to own and maintain thanks to higher-cost, more frequent servicing that can easily offset the diesel’s lower fuel consumption compared with a petrol engine. Urban owners are drifting away from diesel powerplants and back to petrol engines, and that, frankly, makes a lot of sense.

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  • What is the best for a high school student?

    Stick with the respected brands and models like the Suzuki Grand Vitara or Nissan X-Trail. With your budget you should be able get into a 2008/2009 model.

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  • Nissan X-Trail: Fresh oil fixes CVT

    Good advice but some CVTs are beyond such a fix, as the problems seem to be in the core programming.

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  • Nissan X-trail: Excessive brake wear

    Brakes are not covered by warranties. They're considered consumables like tyres, filters and so on. But that presumes you get reasonable mileage out them. In this case you are certainly not getting reasonable mileage. Though Nissan and its dealer are telling you to go away, I'd persist with Nissan head office. I think it has a moral obligation as a good corporate citizen to fix your problem instead of hiding behind the warranty.

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Nissan X-Trail 2008 Towing capacity

The Nissan X-Trail’s towing capacity ranges from 1350kg to 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP MAN 2000kg
ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 2000kg
ST-L (4X4) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP MAN 2000kg
TS (4X4) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 1350kg
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Nissan X-Trail 2008 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2008 Nissan X-Trail are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1785mm x 1685mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Nissan X-Trail 2008 Dimensions  include 1685mm height, 1785mm width, 4630mm length.
Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
ST (4X4) SUV 1685x1785x4630 mm 200 mm
ST-L (4X4) SUV 1685x1785x4630 mm 200 mm
TS (4X4) SUV 1685x1785x4630 mm 200 mm
TI (4X4) SUV 1685x1785x4630 mm 200 mm
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Nissan X-Trail 2008 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2008 Nissan X-Trail is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Nissan X-Trail currently offers fuel consumption from 7.4 to 9.5L/100km. The Nissan X-Trail is available with the following fuel types: ULP and Diesel.

Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 9.3L/100km
ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP MAN 9.5L/100km
TL (4X4) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.4L/100km
TL (4X4) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 8.1L/100km
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Nissan X-Trail 2008 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2008 Nissan X-Trail will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Nissan X-Trail vary from 16x6.5 inches to 17x6.5 inches.

Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
ST (4X4) SUV 215x65R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65R16 16x6.5 inches
ST-L (4X4) SUV 215x60R17 17x6.5 inches 215x60R17 17x6.5 inches
TS (4X4) SUV 215x60R17 17x6.5 inches 215x60R17 17x6.5 inches
TI (4X4) SUV 215x65R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65R16 16x6.5 inches
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