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Nissan X-Trail 2021

The 2021 Nissan X-TRAIL range of configurations is currently priced from $29,577. Our most recent review of the 2021 Nissan X-TRAIL resulted in a score of 7.8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Family reviewer Nedahl Stelio had this to say at the time: I really enjoyed driving the Nissan X-Trail Ti. While the interior isn't as fancy as some in this category, it’s spacious for a mid-size SUV, with a large boot, and the feature that tipped it over for me - all-wheel drive. It's something plenty of the X-Trail's competitors don't have, and it means it’s safer on unstable surfaces. It makes you feel more secure while driving, and with a family, that’s invaluable. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Nedahl Stelio liked most about this particular version of the Nissan X-TRAIL: AWD , Interior space, Boot space

The 2021 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 2021 Price and Specs

The Nissan X-Trail 2021 is currently available from $29,577 for the X-Trail ST (2WD) up to $52,881 for the X-Trail TI (4WD).

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ST (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $26,300 $34,870
ST (2WD) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $24,100 $32,670
ST (4WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $27,900 $36,960
ST (4X2) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $25,000 $33,110
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Nissan X-Trail 2021 Seats

The Nissan X-Trail has five seats, with lots of rear legroom and heaps of headroom everywhere.

Nissan X-Trail 2021 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 2021 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 (4X2) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
ST (2WD) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
ST (4X2) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
ST (2WD) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
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Nissan X-Trail 2021 Accessories

The X-Trail has climate control, an electric tailgate, limited advanced safety gear and the 7.0-inch touchscreen misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Nissan X-Trail 2021 Boot Space

The Nissan X-Trail 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 565 Litres.
Nissan X-Trail 2021 Boot space Nissan X-Trail 2021 Boot space

Nissan X-Trail 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 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 2021 Dimensions  include 1740mm height, 1820mm width, 4690mm length.
Nissan X-TRAIL Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
ST (4X2) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST (2WD) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST 7 Seat (4X2) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
ST (4X4) SUV 1740x1820x4690 mm 210 mm
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Nissan X-Trail 2021 Interior

It's looking a bit old, but the interior is well-built, has leather seats and plenty of room for your bits and pieces.

Nissan X-Trail 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 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
ST (2WD) SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 7.9L/100km
ST (2WD) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 8.2L/100km
TL (4X4) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 6.1L/100km
TL (4X4) TAN Leather SUV 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 6.1L/100km
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Nissan X-Trail 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 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 (4X2) SUV 225x65 R17 225x65 R17
ST (2WD) SUV P225x65 R17 P225x65 R17
ST 7 Seat (4X2) SUV 225x65 R17 225x65 R17
ST (4X4) SUV 225x65 R17 225x65 R17
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Nissan X-Trail 2021 Speed

Despite packing the larger, more powerful 2.5-litre engine, the X-Trail's 0-100km/h time barely squeaks under 10 seconds.