Nissan X-Trail 2016
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.
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Nissan X-Trail 2016 Price and Specs
|Nissan X-Trail Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|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|
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more