Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Nissan X-Trail 4x4?
The two-wheel drive versions seem to suffer from exacerbated front tyre wear, so have a close look at the front treads and make sure that there’s plenty left on them; budget to replace them more often than you might on a regular car.
The diesel engines came as standard with an exhaust particulate filter, and this can clog up if the car has only been driven for short, in-town mileages. A long drive on the motorway can sometimes generate enough heat to clear it out, but if it needs replacing, it will be expensive.
You will need to keep an eye out for leaking oil coolers and fragile fuel pumps, but these shouldn’t be an issue on cars that come with a full service history.
According to data from CAP Derwent, the X-Trail 2.0 dCi diesel is better than the class average when it comes to using up consumables such as brake fluid, discs, pads and calipers, wiper blades, and pollen filters. Nothing major, such as the air-conditioning, turbocharger, wheel bearings or suspension, should need work if the car has fewer than 100,000 miles on the clock.