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Nissan X-Trail 2016

The 2016 Nissan X-TRAIL range of configurations is currently priced from $16,490. Our most recent review of the 2016 Nissan X-TRAIL resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: You don't become an Aussie favourite by chance -  the X-Trail is practical, comfortable, easy to live with and looks great. There's also the bonus third row which is almost unheard of in a mid-size SUV. But there's no rest for the X-Trail and it's beginning to fall behind the competition with other brands pricing their rivals SUVs to undercut each other and adding more value in the form of enhanced safety kits.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Nissan X-TRAIL: Third row seating practically unheard of in class, Easy to live with in traffic and tight parking spaces, Reversing camera is excellent

The 2016 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 2016 Price and Specs

The Nissan X-Trail 2016 is currently available from $16,490 for the X-Trail ST (fwd) up to $31,500 for the X-Trail TL (fwd).

Pricing guides

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ST (4X4) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $17,300 $24,090
ST (fwd) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $16,200 $22,550
ST (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $14,700 $20,680
ST 7 Seat (FWD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $16,300 $22,660
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Nissan X-Trail 2016 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan X-Trail 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I have a 2016 Nissan X-Trail and wondering what causes a transmission to need replacing?

    A: Transmissions are a wearing part of any car, In the case of the X-Trail, the vehicle used a CVT transmission rather than a conventional automatic. The CVT uses variable pulleys and a steel belt to vary the gearing and allow the engine to accelerate the car efficiently. In decades past, the CVT was not as durable as other types of transmission, although recent advances have made it a more robust unit

    The specific servicing required by a specific vehicle varies from model to model, and there’s also a recent trend towards transmissions that don’t – according to the manufacturer – require much maintenance at all, including regular changes of the transmission fluid. Old school mechanics don’t always agree with this sealed-for-life strategy on the basis that clean fluid never harmed a transmission, while worn out or contaminated fluid certainly can. Heat is the natural enemy of transmission fluid, and if you live in a hot climate and do regular highway driving, chances are the transmission has been pretty hot at times.

    In any case, the experts reckon that 100,000km is the maximum distance you should drive between fluid changes in your Nissan with its CVT. Was this done during your ownership or according to the service records? Nissan’s own servicing notes on this car indicate that the CVT fluid only needs to be checked every 15,000km (and then only for leaks and level) but not replaced. There’s a clause that says if the vehicle is used for towing or in harsh conditions, the fluid should be checked for condition at 90,000km and replaced if necessary.

    Either way, you’re way beyond the factory warranty period. Brand-new, your car would have had a three-year/100,000km warranty (Nissan extended the warranty to five years in 2019) so you’re well beyond both those limits.

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  • 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 2016: Can it handle long distance driving?

    It will handle it with ease, there's nothing that should concern about such a trip in the X-Trail, but before you leave check the oil, coolant, and tyres.

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  • Nissan X-Trail: Does it have CVT issues?

    It’s impossible to know if it will get worse, all you can do is closely monitor it and keep a record of what you observe. I’m tempted to believe that there’s nothing wrong with it, that it’s just the CVT transmission doing its thing.

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Nissan X-Trail 2016 Towing capacity

The Nissan X-TRAIL’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg 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 (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
ST (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
ST N-Sport SE Black (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
ST 7 Seat (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
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Nissan X-Trail 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 Nissan X-TRAIL are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1820mm x 1710mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Nissan X-Trail 2016 Dimensions  include 1710mm height, 1820mm width, 4640mm length.
Nissan X-TRAIL Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
ST (fwd) SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
ST N-Sport SE Black (fwd) SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
ST 7 Seat (fwd) SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
ST N-Sport SE Silver (fwd) SUV 1710x1820x4640 mm 210 mm
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Nissan X-Trail 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 Nissan X-TRAIL is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Nissan X-TRAIL currently offers fuel consumption from 5.3 to 8.3L/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 8.3L/100km
ST (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 7.9L/100km
TL (4X4) SUV 1.6L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5.3L/100km
TL (fwd) SUV 1.6L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 5.3L/100km
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Nissan X-Trail 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 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 17x7 inches to 18x7 inches.

Nissan X-TRAIL Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
ST (fwd) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
ST N-Sport SE Black (fwd) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
ST 7 Seat (fwd) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
ST N-Sport SE Silver (fwd) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
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