What used NISSAN X-TRAIL 4x4 will I get for my budget?
The Nissan X-Trail is a car that is still in quite high demand, and that’s in spite of it having been replaced by a far more upmarket model. The huge boot and rugged four-wheel drive system seem to be keeping it well and truly on buyers’ radars. Consequently, you’ll need to budget at least £4500 for even the oldest 147bhp X-Trail from late 2007.
A 2011 Acenta model with the 170bhp engine and a full service history will set you back in the region of £7000, while a last-gasp 2012 X-Trail, in top-spec Tekna trim, requires a budget of £11,000.
How much does it cost to run a NISSAN X-TRAIL 4x4?
The X-Trail is not a cheap car to run. In spite of being fractionally lighter than the previous model, the basic 2.0-litre 147bhp diesel engine has very high emissions (190g/km) and quite poor fuel economy of just 39mpg in official tests.
The 170bhp version is much better, with emissions of 168g/km and average economy of 44mpg, but the downside is that it can be had with a manual gearbox only.
For those wanting an automatic box, it actually improves the 147bhp engine’s performance slightly, shaves 2g/km from the CO2 emissions figure and adds 1mpg to the fuel economy.
Unless you’re a total diesel-phobe, it’s not worth going for the 2.5 petrol; fuel economy of 29mpg and 230g/km emissions mean it’s just too expensive to run.