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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 T-Spec 5dr

    Simon Ramdehal , West Midlands . Date: 10/01/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I actually have the SE+ version, which I have to say is the best 4x4 on and off road I have had.

    It's a quick, reliable, good-looking and well put together car, which I am very pleased to add had no problems other than the pull-out navigation, which broke four times (the screen shorted). This seems to have been resolved by putting the screen internal on the dash.

    Big thumbs up.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Mike Bruce Date: 14/12/2004
    • 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

    It may be a 'soft roader' but it's excellent on the road, handles well has a great engine that pulls in all gears, you often get caught out if you don't keep an eye on the speedo as you'll creep up to speeds with out knowing it.

    The only downside would have to be the brakes, they take a while to slow you down, perhaps Nissan should look at the Forester XT brakes to see how they can be done.

    Unlike most X-Trails I've had this one off road at the family farm and it's done as well as the Shogun but it's not punished too hard. It tows well as we use it to ferry our fire wood back home.

    The only problems we've had with it are the indicator relay which keeps going and the turbo blew at 9000 miles but that being said it was back on the road within two weeks.

    This car was bought for my wife but I must admit that I've done most of the 10,000 miles it's done since April, and yes I'd get another one without a second thought.

  • 2.2 dCi T-Spec 5dr

    aubrey dhanraj , middlesex . Date: 19/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I love this car! The driving position is very commanding, and the cabin is airy, with a very large glass sunroof the gearchange is a bit notchy, but the steering is positive, and sometimes I forget i am driving a 4x4!

    Fuel consumption is looking good, with 30+mpg and thats a lot of cold starts and short journeys the sat nav is good, though I wish it told about traffic jams!

    Overall the car is lovely and not as girly looking as the Rav4 or Honda CRV, which I also looked at, plus those heated seats!

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