Used Nissan X-Trail 2001 - 2007 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Alternatives

Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
  • Nissan X-Trail (01 - 07)
Used Nissan X-Trail 2001 - 2007 review
Star rating

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan X-Trail 4x4?

The Nissan X-Trail was designed to compete with the Toyota RAV4, and it follows that model's road-biased template pretty closely. The RAV4 is not quite as engaging to drive, but its interior quality is much better and it’s the more reliable car overall.

The Land Rover Freelander is another obvious rival to the X-Trail, and matches it closely in terms of on-road handling and stylish design. However, even given the X-Trail’s turbo and intercooler issues, the Freelander is still the less reliable car.

Overview

The first Nissan X-Trail established an enduring nameplate, but the diesel model suffers from reliability issues.

  • Spacious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Agile handling with sharp steering
  • Smart looks
  • Not as reliable as you’d expect of a Japanese brand
  • Cheap and fragile interior