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Nissan X-Trail 2020

The 2020 Nissan X-Trail range of configurations is currently priced from $29,890. Our most recent review of the 2020 Nissan X-Trail resulted in a score of 7.3 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: The Nissan X-Trail N-Trek costs a grand more than the ST-L it’s based on but you’re getting a premium stereo, larger wheels, floor mats and the weather shields which does provide better value. Don’t expect that to pay off when it comes time to sell again, however, because research shows special editions don’t command any more money than the models they’re based on when sold second hand. You’re best off enjoying the extra value now and the great practicality this family favourite offers.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Nissan X-Trail: Spacious and practical, Bose sound system, Easy to drive

The Nissan X-Trail SUV competes with similar models like the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota C-HR in the Under $30k category category.

The 2020 Nissan X-Trail carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Nissan X-Trail 2020 Towing capacity

The Nissan X-Trail has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg. 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 (2WD) (5YR) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
ST (4X2) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
ST (2WD) (5YR) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
ST (4X2) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
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Nissan X-Trail 2020 Price and Specs

The Nissan X-Trail 2020 is currently available from $29,890 for the X-Trail ST (2WD) (5YR) up to $48,490 for the X-Trail TL (4X4).

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Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Specs Price
N-Sport Special Edition (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $38,700
N-Trek Special Edition (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $38,700
N-Trek Special Edition (4WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $40,700
ST (2WD) (5YR) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $31,890
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Nissan X-Trail 2020 Q&As

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

  • Why is my 2012 Nissan X-Trail using a lot of oil?

    Let’s start with the black exhaust pipe. All cars that run on unleaded petrol have a sooty black exhaust. The soot will be thicker if the car isn’t tuned properly, but really, the blackness is just a by-product of burning ULP.

    Your oil use of about a litre every 1500km is getting towards the top of what is acceptable. Even then, it’s more than this engine should consume. The fact is that all engines use some oil, but it’s usually not enough to require topping up between oil changes. But with your usage rate, you’d need to keep a close eye on the dipstick.

    The oil is clearly going somewhere, so check on the ground under where the car is parked each night and look for a pool of oil that suggests the problem is an external leak rather than internal engine wear. From there, have a workshop conduct a compression and leak-down test. The results of this will tell you if the engine’s internal parts are worn and leading to the oil being consumed.

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  • What caused my 2006 Nissan X-Trail to overheat and lose compression?

    I’m afraid to say, David, that it sounds like you’ve prematurely ended the engine’s life. I’d say a blown head gasket is just the beginning of your woes here, and it’s likely you’ve `cooked’ the engine; a mechanic’s description for getting the engine so hot inside that the piston rings have lost tension (hence no compression) or parts of the engine have even melted internally, with obvious results. It’s also common for this type of thing to have the engine more or less weld itself together, at which point it won’t even turn over on the starter motor.

    You might be lucky and simply have to replace the head gasket, but even then, you’d be wise to have the cylinder head checked for straightness. If the cylinder head is warped (as a result of the heat) then you might need a new one, at which point you might find the cost of repairs suddenly goes beyond the actual value of a 2006 X-Trail. The moral of the story is to keep an eye on the temperature gauge and not to ignore the first signs of the engine beginning to run hot. Pulling up to add water after the thing has overheated is a classic case of shutting the gate after the horse has bolted.

    If you do wish to keep the car, my advice would be - once you’ve established the extent of the carnage - to find a good second-hand engine from a wrecked X-Trail and have that fitted. It would almost certainly be the cheaper option in the long run.

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  • What is the best family SUV for around $20000?

    While the Mitsubishi Outlander is spacious, reliable and easy to drive, our experience testing it against rival medium SUVs have found it to be noisy and a little too firm riding to be truly comfortable and relaxing. At your price point, there are better alternatives out there. 

    Have you considered a Mazda CX-5? In petrol or diesel, we have found it to be a superior and more economical proposition, and is definitely quieter and more refined. Plus, the Mazda's all-wheel-drive system is more sophisticated and better at dealing with loose surfaces like sand.

    A late-model (post 2014) S5-series Subaru Forester 2.5i petrol is far more economical than the earlier iterations, since it switched to a more efficient CVT continuously variable transmission. And there's also the 2.0D turbo-diesel which is economical. This, too, is a fine SUV on-road or for light off-road driving.

    Finally, the Nissan X-Trail diesel is a roomy and capable choice, especially from 2017, when it received a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel to replace the older 1.6L unit.

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  • What model X-Trail or Forester should I buy for less than $19000

    We'd recommend the Nissan T32 X-Trail Series II from mid-2017-onwards and Subaru S4 Forester (2013-2018), since they both make strong secondhand buys due to their reliability, economy, ease of operation, spacious interiors, practicality and strong resale values.

    The reason why we'd buy the 2017-onwards X-Trail Series II is because it standardises Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). With the Forester, you'll need to skip the lower grades 2.0i-L (manual-only) and 2.5i-L (auto only) for the S and XT for that important safety technology Subaru calls 'EyeSight'. 

    The X-Trail comes in front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations, but the Forester is AWD-only. All automatics are of the continuous variable transmission (CVT) variety, which priorities fuel economy but can make the engine drone under hard acceleration. Subaru calls its CVT Lineartronic while Nissan dubs its version X-Tronic.

    Our recommendation is to check the service and maintenance history of any car you buy, to ensure every interval has been met and carried out by a proper dealer or brand specialist. This is especially important with the Forester, as it is a slightly more complicated vehicle mechanically. Note that all Subarus of this generation require six-monthly service intervals, not 12-monthly ones like the Nissan, which might be an inconvenience. 

    We'd steer clear of ex-rentals as they tend to have a very hard life (both models were popular with such agencies), though they're almost always the base X-Trail ST and Forester 2.5i-L grades that end up as rental fodder.

    If you're thinking about diesel engined versions, the X-Trail in middle-range TL and up-spec TS guises switched from the earlier (2014-2017) Series 1's 1.6-litre turbo-diesel to a much more powerful and effective 2.0-litre unit, so that's worth remembering. In the Forester the 2.0D equates to the mid-level petrol models in terms of equipment levels.

    Finally, we recommend a mechanical check-up to see that your potential used-buy has not been subjected to punishing off-road treatment. While both the Forester and X-Trail offer good ground clearances, they're not for off-road use, only light gravel, snow or trail driving.

    We hope this helps. Good luck. 

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Nissan X-Trail 2020 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2020 Nissan X-Trail are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1820mm x 1740mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Nissan X-Trail 2020 Dimensions  include 1740mm height, 1820mm width, 4690mm length.
Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
ST (2WD) (5YR) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST (4X2) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST 7 Seat (2WD) (5YR) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST 7 Seat (4X2) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
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Nissan X-Trail 2020 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 2020 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2020 Nissan X-Trail is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Nissan X-Trail currently offers fuel consumption from 6 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
N-Sport Special Edition (2WD) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 7.9L/100km
N-Trek Special Edition (2WD) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 7.9L/100km
TL (4WD) (5YR) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 6.1L/100km
TL (4WD) TAN Trim (5YR) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 6.1L/100km
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Nissan X-Trail 2020 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2020 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 19x7 inches.

Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
ST (2WD) (5YR) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
ST (4X2) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
ST 7 Seat (2WD) (5YR) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
ST 7 Seat (4X2) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
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