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Overall reader 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

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17 reader reviews for Nissan X-Trail 4x4.
  • 2.0 dCi 171 Sport Expedition 5dr

    S Henge Date: 14/11/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I replaced my problem ridden 2007 Honda CRV after the Differential had to be replaced with Nissan’s Special Edition Arctix Expedition X-Trail 2.0 Diesel (171bhp). I have driven my X-Trail 3000 miles and so far it has proven to be faultless.

    The SUV is bigger and better than the old model. The cabin is roomy for 5 adults, with lots of storage places, including a large boot, with a split level system with drawers. It is a very comfortable SUV to drive on and off road, with many extras as standard.

    Towing a fully laden caravan (1390kg) in automatic i4x4 drive is excellent, as there is no discernable pitching effect. Even the hand brake is effective on this reincarnation. In fact it makes towing a less onerous task.

    Economy is 37 - 40 mpg when solo and when towing it is around 23 – 25 mpg. However, if you put your foot hard down on to the accelerator, the above figures quickly diminish.

    If you want a good all round SUV that is excellent on tarmac as well as off road, comfortable to drive, the X-Trail should be a consideration

  • 2.0 dCi 148 Aventura Explorer 5dr

    Nigel McBurney , Hampshire . Date: 10/05/2008
    • 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

    have completed 800 miles,adventura explorer 150 diesel,goes ok,steering ok,but have big problem with towing trailers,the ride for driver and passenger is awful,you know all too well that there is a trailer on the back.as I show vintage engines at rallies the load and ride of the trailer is a known factor,one trailer loaded is 400 kilos another about 800 kilos,plus a third twin axle at 1400 kilos,the trailers ride straight and tow up to 60 mph ok its just the rough bumpy ride felt in the vehicle,any one had similar problems,have tried variety of tyre pressures and nose load.one good point the rear camera makes backing up to trailer very easy.wish the satnav took post codes.the tray under boot floor is great for tool /tow rope storage.Fourwheel drive is good it towed a trailer across a very wet showsite field in auto mode without any noticeable wheelslip.

  • 2.5i Aventura 5dr

    fouad nehad Date: 04/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had it for a week today. there is a jerk as the automatic gear changes, like a thump from behind. it disappears at the dealers garage, then plays up again when they re not around. still cant figure out how to operate roof rack headlights. but the car is smooth, fixture is good, i have a different model in egypt to the car displayed here...there is a very handy sort of extra glove compartment for the driver with power supply handy for my ipod or mobile phone. the insturment panel in the middle of dash board needs getting used to> not bad though, much smoother than my previous cherokee.

  • 2.0 dCi 171 Sport Exp Extr 5dr

    Saad Rehman , Lincs. . Date: 03/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I picked up my car on 12 March 2008. Model I had is not listed here. Its the special edition Arctix Expedition. I choose this against Aventura spec car for value for money and for external body kit.

    I have owned last generation x-trail 2.2 SVE and this one is much better. I tried honda CRV & VW tiguan as well, cabin of honda feels nicer and Tiguan is better handling car but this one is a better package overall and very good value for money compared to other makes.

    Have done 2500 miles in 3 weeks and this car is pleasure to drive. Handling is superb and 173 diesel is awesome performance. Body roll is well controlled. Pulls very strongly for the car of this size and can give a run to many hot hatches.

    Down side is economy which is 30 mpg and I have only done motorway runs. Very comfortable cruiser. Cabin is very quiet as well. Satnav is nice but not upto Tomtom standards. Reverse parking camera makes life easy. Privacy glass is a nice touch.

    Its amazing to see that german companies charges extra for these little things. I also liked the bluetooth phone integration.

    Cabin is roomy enough for 5 adults with tons of storage places. Boot is huge, we particularly liked the drawer system.

    Car looks majestic in metallic thundercloud and I am very pleased with the purchase. My dealer at leeds was very good as well.(car delivered in 5 days)

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