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Nissan X-Trail 2021

The 2021 Nissan X-Trail range of configurations is currently priced from $30,040. Our most recent review of the 2021 Nissan X-Trail resulted in a score of 6.9 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: I still like the X-Trail for a number of compelling reasons - it has tons of space, is easy to live with and is a low-stress car to drive and own. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Nissan X-Trail: Still looks fresh, Heaps of space, Pleasant interior

The Nissan X-Trail SUV competes with similar models like the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester in the Under $40k category category.

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 $30,040 for the X-Trail ST (4X2) up to $48,490 for the X-Trail TL (4X4) TAN Leather.

Pricing guides

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
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Nissan X-Trail Model Body Type Specs Price
ST (2WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $32,665
ST (2WD) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $30,665
ST (4WD) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $34,665
ST (4X2) SUV 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO $32,040
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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.

  • How can I fix a faulty clock spring in a 2012 Nissan X-Trail?

    The clock-spring is the electrical linkage that connects the driver’s air-bag and everything else that lives on the steering wheel (cruise-control, stereo controls and more in a modern vehicle) with the rest of the car. The clock-spring is needed to allow the steering wheel to turn while maintaining those electrical contacts.

    It’s quite a common thing to have to replace and will probably cost a few hundred dollars to have a workshop do the job.

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  • Nissan X-Trail diesel problems

    The biggest complaint from owners of the earlier X-Trail turbo-diesel was a lack of low-down torque which gave the car a lazy feel when accelerating from rest. Nissan actually issued a Technical Service Bulletin (like a recall, but for a non-safety related issue) to reflash the turbo-diesel’s computer to increase boost pressure at low revs and give the car a livelier feel.

    But like many modern turbo-diesels, the X-Trail has also been the victim of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) problems where the engine never gets hot enough to cause the DPF to self-regenerate. The bottom line is that if you don’t drive the car at freeway speeds for at least 20 minutes once every few weeks, you could be setting the DPF up to fail. Replacing the DPF is a costly business, too, so make sure that your intended use for the vehicle fits with its mechanical requirements.

    A diesel engine is also often more costly to own and maintain thanks to higher-cost, more frequent servicing that can easily offset the diesel’s lower fuel consumption compared with a petrol engine. Urban owners are drifting away from diesel powerplants and back to petrol engines, and that, frankly, makes a lot of sense.

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  • My 2002 Nissan X-Trail 2002 is struggling to change gears

    You could be right in presuming that the clutch is not fully disengaging as this will definitely cause gear-selection problems. If the clutch is worn or has broken components inside, then it can be impossible to make it fully disengage, and choosing gears – particularly from a standing start – can be difficult if not impossible. At that point, presuming the clutch is adjusted properly (and your car uses hydraulic clutch actuation, so there’s not really any adjustment in it) a replacement clutch is the only real fix.

    But don’t rule out a problem with the mechanism that actually selects the gears and links the gear-shifter to the gearbox proper. In some cars this is a cable, in others it’s a set of linkages, but either set-up can become maladjusted and cause shifting problems.

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  • Does the Nissan X-Trail 2019 come in 1.6 diesel with an automatic gearbox?

    No, it doesn’t. Nissan dropped the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel with the facelift in 2017, replacing g it with a two-litre unit that was both more powerful (96kW plays 130kW) and had more torque (320NM versus 380). Beyond those numbers, the progress was a bit harder to see as the later, two-litre engine used quite a bit more fuel (7.4 litres per 100km against 5.3 litres for the 1.6-litre engine) and was only available as an all-wheel-drive vehicle and with a six-speed manual transmission. The earlier, 1.6-litre X-Trail was available with a CVT transmission (two-pedal operation) but if you chose that transmission, the vehicle was front-wheel-drive only.

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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.