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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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127 reader reviews for Nissan X-Trail 4x4.
  • 2.2 dCi SVE 5dr

    Mike Speakman , Essex . Date: 09/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My car is two years old-just completed its second service, - 20000 miles, without unpleasant surprises. Given entirely trouble free service, very good to drive and very comfortable. Average 38mpg, so no grouse. Read all the complaints about turbo problems, typing this with fingers and everything else crossed for fear of tempting malign fate, power delivery very satisfactory across the speed range with my x-trail. Noting comment about turbo perhaps being insufficiently robust, am pinning my hopes on the fact that I rarely give it serious welly or high revs through the gears, and generally keep below or at 70mph on longer trips. At higher speeds on continent, power delivery,sound of the engine, poise on road provided by chassis and suspension, have all been very enjoyable. Car genuinely feels rather sporty. Steering is positive, accurate, comfortably weighted.

    So, very good on the road, and off road it has yet to let us down, although I wouldn't call us terrifically serious mud pluggers.

    Lack of seat height adjustment for the front seat passenger is annoying, especially as the impression is given, whether deliberately or not, that it applies to both front seats. Also my wife critcises the lack of lights on the vanity mirrors on a car of this price.

    Overall, a clever little 4x4 which does everything it says on the box. If I get cause to change my mind, I'll let you know.

  • 2.5 Sport 5dr

    Graham Hill Date: 09/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Looked long and hard at all the four-wheel-drive compacts when I test drove the X-Trail it beat all its competition from the first look in the dealers showroom to handing it back reluctantly after the test drive.

    We have owned the car (2.5 petrol sport version) now for 3 months and have not been disappointed in the slightest. Its power is superb: 0-60 in about 9-10 secs. Fuel economy returning average of 30mpg and that’s not being careful and in 4wd auto.

    I have also taken it off road in a fair number of conditions, even towed a CRV out of a boggy field (with big grin on my face at the time).

    Go and try one I promise you will not be disappointed.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    phil cockayne Date: 03/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Spot on perfick as Del Boy would say.

    No complaints whatsoever about car / van (call it what you like) but don't knock it till you've tried a Freelander. I bet you come back for an X-Trail.

    It pulls like a good 'un on or off road timing chain tensioner problem Re-called by Nissan seems OK now.

  • 2.2 dCi SVE 5dr

    Donald Murray Date: 11/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Comfortable to drive with there being a generous amount of cabin space, combined with what I think is a practical design.

    The dash layout will not be to everyone's liking, being an unusual mix of materials and styles. As with most thing in life you get used to it!

    I do a mixture of motorway/dual carraigeway, rural and farm-road driving. The car is perfect for this mix as it has reasonable off road capabilities and will sit quite happilly at motorway cruising speeds.

    I have had the car for 27 months having done 42,500 miles. No mechanical problems to report. Brakes/discs needed attention at the 36,000 service.

    My only gripe is the dealer.

    If asked, I would certainly have another - although the new diesel Honda CRV will be strong competition.

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