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Nissan X-Trail 2020

The 2020 Nissan X-TRAIL range of configurations is currently priced from $27,000. 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 2020 Nissan X-TRAIL carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1650 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Nissan X-Trail 2020 Price and Specs

The Nissan X-Trail 2020 is currently available from $27,000 for the X-Trail ST (2WD) up to $50,990 for the X-Trail TI (4X4) TAN Leather.

Pricing guides

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N-Sport Special Edition (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $26,900 $35,640
N-Trek Special Edition (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $29,700 $38,830
N-Trek Special Edition (4WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $31,200 $40,810
ST (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $24,100 $32,780
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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.

  • 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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  • Can I tow a 1478kg (ATM) caravan with my Nissan X-Trail 2017 4x4 2.5L Petrol Automatic?

    Your vehicle has an official braked-trailer towing limit of 1500kg, so with the caravan at its maximum weight (the Aggregate Trailer Mass of 1478kg you’ve quoted) the answer is a technical yes. However, being so close to the maximum allowed towing mass means you’ll really be right on the limit of what’s safe and legal.

    That, of course, is if you run the caravan at or near that ATM, which is the mass of the total towed load including water tanks and luggage. If you tow the van with empty water tanks and nothing inside it, it’s weight should be well shy of that ATM number. At which point, you’re looking a whole lot better.

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  • 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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Nissan X-Trail 2020 Towing capacity

The Nissan X-TRAIL’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 1650kg. 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) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
ST (2WD) (5YR) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
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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 (2WD) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST 7 Seat (2WD) (5YR) 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.

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 (2WD) SUV P225x65 R17 P225x65 R17
ST 7 Seat (2WD) (5YR) SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
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