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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Good to drive; refined; decent off-road performance

Against Limited rear legroom; some reliability issues

Verdict Chunky yet comfortable

Go for… 2.0dCi 148 Sport

Avoid… 2.5i Aventura

Nissan X-Trail 4x4
  • 1. This second-generation X-Trail looks like it's more evolution than revolution when compared with the original, but don’t be fooled – it’s actually an all-new model
  • 2. The range was face-lifted in late 2010, with revisions to the front lights and grille, plus a slight change to the engine line-up.
  • 3. Diesel is the best option, and there are two 2.0-litre engines to choose between. The 148bhp version is easier to live with, while the 171bhp model is far more flexible and better at low revs
  • 4. The diesels are far more efficient than petrols, with the 148bhp model averaging 39.8mpg and emitting 190g/km of CO2, while the 171bhp version averages 38.2mpg and emits 198g/km
  • 5. Short, stop-start journeys can cause the diesel particulate filter to clog, because the engine never reaches the correct operating temperature
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