What used Nissan X-Trail 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Prices for the earliest Nissan X-Trails start from around £10,000, most probably for a 1.6 dCi Visia. If you want a mid-spec Acenta with an average mileage for the year, budget for between £10,000 to £12,000, and reckon to spend between £12,000 and £14,000 on a 2016 model.
Petrol-engined X-Trails come in 1.6 DiG-T flavour, but they are quite rare on the used market and they tend to be bought by those who do a limited number of miles. This means that of the cars which are available, they’ll generally have a low mileage, which keeps their prices high. If you want a petrol X-Trail, you will need at least £13,000.
In response to early criticism about the downsized 1.6-litre diesel engine not being powerful enough, Nissan brought out a larger 2.0-litre diesel in late 2016. An X-Trail with this engine will cost from around £15,000.
How much does it cost to run a Nissan X-Trail 4x4?
This is where the X-Trail wins back some points, because its smaller 1.6-litre diesel engine is very economical, usually bettering rivals with its real world fuel economy.
The 1.6 dCi can be had with front-wheel drive to aid running costs, too, and in this form its official fuel consumption is 57.6mpg, putting it into the £115-per-year road tax bracket. Getting one with four-wheel drive does drop that figure to 52.3mpg and raises the yearly tax costs to £135.
Petrol X-Trails aren’t so frugal at 44.1mpg and £150, but these models still compare well with petrol-powered rivals, while the later 2.0-litre diesel X-Trails have an official combined figure of 50.4mpg and also cost £150 per year to tax.
It's worth noting that if you are looking to buy an X-Trail registered after 1st April 2017, you'll have to pay the flat rate of £140 per year due to the change in how tax is charged.