Used Nissan X-Trail 2001 - 2007 review

What is it like?

(2001 - 2007)
Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
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What's the used Nissan X-Trail 4x4 like?

Essentially a replacement for the old Terrano II, the Nissan X-Trail was much easier to live with and less focused on off-roading than its predecessor. In fact, underneath, it was mechanically near-identical to the contemporary Primera and Almera family cars.

True, the X-Trail does have its rugged side; four-wheel drive was always an option and you can get an X-Trail surprisingly far into the mud. However, it is better on road, where it offers agile, surefooted handling, with especially good steering by SUV standards.

The X-Trail is a genuine alternative to conventional family cars, too. There will certainly be no complaints from the driver, thanks to a fine driving position and good visibility. Plus, there’s enough space for three abreast across the back seat, as well as a decently sized boot.

Originally, the only engine options were a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel, and these are both pretty underwhelming. However, a stronger 2.2-litre diesel and a 2.5-litre petrol quickly followed.**


Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
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